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October 27, 2011

Psychic will offer insight into spirit world

The aspects of the paranormal will be the topic of a seminar spearheaded by teenage psychic Ryan Michaels of Beaverdale.

Michaels, 17, son of Beth and Chris Michaels, will share his experiences and information about investigations and readings during a presentation from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Summerhill Township Volunteer Fire Company fire hall, 411 Cedar St., Beaverdale.

Cost is $5 per person.

The presentation is open to the public. No reservations are needed.

Michaels, a senior at Forest Hills High School, Sidman, said no readings will be given at the seminar.

“I will be doing a PowerPoint presentation and talking about everything I have ever learned from experience,” Michaels said.

He was featured on the TV show “Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal” in November 2010.

“I will be talking about why spirits come through, the spirit world, how they come back, and the different types of spirits, to name a few,” he said.

Members of the Western Appalachian Society for the Paranormal, a Windber-based paranormal investigation group, also will participate in the seminar.

“WASP members will talk about the scientific side of things, such as how to tell if there is spirit activity in or around a person and about some of the equipment they use and how they do things,” Michaels said.

“We hope to attract over 200 people.”

While Michaels is not permitted to talk about cases involved in the television show, he has since worked with nine other families and police departments on missing person cases.

Michaels said he first became aware of his abilities when he was 10 years old.

As he grew older, he said, he became more aware of his psychic powers.

He is not asking people to believe him, just accept him.

“For people who are skeptical about my gift, I say nothing,” he said. “I am not asking anyone to believe.”

Michaels said his strongest abilities are channeling through automatic writings when a spirit comes through and draws images, signs or names, and precognition – seeing something before it happens.

“During the seminar, we also will schedule investigations and readings, if desired,” he said.

There also will be chances to win free readings.

Sixth sense

What: PowerPoint presentation about the paranormal by Ryan Michaels.

Where: Summerhill Township Volunteer Fire Company fire hall, 411 Cedar St., Beaverdale.

When: 6 p.m. Saturday.

Cost: $5 per person.

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