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Archive for Monday, September 22, 1997

PSYCHIC FAIR ATTRACTS BELIEVERSCURIOUS

September 22, 1997

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You can't get an accurate psychic reading if you deceive the reader, a psychic said Sunday.

Sheila Vann perused the building for several minutes before removing her sunglasses and losing her doubts about psychics.

"She was on the money, it was scary," said Vann, who had her palm read for the first time Sunday during the Psychic & Metaphysical fair at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.

"I walked around here for a while before I decided to do it," she said. "I even left my sunglasses on ... I'm pretty skeptical."

About 35 psychics, palm readers and others who claim to be metaphysical specialists were at the fair, held Saturday and Sunday.

Vann, an electronics assistant at Allied Signal in Lawrence, said her palm reading resulted in an accurate interpretation by the psychic about her career.

"Anytime somebody is going to tell you more than they're asking you ... it's really something."

However, Vann said she wasn't about to start calling psychic hot lines.

"I'm not going to make a habit of it or anything," she said.

Larreta Marciano, a psychic from Independence, Mo., said nearly everyone who asks her for a reading asks about money or love.

"Everyone wants to know if they are going to be rich and everyone wants to know if the person they are with is the right one for them," she said.

Marciano, a psychic for 11 years, said she is 98 percent accurate, unless someone gives her the wrong information about themselves.

"You have to be open," she said. "You have to believe and you have to be in touch with your spirituality for a really good reading."

Psychics on Sunday were charging $15 to $30 for readings.

Other vendors at the fair were selling jewelry, tapes, candles and scented oils.

The psychic fair was held across the parking lot from a gun and knife show. Both events were sponsored by RJ Promotions of Amazonia, Mo.

"I think a lot of the women come here (to the psychic fair) and a lot of the men go over there," she said.

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