A psychic in Portland, OR, going by the name of Sonja Grace, has helped police in discovering the body of a 16 year old who went missing four weeks prior. Sonja has been credited to date with uncovering up to four such cases since she began her career as a spiritual detective. It’s difficult to maintain a high level of skepticism in cases where results seem to spontaneously spring forth from seemingly supernatural sources. And now Sonja has her sights set on a new mystery.
The latest attention Sonja has received began when she was contacted after Austin David King disappeared with no explanation from his parents’ home on the 24th of June. After a series of dead ends, false positives and other roadblocks in the investigation, the police found discovering new leads quite difficult and frustrating.
Finally, Sonja was contacted by Jennifer Mao, working for the Guardians of the Children (GOC) and they searched the area together, eventually with Sonja marking a point on a map where searchers should look, approximately 10 miles from Austin’s last known whereabouts. While a body was found and investigators are very hopeful that the case is solved and a belt found at the scene belonged to Austin, final confirmation will have to come in the form of DNA evidence, which is expected to come about shortly. The next case Sonja’s planning on looking into is that of missing 7 year old, Kayron Horman, whom she believes was abducted from school and taken to another state.
Psychic detectives are a very controversial matter, with many police forces making the claim that psychics never utilize their abilities, even while stories such as this one make headlines. Australia, for example, made an official statement that they did not accept the ability of psychics after the Australian show ‘Sensing Murder’ aired, which saw psychics attempting to solve unsolved murders. Additionally, Great Britain and the United States have both had their own individual departments who have claimed there is no relationship between psychics and the police force. Though, in 1993, in the US, a survey showed that 16 major US cities’ police departments had accepted the assistance of psychic detectives in the solving of certain cases.
If the psychic phenomenon in its current form manifests largely as many traits do, seemingly by chance or accident, through survival traits, then perhaps developing psychic abilities would allow a higher success rate for psychics working with the police. And ultimately make psychic detectives a universal institution. Conversely, many psychics suggest that their abilities are sometimes random or not conducive to a specific formalized investigation environment and therefore it may be some time before they are accepted by the mainstream. But given the potential cost-benefit analysis, it seems that a psychic police force would be better able to protect those who are victims of violent crimes and make the world a safer place without requiring too many invasive laws and procedures, as well as saving quite a bit of tax money. But there is one final point to be made on a future with psychic detectives: Is it possible that given the invasion of privacy that we must endure even today, that streets with psychic detectives roaming on them, able to see crimes that may not have even been committed yet would be a price worth paying for a reduced crime rate.