James Van Praagh, Psychic to the Stars, Confronted by "Zombies" in Laguna Beach
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But the frequent Chelsea Lately guest got more than he bargained for at a recent $100-a-head seminar in Laguna Beach, where he was confronted by "zombies" toting signs that read "Van Praaaaaaagh" and "Talk to us, we won't bite."
The undead were actually costumed actors hired by the James Randi Educational Foundation, which since "The Amazing Randi" founded it in 1996 has exposed "charlatans" and helped people "defend themselves from paranormal and pseudoscientific claims."
"If James Van Praagh is making his living by faking psychic powers and pretending to speak to people's deceased family members, that's truly shameful," Grothe says in a foundation statement. "That's why we put a million dollars on the line and gave him the opportunity to prove he can really talk to dead people.
"It seems that when James Van Praagh is asked to prove his 'psychic' powers, even dead people get the silent treatment."
See the video of the undead encounter below: