Congratulations to Sean for finding my childhood home (and phone number)!
Sean obviously did not come about this information using a divining rod. He claimed to have used a magic 8-ball, but I have yet to find an 8 ball with my home address (current or not). Clearly, Sean did a background check on me.
I’ll be honest, at first I was a little mad. But then I realized a couple of things:
- Sean did not break any rules.
- This is exactly the same sort of tactic John Edward would use
I am a little embarrassed that I was so shortsighted. I didn’t consider that someone could/would do a background check on me to win the Challenge. But, as I said to the other Skepchicks, I underestimated the lengths people will go to when a date with Rebecca is on the line.
While everyone else was taking the high-road, actually looking at the map and guessing randomly, Sean played the game like a true psychic. He was sneaky. And it was brilliant.
Imagine being a true believer. Imagine making an appointment to see Psychic Medium Sean so you could talk to your recently deceased spouse or child. You’re desperate to hear from your loved one again. In the middle of the reading, Sean tells you that your dead daughter is sending a message of validation and he blurts out your childhood address. 20+ years have passed since you’ve lived there, you’ve moved 4 or 5 times and your name has changed. No one, you think, would know this information except your relatives. You’d be sold, 100%. Sean would have a client for life.
Well-played, Sean. Mad props to you on this one.
You blew my pre-caffeinated mind.