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Sandy Hook Mom Says Son’s Psychic Abilities Saved Him From Shooting

For the most part, I don’t like psychics. For one, their accuracy is about as good as someone who doesn’t claim to be psychic. Second, they make these outrageous claims about having these superpowers, and point to all the times they coincidentally happened to be correct, and wave off all the times that they are wrong as simply not being in control of this awesome power they have. Hogwash. Where were all of the panic-stricken psychics on 9/10/01? Anyway, now a mother of a Sandy Hook Elementary School student is claiming that her 5-year old son is psychic. Because he didn’t want to go to school. Such odd behavior for a child of that age…

Sandy Hook Elementary School student was psychic, says his mother Karen Dryer.Following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one mother is saying that her five-year-old son was spared from the mass shooting due to his psychic abilities.

Karen Dryer claims that her five-year-old son Logan started kindergarten there in September. For the first two months, he was fine. Then, in November, two weeks before the shooting, his teacher reported that Logan would cry and request to go home. She later took him to a doctor to run tests, but everything came back normal. Even still, the doctor recommended that they take Logan out of school and home school him for a while. Dryer says that she and Logan would return to the school once a week to see his friends and teachers.

“Logan was perfectly normal wherever we were except at school,” Karen said to Hollywood Life. “We couldn’t even say the word ‘school’ in the house because he would get so upset.”

Dryer says that her mother had psychic abilities and she has no doubt that her son has the same skills as well. She said that, when they took Logan to the open house earlier this week, “Logan was back to normal. He said he loved the new school, ‘I love it, it looks like a college.’ The teachers were amazed at what they saw because he used to be so scared of school. Now he was running around the school like he owned it. He danced for the teachers. He told me that Grandma was with him at the school and helping him play and that she was also helping me.”

While the story is perhaps an uplifting one, Discovery News points out that it likely does not stand up to scientific scrutiny. Dryer may be attributing connections between things that do not actually exist, like saying that a rooster made the sun rise because the rooster crowed before dawn. In addition, Logan never specifically mentioned anything about guns or tragedy, which may have made Dryer’s case stronger. Dryer may also be succumbing to the psychological phenomenon, confirmation bias, in which she notes the times that Logan’s behavior may have served as a precursor to an event instead of the times when Logan may have had the same behavior and no event occurred. Of course, one can only hope that Dryer’s story did not add to the pain of any of the victims’ families, as many of their own children may not have wanted to go to school that morning.

Like the article states, if this boy truly was psychic, then why didn’t he mention the shootings before they happened? Many children, especially of the 5-year old variety, will just come up with all sorts of reasons as for why they don’t want to go to school. And they can be very creative and very convincing. It doesn’t mean that psychic abilities are in play. It just means the kid is normal and doesn’t want to get up early, or be away from his mother…or toys…or TV. I feel like it’s a bit insensitive and irresponsible for this mother to be trying to attribute super powers to her child while other parents are still grieving.

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  • It’s just like those people that say their dog, horse etc. can count. The dog starts barking and when they hit the right number, the people always do something, like move their hand or say how great they are. If you ask the animal the solution to a problem the owner doesn’t know, all of a sudden the animal is stressed or something like that.
    The only thing I don’t like about psychics is that they usually take advantage of the people that are going through a grieving process and would do anything for a message from the beyond. When you ask the supposed gifted person why they don’t win the lottery, you always get the “it doesn’t work like that” or “I’m not in it for my personal gain”. If they aren’t working for the money, why are they charging upward of $1000.00 for a 45 minute session?
    I have a friend that I considered intelligent, but when a supposed famous psychic told him he brother who committed suicide, he spent a small fortune “communicating” with his dead brother.
    Surprising when I came to the session, there was “bad energy” and he suddenly couldn’t tell me what was my Grandmothers last words to me, or anything about any of the things I asked.
    My Mother had a dream that someone called her one night and told her if she ever wanted to see her Father alive again, she’d better get to Missouri. Two weeks to the day that exact same thing happened, and she got there in time to see her Father alive. If she was another type of person, she would have claimed she was a psychic, but Mom said it was just a weird thing. I guess that’s where I get my skeptic personality. While they may be some people that through a lifetime of training can do certain things, (slow their heart, twin communicating with each other), I have never met anyone that could actually tell me what was going to happen.
    We had a local woman that was the subject of several media articles in central Illinois, where I grew up. I remember one news item that told of her accurate help with some law-enforcement investigations. The next week, a boy was washed down a creek by a flash flood. She was “guiding” the officers by phone to where the child was. These officers were putting their life on the line in hopes of finding the boy, or his body. When she had to go, she told them “you are there”.
    They didn’t find him anywhere near where she had directed them. A guy that had grew up around the creek and knew it very well saw where they were searching and figured that a boy wouldn’t end up anywhere near there, got in his car and found the boys’ body after searching for less than 30 minutes. He found him over 6 miles from where she claimed to see him. Now 6 miles wouldn’t be very far if you were in the ocean, but when you are talking about a creek in central Illinois, it is a vast difference.
    While no one blamed her for the boys’ death, the saying “you are there” became a comic explanation for being wrong. I hated that some saw a comic experience for a child’s death. She never lost any ground except with the skeptics. She merely stated that she must have seen the last “psychic” impression that the boy saw. She still tried to make it a positive thing for her, and actually made a joke to a friend of her that “Any publicity is good”. I don’t know how some people sleep at night.