A psychic claimed she knows what happened to Madeleine McCann, a 3-year-old British girl who went missing more than a decade ago while her family was on vacation in Portugal. Psychic Susan Kelly, however, said she’d only reveal what happened for a price.
Kelly claimed she saw what happened to the child a decade ago through three “visions," but she wanted the missing girl’s parents to make her an offer before disclosing any of the details. She contacted Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, asking for a financial bid for each individual vision.
Kelly reportedly wrote, “I kept these dreams under wraps since that time as I was not sure that what I had dreamt could be relied upon as fact. I am now ready to reveal the dreams.”
In turn, the McCanns reported Kelly to the police, according to the Sun. Clarence Mitchell, a spokesman for the McCanns, called the claim an "extortion scam" and "cruel hoax."
“It causes Kate and Gerry more unnecessary pain and I've alerted them and the police,” Mitchell said. He received the email from the psychic, who claimed she and her daughter are currently homeless and living in a hotel.
According to the Daily Mail, the alleged psychic wrote, “I am now short of cash and can't pay my bills. I am not doing this just for commercial reasons. I don't want any publicity [...] God gave me the privilege of seeing the truth.”
Scotland Yard, also known as London's Metropolitan Police, opened an inquiry into the missing girl's disappearance in 2011, and they have logged this incident, according to Mitchell.
“Anyone waiting more than 10 years to come forward having had dreams, allegedly, in the first week Madeleine was taken and now asking for money to divulge information seems very dubious,” Mitchell said. “But it is entirely a matter for the police.”
This isn’t the first time the couple has been approached by a psychic. In fact, the family has received thousands of psychic tips over the past decade. Mitchell said the tips haven’t contributed anything to the case.
The Telegraph has called Madeleine McCann "the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history.” Her whereabouts remain unknown.
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