CLICK FOR FULL ARTICLE ...Bashes Florida principal trance scandal
The Amazing Kreskin wants you to snap out of it.
The famed mentalist on Friday bashed believers of hypnosis, saying a Florida school district got fleeced into paying the families of three students who died after allegedly being put in a trance by their principal.
“Talk about a disgraceful abuse of scientific mumbo jumbo,” Kreskin wrote in a rant about the recent $600,000 settlement the Sarasota County School District reached with grieving families this week. “There is the immense power of suggestion but hypnosis is B.S.”
The payout comes four years after former North Port High School Principal George Kenney hypnotized Wesley McKinley, 16, Marcus Freeman, 16, and Brittany Palumbo, 17.
McKinley and Palumbo took their own lives, while Freeman died in a car accident. All three died shortly after Kenney’s trances in 2011. However, their deaths were never linked to hypnosis.
“If it’s possible to cause suicide through hypnosis, should I seriously consider going on satellite television with the attempt to attract viewers who are members of ISIS and then bring about mass suicide of our enemy?” Kreskin said.
“The question I suggest is who in the hell had the asinine, imbecilic, stupid, unscientific idea that this had to do with hypnosis?” he added.
The legendary soothsayer, who has about 60 years of experience under his belt, reiterated his longstanding $100,000 offer to anyone who can scientifically prove that hypnotic trances exist.
Kreskin was sued in New Jersey court in 1986 by a hypnotist who unsuccessfully sought to demonstrate hypnosis.
“My $100,000 offer which has never been taken on since that 1986 trial, has never been taken on by either a stage hypnotist, a psychiatrist, a scientist, or ruthless lawyer, says something about my position,” he said.