We’ve all heard stories of psychics lending their intuitive skills to police investigations, but in upstate New York, a psychic claims that he provided pertinent information to help solve a crime but was not rewarded for his efforts.
Earlier this year, two inmates escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY. For days, David Sweat and Richard Matt eluded police and kept nearby communities on edge. Hoping to get new leads, the State of York announced a $50,000 reward for any information that led to the apprehension and arrest of the two inmates. The reward was then raised to $100,000.
Eric Drake, a psychic from Texas, says that he intuitively had information related to the escape and he contacted the governor’s office to share it.
According to Drake, he told them that Sweat and Matt had separated, that the police were near the escaped prisoners’ location, that Joyce Mitchell, the prison employee who was found to have helped them knew more than she said she knew at the time, and that one of the prisoners was making his way toward a mountain and a clear river.
Since all of these details proved to be true, Drake says that he should have received some of the reward money. The governor’s office evidently didn’t feel that way, as he received neither an acknowledgement or a financial reward for his contribution to the case.
Drake hasn’t taken the slight sitting down. The psychic has filed a lawsuit against the State of New York for refusing to pay him the reward money that he believes he deserves. He says he has always been psychic, and he would use any proceeds from the reward money to publish a book about his psychic abilities and his predictions.
In cases like this, maybe psychics should share their findings with an objective third party who can vouch for the fact that they did provide the information that they said they did.