Caputo claims being guided by spirits

Long Island Medium star Theresa Caputo predicts having no problem channelling spirits in a hockey arena.

Long Island Medium star Theresa Caputo predicts having no problem channelling spirits in a hockey arena.

While Red Deer’s Centrium is neither private, nor particularly atmospheric (no word on whether overhead flood lights will be dimmed), Caputo is undaunted: “I’ll be coming out on stage with my hair and my nails done, wearing fabulous shoes…”

“If nothing else, we can always talk about my shoes!” she joked.

But Caputo is sure she will make contact with some dearly departed souls when she performs at the Red Deer arena on Thursday, June 2 — and she ought to be sure.

The reality-TV star is selling tickets to live shows next month at a series of cavernous venues, from St. Catharine’s Ont. to Abbotsford, B.C. And fans are expecting to hear her deliver messages from the Great Beyond.

The New York native, who’s already toured in Eastern Canada, is excited about her first-ever Western Canadian tour. “Canadian audiences are amazing!” said Caputo.

While she has “no idea what will happen” in Red Deer, she added, “the spirits will guide me…”

She explained her ‘gift’ doesn’t work on a first-come basis, but according to priority. While anyone seated anywhere in the Centrium might get a spiritual visitation, Caputo said she expects to be directed to those with a more urgent need to hear from a long lost loved one.

These people “are left with a lot of burdens and guilt and negative emotions,” she added, which will hopefully be alleviated by her always-positive channelled messages. Caputo maintains she doesn’t hear from negative spirits. “It’s like what I tell my children, ‘If you don’t have anything positive to say…’”

She cautions that everyone in the arena audience can’t expect a reading. “It will be impossible to get personal messages to all my fans. I hope people will understand…”

Along with whatever unseen forces might be at play in the Centrium, two camera operators will be following her to film interaction with fans and project this onto big screens so everyone can see what’s happening.

Caputo claims to have always had the ability to hear messages from dead people. “It’s always just been normal for me.”

But others are unconvinced. Her claims of being a medium have been challenged by many sources, including news programs like Inside Edition and print publications like Wired Magazine. In 2012 she was given the Pigasus Award by the James Randi Educational Foundation that seeks to expose paranormal or psychic frauds.

Critics say she’s an entertainer, using staff interviews and social media profiles linked to seat purchases to gain information about particular people in the audience.

Caputo doesn’t mind the skeptics, saying “I don’t care if people don’t believe in what I do…” She believes she helps people put their guilt and regret behind them. “If you’ve lost someone, if you feel stuck, you come to a live show and you feel rejuvenated.”

Caputo added some fans have described her shows as “life-changing.”

The married mother of two insists she isn’t alone in receiving messages from the dead: “Young children who have imaginary friends…sometimes that’s a (spirit) child looking after your family…” Or if a piece of music that was your deceased grandfather’s favourite comes on the radio, it could be his way of reaching out to you…

By minding the details, Caputo said everyone can draw comfort from the spirit world.

Tickets to her 7:30 p.m. show are $35-$90 from Ticketmaster.

lmichelin@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

Downtown Red Deer was packed with people who lined the streets to watch the Westerner Days parade on Wednesday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Westerner Days parade cancelled, full details on modified event coming June 28

The 2021 edition of Westerner Days will look much different than any… Continue reading

City council wants to hear from the public at a May 25 hearing about whether the temporary homeless shelter should be allowed to remain in the downtown for another year. (Advocate file photo).
City of Red Deer staff to recommend another extension to allow operations at current temporary shelter site

Following some more research city administration has received no other new locations… Continue reading

A scene from the short Western ‘Cheaters, Robbers and Outlaws,’ written and directed by Jason Steele, with support from Telus Storyhive. (Contributed image)
Red Deerians make ‘Cheaters, Robbers and Outlaws’ short Western film

Writer and director Jason Steele received a $20,000 Storyhive grant from Telus

Residents in several neighbourhoods reported little to no water pressure Tuesday night. (File photo by Advocate staff)
City hall to reopen for payments and customer service

Red Deer City Hall will reopen on June 21 for utility and… Continue reading

Char Rausch was selected as this year’s recipient of the Bob Stollings Award, which goes to an employee who has displayed outstanding civic performance in alignment with The City’s Cornerstone Values – Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. (Photo courtesy City of Red Deer)
Char Rausch wins City of Red Deer Bob Stollings Award

The City of Red Deer is honouring employees differently this year. With… Continue reading

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price stops Vegas Golden Knights' William Karlsson as he is covered by Canadiens' Joel Edmundson during first period of Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup semifinal Friday, June 18, 2021 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Andreson’s timely scoring, Price’s goaltending give Habs 2-1 series lead over Vegas

Canadiens 3 Golden Knights 2 (OT) (Montreal leads series 2-1) MONTREAL —… Continue reading

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) as he looks for an opening during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series Friday, June 18, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Curry, Harris help 76ers stay alive, hold off Hawks 104-99

76ers 104 Hawks 99 (Series tied 3-3) ATLANTA — Seth Curry hit… Continue reading

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen during a joint news conference following the EU-Canada Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday June 15, 2021. Trudeau says Canada is on track now to have 68 million doses delivered by the end of July, which is more than enough to fully vaccinate all 33.2 million Canadians over the age of 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vaccine deliveries enough to fully vaccinate all eligible Canadians by end of July

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise of a two-dose fall is… Continue reading

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, speaks during a press conference in Ottawa, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Mendicino has announced a new policy to help settle 500 refugees and their families in a news conference today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year: Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced plans to expedite applications and increase the… Continue reading

Louis Oosthuizen, of South Africa, plays his shot from the third tee during the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Friday, June 18, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Bland leads at Torrey and shows the US Open is truly open

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Open prides itself on being the most… Continue reading

The Prime Minister's car waits outside the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg Tuesday, May 19, 2009. The head of the Public Health Agency of Canada is showing no sign he'll release unredacted documents about the firing of two scientists at Canada's highest security laboratory — despite the prospect of being publicly shamed in the House of Commons for his refusal to turn them over. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
PHAC head maintains he’s bound by law not to release docs on fired scientists

OTTAWA — The head of the Public Health Agency of Canada is… Continue reading

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly contagious Delta variant grew in Canada this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Public health agency reports spike in confirmed cases of Delta variant in Canada

OTTAWA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases attributed to the highly… Continue reading

Various vaping nicotine e-liquids or "juice" are shown in a lab at Portland State University in in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products… Continue reading

Most Read