The terms “psychic” or “medium” are typically used interchangeably describing those who have “intuitive abilities to see the past, present and future events of a person by tuning into the spiritual energy surrounding that person”. While this occurrence to speak to the deceased is not a new idea, many people have their doubts about psychics and mediums alike. Their doubts are validated since these men and women were caught scamming people and making millions off their psychic claims, including Theresa Caputo, who was called out in brilliant fashion.
“Call me now for your free reading!” If you grew up in the ’90s, you have heard that phrase and you know Miss Cleo very well. Youree Dell Harris, who was best known around the world as Miss Cleo, got into the psychic game working with the Psychic Readers Network.
Her commercials were aired constantly and her tagline became a huge part of pop culture. Miss Cleo became a pop culture fixture and was parodied by popular sketch shows from Dave Chapelle Show to MAD TV. In 2006 she revealed in an interview with IndieWire that she is gay, and has been hiding it from her family and friends for decades, since she was 16 years old, for fear of exile and hate. Miss Cleo passed away from colon cancer on July 26, 2016 at the age of 53 with a net worth of $1 million.