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Missing Madeleine McCann 'spoke' to psychic

Swindon Advertiser: Maureen Scott Maureen Scott

SHE claims to have received telepathic messages from missing girl Madeleine McCann and experienced a premonition about the death of Princess Diana.

And now Maureen Scott, a professional medium and psychic healer, has published a book detailing the incidents and many other examples of what she says is her contact with the spirit world.

Maureen, 64, of Haydon Wick, says the book – West Country Medium: In the light of experience – aims to explain how mediums work and convert some cynics by detailing her own experiences.

“I just wanted to get my work out there,” she said.

“I just want to tell people really that this is not all there is.

“There are sceptics but I just wanted to put the word out and just to let people know there’s a spirit world and there’s something more to life than immediate reality.”

Maureen believes ‘The Gift’ – as she calls her psychic and healing ability – was handed down from her grandmother and she has had it from birth.

But she only realised she had it at about the age of 11 when she found she could predict occurrences, such as when someone would die, or the gender of a child before it was born.

Maureen, who moved to Swindon from Bristol in 1999, became a professional medium aged 22 and undertakes readings and other psychic work at her home.

In her book, she admits the spirits do not always tell people what they want to hear.

She also gives her views on many facets associated with spiritualism, including automatic writing, psychic art, tarot cards and ouija boards. Maureen, a grandmother-of-four, writes that she was ‘reduced to tears’ by visions of Madeleine McCann, who appeared to her soon after she went missing in Portugal about four years ago.

“For about a week I was aware of this small child standing near by bed, and naturally I began to ask questions about who she was,” she writes.

The name ‘Madeleine’ came through strongly to her, she says, and when she asked where she was the girl kept talking about Portugal and water, showing her a deep well and repeating the name of one particular person.

In relation to her premonition of Princess Diana’s death, Maureen says it came to her in a dream three months before the car crash.

She dreamed she was in a cinema with the princess, who said she wanted to go to the toilet but did not want to go alone. When she woke up, she says, the words ‘royalty’ and ‘Lady Di’ kept going through her head.

Maureen says she realised after the crash that it had been a premonition and that the princess was trying to say she was frightened of the paparazzi.

The book, ghost-written by former Advertiser sports editor Terry Woodhouse, was compiled from notes written by Maureen over several years, as well as stories related to him in interviews.

“I’m very pleased with the book,” said Maureen.

“I’m a good talker but I didn’t find it easy.

“Once he put the finished book back in my hand I did feel a bit emotional.

“It was a funny feeling, which it would be for somebody who has never written a book. And when I have shown people they have said ‘you should feel very proud of yourself’.”

The book – ISBN 978-1-907571-03-9 – costs £8.95 and is available to order from major bookshops and online.

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8:26pm Tue 10 May 11

swindonmum says...

Come on Adver, this is so wrong, pull the story now!
Come on Adver, this is so wrong, pull the story now! swindonmum
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Tue 10 May 11

Alan B'stard says...

A book ghost written by a former sports editor.

Princess Di premonitions based on her need for the toilet whilst watching a film.

An ability to guess the gender of an unborn child.

Quite frankly, these people are taking the mick!
A book ghost written by a former sports editor. Princess Di premonitions based on her need for the toilet whilst watching a film. An ability to guess the gender of an unborn child. Quite frankly, these people are taking the mick! Alan B'stard
  • Score: 2

8:31pm Tue 10 May 11

batch says...

About a psychic as Mystic Meg. Why are the Adver advertising her book by using the unsuitable headline? Distasteful.
About a psychic as Mystic Meg. Why are the Adver advertising her book by using the unsuitable headline? Distasteful. batch
  • Score: 1

8:55pm Tue 10 May 11

who dat? says...

I had a message from Thomas Dossevi and Vincent Pericard last year -said they were going to score 30 goals apiece.
I am still reduced to tears !!

I also have the gift of predicting the gender of unborn children!!
Boy or girl !!!!

Also I can also predict that not only will people die at the end of their lives but before they do die they will also be screwed by the tax man and shafted by politicians!!

Another press release skillfully "edited" by an Adver boy!!
Pure Magic!!!!
I had a message from Thomas Dossevi and Vincent Pericard last year -said they were going to score 30 goals apiece. I am still reduced to tears !! I also have the gift of predicting the gender of unborn children!! Boy or girl !!!! Also I can also predict that not only will people die at the end of their lives but before they do die they will also be screwed by the tax man and shafted by politicians!! Another press release skillfully "edited" by an Adver boy!! Pure Magic!!!! who dat?
  • Score: 3

9:28pm Tue 10 May 11

Billy Jo says...

Sick .....
Sick ..... Billy Jo
  • Score: 3

9:30pm Tue 10 May 11

WoodsideLady says...

We all seem to be thinking alike - hope this woman gets no further coverage!!!
We all seem to be thinking alike - hope this woman gets no further coverage!!! WoodsideLady
  • Score: 3

9:32pm Tue 10 May 11

KM1981 says...

Maureen even says "I just wanted to get my work out there". Come on Adver, remove this non-story...

I wonder if she also Speaks to Elvis and Michael Jackson too?
Maureen even says "I just wanted to get my work out there". Come on Adver, remove this non-story... I wonder if she also Speaks to Elvis and Michael Jackson too? KM1981
  • Score: 1

9:46pm Tue 10 May 11

reality_check says...

Sadly, I'm no longer surprised when the Adver plumbs these kind of depths. I look forward to the day when a real newspaper comes to Swindon and puts these low-life amateurs out of business.
Sadly, I'm no longer surprised when the Adver plumbs these kind of depths. I look forward to the day when a real newspaper comes to Swindon and puts these low-life amateurs out of business. reality_check
  • Score: 1

11:46pm Tue 10 May 11

I Too says...

Hmmm......
Steady on folks.
We'd better wait for Bob to give us his informed opinion, before we come to a definite conclusion ;-)
Hmmm...... Steady on folks. We'd better wait for Bob to give us his informed opinion, before we come to a definite conclusion ;-) I Too
  • Score: 1

11:57pm Tue 10 May 11

SpeakUp says...

No, I Too, this particular story doesn't need to degenrate into the usual slanging match between well-known protagonists (that's not just Bob, I mean the whole group). Too many stories have been veered off-topic by the same tired old arguments. This one needs to stay focussed on the actual story, sick and distasteful as it is.

ADVER - will you, for once, listen to your readers and can this horrible story??? Somehow I fear not. Shame.
No, I Too, this particular story doesn't need to degenrate into the usual slanging match between well-known protagonists (that's not just Bob, I mean the whole group). Too many stories have been veered off-topic by the same tired old arguments. This one needs to stay focussed on the actual story, sick and distasteful as it is. ADVER - will you, for once, listen to your readers and can this horrible story??? Somehow I fear not. Shame. SpeakUp
  • Score: 0

12:28am Wed 11 May 11

derek spring says...

well i can go one better than that i saw madeleine 4 days before she went missing been out to luz 4 times now did i find her i say yes but nobody wants to know i have video of girl i say is madeleine plus car reg number & man &woman police say its not there job to check it out sent it to interpol no reply .i was right about joanna yeates down to the last 10 ft from her bedroom window the answer lies ,bristol police emailed this 2 days later dutch man arrested .i am a 67been seeing things 31 years now i say its the future 9/11 london bombing ,15 children murders second lockerbie air france,princess grace, this is on record ,i say madeleine is still alive as a young girl there asked me if i had come to take her home telepathy but she had blue eyes but there was no outer circle to them but since contact lens explains this you can get them all colours so i let her down thats why i went back 2 months later came back with video of her .02476301146 derek.spring@hotmail
.co.uk
well i can go one better than that i saw madeleine 4 days before she went missing been out to luz 4 times now did i find her i say yes but nobody wants to know i have video of girl i say is madeleine plus car reg number & man &woman police say its not there job to check it out sent it to interpol no reply .i was right about joanna yeates down to the last 10 ft from her bedroom window the answer lies ,bristol police emailed this 2 days later dutch man arrested .i am a 67been seeing things 31 years now i say its the future 9/11 london bombing ,15 children murders second lockerbie air france,princess grace, this is on record ,i say madeleine is still alive as a young girl there asked me if i had come to take her home telepathy but she had blue eyes but there was no outer circle to them but since contact lens explains this you can get them all colours so i let her down thats why i went back 2 months later came back with video of her .02476301146 derek.spring@hotmail .co.uk derek spring
  • Score: 1

12:41am Wed 11 May 11

SpeakUp says...

Come on Adver - do you even read or care what your readers write????????? Pull this appalling story now!!!!!
Come on Adver - do you even read or care what your readers write????????? Pull this appalling story now!!!!! SpeakUp
  • Score: 0

7:11am Wed 11 May 11

I Too says...

Unfortunately, even if this "story" is pulled from the website, it will still have gone to print.

Looking forward to the "Your Say" letters page
Unfortunately, even if this "story" is pulled from the website, it will still have gone to print. Looking forward to the "Your Say" letters page I Too
  • Score: 1

8:22am Wed 11 May 11

derek spring says...

i took the video to leicester police 4 weeks later i had to get in touch with them we do not beleive its her,not its not her so i say there one way to prove me wrong the car reg they tell me int not there job but the portugal police i sent letters to them no reply ,interpol no reply,the mccanns ,arthur cowley dont waste your time going over there ,but i did & came back with the video of her if i am right ,i know its hard for people to except things like this yes there are a lot of con artists out there but 4 years on you have not found her get me the address of the car owner i will go back out there to check it out again at my own cost i will do the police job for them regards joanna yeates bristol police were informed & email returned so again its on file all i want is to help get her back if possible & i am not wrong ,ask my MP about the london bombing & what i told him.4 bombs on the double bend in river thames 2 months beforehand told him 56 people died this is why i am interested in ESP it could save your life & your children . derek
i took the video to leicester police 4 weeks later i had to get in touch with them we do not beleive its her,not its not her so i say there one way to prove me wrong the car reg they tell me int not there job but the portugal police i sent letters to them no reply ,interpol no reply,the mccanns ,arthur cowley dont waste your time going over there ,but i did & came back with the video of her if i am right ,i know its hard for people to except things like this yes there are a lot of con artists out there but 4 years on you have not found her get me the address of the car owner i will go back out there to check it out again at my own cost i will do the police job for them regards joanna yeates bristol police were informed & email returned so again its on file all i want is to help get her back if possible & i am not wrong ,ask my MP about the london bombing & what i told him.4 bombs on the double bend in river thames 2 months beforehand told him 56 people died this is why i am interested in ESP it could save your life & your children . derek derek spring
  • Score: 2

9:51am Wed 11 May 11

daswilts says...

The problem with psychics is that they very rarely, if ever, produce some concrete information. It's always too vague to be useful especially as a predictor of disasters or to help out in solving a crime. As for the Madelaine McCann case, it is documented that the Portuguese police followed up over 300 psychic leads and lead them no where. Funny that this woman started dreaming about the abduction after it happend to be on the news all that first week!? Something about a well, which was one of the main theorys at the time. But how come the lady pyschic is indicating Madelaine is down a well and Derek says she still alive. Sounds like no one on the earth can know what happened to me. The main issue I have is that these people as usually self deludede and live off vuneral people.

After having said all that, I do find Sally Morgan a bit spooky as she does seem to get something right in her tv program.
The problem with psychics is that they very rarely, if ever, produce some concrete information. It's always too vague to be useful especially as a predictor of disasters or to help out in solving a crime. As for the Madelaine McCann case, it is documented that the Portuguese police followed up over 300 psychic leads and lead them no where. Funny that this woman started dreaming about the abduction after it happend to be on the news all that first week!? Something about a well, which was one of the main theorys at the time. But how come the lady pyschic is indicating Madelaine is down a well and Derek says she still alive. Sounds like no one on the earth can know what happened to me. The main issue I have is that these people as usually self deludede and live off vuneral people. After having said all that, I do find Sally Morgan a bit spooky as she does seem to get something right in her tv program. daswilts
  • Score: 0

10:01am Wed 11 May 11

Tim Newroman says...

I Too wrote:
Hmmm...... Steady on folks. We'd better wait for Bob to give us his informed opinion, before we come to a definite conclusion ;-)
Do you also poke animals with sticks and then make a meal of it when they react? If you ignore the man he will stop posting. Your childish bids for acceptance from others won't help anything.
[quote][p][bold]I Too[/bold] wrote: Hmmm...... Steady on folks. We'd better wait for Bob to give us his informed opinion, before we come to a definite conclusion ;-)[/p][/quote]Do you also poke animals with sticks and then make a meal of it when they react? If you ignore the man he will stop posting. Your childish bids for acceptance from others won't help anything. Tim Newroman
  • Score: 0

10:19am Wed 11 May 11

Stovepipe says...

You got this one wrong. You need to apologise to your readers. I feel sick and I have cancelled my order for your paper and I will only consider re-newing when it when I see an apology on your front page.
You got this one wrong. You need to apologise to your readers. I feel sick and I have cancelled my order for your paper and I will only consider re-newing when it when I see an apology on your front page. Stovepipe
  • Score: 2

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