Harrisburg Magazine article from December, 2006
Jan McGee: Psychic Detective
Jan Helen McGee can see through walls. She can hear and smell things the rest of us cannot. She can meet a person and instantly see all the good theyíve done in their life. Once, when standing in line at a local fast food restaurant, she sensed the man behind her had stabbed someone in the past two days. She immediately left the restaurant.
In 1993, Robert Wise ate dinner with his friend Mark Arnold before killing him with a sawed off shotgun. That night McGee woke with a start. She sensed Wise had fled to the ocean. She called the police. The police found Wise in Rehoboth Beach. Since that time McGee has worked for police departments across the country.
HARRISBURG MAGAZINE: Right now, can you see through that wall?
JAN MCGEE: I can see through anything. Itís really weird, but I can see dead people.
HM: How can the rest of us become more psychic?
JM: When you have a feeling about something, the first step is to accept it. If youíre driving home and a voice says go a different way, pay attention. The police call it blue sense.
HM: Isnít that part of being a sensitive person.
JM: But thatís what this is. I just think that I have a special gift for it. Itís like Tiger Woods. He was golfing at age three better than I golf now. That was a gift he was given. Weíre all given gifts, and yes, I have more than most people.
HM: But part of his gift is a work ethic
JM: But I work at this. I study it. I read every book. As soon as I turned 30 I started studying. I go to a library almost every day. I read articles. I practice it.
HM: What are you reading about?
JM: Anything to do with any paranormal activity. Any right brained book. Thereís a book called Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. I read any kind of books on angels and prophets. I try to read about Shamans. When I went to Hawaii, other people are out on the beach, I went to the library everyday.
JM: I donít want to do anything bad with my gift. I want to be as good a person as I can, as unselfish as I possibly can.
HM: Do most people believe you?
JM: I think most people believe me. And if they donít, Iíll tell them something. Most people believe in it because theyíve had some sort of dťjŗ vu or premonition or a feeling. Most people have experienced it.
HM: Have you heard of the Amazing Randi [Randi.org], who offers a standing prize of $1 million to anyone that can provide objective proof of paranormal activity?
JM: They called me. I was on a Podcast with him. Five guys, doctors, PhDís, talking to me: five against one. And I kicked their asses. Theyíre used to stupid people but nobody is smarter than I am, nobody. Cause Iím quick. See, theyíre brain people but they canít think as quick. Iím real quick with my mouth.
HM: They asked you to take their test?
JM: They said, ĎYou come take our test!í And I said thatís a waste of my time, you made up the test. Iím not taking the test but what I will do is continue to do what I do now. You find a murder case for me, find one thatís 20 years old then see if I can solve it. That way Iím still doing my work and you can find out. But they havenít. And you can go on their website, and they go, Ďoh, weíre still working that out.í Theyíre not working it out. This guy just wants to pretend he has a million dollars. Itís just bogus.
HM: But heís providing a service.
JM: Yes. Heís debunking the scam psychics. You go ahead and debunk those people because those people make my life horrible.
HM: What are you working on? What do you want to do?
JM: I want to teach law enforcement. Iíd really like to teach at the State Police Academy. Iíd like to teach classes for detectives. I can reach more people as a teacher rather than working on one case. Then there wonít be as many skeptics. People with my gift are in the force. Theyíre working everywhere.
HM: Whatís the first thing youíd say?
JM: First thing, Ďwhoís had premonitions?í Iíd read something from what a cop said about the blue sense. ĎHave you ever experienced it, raise your hand.í The ones that arenít going to raise their hand, that doesnít mean they havenít experienced it, that means theyíre not going to talk about it. It would be a matter of somebody that was open enough to say I have this and I will deal with everybody laughing at me.
HM: You often make predictions. What if youíre wrong?
JM: Oh, I donít care. Anyone can tell me Iím wrong because theyíll come up to me a year later and tell me Iím right. And Iím like, no kidding, what else did I say. Iím like a radio, itís not my brain, itís not me, it just comes through me and out my mouth.
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