Episode 06: The Contestant
November 18, 2018
Bonus: The Tree Farm
December 8, 2018
SEASON 02 // EPISODE 07
THE PSYCHIC

Sylvia Browne / Miss Cleo

A self-proclaimed psychic makes a fortune by using her supernatural powers to help solve missing persons cases.

Prelude: The rise and fall of the Psychic Readers Network telephone hotline.


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Performed by Ethan Helfrich (Rest You Sleeping Giant )


SOURCES

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A self-proclaimed psychic makes a fortune by using her supernatural powers to help solve missing persons cases. Prelude: The rise and fall of Miss Cleo and the Psychic Readers Network telephone hotline.