Psychic crime fighters
Since ancient times, people have sought advice and counsel from psychics – or those claiming to be. But it’s only in the past century or so that psychics have been credited with solving seemingly unsolvable crimes like these.
The persistence of Ashley Howley
In 2004, 20-year-old Ashley Howley disappeared from the town of Columbus, Ohio, USA. While the case went cold, Ashley, or rather, her spirit, was diligently trying to communicate with Kristy Robinett, a spiritual medium who spoke extensively with Reader’s Digest about helping law enforcement solve crimes like this one. Ashley’s spirit, which according to Robinett, needed time to figure out how to get her message across, eventually told Robinett she’d been murdered by her boyfriend and where her body could be found. In 2008, her body was found in the very spot she said it would be marked by a stick and her boyfriend was brought to justice.
Howley’s case was solved, but to this day, these remain the 19 strangest unsolved mysteries of all time.
A map to the body of Julie Popovich
Robinett was visited by another young woman from Ohio in August of 2005. It was the spirit of 20-year-old Julie Popovich, a student at Ohio State University, who had disappeared earlier that month. Julie’s body was discovered three weeks later, but not before “Julie pushed her way through [the other spirits waiting to speak with Robinett] and asked me to draw a map, the map of where her body would be found,” as Robinett explains it.