Get ready for the goosebumps: ‘Long Island Medium’ Theresa Caputo hopes to help and heal in Atlantic City with two shows at Trop on Oct. 13.
It is whether I choose to acknowledge them or not, if they push me that much. If I’m at a store and spirit is pushing me harder and harder, it is just a matter of me choosing to go up to them or not.
Obviously there are skeptics who don’t believe you have a gift. How do you deal with that?
I totally respect skeptics. I get it. It is crazy and unbelievable what I can do. I don’t pick out anybody to gives messages to. I’m not conning them. People will say I read peoples’ emotions or take advantage of their being vulnerable. If I’m in a venue of 3,000 people, I am walking in the audience and something makes me stop and just turn to someone and say, ‘You just lost your mother.’ How would I know that? I respect the skeptics. I just ask that they respect what I do and come and have the experience before you actually judge me. Not everybody needs closure. Not everybody has unresolved issues. Everyone’s messages are different. But when you witness a reading, spirit talks about such specific details. Maybe you don’t believe in mediums but something just happened.
How do you feel about the shows about mediums, like Medium, The Mentalist and The Sixth Sense?
I don’t watch any other shows [about mediums]. I’ve seen The Sixth Sense, I’ve seen Medium once or twice. I never compare myself to anything or anyone. I will say from seeing Medium, she sees things in dreams and I don’t remember my dreams. More realistically for me would be like The Sixth Sense. That’s how I grew up. Seeing people and having them tell me things. On the funny side of it I’m like Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost.
Have members of your family been asked about what you do and if they can get a session with you?
After I got my eyeglasses and contacts people were calling the place to find out if they could get a reading. So I tell people, don’t tell [your customers] that you know me. My dad is a volunteer fightfighter and he went to a convention in Las Vegas and when they saw his I.D., they said, ‘You’re from Hicksville. Do you know the Long Island Medium? Can you get me a reading?’
Does this gift ever feel like a burden?
I don’t look at what I do as a burden. I don’t even look at it as work. Everybody’s job is tiring. Everybody has pressures. Everybody has to meet a deadline. Your boss expects things. People are excited to meet me, but they also want something, to hear from a loved one. If you want to call anything a burden, it is the burden of not being able to help everyone get the healing messages that they need or deserve. That’s the hardest thing for me.
Where: Tropicana Showroom, A.C.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 3 & 8pm
How Much: $64-$158.25
If you want to see real ghost hunters in action, join the Ghost-One Paranormal Research Group on the night of Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7-10pm, to investigate the most supernaturally active buildings at Historic Cold Spring Village.
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