See more » Silver reveals to the TV host he knew it was a spoon she was holding because its handle was sticking out from her pocket earlier, not because he is psychic.However, if he were blind he wouldn't have been able to have seen this. The movie plods along with tense music until literally the very end, when the great secret is finally revealed.That’s why, if you pledged to this Kickstarter campaign, it’s important that you make sure your pledge went through. In truth, I’m 90% sure both these things will happen.But I also know that as of yesterday, there were still people who were unaware that THE NAUGHTY LIST Kickstarter was even a thing, despite the fact that I’ve been talking about it EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE LAST THIRTY DAYS. Like I said, I’ve had the idea in my head for a number of years.When the famous psychic Simon Silver reappears to his public after many years of absence, Tom becomes singularly obsessed in determining whether Silver is a fraud or not.The scene in which Margaret Matheson exposes a psychic healer by listening in on a partner feeding him instructions wirelessly was based on the case in which skeptics James Randi and Steve Shaw (better known under his stage name Banachek), with technical assistance from crime scene analyst and electronics expert Alexander Jason, exposed Peter Popoff in 1986.
Silver reveals to the TV host he knew it was a spoon she was holding because its handle was sticking out from her pocket earlier, not because he is psychic.In that case, as in the scene, Popoff's wife Elizabeth was feeding him information that she and her aides had taken from prayer request cards filled out by audience members over wireless radio.Some of the dialogue is taken almost verbatim from the actual case.That means Paul, Michelle, myself, and the rest of the team must be jumping for joy, right? For whatever reason, the credit/debit cards used to make those pledges failed to go through. And thus, even though the Kickstarter was successful, we don’t yet know what the final amount raised will be.In most cases, we are finding that the individual financial institutions flagged the transactions for possible fraud, because of the conversion from US dollars to British pounds. That means we can’t start mailing incentives — signed comics, DVDs, shirts — or start arranging travel schedules for folks who won things like the date with me or the walking tour of locations from my novels, until we are absolutely sure those pledges successfully went through.In May 1986, Randi presented the evidence on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, exposing Popoff's fraudulent practices.