Real Name: James Van Praagh
Place Of Birth: Bayside, New York
Date Of Birth: August 23, 1958
Background: James Van Praagh is a self-proclaimed medium and psychic who claims that his paranormal and psychic abilities enable him to contact the spirits of the deceased and give detailed messages from the deceased to their living loved ones in order to help them overcome the grief of the deaths. Unsolved Mysteries invited ten people to a live session with Praagh. None of them had ever met with Praagh before and were all looking to find information about their deceased loved ones. The session lasted several hours, and by the end, six of the people felt that Praagh had correctly identified their loved ones, and most felt a sense of comfort and healing, which Praagh always hopes for. James Van Praagh continues to work as a psychic to this day.
Notes: This case was featured as a part of the February 3, 1995 episode.