Talking to Dead People in Florida | Fringes

Talking to Dead People in Florida | Fringes

Cassadaga is a small town in Florida that’s just like any other bedroom community—except that it’s filled with psychics. Stroll down its streets and you’ll bump into clairvoyants, mediums, and past-life shamans. But it’s not all crystal balls and tarot cards — in fact, many of the psychics here don’t use those materials at all.

Established in 1894, Cassadaga was one of many camps that sprang up around the U.S. during the Spiritualist movement. It’s said that the town is built around a natural energy vortex, which might explain why people are drawn here. Today, many of its residents still identify as Spiritualists and believe communing with the dead through mediumship is proof of life continuing on after our bodies die.

It’s no wonder Cassadaga has garnered a reputation for being a freaky place. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? In this episode of FRINGES, VICE’s Zach Shucklin visits the “Psychic Capital of the World” to investigate.

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  1. NiecyPie on August 15, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    What a horrible demonic place.

  2. Gorilla Pimp on August 15, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    It’s devil

  3. VICE on August 15, 2023 at 7:13 pm

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  4. Minitruckinaintdead on August 15, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    I just spirtily motor boated jen i hope she felt it lmao

  5. A Surrealist World on August 15, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    Just the title of this video itself is so Florida.

  6. Thomas Denney on August 15, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    To those dismayed by the lack of depth in the message work, there is, first, an admonition among leaders to only give a greeting, not a reading. This can be for the privacy of the one getting the message, called the sitter. It can also be a time consideration because there’s often a crowd. Third, mediums come in all ranges of focus, ability, and skill. One might be able to get exquisite details, while another, not so much.

  7. Grant Hodges on August 15, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    So the rest of the world is aware… this may not be all of Florida… but it’s not that far off…. This is what DeSantis-land looks like….

  8. da bwayy on August 15, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    such BS!!! people are so gullible..

  9. Thomas Denney on August 15, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    A guest medium who did a lot with physical mediumship came in from Florida to Austin, Texas. We had purchased a simple table earlier that day at Walmart. Four of us sat with fingertips lightly on the top. It began vibrating, and suddenly it was coming toward me, such that i had to push my chair away with my legs. It moved around the two rooms we were in with enough speed that it was difficult for me to keep my fingers on it and basically walk backwards the whole time. It came to rest in the same spot where we started. Four other people took a turn with the same results.

  10. Tina James on August 15, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    I’m a natural-born which dappled wrong when I was young in black I live every day dealing with that time of my life if you’re a sensitive you cannot live in cassadaga it would be like millions of voices screaming through your head seeing people everywhere like big concert in your crowded together you cannot really live on that porthole

  11. Josh Sinclair on August 15, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Is the daughter secretly Greta Thunberg?

  12. Hannah on August 15, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    Your talking to demons buddy

  13. Aaron Rodriguez on August 15, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Where is this located so I can go with my mother. We both see and hear spirits every now and then. And sometimes I can control animals with my mind. And no I don’t use drugs

  14. But, why? on August 15, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    9:56 wow, a real life Mori Summer!

  15. Man Utd For Life on August 15, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    all fake

  16. Amjad Hussain on August 15, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    They are total old Fake Mythology In The World.. They not Truth.. This Patient Of Brain Distrub.. I want to Advice U Read & Study Book That is Quran by Muhammad Peace be upon Him… Then U see What is Truth…. Thanks All My Brothers

  17. Clay B on August 15, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    The ppl who do that cold reading technique to "talk" to ppl’s dead relatives are truly evil. It’s a well-known manipulation technique but ppl still fall for it.

  18. Sean Dickenson on August 15, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Bible says when you are gone you are gone . Ghosts are demons. Trying to destroy lives .

  19. Evelyn Okay on August 15, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve seen "ghosts" all my life so i used to love this type of content. One night, I was at a friends house and saw a "ghost" in her kitchen (it was some older man wearing a cowboy hat and leaning back against the counter.) As I was describing it to her, she got so exciting, I only had to ask two questions:
    1. Did she know a man who wore cb hats?
    2. Did this man like to hang out in the kitchen?
    Immediately, she believed it was her dad’s spirit. Based on her expressions, I knew exactly what leading questions to ask so she could convince herself it was true. Baiting her like that felt so manipulative and shameful, especially after she started crying and hugged me.
    Now, I dont believe in ghosts/psychics anymore, but spiritualism is still a fun concept.

  20. Hannah on August 15, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    7:27 O children of Adam, let not Satan tempt you as he removed your parents from Paradise, stripping them of their clothing1 to show them their private parts. Indeed, he sees you, he and his tribe, from where you do not see them. Indeed, We have made the devils allies to those who do not believe.

  21. Sara on August 15, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    The white hippie guy named “Javon” with a Spanish accent…lunatics.

  22. Sara on August 15, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    I used to live here….
    Mostly lunatics

  23. RedJester68 on August 15, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    I feel like Chris-chan would love being in a town full of psychics who would definitely validate Chris’s bizarre views.

  24. sticki on August 15, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    when they were roasting the medium for having a moustache, she was silently questioning her career decisions

  25. BeezerGutler on August 15, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    “Mediums” and “psychics” are lying charlatans. Don’t fall for it.

  26. Louis Tracy on August 15, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    You live, you die, you might be remembered for something. Is that so scary?

  27. J on August 15, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    I am local to Orlando, I have been clairvoyant and psychic for 30+ years, I do cartomancy (not tarot) I never charge a fee, if you want to tip me that’s great, I just read what’s there , the cards don’t lie. I also read without cards, those are always more intense. I’m thinking about starting To advertise my services to help people, idk

  28. Repent and trust in Christ on August 15, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    This practice is demonic.
    Jesus is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE.
    No one comes to the Father but by Him.

  29. Daisy B comedy on August 15, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    I like how the tour lady was debunking photos immediately. She wasn’t just turning everything into “yep that’s a spirit”

  30. J S on August 15, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    I’ve been to Cassadaga twice. Never once been able to get a reading. Ever.

  31. Brian Grigsby on August 15, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    you can talk to dead people in Florida all the time and surprise…they are all Republicans, above the neck they are truly dead.

  32. SLOW BURN HAZE on August 15, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    Are Black people allowed there?

  33. K A Y K O on August 15, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    Why does the Zack look just like Zack Efron??

  34. Joshua Snyder on August 15, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    More proof that most Floridians are gullible buffoons.

  35. erichensley67 on August 15, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    Seemed like standard fare to me. Vague descriptions that incite the listener to fill in ALL of the blanks and force a landing. "oh, an old man with grey hair and a loud laugh." That’s damn near every old man, of course someone could make it fit. I loved the table tipping video they sent you later. That was very funny…and completely staged. I appreciate your exploring it though, it always strengthens my conviction on the subject.

  36. Ronald Robins on August 15, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    My main takeaway from such things is, how do people fall for this absolute nonsense. Its fake 100% fake, not one part of it is real

  37. Tina James on August 15, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Blessed be

  38. Heather Spence on August 15, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    I live in Orlando, I love Cassadaga

  39. Decotah on August 15, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    I live in swfl i wanna go visit i am intuitive my whole family is but they don’t really embrace it. I kinda tapped in during covid, i literally just say what comes to mind and im right.

  40. Beautifully Brilliant on August 15, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    Only in Florida would do we have a whole town of pseudo psychic scam artist. Simply amazing