Alum James Van Praagh is Known as Mediumship Pioneer

Thursday, February 23, 2017
NEW JERSEY HERALD -- Van Praagh grew up in Bayside, Queens, and for many years tried to extinguish the many psychic experiences that he had. He moved to California to obtain a degree in broadcasting from San Francisco State University and took on a temporary job in his early 20s at a talent agency. It was there, at the age of 24, that while speaking to a co-worker he said he saw a dead woman appearing as a spirit behind her looking straight at him. "She told me to tell (the co-worker) about the house in Idaho and about the footstool," Van Praagh said, adding that the girl immediately knew it was her grandmother who had died.