Inside a Murray psychic’s sixth sense
Oct 14, 2019 11:15AM
By Shaun Delliskave
Bobbi Henry believes she has had psychic ability from an early age. (Shaun Delliskave/City Journals)
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When visiting a psychic, one might expect a woman with an exotic accent, hair tied under a handkerchief, a crystal ball and several black cats nearby. However, when first encountering Murray Psychic Bobbi Henry, she shatters all stereotypes as someone who looks more likely to sell you real estate, yet she does have some ornery cats.
“There’s a lot of ‘woo-woo’ out there. People are expecting the ‘Long Island Medium’ (a television show about a New York psychic) drama with a lot of weird hand movements and gestures. There is no need for all that,” Henry said.
Upon entering her home, one notices there are no crystal balls, let alone crystals, or even incense burning. Instead her house is rather comfy, and it’s renovated to preserve the charm of the old home. Indeed, the home is welcoming to the living—and the spirits.
“My home is a Bed & Breakfast for the recently departed,” Henry said. “People are born with gifts. I was born with a gift to talk to spirits.”
Henry first noticed she had this gift when she was 3. She recalled sitting in her room, but then feeling that she was remotely viewing the family dog, uncharacteristically chained up for barking. Then she “moved” over to where her father and brother were working on a car and saw her father smash his hand. She went downstairs to ask her mom why the dog was chained up and how her father was doing. Seconds later, her father entered the house, holding his hand in agony and stating that the dog was acting up. Her mother took her aside to talk about what just happened.
“My mother told me never to leave home, go to the store, visit friends,” Henry said. Henry’s mother didn’t mean physically leaving, but disembodied, or during, as she calls it, astral projection. Her mother told her that she too had this gift and so did her grandmother.
In time, Henry said she learned how to use her gift and has refined it to become a medical intuitive. “All spirits are good; it is the body that is sick. Spirits of friends and loved ones want to help us.” Henry recalled going to a business meeting where she detected spirits near a woman in the room. Henry approached the woman and described one of the spirits (a woman wearing a blue dress) in detail, and the woman said that it sounded like her grandmother. Henry then told her that the woman in the blue dress wanted her to go to the doctor and get examined. The woman hadn’t told Henry she was sick, but she did go to the doctor; they discovered the cause of what was making her experience frequent blackouts and operated immediately.
Henry explained that she sometimes has to “clear the house,” meaning that she has to rid her house of the spirits to experience peace herself. She has been called on by the military and educational institutions to clear out historical buildings. At this point in the interview, the glass and wood paneled door between her parlor and dining room rattled. Henry continued to talk, unfazed by the commotion. Upon further journalistic investigation, it was discovered to be…her cat.
Henry has a soothing voice; her readings (communion with spirits) are also peaceful—no thrashing or melodrama. She simply closes her eyes and remains still for a moment, then discusses her impressions. She charges $85 per session. Critics of psychics suggest that practitioners use flattery, vague descriptions, and the reading of body language for non-responsiveness.
Henry is not really one to tell you if fame, love or fortune will soon be upon you. She’s more engaged in “theta healing,” which is described as using natural intuition in achieving wellness. As the interview wrapped up, Henry noticeably continued to look into a corner that was void of everything, including cats.
When asked if she saw something, she replied, “Yes, I see five spirits behind you.”