The headline on Drudge SCREAMED.
30 DEAD BODIES OF CHILDREN FOUND IN TEXAS!
and then suddenly, it didn't. It was a headline about the heat.
Turns out that that there weren't any dead children at all.
Some "psychic" lady called the local sheriff's department and informed them that there were dead children buried on the property.
From the story: "The tip was considered serious enough to warrant the resources of the sheriff's department, the FBI and the Texas Rangers."
THINK ABOUT THAT.
And it hit the news....
....and they actually went to the property and searched it, finding nothing.
Now, it seems that the people on the property were not precisely model citizens.
One former resident was said to have been a registered sex offender--OOPS! He doesn't live there any more.
It was also said that the police found blood stains on the front porch--OOPS! 'Sposably the blood stains were from a suicide attempt by another resident a few days ago.
No dead bodies.
The story here is (a) Don't believe everything that you read on the internets. That one is obvious. But...
....what about (b)? As in: Psychic informants to the police should be ignored.
There may indeed be real psychics out there--hey, my own sister is a professional psychic.
Why are the police using "Psychic informants" to obtain a search warrant from a magistrate?!??
My God, since when is a psychic's 'inspriation' or 'hunch' enough to constitute probable cause? A cop's 'hunch' is not enough; why should someone else's?
I hope the property owners sue the pants off of the local cops, and Miss Psychic. I really do.