This weekend I had the extreme pleasure of attending a writing workshop that featured a homicide detective from the Calgary Police Services. Detective Sweet’s presentation was fascinating, graphic–turning my stomach more than once—and incredibly enlightening. I came away with so much more appreciation for what the men and women on the police force deal with every day in the name of public service. So first off, I want to say, ‘thank you’ to both the city police and the R.C.M.P.
Now, because my interests lie in the paranormal/mythological realm, I was fascinated to hear Detective Sweet talk about the volume of information that comes in from psychics. He was quick to point out that none of this information is usable because the source in non-scientific, but that it can be fascinating all the same. He went so far as to say there was one incident where the police actually considered investigating the psychic who’d contacted them for involvement in the crime because she had knowledge of the incident that only a few members of the police, the victim (deceased) and the perpetrator, had.