Ron Bard

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Ron Bard
Born(1959-10-22)October 22, 1959
DiedJanuary 23, 2016(2016-01-23) (aged 56)
ResidenceNew York, US
Other namesRonald Bard, Ronnie Bard, Ronald Bardnot
Known forCelebrity Psychic
Parent(s)Yolana Bard

Ron Bard aka Ronald Bardnot (October 22, 1959 – January 23, 2016) was an American psychic. Bard says he was raised homeless and his mother, a psychic reader, encouraged him to believe he had psychic powers. Bard's clients have reportedly included wealthy Japanese business people and actor Brad Pitt. According to Bard, profits from his work as a "parapsychological consultant", plus sales and seminars, amount to more than $1 million in annual income.[1][2]

Bard also appeared on the Comedy Central program Nathan for You in Season 2, as well as a special compilation episode which preceded Season 4.

Criticism[edit]

In a 1996 episode of The Mark Walberg Show, Bard claimed to have "solved over 110 murder cases" and stated his most memorable involved identifying two female murder victims in Harrison, New York. When skeptical investigator Joe Nickell contacted the Harrison police chief, the man insisted that "the identification was done by sheer police work, not a psychic". Nickell wrote that Bard had not been involved in the case at all, but found that Bard's mother had offered her services to authorities as a "volunteer psychic".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fulford, Benjamin (1 April 2002). "Simply divined: How a homeless man from New York became a multimillionaire psychic in Japan and gave a reporter ophthalmological advice". Forbes.com. Forbes. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Brad Pitt's Psychic Speaks". Huffington Post. huffingtonpost.com. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  3. ^ Joe Nickell (24 October 2001), Real-Life X-Files: Investigating the Paranormal, University Press of Kentucky, pp. 210–, ISBN 0-8131-2210-4