Tuesday, August 24, 2010

About Robbie Thomas - Cutting through the crap

Robbie Thomas(claimed psychic)'s latest website (he has changed his website almost as often as he's changed his stories) has an all-new (but really tired) "About Robbie Thomas".  See it for yourself at http://www.robbiethomas.net/ if you'd like - or read it with a proper interpretation right here.
ABOUT ROBBIE THOMAS Robbie Thomas is a Best Selling Author with the book Paranormal Encounters. He has also three other books, published titles are...Signs From Heaven, To You From Spirit and A Link To Heaven...Chats With The Other Side. His success has seen two screenplays being written with a third in development for a trilogy titled, 'Paradox' in the Paranormal Horror genre.

First of all, Robbie Thomas (if at all) is only a best selling author compared to other books at his little known publisher.  No major magazines or newspapers have identified either of his books as best sellers ever.

Robbie references his "success" as having (in the past) seen two screen plays being (currently) written.  This is probably completely made-up but we'll give him the benefit of the doubt.  The "third in development for a trilogy titled 'Paradox'" is interesting when you consider that 'Paradox' (as per the auto-reply email that I got from his email address in February) was supposedly "... coming to screens everywhere in 2009. Robbie produced, directed and wrote the screenplay for this factual based movie based on the Paranormal and twisted it with Horror." (See the bottom of a previous blog entry by Sarnia Skeptic.) Or check out Robbie's YouTube video advertising it.
Robbie is a contributing Author to three other titles one of which he worked with Award Winning Screenwriter, Gloria Shepherd. With Paranormal Encounters being a Best Seller there is more to come from Robbie, keep your eyes open for the new smash hit book 'Paradox The Gates Of Hell' coming soon!
How does a book that hasn't even been completed/released become a smash hit?  Oh, I forgot - Robbie claims to be psychic and any psychic worth anything would be able to predict the outcome.  (Let's forget, for a moment, that Robbie Thomas is not psychic.)
Robbie has worked with many integral individuals within the paranormal community and starred in the critically acclaimed hit movies, The Sallie House and Dead Whisper. Robbie is also an outstanding professional motivational speaker as an expert in the metaphysical/spiritual/paranormal industry. He hosts the Can-Am Parafest Events in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada each year that sees a variety of celebrities speakers from television and film come to present on various topics in the Paranormal, Horror and Comedy genre's. For more information on the CanAm Parafest Events go to www.canamparafest.com
Neither The Sallie House nor the Dead Whisper were hit movies if you follow any definition of "hit movie" that I could find.  Robbie is hardly an outstanding professional motivational speaker - http://www.ghostlytalk.com/audio/Can-AmParacon2009/01-robbiethomas.mp3 - this was a talk from the 2009 ParaCon event.

The CanAmParafest.com site is (at the time of writing) not active.  Robbie has changed the name of the event each year with the website for each year disappearing shortly after the event was supposed to have happened.  At this point we have not heard from a single person who attended the 2010 event (if it even happened) but we do know that 2009 was a flop (I went). 
He has successfully assisted in murder/missing persons cases for twenty years with different Law Enforcement Agencies and families internationally as a Psychic Criminal Profiler.
Robbie Thomas has never solved a missing persons or a murder case by using any claimed psychic powers.  No police have ever credited him with solving them.  On Robbie's "Cases" page, he refers to the Victoria Stafford case.  A family member had written Robbie a letter and he uses it (incessantly) to push his abilities though he did not solve the case.  The police force that was involved in the case does not work with psychics and did not solve this particular case with the help of Robbie Thomas - police work and community support is what caught the alleged murderers (oh, did Robbie forget to mention to everyone that he claimed that Victoria was alive many days after she had been murdered?) (Sarnia Skeptic has talked about this case extensively here, here, here and here.) 

In 20 years (Robbie claims, now, that he has been doing this for 20 year) he has never solved a case - I wouldn't consider that to be "successful" assistance.  Countless missing person's groups sternly state that they do not work with psychics and many have posted formal warnings about the harm that psychics do/have done/can do.

The Cano case (also listed on the "Cases" page) was not solved by Robbie Thomas.
Robbie has been featured in many magazines world wide, notables would be, Paranormal Magazine (England), Fix Magazine (Canada), Unexplained Paranormal Magazine (United States), Haunted Times Magazine (UnitedStates), Silent Voices (England), Visions Magazine (United States) and many more.
Forgive me, Jessica (the publisher of Fix Magazine), but Fix Magazine is not a "notable" "world wide" magazine - it is a good local arts and entertainment magazine (http://www.fixmagazine.ca/).  I have a hunch that, though he may have been featured in it in the past, a second feature won't be happening.

The issue of Robbie being featured in magazines does not change anything.  If your life and career are based on blatant lies and fraudulent claims, it doesn't matter how many magazines or newspapers you are in - the lies are no more true and the false claims are no less false - you are a liar and a fraud. 

Until Robbie Thomas presents a single bit of supporting evidence to back up his claims, we will have to assume that the claims are false.  And that's all you need to know about the non-psychic Robbie Thomas.

For humour, check out this contract that Robbie Poulton/Robbie Thomas created for another project he was supposed to do:  http://www.prrsociety.org/contract.html.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

1 Year Later - Did Robbie Thomas Solve The Case? Nope.

Another massive failure for someone who seems to be known for massive failures.  Congratulations Robbie - you have been able to keep your perfect record (0 solved cases) for 20 years!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Robbie Thomas Paradox: Does he ever speak the truth?

Our good friend Robbie Thomas has re-joined Twitter.  A while back Robbie was using his twitter account to publicize his involvement in cases that he has not solved (oddly, he failed to mention that).  Some of the cases go back years and years - even ones that he claimed would be solved within months. 

Robbie Thomas cleared his Twitter account because at least one family began notifying him that he is not permitted to use their deceased family member for his self-promotion.  He denied he was (Robbie lies) but deleted the twitter account anyway (failing to realize that I and SarniaSkeptic had already made copies of it all).

Well, Robbie Thomas (www.twitter.com/Robbie_Thomas) is back at twitter (I think he missed having us point out how stupid he is).  A recent post (the most recent at the time of this entry) talks about his "4th release" (4th book) that supposedly hit #2 on the best sellers list at PublishAmerica on June 25th.  A week later (and to this day) the book is not listed anywhere in their best sellers list. 

What I find fascinating however, is Robbie is seemingly unable to count.  You see, here is a screen capture of the tweet and his "bio" on Twitter: (http://twitter.com/Robbie_Thomas/statuses/20056041596)

I find this most fascinating because on http://www.deadwhisper.com/people.htm you see that he had written 8 books by 2006.  Since then the number has dwindled to a mere 4.

In case you haven't heard much about the book, here's a "review" of "Paranormal Encounters" that was sent to SarniaSkeptic:
A poor example

I was intrigued by the title, but after reading into the book two chapters I knew that this book would be a disapointment. It is poorly written, gives no new information, and is possibly the worst book on the paranormal I have ever read. Feeling ripped off, I wanted to return the book, but found that I should contact the author and express my thoughts. In google I found Robbie Thomas, the author accused of many unlawful and unethical things. One web site in particular had information on him. stoprobbie.com is all you need to know.

The stories about this movie being made were totally made up according to the people involved. The movie was said to be shot in 2008 and 2009, yet has never been released. There are Youtube videos of the movie and that says it all. It is horrible and the book is the same way.

This book is horrible. I could not recommend it and I wouldn't suggest sending your hard earned money to a con man.