Psychic medium Tony Stockwell set to appear in Gravesend
PUBLISHED: 14:58 07 June 2011
It's one of those classic questions most have been asked in their life: "Do you believe in ghosts?"
There are sceptics, the complete non-believers, others believe in heaven but won’t let themselves delve too far into the after-life.
The subject has even been courted by Hollywood directors with the likes of Ghost and more recently Hereafter. And who can forget the young lad who uttered the words: “I can see dead people” to a stunned Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense.
But for psychic medium Tony Stockwell, who is due to return to Woodville Halls, Gravesend, this month he has lived with this “special gift” since he was a teenager.
His 25-year-plus career has ranged from live television to theatre performances and has seen him crack the American scene.
“With mediumship you stand there thinking: what is going to happen today. You open up your thoughts to the other world. It is a special gift where you can hear, see or feel someone from the after-life,” he said.
“For me, the proof lies in the exact details. You describe someone who is dead, a name, age, place, how it happened. It is specific and that is how people believe.”
For his Woodville Halls show he will relay to the audience what he is experiencing. When a hand goes up he will delve deeper. A cameraman will focus in and light up the person to be projected onto a screen, allowing the audience to embrace the bizarre experience.
“Most people believe in heaven and therefore an after-life,” he said. “It is bridging that gap and communicating with the after-life that is so bizarre. I admit the whole practice defies logic but when people come and see for themselves it can be very powerful, emotional and often results in tears or gasps of surprise. I want to bedazzle people.”
Still a sceptic? Check out his show on Thursday, June 30. Call the box office on 01474 337774.