James Van Praagh

Biography

A self-professed psychic medium, James Van Praagh made a name for himself by publicly declaring his own ability to converse with the dead and then parlaying that into a lucrative show-business career. A native of Bayside, NY, Van Praagh grew up Catholic, served as an altar boy, and attended seminary, but a fixation with death lingered from an early age and he soon found himself increasingly drawn...