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Allison DuBois: The Real Medium Behind "Medium"

Interview with Allison DuBois


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Medium Allison Dubois (L) with Patricia Arquette (R), the Emmy award-winning actress who plays Allison on the prime-time TV show 'Medium', inspired by her life as a medium and profiler.

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Allison DuBois talks to the dead. She says she sees them. They look translucent. She can smell them too, sometimes.

And much like in Medium, the Emmy award-winning show based on her life and inspired by her first book Don't Kiss Them Good-Bye, Allison has reportedly helped law enforcement crack cases and locate bodies using her abilities. That assistance even extends to Canada. She says she helped authorities with the April 2009 Tori Stafford abduction case in Woodstock, Ontario, as a result of what she describes as a chance encounter during her first trip to Canada, on a plane heading to London, Ontario: "on the plane, I just happened to be sitting next the constable. It was just out of the blue. I guess I was supposed to go [to Woodstock]. So I did. I stopped by to do a write-up for them, on the person who abducted her."

Accomplished, beautiful, outspoken, despite claims of unconfirmed law enforcement collaborations and/or downplays of her previous murder case contributions in circulation, Allison Dubois has made it on the New York Times Best Seller List, news media consult her for guidance on abduction cases and her fans are as legion as ever, with Medium heading into its 7th season this fall.

En route to Montreal May 19, 2010, halfway through the North American leg of her Family Connections tour, I had a chance to chat with Allison about the trials and tribulations of mediumship, fate, free will, science and the other side.

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