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Tahoe Today: In memory of Peter Hurkos

Dayle Schear

Excerpts from my book “The Psychic Within.”

Peter was considered to be the foremost psychic of the century. He was my teacher, he was my mentor, he was a man who had unbelievable skills. Peter died on June 1,1988. His death left numerous people in disarray, including his wife, Stephany. He was loved by many, including myself.

When I was about 12 years old, I used to watch Peter on television using psychometry, the art of holding on to objects to see into the past, present or future. I was fascinated beyond belief. Peter was truly amazing. Little did I know, the universe had picked me to become his successor. This must have been a tall order for the universe, for who could fit into this man’s enormous shoes? Surely not I.

I was introduced to Peter by Doug Bushousen, head of entertainment for Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, a great man himself. Before Peter would accept me as his student, I had to pass several tests, which were given to me by his wife, Stephany.

Our friendship and training spanned well more than six years until his death. Peter specialized in psychic detective work for families and government. Peter worked with many of our presidents, including Regan, for him and with him. He wanted me to follow in his footsteps.

I was curious. I studied Peter; I would listen, watch and learn. The time spent with this man was never enough.

Peter gave instructions to Stephany before his death to place a tape recorder at his gravesite, leave it running and walk away. So we did. The premise was he would try to communicate to us from the grave. Whoa! This was mind-boggling. I thought at that time, “You mean a dead person can talk? How can that be?” Of course, now I know dead people can communicate with us, for I have had many experiences with it.

We also knew if anyone could do it, Peter could. After the tape recorder was placed alongside the grave, we went for a bite to eat. After an hour or so, we drove back to the gravesite and retrieved the tape recorder.

Upon arriving home, Steph carefully turned the tape recorder on. There were several people gathered at her home for this event. We sat around the table, listening intently.

As the tape was playing, I heard on it a series of strange things. There was silence at first, then the sound of a great gust of wind, although when we had gone to the gravesite that day, it was as calm as could be. The wind grew louder and louder on the tape. Within moments, there was a faint voice on the tape; I could barely make it out. I pinned my ear to the tape recoder as I turned the volume up.

I heard Peter’s voice and was taken aback. I heard Peter on the tape shouting for Stephany numerous times; then he said, “Get the doctor.” Over and over again, Peter was shouting, “Stephany, get the doctor, Help me! I’m falling! Get the doctor!” Peter’s voice was so real I turned to Steph and said “Get a doctor.” I snappped back to reality when I realized it was only a tape recorder and Peter was dead.

Steph explained to me that the day Peter died, they were leaving the doctor’s office. He had been given a clean bill of health and they were walking down the stairs when he collapsed.

“You see, Dayle, Peter wanted you to know how he died.” she said.

– Dayle Schear is an internationally known psychic and television personality. Dayle will be doing private consultaions. Visit http://www.dayleschear.com. To ask Schear a question for this column, email ESP555555@aol.com. Please include a telephone number.


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