James Hydrick

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James Allen Hydrick or "The Master Blower" (not sexually) (born February 28, 1959) is an American fraudulent psychic and a convicted child molester. He claimed to have telekinetic abilities. He was particularly known for blowing moving a pencil from one end of the table to another, and also lifting a page in a phone book by blowing, I mean... uh woo-woo [1] Later, Hydrick confessed that he wanted to see how dumb people could actually get.[2]

Debunked by Randi[edit]

Notable skeptic James Randi offered to pay him $10,000 if he could demonstrate his phone book page lifting under certain controls. Hydrick showed up in ridiculous apparel. After bitching complaining about some static electricity hindering him, he failed (as usual).[3]


In 1989, Hydrick was sentenced to 17 years for molesting five boys in Huntington Beach, California.[4] Presently he continues to blow minds at the Coalinga State Hospital.[5]


  1. Regal, Brian (2009). Pseudoscience: A Critical Encyclopedia. Greenwood. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-313-35507-3
  2. Baker, Robert; Nickell, Joe (1992). Missing Pieces: How To Investigate Ghosts, UFOs, Psychics, & Other Mysteries. Prometheus Books. p. 80. ISBN 0-87975-729-9
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlfMsZwr8rc
  4. Johnson, Ted (August 19, 1989). "Man Receives 17 Years for Molesting 5 Boys". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
  5. Jury deadlocked on whether to free purported psychic from custody by Patrick S. Pemberton (June 06, 2013 7:48 AM) San Luis Obispo Tribune.