Crichton addresses psychics throughout the entire book. Interested in exploring spiritualism, Crichton leaves no stone unturned. Psychics are little more than a curiosity for Crichton at first. However, the first psychic Crichton sees is frighteningly accurate on upcoming events. Some psychics are obvious fakes but it is easy to tell the difference. The same can be said of mediums that will later be encountered by the author.