Fox 59 Interviews Local, Jenny Lee, Regarding Missing People Cases
“Walking In Humble Spirit” book released
“I’m in the center – pastors don’t agree with me and most psychics don’t agree with me. I choose not to be one or the other, but my information lands on both sides,” said Jenny Lee, a professing Christian psychic medium, when asked how she views her profession.
Questions which an entire generation is grappling with about spiritual things will still linger after this report but the revelation of the desperate situations some people find themselves, and the measures they will go to for answers, will linger long past this publication.
Lee was born into a Quaker family. She didn’t find a place in the Quaker faith; she was a female and she had a connection with the spirit realm at an early age. It just didn’t fit.
In her recently released book, Walking In Humble Spirit, co-authored with Michael Cormier, Lee remembers her first encounters with spirits as early as age three. Her philosophy is a mixture of many ideas, experiences and studies she has done through the years.
“By age 13,” she says in her book, “I knew I was different from everyone else. My parents put me in counseling, thinking my rebelliousness could be cured. The therapist gave up on me when I followed Spirit’s advise and refused to cooperate.”
Her vocabulary is a mixture of a few Judeo-Christian terms but mostly what many would call new-age terms such as spirit, readings, psychic, remote viewing, galleries and so forth.
As for Lee and I, our adventure began last Fall after my report on a case she was involved with. Her name came up as a remote viewer involved in the case, so we got together for an interview.
To my surprise, she, the remote viewer, showed up to the meeting with a stack of books by a familiar Christian ministers, writers and speakers. It was unexpected.
The music playing in my home, where we conducted the interview, was by Mercy Me, a contemporary Christian band. Lee said, “I play this music all the time – it’s on in my car right now.”
She had my curiosity going. In all my travels around the world to different countries, dealing with different faiths, religions, cultures, cults, mystics, voodoo things, witchdoctors and such, none of them had ever started a conversation with me about our common enjoyment of Christian books and music.
The author of her books, John Eckhart, describes his ministry on Facebook like this: John Eckhardt Ministries provides teaching and encouragement for believers worldwide in the areas of the apostolic, the prophetic, deliverance, and worship (Christian vernacular). Lee has different words for some of these terms, but they mean the same to her.
She said his teaching help her to deal with demonic or negative energy people bring into her meetings and/or to get people set free from them.
In following interviews with Lee either by phone or in person, it has become common to laugh when we realize we are saying the same thing in two different vernaculars. I am a professing Christian. She is a professing Christian psychic medium, which is an oxymoron in many circles. I’m still chewing it over.
What about the sceptics? With a big smile and obviously unmoved, Lee answered, “I welcome them.
I’m in a field where people don’t believe 90 percent of what they’re (the mediums or psychics are) saying.”
She chose to break connection with her family’s faith long ago. In her words, “she just wanted to help people.” I got the impression, after our hours of discussions, her decision gave her freedom to help whoever “(S)spirit” shows her without hindrances of religion, race, gender, location, social stigma and such.
Lee, an area resident, is known in some circles for helping to locate missing people throughout the U.S. and in some cases, other parts of the world.
She said she began getting involved with the missing persons in her late 20s, she is now in her 40s. It started initially in her dreams and developed from there. She doesn’t pick up “just any case” and the family has to ask her for help directly.
I asked her what it feels like when she becomes aware of a case? “It makes you feel really sick. I had to stay away from certain things. I felt danger, the energy of a person that has done something really bad,” she answered.
Her advice these 20-plus years later is, “before you go into remote viewing you have to identify what the spirit is doing,” followed by an explanation of how devastating it can be to a family if information is forced before they are ready or worse, inaccurate.
Lee also participates in healing and psychic fairs as well as paranormal conventions, galleries and readings in a variety of places.
Generally, these aren’t on the list of top ten places where traditional Christians hang out. Conversely, church isn’t generally where psychics hang out, so we’ll consider ours a “chance meeting.”
Our first interview was September during the Savannah Greywind case. Reporting on the case brought into focus a under reported people group; those looking for, even desperate for, answers regarding missing or murdered loved ones.
Most of us will never understand the desperation unless a tragedy occurs. What do families do when law enforcement hits a dead end? Where is hope found?
One mother had a clear thought on this question. “They can have their opinions, unless they’ve been there and had no other resort, what else can you do? They wouldn’t know, they wouldn’t understand and I don’t expect them to understand, I don’t want them to understand,” said Carrie Timmons.
Timmons was referring to the devastating loss of her murdered daughter and the hunt for the murders during a television interview with Fox 59 from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her daughter, Liberty German, 14, and her friend Abigail Williams, 13. were found murdered Feb. 14, 2017, close to Deer Creek along Delphi Historic Trail near the town of Delphi, Indiana.
They went missing the afternoon of Feb. 13 when they were dropped off for a hike near a disused railroad bridge in the woods.
Their bodies were found shortly after noon on Tuesday, three-quarters of a mile upstream and around 50 feet from the creek.
As a follow up to the well known Indiana murders, Fox 59 did a special report regarding the use of psychics by law enforcement and by families in missing people cases. As part of the documentary, Timmons told reporter Abby Williams she was working with Lee to solve the case.
“We’ve waited nine months and nothing is panning out, so I wanted another way, any other way to find who did this to my daughter and Abby,” said Timmons.
In search of the rest of the story, Williams and her cameraman made a trek and braved the Minnesota weather to come to Gary to interview Lee.
During her opening statement in the documentary, Williams said, “It’s beyond a crystal ball or turning over tarot cards, Jenny Lee doesn’t use anything besides following a feeling.”
Also in the report was Virgil Vandagriff. He is a private investigator who spent decades as a Marion County detective. He said during his career, psychics led him to a number of bullets and bodies, which have made him a believer that anything is worth a shot when you’re trying to solve a case.
“Some investigators don’t look at it that way, they are stuck in the conventional mode,” he told Williams.
The documentary, “Desperate for Answers: Families of unsolved cases using psychics in hopes for clues” aired Nov. 22.
The tragic stories can make one feel helpless on one hand, but motivated to do whatever possible to assist these families and law enforcement on the other.
While listening to the Fox 59 interview a thought kept coming to mind, “wouldn’t amazing if people of faith began an underground, faceless, nameless prayer movement focusing on these type of cases to bring relief and justice to these families?”
With the release of her book last week, Lee and I had one more interview to finish this article.
Regarding the name of the book, she explained, “It’s all spirit. The whole thing is being humble. If you don’t have that balance you won’t know what direction to go in.”
“I’m very uncomfortable when people say “you’re so gifted” – I just have to shift it (away from me). But that’s society. There is a huge bigger picture than that. “I’m just being myself,” she said.
Her co-author agrees. In part of his statement regarding the book he says, “I began to realize that what Jenny has been living all her life could be explained in very down-to-earth terms.
So I set about to explain how this is the case, and how science and human progress have even proved it while, ironically, trying to avoid such concepts.
The path to personal enlightenment, I realized, began with quashing our egos. Seeing ourselves as special only in our unique place in space and time, yet no more special than specks of dust in the cosmos when viewed in the larger context. Hence, the meaning of Jenny’s oft-repeated phrase, “humble spirit.” It all made perfect sense,” Cormier said.
Walking In Humble Spirit was released last week. Upcoming book signings are scheduled Jan. 13, 1 p.m. at Speak Easy in Detroit Lakes; Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. at Crystal Rock Healing in Fargo.Jenny Lee, author of Walking In Humble Spirit.