'Long Island Medium' star brings her message to Fargo
FARGO - It's OK if you don't believe medium Theresa Caputo can talk to dead people. But, if spirits want to get a message to you during her nearly sold-out show at Scheels Arena on Wednesday, she's going to get you the message, no matter what sea...
FARGO - It's OK if you don't believe medium Theresa Caputo can talk to dead people. But, if spirits want to get a message to you during her nearly sold-out show at Scheels Arena on Wednesday, she's going to get you the message, no matter what seat you're in. "I respect people that are skeptics," Caputo said in a phone interview with The Forum last week. "You don't think I don't think what I do is crazy? It totally is crazy. C'mon, let's be real. I sit back sometimes and say this can't be real." The spunky hairspray aficionado is known as much for her blonde hairstyle and manicured nails as she is for the messages she delivers to clients or complete strangers on her show, TLC's "Long Island Medium." Regardless of where she is, whether a spin class or the grocery store, if spirits are trying to get a message to someone around her, she'll find a way to share it. "For me, it's a gift and I consider it an honor and a privilege to be able to deliver messages from our departed loved ones, to give people back that faith and hope in themselves," Caputo said. Caputo's books have reached the New York Times best-selling lists, but she centers her life on her family - husband, Larry, and her two children, Larry and Victoria. After the sixth season of "Long Island Medium" wrapped up earlier this year, Caputo hit the road in September to bring her live show to more than 30 cities across the country.
What will the show be like in this large venue? I don't want people to be discouraged because it is in an arena. That's the amazing thing is that we've been able to create such an intimate experience because I am not on that stage the whole night. I will be down on the floor in front of the person that spirit needs to speak to. Each and every person no matter where you're seated, you will have an up close and personal experience and be able to watch these messages be delivered and healing someone. That's the amazing thing. I never know what's going to happen. Last night, I was in an arena and I walked up to the last tier (to deliver a message). How did Fargo become a stop on the tour? This is my first time to Fargo. We really have an amazing team that allows me to share my gift. We just try to hit everywhere that I have fans. Everywhere my fans are, I am willing to go. What are you anticipating from the Fargo show? I don't really have any expectations. I will tell you that spirit will exceed any expectations anyone has of them. Because, that's the incredible thing, I know it's hard sometimes especially when you lose a loved one to maybe have faith or really believe in an afterlife. We start to really question our religion or if there really is a God, or are they really safe and at peace. I think we all do that. And there are, like, a lot things that spirit can talk about. Then there are going to be these moments that spirit has me say things that people are going sit back and say, "Look, I don't know what to believe, but what she just said, there is no way anybody could know that. That's just crazy." And that is where the life-changing experience comes in from coming to the experience. Why do you communicate messages? It's about restoring faith in ourselves, maybe family members, maybe just being able to live life and wake up not being afraid. How many people have a fear of dying or they do not know what to expect. Or maybe they feel different, like I always felt different. I always felt different than anybody else. Whoever decided what normal is; for me, normal is talking to dead people. And I think it's the farthest thing from being normal. Whether it's through your occupation or it's relationships, whatever it is, you're responsible for your own happiness and you have to take charge of that. We have to love and respect not only the people around us but love ourselves to live that life that God really intended us to live. What is the biggest misconception about what you do? Some people think that I can read their minds. Listen, I have my own problems. I don't need to know everyone. What I do is strictly spirits giving up messages to make tomorrow easier and that is it. I don't predict anything. I'm not having spirits tell us what we should and shouldn't do with our lives. That is the last thing I want spirits to do. I just think we want them to bring up things that validate for us, that they support us if we choose to make decisions, to let us know they are still loving and guiding us from the other side. Should skeptics stay away? Whether you're a skeptic or not, it doesn't matter. If you want to have an amazing experience or if you want to witness anything you've never witnessed before, whether you believe in what I do, whether you watch (the show) or you don't, come to the experience. For me, it's a gift and I consider it an honor and a privilege to be able to deliver messages from our departed loved ones, to give people back that faith and hope in themselves. If you go What: Theresa Caputo Live Tour When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Scheels Arena Info: Tickets are available at the Scheels Arena Box Office, by calling (866) 300-8300, or online at tickets300.com.