Louise Eaton was just six when she started hearing strange footsteps and voices. In a recent interview, she talked about ‘paranormal experiences’ that caused her to discover her ability to communicate with spirits. The 47-year-old has since turned her unique ability into a career and has worked as a psychic medium. Louise is unique in that she is completely blind.
She feels this is more of a gift than a curse because it gives her readings some much-needed authenticity in a field full of frauds. The psychic can’t pick up her clients’ body language or visual cues during a reading and therefore doesn’t rely on those things to assist her. She’s also unable to pick out specific people in a large audience based on their appearance.
She does all her work genuinely from the ground up. The psychic has been conducting live demonstrations for the last 13 years. “I think my blindness has definitely helped me be a medium. People trust me more because I can’t pick up on body language and clues like that,” says Louise. “Because one thing has been taken away, some of my other senses have been heightened.
I think it’s made me better at picking up on atmospheres and how people feel,” she adds. The psychic has been blind since birth, so she’s had much time to develop her other senses. She trained to bring out her inner medium for about seven years after realizing she could do something special with her gift.
Louise Has Been Blind Since Birth
She was born three months premature and was on and off oxygen often during that stage. Doctors believe this oxygen use caused an abnormal build-up of blood vessels in her eyes and irreparably scarred her retinas. This scarring resulted in her blindness as a newborn. As stated at the beginning, she was merely six years of age when she first started experiencing paranormal activities.
“It sounds really weird. I’d hear people talking, and I’d know they were real voices. It wasn’t in my imagination,” says the psychic. “I’d also hear footsteps and have dreams and premonitions. I knew I was different, but it was really scary as a child. I tried to tell my parents, but they weren’t sure what to do. They were a bit nervous about it, but they thought I might just be hearing things from next door.”
“Then, when I’d start hearing the voices at school, I knew it wasn’t just that house- it was me.” Louise now hosts live demonstrations and private readings for clients. Like any good psychic, she realizes some people criticize her line of work. “Surely there’s something more out there than just our physical bodies. And at the end of the day, all I’m trying to do is bring comfort,” she says.