Great research! But I want to play too.
Here's what Jackie had to say when she was discussing (with Ronnie) the period of time just after the murders...
Jackie Barrett wrote:In the public records, it says your neighbors didn’t see anyone but you running out of the house. They heard you shouting threats.
I wonder who these neighbors are who saw Ronnie running out of the house and shouting threats?
This might be my personal bias but I felt it was strongly implied that the "neighbors" in question was the Colemans (? That is the name in this book at least, but the next door neighbors) and that they had heard/seen everything but wouldn't come forward for whatever reason. I think this time it was fear of the mob? But previously wasn't it because the woman was with her lover and didn't want her extramarital affair exposed? Or am I twisting that up with someone else?
Anyway...moving along to Jackie Barrett's Amazon bio...
Jackie Barrett wrote:She has clients all over the world, including celebrities in the music & entertainment industries, politicians, socialites, and professional athletes.
I wonder why she didn't name any of these people?
This is Jackie. And it pretty much sums up her entire reputation. To date there has not been one person of note...excuse me, I mean one person at all...who is not employed by her or related to her that is willing to admit that she has worked for them or helped in any way at all. A Google search of her name brings up her numerous ads under "party planners" though, as she does do "seances" for parties. She herself likens her seances to Houdini's, so you know she is the real deal.
For added fun, she actually did host a seminar and seance on the Queen Mary for some Halloween thing (HauntX?). And this is hearsay, I have no proof of this and I am not saying that I believe it to be true, but this is what someone who I do not personally know said about the event online: (posts from October 2007)
Some random person on another forum wrote:I met her at the first Ghost Fest on the Queen Mary last November. What nut! She held a "seance" and informed all of us that "Jesus and God don't exsist and only Satan will be comunicating through her during the seance." It seemed she was working off of the weaks vulnerabilities and they were buying it hook line and sinker. I guess I'm just as much a sucker since I paid to attend her "seance" too. And wow, what an attitude!!! She is a shyster, a crook!
Second random person on another forum wrote:That was the first and last time from what I am told by some of the QM employees. I guess she caused more trouble than she was worth. According to others that attended her seminars or whatever, she and her assistant (I'm told she is her daughter) were caught fishing through the guests purses while they were told to keep their eyes closed in order to "make contact."
I'm glad I was only suckered into paying for the seance and didn't have my purse messed with.
I just looked up her bio on Lifetime channel and she lists Anton Levay as someone she admires... Another shyster and crook. That figures.
Jackie Barrett wrote:Jackie's amazing ability to communicate with the dead and guide the living has propelled her into the spotlight and earned her the title as the guardian angel of New Orleans.
I wonder why she didn't say who gave her that title?
Call me bored and obsessive, because I am...but I have done some poking around on this too. I can't find anything at all about her being well known in any capacity or having any titles bestowed upon her by anyone, except maybe her husband? She claims to be known as "The Healer" at the New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple, which would appear to be news to them, as she isn't mentioned even in passing anywhere on their website which does speak of a healer in their co-founder Miriam Chamani. It should be noted too that although I am sure she goes home to visit frequently, she has been a full time resident of New York for several years.
Jackie Barrett wrote:She is currently the star of her own TV show Medium P.I. where she and Sean Crowley Captain of cold case homicide of NYPD help to solve cold cases on A&E channel.
What night/time does this show air? And can I watch previous seasons on Netflix or DVD?
This was so hard to find! But this claim is sort of true. Except the part where A&E was excited about it and thought it would do well.
There was one episode- Episode 0 of Medium P.I. (which is referred to after the fact as a "special"). It aired in 2009 at 3:00 in the morning. Jackie mentions that it was picked up by the Biography Channel, but there were never any more episodes, at least that I could find mentioned and the "pilot" is unavailable, but I think I recall a preview clip on youtube.
ETA: Here's a transcript of the episode of Medium PI, if anyone is interested: http://www.livedash.com/transcript/medi ... 09/113756/
Jackie Barrett wrote:Jackie is also the author of a #1 best selling book, The House That Kay Built.
Wow...that's amazing...a #1 best selling book. It's even more amazing that this #1 best selling book has an Amazon best sellers rank of 893,730...and no Amazon reviews. And for some reason...I can't find any copies listed at my local library nor any of the local university libraries.
Is this the one that was 88 pages of self published (or vanity press published, I forget) "best seller". LOL The proceeds of which supposedly went to the Red Cross- which if true, is commendable- but the Red Cross won't confirm that they have ever heard of her. (I didn't contact them, someone else did back in 2008 on another board that I just read the posts).
She is also unheard of at the prestigious universities where she has claimed to lecture and or have attended (but she never gives dates or topic or anything that could be used even slightly to verify her claims) and she has claimed to have had people do their thesis by following her around, but in subjects that don't exist . <-- Not my own findings but repeated from a thread that can be found here: http://forums.randi.org/showthread.php?t=124199
And finally she speaks of her mother who was a well known and well-respected...whatever she was...spiritualist? And makes the same claims of politicians, celebrities, etc. seeking her out and that her childhood home was often a place where these people would just show up or hang out. But she never says who, although once she mentioned John Lennon (I think that was from her twitter account...I have done lots of Googling today and forget where I read each thing.
) But the really interesting part and how it plays into her own bio, is that she does give her mothers name: Mary Palermo. She was supposedly world renown, highly sought after for her spiritual guidance and ability to communicate with the beyond. But for a woman who was so well known, and who so many celebrities and people of prominence in society sought out and spent so much time with, she is amazingly hard to find. I could find not a single mention of her life or death (which was a spectacular death indeed, if Jackie's description is to be believed).
In the book (The Devil I Know)...Jackie Barrett talks about having visions.
Well just now...I had a vision...a vision of Jackie Barrett...