Long but worth it to see how Randi busts him.
A famous (or perhaps we should say “infamous”) preacher you may have heard of is Peter Popoff. In the early 1980’s he was pulling in over 4 million dollars a year deceiving thousands. Then, he was exposed by a stage magician (and skeptic) by the name of James Randi. Randi attended one of the services where Popoff seemed to “prophetically” know people’s names, addresses and ailments and, with a small FM scanner, he discovered that Popoff was being fed information through a wireless receiver in his ear (by his wife backstage). This video clip is an excerpt from an interview with Randi on NOVA. Beware, for this money-lusting false preacher is still at it today!