Thomas John, the self-proclaimed Manhattan Medium, was once a well-known Chicago drag queen busted in 2009 for posting bogus apartment ads on Craigslist and stealing security deposits from unsuspecting renters.Is he a changed man? is he truly even a psychic?
If john was a psychic,he sure didn’t expect to see his arrest coming for fraud?
He spent years performing in drag around Chicago under the name Lady Vera Parker — and got busted for keeping security deposits from two prospective renters, who never moved in to a promised apartment.
John, whose full name is Thomas John Flanagan, dropped his last name and re-branded himself as a psychic after pleading guilty to theft and computer fraud.
“It was basically something I did out of necessity,” John told the Daily News. “I’ve turned my life around since then.”
But John denied claims he’s a con man.
“I did for a fleeting moment think it was a way to make money, but I never followed through with that,” John said. “There were never more victims. It wasn’t some sort of big elaborate thing.”From other reports,we are not so sure ,he has not had other types of cons as is being reported from other media sites around the county.
Even celebrities, such as Courtney Cox,has been reportedly to have had readings by M.R Thomas
John credits his brush with the law for helping him harness an ability to reach out to those in the afterlife.He states it has made him a changed man.But Flanagan’s psychic powers have also been called into question.
A number of online reviews claim the medium’s clairvoyance comes from his use of Paypal — which gives him the not-so-miraculous ability to research people’s full names before doing a reading.
John said several of his clients are fully aware of his past and he said his checkered past hasn’t affected his prospects as a fortuneteller.
“It’s one of those things, but I don’t think it has anything to do with my psychic work and I don’t really feel that they are connected at all,” he said.
About Thomas John – Psychic Medium
Thomas John is a global psychic sensation who has wowed audiences across the world with his impressively accurate messages from ‘the other side’. Hosting sold-out events such as A Night with Spirit and Dinner with the Dead, Thomas John is one of the nation’s most coveted psychic mediums. Bi-Coastally based, his gifts continue to be in high demand with influencers, A-list celebrities, and those at crossroads in life from coast to coast and around the globe.
Thomas John, gifted since birth, connected with the spirit of his late paternal grandfather at the tender age of four and correctly described to his parents the location of a missing wrist watch that had haunted the family for years (Grandpa’s best friend Jack had it!). From that point forward, Thomas and his family knew he had prodigious abilities, unlike any they had experienced before. Though born with the spiritual skills to communicate with the dead, he didn’t always embrace them. At the age of 18, Thomas began his studies at the University of Chicago. Graduating with a degree in Psychology and Human Development, with departmental honors, Thomas pursued research internships at Yale University and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was a lead research assistant on studies related to psychopathology and personality. During these internships, Thomas John was the author of three peer-reviewed publications. He was accepted into graduate school programs in medical research, but through the guidance of several of his own deceased loved ones, decided at the last minute to further develop his abilities as an intuitive, and began his metaphysical studies in New York City.
In recent years, Thomas’ infallible track record, ethics and down-to-Earth approach as a psychic medium has lead him to being known as one of the world’s top psychics and has earned him an honorable reputation in the industry. He has made innumerable accurate psychic predictions about celebrities that have come to pass often months after he has reported them to the media, including the death of Whitney Houston, the splitting of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, the death of Michael Jackson, and the circumstances surrounding the birth of the royal babies. Thomas John has also had countless visions surrounding medical breakthroughs, political events, and natural disasters, which have come to pass in record time.
Thomas John has been prominently featured in top tier print media, including New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, GQ, Maxim, OK! Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and Life and Style Weekly, along with broadcast appearances on Dr. Phil, Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York and The Real Housewives of New York City, andEntertainment Tonight.
Thomas John, born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, now resides bi-coastally in both New York City and Los Angeles, CA. A reality show based on his life and ‘business from beyond’ is currently in development at a major cable network, to be released in 2015. His first novel, Never Argue with a Dead Person: True and Unbelievable Stories from the Other Side,is due out in March of 2015 by Hampton Roads publishing company and is available for pre-sale at Amazon.com.