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July 3, 2008

Teen now embraces his psyhic gift

Situations aren’t so scary anymore

DANVILLE — The rocky start of Dalton Kropp’s adolescence would have continued into this year, if it weren’t for a commercial on A&E; one evening when the Kropps were watching “Paranormal State.”

The promo announced that A&E; producers were looking for psychic kids.

The show’s organizers selected Kropp for the show, and they sent a producer to Danville for filming.

In Wisconsin, where another segment of the show took place, he met two people who changed his life.

The pair was Columbia University clinical psychologist Lisa Miller, who works with children with psychic abilities and Chip Coffey, a psychic medium who regularly appears on “Paranormal State.”

Coffey mentored Kropp during the episode shooting and talked with him about his gifts and abilities, which also include seeing spirits.

He taught Kropp to have confidence and empowerment, and to understand that ghosts can’t hurt him.

Experts have determined that Kropp is a clairvoyant impath, which means he has abilities to experience things beyond the range of human senses, but he’s also acutely attuned to people’s emotions.

For example, Kropp knows if someone is upset because he’ll automatically begin feeling their emotions. He’s also been known to speak other people’s thoughts.

Kropp has even predicted when babies will be born.

At the end of his stepmom Leah’s pregnancy, Kropp got back pains and told her she would go into labor that night. Neither his dad or stepmom believed him at first.

Soon after, his stepmom felt the pains, too, and his brother, Gavin, was born soon after.

Family members are supportive of Kropp’s gifts.

His mom, Amber Hays, says she thinks it’s pretty cool. A practicing Wiccan, Hays said she’s more open than most people are to paranormal experiences.

“I think it’s cool,” she said. “I’m really not worried about him.”

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