Haunting Evidence: Bringing Crime Solving to Another Dimension
Carla Baron, Psychic Profiler
Carla Baron is one of America's most recognizable psychic profilers.
The daughter of an anesthesiologist father and mother who was a former nurse, Carla spent her early years as a concert pianist, a professional singer and Pennsylvania beauty queen ("You think the front lines in Iraq are bad? Go backstage at a beauty pageant," she says.)
She began her work as a psychic while attending Carnegie Mellon University and has since done thousands of readings. "The questions I get aren't 'Is my husband cheating?'" she says. "They are more progressed. 'What is my purpose? What am I here to do? What am I supposed to be learning?'"
Although she says she is constantly asked by police to help them with unsolved cases, she enjoys private readings "because they balance me. [Working on cases that involve] death all day wouldn't suit me. In fact, I am surprised that I work with cops. When I was growing up, I didn't even like cops. They were the ones who wrote me speeding tickets."
Her work as a medium is complicated, and articulating what she does is difficult. "I am sort of like the third person on the telephone line," she explains. "I am able to hear conversations between [the dead] and the living."
Carla's role in solving the crimes presented to the team in "Haunting Evidence," she says, is "to go directly to the part of the picture that can help us. I can extract info. Apply pieces of information and put it into a practical purpose."
Why, then, doesn't the murder victim simply disclose to her the identity of the killer? "I get asked that all the time. It's because everyone needs to be part of the solution: the victim, the family, the police, me. Sometimes, the victims aren't even sure what dimension they are in."
Baron lives in Los Angeles. In her spare time, she enjoys television, singing, biking, and cooking. (Click here for her Virginia Apple Surprise Pie recipe.)