Noreen Renier Biography: A self-described police psychic detective, and author of the book 'The Practical Psychic', Renier is known as a clairvoyant, medium, and unsolved missing person investigator. But at 77 years old (January 16, 2014) she often wildly exaggerates and repeats delusional tales long ago shown as untrue by eye-witnesses. A federal judge in 2011 said Noreen Jean Renier wasn't credible, ordered a judgment against her, and ruled she had misled his court. And four additional federal court judges agreed with his order, including three in 2012 in a court immediately under the U.S. Supreme Court! If you are thinking about an e mail to Noreen Renier, or booking a psychic reading or making telephone contact, please first examine her disturbing biography and deceptive track record below. On April 18, 2012 all three judges in the second highest court in the United States (the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit) ruled against Noreen Renier --- and in favor of a critic who has charged that she deceives the public in her abilities and pushes hundreds of bogus and non-existent "hired by" cases from law enforcement agencies. And we confirmed six federal judges --- six out of six --- across four different courts all ordered federal judgments against Noreen Renier since 2006. Virtually all of Noreen Renier's psychic case claims are bogus or bold embellishments apparently marketed as true by fellow self-claimed psychic colleagues, Edgar Cayce proponents, and U.S. "gifted intuitives" such as Houston based Diane Gremmel. Yet Noreen Renier has a horrible track record for accurately forecasting or describing events or solving missing person cases or criminal events. And she has never been an FBI or State Police sanctioned case investigator. Indeed Facebook, YouTube, and "practical psychic" Noreen Renier for decades has pushed delusional stories designed to fool the public. Even before her latest federal court loss in April 2012 another U.S. federal judge on March 22, 2011 ordered an 18-page judgment against Noreen Renier and ruled she was not credible and had misled a federal court! A third federal judge ordered Noreen Renier to pay one victim more than $40,000.00. And be aware many Facebook and You Tube posts showcase "TV detective" pretenders (actually actors) who promote particular psychics as part of multi-billion dollar businesses and scams. Think you know TV psychic Noreen Renier? For decades she's pushed bogus honorary faculty titles at colleges and universities. Actress Renier craves media attention. But she absolutely won't answer questions about the facts below.
A January 5, 2014 update from the G&P Inquiry Institute as a sub-set of the Noreen Renier profile index (click here).
As of early 2014 unsolved case psychic Noreen Renier has collected five federal court judgments against her in just the last six years! An unprecedented string of losses by anyone --- and certainly odd from a woman who claims "super psychic" paranormal visionary forecasting abilities!
Many of those who have reported to the G&P Inquiry Institute about Noreen Renier believe her fees are up to 100 times their worth or "simply a waste of money" based on her "vague guess work" and "not credible" results. At 77 years old (as of January 16, 2014) Noreen Renier apparently has much about herself she hasn't shared with her own Edgar Cayce paranormal supporters and other global psychic enthusiasts.
Author and TV police psychic investigator Noreen Jean Renier is in fact a former dinner theatre actress and lounge entertainer. In court testimony she stated that in the early 1970s she "created a dinner theater in Orlando, Florida called Once Upon A Stage." Later in a Virginia playhouse near Gordonsville, Noreen Renier was part of an entertainment program called Once Again Noreen and according to a fellow actor Renier entertained at the Barboursville Community playhouse.
According to an interview published in 1981 by journalist Darrell Laurant, Renier also "opened, of all things, a night club act."
The Office of Human Resources at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida has confirmed that Noreen Renier has never been a "adjunct faculty member" as she lists herself on her web site. And various Facebook postings by supporters who reference her faculty status and years teaching at major colleges are deceptive.
Yet even Noreen Renier's own web site is misleading and goes far beyond just raising her status at small community colleges.
For years psychic actress Noreen Renier has deceptively listed herself on her web site as an "adjunct faculty member" with "teaching appointments" from major colleges and universities including the University of Florida, the University of Delaware, and the University of Virginia.
Yet calls made to these major academic centers reveal she was never an accredited faculty member, faculty associate or even faculty assistant.
Among the official adjunct faculty member listings throughout all of the accredited departments across these major universities there are absolutely no listings for Noreen Renier. None. Ever.
She did at least once book an empty campus room for $15 a night to hold a non-accredited "public-welcome" program about paranormal topics. The vacant campus room was among 6 available in the evenings and was often reserved for local Cub Scout meetings, private gatherings, a bird and outdoor group, and a non-credit after-hours cookbook and recipe exchange group.
Such campus "lifestyle" non-accredited workshops and empty room rentals were simple. Straighten up the chairs, turn off the lights, and close the door when you leave.
Apparently that $15 process was transformed by Renier into academic "teaching appointments" as a "adjunct faculty member" at major universities and colleges across the country. Creative lies.
Not surprisingly psychic author Noreen Renier herself also has no four year degree --- much less any college teaching degree --- from any accredited college or university. Yet Facebook and YouTube postings reference TV psychic Noreen Renier as credible and pose many of the same academic status deceptions without clarity.
During a legal deposition Noreen Renier could not even recall the name of her high school.
Did she attend and graduate? Why does she exaggerate on her web site about her faculty status and "teaching appointments" at leading colleges and universities? And why is her listed reference contact information up to 3 decades old with many of the persons no longer at the places she claims --- or dead?
Ms. Renier has stated "Skepticism is healthy - everyone should have it. What annoys me is when people try to debunk me without listening to the facts."
Psychic actress Noreen Renier's web site has remained absolutely silent on addressing the six federal court judgments against her. Nor has she admitted to major credibility issues even after a federal judge said she wasn't credible and had misled a federal court.
So let's examine her credibility. On March 21, 2011 a federal judge stated that Noreen Renier "misled the court" and he found her not to be a credible witness. And on July 22, 2011 a second judge rejected Noreen Renier's appeal to reverse that decision. The second judge actually rejected every single point made by Renier in her 42-page court filing!
And in 2012 three federal judges rejected every single point made by Noreen Renier in an even longer 69-page appeal filing. And these devastating results came from a woman who claims amazing "super psychic" foresight!
Meanwhile her ability to accurately deliver paranormal readings and her claimed academic testing lab credentials have been showcased as bogus charades. She has also faked "hundreds" of direct case hiring's by police agencies.
Along with her faked direct police agency hiring's paranormal forensic actress Noreen Renier also lied on her web site writing "I gladly subjected myself to five years of laboratory testing at PRF and at Duke University. They tested me for psychometry by sealing personal objects like combs and watches in envelopes; I touched them and described their owners. They tested for telepathy by having me identify symbols on cards in another room. In the test for psychokinesis (the ability to influence physical matter), I was put in front of a computerized light system and asked to alter the light pattern by using my mind. I was told I scored quite high in everything."
Officials at Duke University absolutely deny this ever occurred.
But that's just the beginning of the charade. When TV police psychic detective Noreen Renier actually testified under oath she said she couldn't remember where her own paranormal testing occurred, or any of the names of the research testing personnel.
Neither could she later recall the names of any laboratory personnel who offered the testing, reviewed the testing, or conducted the testing during her claimed five years!
Incredibly in her court statements she could not even recall when any of this testing had ever taken place! And under further court questioning Renier even admitted that any results of tests that found her as highly psychic was actually just "one of the exaggerations" her publicist wrote up about her.
Well if some unknown publicist was responsible for this exaggeration more than two decades ago why then does she now continue to repeat these false claims on her posted blog in 2011?
Who is kidding who? Based on results like these her fee rates should be at the "entertainment" level with appointment charges from $15-$30 per hour tops --- not the several hundred dollar to $1000 range she posts on her contact web site. Her paranormal "accuracy" was registered at far worse levels than others willing to charge as little as $20 for a reading.
Author, actress, and TV psychic detective Noreen Renier name drops the names of both bogus and real paranormal testing labs even as she rapid-fires streams of pseudo psychic claims.
The public should know her exaggerations are so convincing and elaborately detailed that even after they are discovered people remain astounded by her boldness.
Yet even at the most basic level Noreen Renier's paranormal workshop and psychic detective claims of being extensively lab tested in psychometry paranormal abilities and as a "super psychic" scoring "quite high in everything" are whopping exaggerations!
In fact during what apparently was her most extensive testing under carefully controlled conditions, her psychic and psychometry abilities were found to be very different indeed.
According to Dr. Harry Kloor who in 1985 was an instructor at the Southern Oregon State campus in Ashland, Noreen Renier "showed up on campus and proclaimed she was 'gifted.'"
In 1994 at 31, Dr. Kloor became according to People magazine the first American to earn a remarkable simultaneous double Ph.D —in physics and chemistry—at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
While he was still at Southern Oregon State College in addition to earning two BS degrees, he also earned two black belts in kung fu and kick boxing.
This remarkable man convinced Noreen Renier to be tested in May 1985 by himself and others after she first reviewed an outline of the testing procedures.
The testing on Renier at the Southern Oregon State College campus was conducted, reviewed, documented, and witnessed by more than two dozen actual on-site researchers and participants.
During one test segment Renier was offered seven blood samples.
Each of seven blood slides were prepared according to Dr. Kloor “by first being handled by the subject and then a blood smear was carefully taken and the numbered plate placed in a box."
Renier agreed this careful handling of the blood samples and packaging by the actual blood donor was proper.
Also previous to beginning the testing Renier agreed she understood what the procedures were and that they were fair. She then agreed to attempt to properly match a blood sample to one of the six volunteers who had donated samples of their blood.
In this particular test there was also a single "control blood sample" among the seven to help authenticate her claimed psychometry abilities. This "control" sample was the only blood sample from among the seven that Renier should have had left on the table after she had completed matching those of the six blood volunteers before her.
Instead she picked up the box containing the controlled blood sample first and according to Dr. Kloor "in a somewhat theatrical manner she described the sex, age range, personal traits, etc. of the subject."
She was clearly disappointed when no blood volunteer in the room sensed a match and cried Bingo!
Unfortunately for Renier there was no shout by anyone because Renier's chosen sample did not match blood taken from any of six volunteers present.
Even so, according to Dr. Kloor once Renier finished her detailed description about the student that she believed matched the blood "she demanded to know how well she had done."
Dr. Greg Fowler, now an Associate Clinical Professor of Public Health, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon and Executive Director of Geneforum.org was at Southern Oregon State College in 1985 and participated with the testing.
When it became quite clear that Noreen Renier would not continue, Dr. Fowler revealed the identity of the blood sample to be that of a rat!
According to Dr. Kloor, "To say the least she was not very pleased.”
Even after additional testing was conducted on Renier --- including readings off objects previously selected from students --- it was found that "TV psychic investigator" Noreen Renier's actual tested performance was amazingly worse than random chance!
And years later when her performance at this event was revealed Noreen Renier claimed the story was in error and her work had been done at the University of Oregon rather than the far smaller campus of Southern Oregon State College just seven miles from where she lived. But the correct campus was indeed the Southern Oregon State College and officials at the University of Oregon campus --- located some 170 miles away --- denied any involvement ever with Noreen Renier in any lab or research setting. And of course we have the members of the faculty at Southern Oregon College who knew exactly which campus she had visited. Both You Tube and Facebook postings actually reversed the truth about this in referencing TV psychic Noreen Renier.
Three years later during an appearance on Hour Magazine with TV host Gary Collins (in 1988) Renier claimed that during one of her visions she saw "this enormous animal in front of me....It turned out to be a rat." Apparently the rat blood may have struck a nerve.
Born in Massachusetts on January 16, 1937 this former dinner actress and lounge entertainer has repeatedly failed to meet even a minimum credibility level for her paranormal claims.
And author and psychic actress Noreen Renier is the same woman who the federal judge on March 21, 2011 found was not a credible witness. And that she misled his court.
Noreen Renier is scheduled on the Unity Church of Tucson calendar as a guest speaker on March 13, 2014 sponsored by a local Tucson group (Tucson IANDS) founded by Chuck Swedrock and Susan Amsden. The group is affiliated with the International Association for Near Death Studies. So why have they selected Noreen Renier with a track record of delusional claims and her 2011 federal court judgment for misleading a court and being ruled as 'not a credible witness'? And why someone with such a well investigated track record of deceptive paranormal claims?
Found not credible by a federal court in 2011. And found by critics as not credible as a factual author. A woman who promotes rather than ends distorted and deceptive claims across the media, on Facebook and YouTube, and in her own public comments. Noreen Renier is simply not credible as a person much less as a "practical psychic."
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