Following a nearly two-year waitlist for private readings, psychic-medium Matt Fraser is making the most of his spiritual gift amid the ongoing pandemic by expanding his reach for fans and believers of the paranormal with a number of online group readings. Between emotional and often stunning revelations, the Meet the Frasers star has been known to keep audiences at the edge of their seats with his unique approach to connecting individuals with those that have passed. While in conversation with PopCulture.com, the 29-year-old E! personality opened up about the groundbreaking global event and what fans can expect from the group sessions.
“I was nervous and excited but at the same time, I’ve never used my gift in this way,” Fraser said in our series PopCulture @ Home. Sharing how he has read for individuals in one-on-one sessions over the computer, reading for multiple families was a different experience altogether. “I was like, ‘I don’t know if it’s going to be too overwhelming. I don’t know if their loved ones are going to come through.’ [But] we did the very first event and […] the moment people started to appear on the screen — if you’ve ever seen Zoom, everybody just starts appearing — I started to see their loved ones with them as well.”
It was at this moment that Fraser realized how this was not just a humbling moment, but one he could really get behind in helping bring closure for thousands. “The next thing you know, I’m all over the screen delivering these messages,” he said. “It became such a hit that we’ve been doing them again and again and again and again, and we wanted to do something that was really affordable for everybody because, during this time, everyone’s at home, we’re all missing loved ones. We’re all thinking about our loved ones right now — especially those who are widowed, or those who had lost a son or a daughter, or those who are in the house literally by themselves.”
After going on to build an international clientele from A-list celebrities to everyday folks hoping to get in touch with those lost, Fraser shares most humbly how the online events are just $19 to attend and open to everyone from around the world. Of course, with a broader, more global audience, one has to wonder if any language barriers exist — even in the afterlife.
“For private readings, I want to say 90% of my clients are from out of the country and the reason why is because of the fact that they can’t see me in person, so a lot of people have signed up and waited a long time for private readings,” Fraser said. “When I do connect with somebody who speaks a different language — well, usually they speak English, but their loved one spoke a different language — they will still come through to me because heaven is universal.”
Fraser shares how during readings, the spirits will speak to him in a “different” way, which allows him to effectively communicate their message. “The best way I can describe it is that they use universal messages to speak to me. Imagine if I just passed you a photo album of my life and I’m like, ‘Tell me about my memories from my childhood.’ And you’re going through the photo album and you’re saying, ‘Okay, this was your birthday and you were with your grandmother, and you were here’ — and you can tell a story from that photo album. It’s the same way that they talk to me,” he explained. “When they can’t tell me things because there might be a language barrier, they can still make me feel things and they can still show me pictures and visions of things that I can put together to tell a story.”
Fraser goes on to admit he is “so glad” to be able to deliver these messages to those that need it most. “My whole job is about communication,” he said. “What I do is put people back in touch with their loved ones and the way that it works for me is that I see them, sense them, and feel them.” The E! reality star further adds when he’s in the middle of a reading, it’s a very distinct process. “I’ll see the departed and then next thing you know, I’ll hear names, dates, and places, and they’ll make me feel what had happened to them when they had died and if there’s any message there that they have to deliver a family member, they’ll also take the time to do so.”
Helping to bridge the gap between the living and deceased, Fraser shares that when he is facilitating those conversations with the spirit world, a lot happens with his own body. “What’s so crazy is they use all the parts of my body to communicate with me,” he revealed. “The same way that we have the five senses, they’ll use those same ways to communicate with me. So I’ll literally hear them in my ear whispering names and dates to me, I’ll feel what they went through. So for example, if someone passed of pneumonia, I might feel like I’m being suffocated or I can’t breathe. If somebody passed of a heart attack, I might start to feel my heart start to flutter. If somebody passed of a head injury, I might start to feel my head.”
He adds how the same time, some will also show him visions, which are “almost” like being in a dream. “The way that I describe visions, it’s the same way if you were daydreaming. You know how sometimes you just drift off into space and you see different random things? That’s the same thing that your loved ones do to communicate a message with me. They’ll show me memories from their past, memories from before they had died, and even things that are going to happen within the future. Because when our loved ones go to the other side, they can see tomorrow so much more clearly than we can even see yesterday.”
What do you get when you bring two crazy big Italian families together -a reality hit TV show! The E! network series “Meet the Frasers,” follows Matt Fraser, a 28-year-old psychic medium and Alexa Papigiotis, his 21-year-old pageant queen fiancée as they live their lives in small town Cranston, Rhode Island.
In ‘Meet the Frasers,’ fans are able to peak in on their everyday lives. Matt communicates with passed loved ones, Alexa’s pageant queen life, the couple’s engagement reveal, and their adorable cats who always seem to steal the spotlight are the show’s highlights.
This adorable celebrity couple shares how they first met. Alexa explains, “Matt first DMed me on Instagram and congratulated me on winning the Miss Rhode Island Teen USA pageant.” The two later agreed to meet up for coffee and from then on, Alexa knew Matt was the one. Their mutual love vibrations can be felt simply by speaking to them, just as it is clearly portrayed on their show.
The question everyone asks Alexa is, “What is it like dating a psychic medium?” Alexa admits that at first, she was very weary, but soon she witnessed how Matt’s amazing gift touched so many people’s hearts and brought closure to his fans. This has me thinking, we should all find a psychic medium to date, am I right?
Matt is America’s top psychic medium who hosts various group readings around the world. From going on tours, to releasing his best-selling book “When Heaven Calls,” he has also made several guest television appearances on shows like The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Real Housewives, and Botched. This multi-talented psychic medium keeps people on edge when it comes to his group readings.
Everyone wants to know, how did he discover this gift? Fraser explains, “I was around 3 years old when I first saw my grandmother. She was the first soul that I connected with and I started to speak with her as if she was physically present With the ability to speak with souls, there is a process that occurs which has changed over the years, When I was younger I would see spirits of passed loved ones. They would literally be yelling and screaming to me in bed, trying to get my attention.
However, now that I have embraced my ability, that does not happen anymore because the spirits know that I am open to communicating with them whenever they
want.” Fraser knew this was a gift he needed to share with the world on live television.
Alexa Papigiotis previously won Miss Rhode Island Teen USA. The show depicts her prepping for her next pageant – Miss Rhode Island USA. Fashion plays an important role in Alexa’s persona. Her bold sense of style is inspired by iconic women such as Aubrey Hepburn, Victoria Beckham, and Kris Jenner. She loves a clean elegant look and has a fashion project in the works. Likewise, Matt also has a strong sense of style, which he describes as different, iconic, and memorable. Together their fashionable spirits shine through the screen.
Matt Fraser & Alexa Papigiotis Style Week
With increased exposure and international television distribution, Matt and Alexa who come from a small state, are grateful for the love and support they receive in the public eye. They get recognized wherever they go and are amazed by how so many people are invested in their lives and want to learn so much more about them.
Despite 2020 being a crazy pandemic year, the couple still keeps busy. Their wedding date is set for February 2021 and we predict that this stylish couple would only deliver a magical wedding experience.
“Meet the Frasers” is waiting to hear back on a Season 2 renewal, due to the pandemic. Regardless, Matt and Alexa will be working on more special television projects. The couple has captured our attention and we are excited to see what their future brings to the public eye.
“You wanna know how he died or what had happened that day and I am going to answer that for you right now.”
“Meet the Frasers” star Matt Fraser has been doing psychic readings over Zoom during the pandemic and this week, was able to give one mom closure after her son’s mysterious death.According to the woman, Tami, her son was killed while hopping trains — but she always wondered whether it was an accident or if another person pushed him off.“The first thing that your son is telling me is there’s no way you could have saved him here in the physical world,” Fraser told the woman and her daughter, who was also on the call.“He says to me, I need to apologize to my mother for not listening to her … for putting myself in harm’s way.”Relaying that the man wanted his mother to move on with her life, Fraser said Tami’s son believed she was “too good of a mother to suffer over me” when he was “the one that needed to change.”“He wants the two of you to have happiness,” added Fraser, before getting to Tami’s biggest question.“You have a question for me and your question is, you wanna know how he died or what had happened that day and I am going to answer that for you right now,” he began.“Your son is telling me when I’m connecting, he’s taking responsibility for this. He says — and there’s been many different stories over what happened and what had taken place and what had gone on — but your son tells me he was under the influence at the time of his departure,” he continued.“And he says to me, there were substances and things that he had taken and things that he had done and he’s bringing it through.”“He’s also telling me his head was affected, so I don’t know if he slipped and fell or hit his head, do you understand that?” he asked.That’s when Tami said he fell off the train, asking how it happened.Before Fraser would answer, however, he said he wanted her to promise her son that she would “start living your life” and “start feeling happiness again” once she learned what went down. She did.“Your son says to me it was an accident. He says I was having fun, he says I was jumping the trains, he says I was not pushed,” Fraser revealed.“He tells me he grew up playing on trains, he grew up doing this. He did not realize this was going to kill him or he would be affected in this way but he says he was doing things, he says I was under the influence and passed.”The man also told Fraser that he “did not feel a thing” when he died. “He shows me the hitting of the head and the next thing you know, he shows me in heaven and being fine,” said Fraser.Before signing off, the woman said she had one more question about a touch lamp that kept turning on by itself in her home.“It’s him,” confirmed Fraser. “It’s his way of saying mom it’s me, I’m with you.”
For years, Matt Fraser rejected the visions he’d been seeing and the voices he’d been hearing. “When I was just a few years old, I saw dead people everywhere. I thought the house was haunted. I begged my parents to move.”
It wasn’t until he was well into his teens that Fraser embraced the reality of who he was: a psychic medium who had inherited the gift from his mother, and his grandmother before that.
Once he did so, his world opened up: he began selling out live events, has a two-year waiting list for private readings, wrote a book, and then hit the holy grail for psychics – the reality show where the supernatural meets entertainment in digestible 22-minute segments.
The series, Meet the Frasers, follows Fraser’s daily life with his parents and sister, although it does focus predominantly on his relationship with his fiancée Alexa Papigiotis, a pageant queen from the US state of Rhode Island, from where Fraser also hails.
I want to help people understand that their loved ones are with them every day and that they’re not alone no matter where they are
He was meant to be producing the second season of the show before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. (The first season, which runs on the E! channel in the US, is available on NBCUniversal’s Hayu platform in Hong Kong.)
Fraser is a rather flamboyant 28-year-old with a predilection for shiny clothes; during our recent Zoom call from his ornate study, he wore a sparkling black jacket and gold jewellery. He has a clean-cut handsomeness and conveys a convincing bravado in the face of sceptics and naysayers.
He has put his time in lockdown to good use, expanding his one-on-one Skype consultations into larger group
“I followed the lead of talk show hosts doing broadcasts from their house and wondered if I could do the same,” Fraser said. He has run at least a dozen of these group events over the past several weeks, with participants from all over the world seeking Fraser’s insights.
In the first few minutes of the first Zoom group reading, he said he saw a “smattering of spirits the moment the viewers popped up on screen. I could see and feel their departed with them. It turns into a family reunion with Heaven.”
Fraser believes that he is now doing the work that his grandmother should have done but was unable to because being a professional psychic was unheard of during her time.
“Her gift was a secret to everyone,” Fraser said. “Not even my grandpa knew. God forbid in those days that you would have a psychic on a morning news show. So she kept her talent very close to home.”
When he was 19, he was helping a friend move into her college dorm when he noticed a photo of a man on her wall.
“I said to my friend, ‘Is that your father? Did he die in a plane crash?’ and my friend actually started yelling at me, ‘How did you know that?’ It turns out he was like a father to her, and he had died in a plane crash. He had some really meaningful messages for her. After that, word spread.”
He had been working as an emergency medical technician at the World Trade Centre in Boston when he was overwhelmed by demand for readings. He gave up the job to become a full-time psychic medium, facing off against sceptics and losing friends.
The people I grew up with, who I went through middle school and high school with, when I started talking about this, they didn’t believe me. They started ridiculing me and putting me down.”
He has had to deliver difficult messages – the young person whose parents thought he’d died in an accident, but had committed suicide; the concerned mother who needed to tell her daughter about an imminent divorce – but said his mother gave him some valuable advice.
“She said to me, ‘Treat everyone like family. It’s not what you say, but how you say it. Deliver messages in a loving and nice way and you will receive love back.’”
So how accurate are Fraser’s readings? At the end of our call, he said he saw two spirits around me.
I professed to having no idea to whom he was referring. Then he said he saw what appeared to be my grandmother, and went into a fair amount of detail about her choice of beverage and the circumstances of her death. A message she had for a sibling was spot on.
“I want to help people understand that their loved ones are with them every day and that they’re not alone no matter where they are,” Fraser said. “It’s important to let them do their journey on the other side. We don’t have to worry about them any more.”
Being raised in a Christian home, I’ve always felt a spiritual connection to a higher power. I often reap the benefits of prayer and spoken affirmations, and am fully aware of moments where divine intervention has literally saved my life.
Still, for most of my journey, I’ve found myself questioning those who claim to represent that spirit. From prosperity preachers to the psychic hotlines of yesteryear imploring insomniacs to “CALL ME NOW,”there has been an admitted blockage within me that screens anyone or anything claiming to work for the big man upstairs, especially when their “gift” comes with an exorbitant fee attached.
Hitting 33 years old last month while living under quarantine was a spiritual turning point for me. While it’d be easy to chop that up to the placebo effect of entering my supposed “Jesus year,” I can say with sincerity that I’ve experienced an awakening on several fronts, which includes being more open-minded to concepts that I’ve previously dismissed, including the idea that there are those of us who can communicate with the dead.
Medium Matt Fraser — whose series “Meet the Frasers” debuted this spring on E! — often has his gift questioned, including by his own sister, Maria, who has publicly accused him of being a fraud on more than one occasion. According to Fraser, his sister is simply “salty” that he inherited this skill from the family matriarch while she didn’t.
“She might make fun of me or tease me about it, but off-camera she’s asking me, ‘Matt, what about this guy I like? Is he really for me?’ Anytime there’s a problem or a situation, she comes to me.”
Indeed, Fraser has built up a loyal following since his days of reading customers in the backroom of a Rhode Island hair salon. Flash forward to 2020, and the part-time reality star continues to do his work via online chat while the world remains in hiding due to the spread of COVID-19.
For Fraser, the process is all about bringing peace to the living, which is exactly why he refuses to see clients more than once a year.
“I don’t believe in people going to see mediums on a weekly basis, on a monthly basis or even a yearly basis, honestly. I think you should go to a medium, hear a message from a loved one, and then go on with your life and not have to worry about hearing messages all the time. What our loved ones want us to know is that they’re watching over us, they’re with us everyday and they’re proud of us.”
“I’m not after anyone’s bank account,” he continued. “I’m relaying the message that’s going to heal that person. If you keep coming back, that means you didn’t heal, and that’s what I want for my clients.”
Around this time, Matt and I began discussing exactly how a spirit presents themselves to be heard, which clearly stirred the spiritual pot, as he immediately “felt” the presence of my maternal grandparents and could “see” them behind me during our Zoom call.
After initially picking up on my grandmother Barbara — who passed in 2014 — a strong, male presence came through that fit the description of my grandfather, Papa Sam — who transitioned ten years prior — to a tee. He also confirmed my grandfather — who picked me from school everyday and took me to church as a child in his white Toyota pick-up — is just one of my guardian angels.
Fraser even picked up on the loss of a child that has weighed heavily on my family’s heart.
By no means was this a perfect reading, as Matt dropped a few names and mentioned a few memories that didn’t ring a bell. Using my own intuition however — which, I must admit, has been FLAWLESS as of late — I could feel a protective, loving energy hovering over me, something I always felt as a kid whenever Papa Sam was around. I also saw two birds outside of my window prior to the reading, and while birds are often used to symbolize loved ones who’ve crossed over, I simply KNEW they were guardian angels of some kind, even before Fraser’s confirmation.
I later asked how he’s able to weed out the negative spirits who may want to re-enter the physical realm, saying he meditates with the intention of only bringing forth comforting energy. He also recommends a method of “psychic protection” to ward off evil spirits, involving the visualization of oneself surrounded by outward-facing mirrors. This, according to Fraser, will ward off bad vibes because “evil can never face itself.” He dives deeper into this and other spiritual concepts in recent tome, When Heaven Calls.
This reading was just one of several mind-blowing moments I’ve experienced personally over the last few weeks, the timing of which provided much needed clarification in other aspects of my life. I also do feel healed, in a way, as I was never able to tell either of my grandparents goodbye before their transition. I’m grateful for this newfound peace.