Matt Fraser bills himself a psychic medium with the ability to contact the dead. He has appeared before sold out crowds, written a book on the hereafter, teaches courses and even led sea cruises for believers.

And for those wishing for the chance to hear from long-dead Aunt Edna or Uncle Charlie, Fraser will be at the Bellagio Ballroom at MGM Springfield on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Admission is $52.

“I’ll be doing a two-hour audience reading that will connect people up with their departed loved ones. I don’t like being on stage and prefer literally running up and down the rows of chairs and calling on individuals to stand up,” Fraser said.

Asked if he ever gets a strange request from someone who may want to connect with John Lennon or George Washington, Franz said he “often does.”

“But you have to know that person, you must have had a connection with them in the past,” he added.

While someone may not be able to “see dead people,” Fraser offers an on-line course called “Signs from Heaven” to help them recognize and stay connected with their loved ones.

“I feel everyone has a way to connect with loved ones who have passed to the other side. We all get signs from them and it is up to us whether we acknowledge them or not. For example, one woman told me she kept hearing the song her dad used to sing to her. It was playing in the car, on the radio and in stores she went into. That was a sign. Connecting with the other side is like learning another language….opening your senses to hear and connect,” Fraser said.

The medium also offers live phone or video readings for those who may not be able to see him in person.

“People think that they have to be with me in person to get a reading. That is a misconception. If you are a psychic, a medium, you can read and connect them without having to be with the person,” Fraser said.

There is currently a two-year waiting list for these readings, which come with a disclaimer on his website that reads in part: “Your live psychic medium phone or video reading is subject to your own personal interpretation and the guidance given is intended to be for entertainment purposes only.”

And, Fraser has a message to naysayers.

“I love skeptics who come in and don’t believe in what I can do. And I don’t care, if there is a message for them, I will deliver it. It’s healthy to be skeptical, I understand that. Then you have your non-believers who no matter what you say won’t believe. It’s like going to the doctors and hearing the doctor tell you that you must change your lifestyle, and they say to themselves, ‘I don’t believe him.’ I like a challenge. And if I’m doing a reading on television, radio or in person, I love it if I can show one person who doesn’t believe in heaven….the other side…by giving them a message from someone who has passed that opens up their eyes and profoundly changes their belief,” he said.