When psychic Matt Fraser’s grandmother and mother grew up, he said it was a different world.
Both women were psychic, he said. But in the 1950s and 1960s, when his grandmother was growing up, and later when his mother was growing up, there was no social media, or internet. Without those avenues, the women didn’t have any way to learn about what they were experiencing or to help others understand it.
So although both his grandmother and mother had the gift, Fraser said they kept it secret. They never spoke about it, he said.
Fraser said his grandmother kept the revelation so close to her chest that even her own husband, Fraser’s grandfather, had no idea that she had the gift.
Fraser said his mother feared “they would call her crazy.”
Since this was something both women did not want to discuss, Fraser said they did not use their gifts professionally or with family or friends.
Times changed, however, as Fraser, now 27, grew up. And these days, he shares his psychic abilities on radio and television as well as live appearances across the country.
Fraser said his ability to reach to the other side started to reveal itself from ages 3 to 5.
But, he said, his gift began to find focus when his grandmother passed away and he began to converse to her from the other side. “That was my first true connection.”
The conversations with his grandmother became regular occurrences. He said his mother told him that many of the conversations he recalled for her were quite detailed. She figured the conversations could not be imagined.
As he got older, Fraser said he wasn’t just speaking with his grandmother. “Other souls would come to me.”
Fraser said he would see people standing at the end of his bed. They weren’t just ghostly apparitions or silhouettes but fully formed. “It was very real to me.”
However, Fraser said he didn’t think he was psychic. Since he had no perspective on the gift, he thought the house was haunted. It wasn’t until he realized the appearances of these souls were specific to him, that he had an inkling he was psychic.
But Fraser said he didn’t embrace this gift. “I was pushing it away.” Seeing these souls and hearing voices were “scary.”
In a way, Fraser said, he initially missed his calling. He knew he wanted to help people. But instead of using his gift, he trained to be an emergency medical technician.
But still the souls spoke to him, said Fraser. Trying to get a handle on what was happening, and since his mother refused to give him insight into her abilities, he went to a psychic for the perspective he needed.
Finally, Fraser said, he learned about what his gift meant.
“It changed my life,” he said.
Initially, said Fraser, he only did readings for close friends. The questions were simple, such as, who would they marry.
“I didn’t really know what I was doing,” Fraser said.
But then word spread, he said. The parents of his friends would ask for readings. From there, he said the parents began to organize group readings for Fraser. The questions became more urgent. Then he was called in to speak on radio programs and started making appearances on national television.
“I realized this could be my job,” said Fraser.
“Heaven has led me on this journey,” said Fraser.
When he does readings, Fraser said there are questions that typically arise. The first thing they want to know is if their loved one is okay. He said they are seeking some sort of closure.
Fraser said clients also want to know if their loved ones can see what is happening in their lives. They want to know if their loved ones can see the choices they make and if they are close by.
At events such as the one at Foxwoods, Fraser said he selects as many people as he can—but not all—to help reconnect with loved ones who have passed to the other side.
“I never know what the message will be,” said Fraser.
When audiences leave the appearance, Fraser said, he wants them to walk out with a sense of hope, renewal, and inner peace— even if they weren’t selected by Fraser that night.
“They’re not alone,” said Fraser. “Their loved ones are just a thought away.”
Matt Fraser will appear in the Grand Pequot Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m.
For more information, go to Foxwoods.com or MeetMattFraser.com
Matt Fraser is headed to Foxwoods Resort Casino to present his “Medium with a Message” event on Sunday, Jan. 6. His mission is to connect those who have passed with the loved ones they left behind.
Fraser says people who attend the two-hour event, which takes place in the Grand Pequot Ballroom, will find it to be an uplifting experience. The messages he’s asked to deliver often include names, dates and locations he couldn’t possibly know, the casino said. A psychic medium, Fraser likes to use his gifts to help people find a sense of peace, and feels it’s an honor to be able to do what he does.
He has been featured on television and radio shows. One thing Fraser often tells people is: “Don’t let grief rob you of joy.” He says remembering loved ones and sharing memories about them is a good way to feel their warm presence around you. He also recommends performing an act of kindness in their honor.
“When you’re feeling sad, it helps to get out and help others,” he says. “Focusing on those less fortunate gets you out of your own grief, and you can take things a step further by picking a charity that your loved was involved in and cared about. Plant a tree, help out at an animal shelter, bring toys to a children’s hospital – and while you’re at it, imagine how happy your loved one would be to have you carrying on their good work.”
Grand Pequot Ballroom at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2 p.m. $50-$45. 800-200-2882, foxwoods.com
Matt Fraser says he was about 3 years old when he first started “talking to the dead.”
Twenty years later, the psychic says he’s still receiving messages from the beyond, and he plans to share them during an appearance on Sunday, Sept. 21, in Foxwoods’ Grand Pequot Ballroom.
An author as well as a medium, Fraser says his first “visits” were from his deceased grandmother.
“The visits were frequent and comforting. As a child, I did not understand that my grandmother had passed because I had the ability to see and speak to her,” he said.
Hailing from Cranston, R.I., Fraser has worked as an emergency medical technician and attended some college, but wound up leaving after being overwhelmed with
requests for his medium services. Since then he’s gone on to achieve notoriety, thanks to appearances on “NBC Morning News” and “Fox News.”
Sunday’s “Medium With a Message” event marks Fraser’s third time at Foxwoods, and he says he’s “honored to be delivering messages from heaven … filled with love,
inspiration and happy moments.”
Audiences can expect an uplifting, and at times humorous program that can occasionally feel like a big family reunion.
“In Warwick, R.I., I was doing a reading for a man who lost his mother, and he was a big rugged guy, like a construction worker,” Fraser said. “His mother came
through and was talking about a tattoo in memory of her. It was a rose tattoo and she was honored by it, and all of a sudden she said, `How come you got yours
so big?!’ ”
When Fraser shared this, the man suddenly started unbuttoning his shirt to show his chest. “The audience was laughing and his family was laughing. It was
Fraser splits his time between Boston and Rhode Island, where his girlfriend lives. He said she’s a registered nurse, has attended some of his events and has found comfort in witnessing the heartfelt messages he shares. In fact, Fraser said after seeing that “life continues and doesn’t end,” she decided to start working
“We met online the first week we both signed up for free,” he said. “We did it for laughs and we both quit right away (after meeting each other). We connected so well;
everything happened in an instant.”
Fraser said while many people are skeptical of what he does, she understood and “wasn’t spooked by it.” But Fraser said he was afraid as a child when other spirits
came to him. At first, he pushed his psychic gift away.
Then as a teen he began doing readings for family and friends, as his grandmother had done before he was born. Word spread and soon he was feeling better about it, and was humbled by the many requests he received.
Fraser said he realized “heaven had given me an ability to help people who were hurting” and he began to embrace his skills.
“They watch us all the time, but they do not judge us,” he said of the departed. “All of those traits, like being embarrassed or holding onto anger, leave you (when you
die). You let go of all those human emotions we carry; otherwise it wouldn’t be heaven. The biggest lesson they share is to be kinder to people.”
As a medium, Fraser said he talks to all races and creeds. A board member of the National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council, he said he feels strongly about
“The core message remains the same — that love endures and that we are all the same, after all. We’re all beautiful.”
Fraser said the Foxwoods ballroom holds about 300 people. “I want to get to as many as I can,” he said. “I can do 30 to 40 or 50 readings. It’s not like a seminar; it’s
more like a group session. The whole two hours I’m passing messages; people are not there to see me, it’s to hear from loved ones.”