HERALD NEWS: Spirit Medium Lends A Helping Hand

HERALD NEWS: Spirit Medium Lends A Helping Hand

At Fall River Country Club, Fraser Aims to Help People Get in Touch with Deceased Relatives


May 20th, 2013

No one knows if the souls of the dead are particularly attracted to golf courses. But on Sunday night, at the Fall River Country Club, spirit medium Matt Fraser, known for what he says is an ability to speak to the dead, was helping a room full of people get in touch with not-quite-lost loved ones.

Fraser’s known for this ability, and Sunday night, he was donating a portion of receipts from his $40-a-ticket show to Forever Paws, a Fall River organization dedicated to the health and welfare of animals.”We need the money,” said Beverly Andrade, Forever Paws treasurer.Andrade said Fraser gives the shelter about one-quarter of what he makes from his show.”We’re always remodeling,” Andrade said. “We just painted four rooms.”We need donations,” she said. “And we always need adoptions.”A portion of the evening’s proceeds went toward a new fence at Forever Paws, meant to protect the animals from any mishaps due to upcoming construction in the neighborhood.

Fraser, lean in black pants and a blue dress shirt, worked the room of about three dozen people in his own style, asking people in the crowd to tell him whom among the dead they might be seeking.A frown on his face and closed eyes, sometimes a, “Give me a second,” as he homed in on what he says are messages from the world of the dead.Then, fast questions. “Did you just buy a new car?” He asked one woman.”Yes,” she said. “She’s telling you good luck with the car,” he said of the long-lost relative on the other side.There are sometimes tears. “She’s telling you she’s at peace,” Fraser said of one women’s long-dead mother.

Fraser asked another woman if her relationship with her significant other had a lot of “ups and downs.”It did. “If your mother were here, she says she’d tell him off,” Fraser said.

To learn about Forever Paws, visit www.foreverpaws.com or in person at 300 Lynwood St., Fall River.

THE HERALD NEWS: Psychic Puts His Mind To It

THE HERALD NEWS: Psychic Puts His Mind To It

Fall River : Matthew Fraser, a renowned psychic medium, will offer a show to benefit Forever Paws on Friday at the Liberal Club, 20 Star St., from 7 to 9 p.m.

Fraser said he can see the past, present and future and “connect with those on the other side.”

“I deliver messages to those here,” Fraser said.

A psychic since he was a child, Fraser said it all began when he was 3 years old and used to see ghosts and spirits.

“They would visit me,” Fraser said. “I was afraid.”

After pushing it away, Fraser said it stopped for a number of years.

“Later on, in my teens, I realized I had to pursue this,” Fraser said. “I learned it was a wonderful gift.”

Both Fraser’s grandmother and mother share his talent.

Fraser said he always wanted to help people (he’s also an emergency medical technician), so he decided to use his gift. He makes appearances all over the country and beyond its borders, letting people know their loved ones on the other side are there and wish them well.

Fraser said the spirits actually “run the show.”

“It’s like they whisper in my ear,” Fraser said. “Those on the other side only bring messages of good.”

Fraser, of Boston, is an animal lover and a member of the Forever Paws board of directors.

Forever Paws, 300 Lynwood St., is a no-kill, nonprofit shelter for companion animals.