Real Name: Douglas Michael Raskin
Case: Unusual Phenomenon
Location: Mount Fuji, Japan
Date: April 17, 1994
Details: Thirty-two-year old Doug Raskin was a successful attorney and outdoors-man. On April 17, 1994, he fell to his death while climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan.
A week later, his family was holding a memorial service when his parents, Don and Sue Raskin, were told from a relative that they should meet with a psychic named James Van Praagh to help them overcome the grief of Doug's death and learned what happened to him. When James met with the Raskins, he knew nothing about their son or his death. However, he was able to tell everything about Doug's death. He was also able to talk about several people in the Raskin's life, including both of the couple's parents. He also talked about other things that he couldn't have known any other way.
One of the most important things that James received through his psychic abilities was about another tragedy in the Raskin family, a daughter that Sue had thirty-three years earlier who passed away after five days. James also mentioned a photograph that Doug had taken in Japan shortly before his death, and that Doug liked it. However, Sue claimed that the picture did not exist, until they received a picture in the mail that was from Doug's friends in Japan. It was the exact picture that James had described, that had been discovered by his friends who went to the place that Doug had died. The Raskins are certain that James contacted Doug from beyond the grave because of his psychic powers.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a segment about psychic James Van Praagh which originally aired on February 3, 1995.