Allison DuBois is the real woman who inspired the television show, Medium. She was born on January 24, 1972, in Phoenix, Arizona, and even as a child, Allison knew that she was different from the other kids. She had one of her first life-after-death encounters with her great-grandfather after his funeral. She says she always identified with characters like Tabitha on the television show Bewitched because she knew they were “different” in the same way she was. Allison was careful about sharing any of these feelings with adults, though.
At about the age of 10, Allison was told by beings she has since identified as her guides that she really was special and that she would have an important impact on people when she was older.
Her guides continued to communicate with her during her teens, and while she wasn’t sure who was speaking to her, she knew that the source was good and she wasn’t afraid. Allison always felt connected to a Higher Power, but traditional church services made no sense to her. It seems as though the adults at church ‘sang about one thing and then practiced another.’
Allison spent her childhood trying to convince herself that she was ‘normal.’ She was a competitive roller-skater in the 1980s, and she enjoyed competing in figures, dance, and freestyle skating. She says she really enjoyed beating the boys in mixed competitions!
When her parents divorced, and her mother remarried, Allison found herself living on her own just one month shy of her 16th birthday. She says she was a lonely teenager and that these years were painful for her. It was then she realized that there were dark forces at work in the world, but with practice, one can learn to avoid them. Allison graduated from Corona del Sol high school in Tempe in 1990.
When she met her husband Joe, he said that it seemed like she had a light shining on her. She credits him with teaching her how to trust and says he has made her a better person. He encouraged her to follow her dream of going to college.
Allison received a B.A. in political science with a minor in history from Arizona State University. While she was in college, she worked as an intern in the office of the district attorney. It was then that she first realized the purpose of her psychic gifts. Allison found that she could visualize crimes just by handling evidence. Her visions have helped in solving crimes and finding missing people. She is known as a “research” medium. She uses her psychic abilities to aid law enforcement agencies nationwide. She has worked with the Texas Rangers and the police department in Glendale, Arizona. She also acts as a jury consultant. She has been instrumental in putting killers on death row. In addition to her law enforcement work, Allison puts her supernatural talents to work in helping individuals to connect with the loved ones they have lost.
Allison says that the television show Medium portrays events from her real-life experiences. She is very interested in helping young people with psychic abilities to understand those abilities and welcome them. She also wants everyone to have a better understanding of mediums and psychics and the potential they have.
Allison has written two books. Her first, Don’t Kiss Them Goodbye, describes her encounters with individuals who have passed over and her experiences as a profiler for law enforcement agencies. She talks about what it is like to have psychic abilities and how she struggles to live as normal a life as possible as a wife and mother. In her second book, We Are Their Heaven, she writes about the communications she has received from the spirits during her years as a medium. These experiences have led her to believe that the living are special to those who have died. They choose to remain with the living “not because they’re bound, but because we are their happiness, we are their heaven.”
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