Allison DuBois is a medium based in Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on January 24, 1972. She has written two books, "Don't Kiss Them Good-Bye" (Simon and Schuster, 2005) and "We Are Their Heaven" (Simon and Schuster, 2006). Allison is probably best-known as the person who inspired the fictional television series Medium.
Much of Allison DuBois' fame comes from her alleged history working on criminal cases for the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Police Department, as portrayed in the TV series. Allison claims in her first book and on her website:
However, others have disputed the accuracy of this claim. The Two Percent Company investigated Allison's claim to have assisted the Texas Rangers. Lisa Block of the Texas Department of Public Safety's Public Information Office replied to an enquiry:
In addition, Texas Ranger spokesman Tom Vinger is on record as saying:
As for Allison's claims to have regularly worked on criminal cases for the Glendale Arizona Police Department, the Live Science website reports that:
When researching this article I was unable to find any corroboration to back up Allison's claims. Not one single person can ever recall Allison DuBois working on a real criminal case, let alone providing any useful information.
Allison DuBois participated in a series of studies at Arizona University over four years. This study is often quoted as proof of her abilities, as on the NBC's Medium website :
Unfortunately this research was conducted by Dr. Gary Schwartz , a widely discredited individual whose research has been shown to be fatally flawed . In fact even Allison DuBois has distanced herself from him, saying:
Dr. Schwartz is the only person to have published any research which supports Allison DuBois.