I generally don my 'doubting Thomas' hat when I hear stories of individuals claiming to be mediums who claim to have a well known individual communicating through them. I have even more doubts where a spirit communicator is already known to be communicating through another medium although spirits presumably can choose who to co-operate with. I hadn't heard of McIntosh or her claimed mediumship/channeling with Erik Medhus but the burden of proof should have been on the claimant to provide evidence Erik was communicating through her. Did she do that? Otherwise any such claim deserves to be dismissed but I realise that may not be the way things happen in the real world. On a similar tack, some years ago I was made aware that a medium I knew and who lived locally was claiming that the recently-passed Diana, Princess of Wales, was communicating through her. The assertion immediately sounded preposterous to me and I shook my head in disbelief although the medium might have been totally honest in believing what she said. There's the rub. An individual may honestly believe (s)he is channeling a particular spirit communicator but belief alone doesn't make it so.