Do you believe in the power of psychics? Do you feel that certain people have a supernatural connection to spirits and possess magical healing powers? Well, whatever your opinion on the esoteric arts, Yuriy Shelkaev of Brighton Beach has certainly created a reputation for himself as a psychic and healer, according to a report by CNN.
Shelkaev’s trail was followed by Ukrainian photographer Emine Ziyatdinova for several months prior to and following the events of Superstorm Sandy. Ziyatdinova was pursuing a project on Brighton’s immigrant community when she met the 62-year-old self-proclaimed healer and psychic.
After the events of Sandy, Shelkaev lost his basement home and most of his possessions and still hasn’t found a permanent place to live. Despite his setbacks, Shelkaev continues to practice healing and spiritual massage, treating many people looking for alternatives to traditional medicine.