You must remember Criss has never really claimed to have powers.And at the end of his Seance,one AND two,he makes a statement that gives us the hint he doesnt even beleive in the paranormal.In the first one he says "Do you beleive in ghosts?I dont." and in the second one he says "Are you a conduit to the paranormal?Or jsut a con?"Those both give away its all illusions.And the automatic writing guy did claim to be in contact with a ghost and the paranormal,which Criss did say he would call out anyone that claimed such things.I am right there with Criss,the guys act was over the top.And Criss is a very talented magician,Camera tricks have been used,but every tv illusionist has used it.Sorry to say.Criss is still a talented stange magician and has developed a good character.
Since when did Criss become an expert on the Paranormal. Who told him he may speak for everyone? Jim Callahan believes what he believes and no one can prove or disprove this. Jim did in fact mention several times that he was performing for entertainment purposes on Phenomenon. Criss was attacking him for other reasons that the show viewers knew nothing about.
Saying you believe in the Paranormal for your act and staying in character all the time is not a con, its commitment. Remember Chung Ling Soo?
Bottom line, Criss broke the format of the show to bully a contestant and insult the Uri, the host and creator for the show.