GREG Riley has kept a secret for most of his 36 years — he has psychic powers.
Riley has a senior position in the IT world, hardly the place you would want to talk about reading palms and speaking to dead people.
Riley’s secret was revealed when he decided to be a contestant on The One.
The show, hosted by Andrew Daddo, puts a group of psychics to the test. Challenges have included finding a man in a car boot and pinpointing a thief on a crowded train.
‘‘ When the show came out a few people (at work) were angry, saying, ‘ Why didn’t you tell us? We’ve been working together for five years’,’’ Riley says. ‘‘ One morning I walked in and everyone was wearing tin foil hats (so he couldn’t read their minds).’’
Riley says he has been having paranormal experiences since childhood.
‘‘ I used to be an altar boy,’’ Riley says. ‘‘ I’d be sitting there during a funeral service and up at the back of the church I would see the person who is in the coffin watching their own funeral.
‘‘ Because I was Catholic, I didn’t mention it, ever.’’ A life-changing experience