Lori Vallow — aka the Mormon Doomsday Cult Mom — was ordered to show up to court in Idaho on Thursday with her children, Tylee Ryan and J.J. Vallow, who haven't been seen since this fall. Shockingly enough, she did not make it. It is not known whether she returned to Idaho or if she has remained in Hawaii where she has been living with her new husband, Mormon doomsday novelist Chad Daybell, since November.
There's also a new development, of sorts, in the case, and somehow it is no less bizarre than everything else going on with these people.
Kauai landlord Jeani Martin says that on November 7, the couple showed up unannounced at her house about renting her master bedroom, claiming that God had led them there. You know, because God is a big HGTV fan and has very strong opinions on real estate. Does not miss an episode of "Property Brothers," that guy.
When psychic medium Sylvia Browne died in 2013, there were still multiple upcoming tour dates listed on her website. While I would certainly never cheer anyone's death, because that's gross (even if she was an awful human being who told the parents of Amanda Berry and Shawn Hornbeck that their children were dead when they weren't), it was a fairly satisfying moment.
Earlier this month, Derek Acorah, another psychic known for telling parents of missing children that those children are dead (and also for doing a Michael Jackson seánce on live TV), died from complications of pneumonia. You may know him from such shows as "Most Haunted" and that one episode of “Doctor Who" where they thought everyone had come back from the dead as "ghosts" but actually they were Cybermen from a parallel universe.
But like the spirits he's claimed to be able to speak to, lo these many years, death is not keeping Derek Acorah down. In fact, up until this weekend, his website was still offering text message "readings" from Derek for £3 ($3.90) for those who wished to receive his help to contact their deceased loved ones. Each follow-up message cost £1.