"Bone Man" sign

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    Photo: William Arnett, 1997
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Osker Gilchrist is a man of that medicine. People call him “Bone Man,” a nickname that does not displease him. In fact, he even advertises it on the facade of an unused outbuilding beside his house. He has long believed in his healing ability and powers of intuition and insight.

Osker Gilchrist is a man of that medicine. People call him “Bone Man,” a nickname that does not displease him. In fact, he even advertises it on the facade of an unused outbuilding beside his house. He has long believed in his healing ability and powers of intuition and insight.

“I was born psychic. I always had the power When I was ten or twelve I realized I could cure people. When you got that talent, you got to study. So I studied with the people that could give me knowledge. Lot of my knowledge come from the dead. Come from dreams. I get dreams; they tell me stuff; they tell me when people was going to come see me. They tell me about stuff that’s going to happen."