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The series follows the life of Melinda Irene Gordon, who can see and communicate with the dead. Trying to live as normal a life as possible, she is married and owns an antique store with her best friend, Andrea. Melinda helps earthbound spirits resolve their problems and cross over into the light, or the spirit world. Her tasks are difficult and at times she struggles with people who push her away and do not believe in her gift. In addition, the ghosts are mysterious and sometimes menacing at first, and Melinda must use the clues available to her to understand the spirits' needs and help them.

Early Life[]

Melinda was born to Beth Gordon and Paul Eastman both of whom were mediums, like her. Melinda has been able to see ghosts since she was a little girl. Her grandmother told her about their abilities, and that Melinda's mother doesn't like their gifts because it scares her. Later on, Melinda met her husband, Jim, when her apartment building was on fire and had to be evacuated from the building. Melinda sees the ghost of an elderly woman whose husband is still inside. Melinda tells Jim that there is still a man inside, and even though he doesn't fully believe her, he goes inside and double-checks. He finds the man still breathing, and the man's wife. The wife is relieved that her husband is safe, and can cross over. Jim sees Melinda walking, and he gets off his fire truck to walk with her. After they met, they eventually got married and moved to Grandview, New York where Melinda opened a small antique shop, named "The Same As It Never Was" Antiques. She met and became friends with Andrea Marino, who came to share management responsibilities of the store with Melinda. Eventually, Melinda gained enough trust in Andrea to do something.

Powers and abbilities[]

Mediumship: A hereditary gift, Melinda was born with the ability to see and communicate with earthbound spirits and uses this ability to help them crossover into the Light, however, there are a few that remain earthbound for many reasons. Spirits can give her visions of the past and future to give her information on what is keeping them earthbound, some scarier than others, due to some spirits forgetting various things from their name, families, and even their identity to the point that this and other things can reflect on how a spirit presents itself to her. She must give loved ones closure while the spirits find their peace and can move on. Her abilities have even been able to interact with technology, as she was able to pull a ghost out of a computer that was existing inside of an online chat game and was even able to enter the game world to confront them. Meredith is also possibly able to see ghosts in photographs as when she saw the glare on her wedding pictures she knew it was Dan, whether she saw him or had common sense is unknown. Her powers also might be unique amongst ghost whisperers as when the 1800s bloody ghost from Grandview said powerful, he could’ve been saying that he's finally strong enough to have caused the cave-in, although he might’ve caused others as well, or he might’ve been calling her powerful, something that supports this was when her ancestor Tessa said that other ghost whisperers have come to help but have died as well, and her stepfather backed this up as well.

Psychometry: It is revealed that Melinda is capable of a form of Extrasensory Perception, where she receives visions about the history of an object by touching said object.


Intense Energy: If a spirit(s) pushes too much of its energy onto Melinda it can overwhelm her to the point of passing out.

What She Loves[]

  • Melinda loves anchovies on her pizza.
  • Melinda didn't know how to cook when she met Jim.
  • Melinda bought her first car with the babysitting money she made in high school.
  • Melinda graduated from Hillridge High School and went to college in Washington State.
  • Melinda played field hockey in high school and wore braces when she was seventeen.
  • Melinda likes chick flicks and horror movies (though the latter scare her a lot).
  • Melinda had a red umbrella turn inside out on her first date with Jim. He replaced it on the fifth anniversary of that encounter.
  • Melinda knows nothing about sports except for field hockey having played it in high school.
  • Melinda is allergic to Ho-Hos.
  • Melinda doesn't like her birthday or Halloween, but loves Christmas.
  • Melinda's biggest fear is being studied for her gift.