Missy Schwartz
February 21, 2003 AT 05:00 AM EST

Q On Feb. 5’s The Bachelorette, Trista Rehn and a suitor tested their compatibility via aura photography. Is this high tech or hokum?

A Jamie Butler, who claims she captured Trista’s bodily electricity on a colorful Polaroid, says: ”I’m able to look at someone’s energy field and tell them what they’ve done in past lives, what [they’re] here to do in this lifetime. You need an intuitive psychic to read the energy.” But outside of practitioners, support grows hazy. ”[It’s] people with broken cameras doing cold readings,” says magician/debunker Penn Jillette. ”No one’s been able to define an aura scientifically.” (Send queries to BurningQuestions@ew.com)

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