PORTLAND – Carla Tozier of Brunswick said when she read about Psychic Sunday, she knew she had to attend.

She lost a brother two months ago and was confident she would connect with him at the fair at the Fireside Inn & Suites Sunday.

Tozier, who described herself as a fervent believer in the occult, brought her youngest daughter, Kate Tozier, along. But her husband, who is highly skeptical of the mystical arts, stayed home, which was fine with her, she said.

“I will get the last laugh in the great beyond ,” she said.

Tozier was among the mostly female crowd who paid a $2 admission and $20 to $25 for a session with about a half dozen psychic readers, bargain prices compared to the price of a session behind closed doors, according to the regulars who estimated a private session can cost $75.