@Targaryen palm, tarot, stones, bones. I actually had a medium throw bones last October when I was in Boston for business. On the way in I swung by Salem for a reading.
Years ago a psychic told me in the same reading they saw me professionally flying a plane and separately in a Dr. White lab coat. Oddly enough both are true. I have flown the flight sim at Fed Ex and Cargoluxe - this is the machine pilots use to rack up training hours. It is an actual cockpit with a realistic screen on hydrolics. The Dr’s coat, yup. I have visited many a lab for professional reasons and had to wear PPE.
THE ONE FROM October 2019 was hit or miss. He saw my failed relationship and saw a friend that pines for me. Told me not to accept his advances and told me why. They were the reasons I have continually said no. He also saw me coming into some money this year, which may be correct as well.
My ex-wife took me to a closer friend of hers that was a psychic. She told me great things were in my future. Wife left me less than 6 months later and it was the best thing that could have happened. Somehow doubt the psychic was seeing it go that way though.
@Targaryen A ghost buster’s house (from the TV show) was a block down the street from me when I lived in a different state. It was an old falling down Victorian - I mean would ghosts live in any other kind of house?
So I bit and took a tour at halloween (owned by another faculty member and his students gave the tours). I had trouble not laughing throughout the entire thing (although it was interesting to see the inside of that giant house). The ghost detector “left behind” by the ghostbuster’s crew was set off by bluetooth (another person on the tour was on was using that and the kid giving the tour asked her to stop as it sets off the ghost detector - that kid had her phone in her hand she was messing with LOL).
The “shadow” of the ghost on the wall - B&W photo from allegedly from the 1960’s forgot to move all the glass out of the photo as the reflection in those showed the spot light used to make the ghost shadow.
The “rocking” items on the shelf were activated by a floor board (I left that room last, stood where the tour guide stood and rocked it).
They did well though playing on that “fame”. The tour guide slipped up and told us they cleared about $25,000 on tours during halloween (good for them!). They had the outside well decorated, tons of families trick or treated in the neighborhood (drove in) because of it… and it was the light up fidget spinner year where a kid went screaming into the street, “this place has fidget spinners!”. Yea fake ghosts!
Oh - as far as aliens (yes I know not a topic here but is a first cousin of this). My cousin’s husband is high up in NASA. He said, when driven crazy at a family thing, that if NASA ever had any tangible evidence of aliens they’d parade that up and down The Mall (Washington Mall) as it would be the biggest budget bonanza ever. Guess no aliens. NASA doesn’t have much of a budget anymore.
12 Monkeys has been around since 1995, and it wasn’t the first “a pandemic will create a dystopian future” idea. Long before this self-professed psychic (in 2013?). Maybe even Nostradamus called 2020 back in the day. The book of Revelations, too.
My question is more like why weren’t all of the mediums/psychics/time travellers/etc sounding the alarm in the same the way all of the climate scientists are jumping up and down screaming about irreversible human-driven climate change?
@tinamarie1974 Apparently all of them are except for that one, and the one and only thing they could predict from the future was that there would be some sort of global pandemic in 2020. And not any of the other stuff, like HFZ (Hurricane Fuckin’ Zeta - we went through 52 storms this year? WT-ever-living-F?)
The question isn’t “Do you believe in climate change?”
The question is “Do you understand climate change?”
@mike808 are you asking me if I understand climate change and it’s affect on our environment? If so, yes.
Look I only provided the one example of a prediction that I knew off the top of my head. There was no research here. You asked, I provided. Are there more, maybe? Do I care enough to look for them? Nope!
All I’m saying is that anyone claiming to be a “medium” has exactly one job to do, and there is no real evidence any of them they’ve done it other than by pure luck once in a blue moon (which is this weekend, btw). I wasn’t asking you to defend some article about some author that some influencer “discovered” with a topical subject and decent writing that got pushed to one of the ten million “best seller” micro-categories Amazon promotes and then trampolined from there.
There’s not just “a lot” of charlatans out there, all of them are. A broken clock is right twice a day.
@mike808 I am actually looking forward to seeing that blue moon! I need to get a telescope, maybe Christmas.
We will agree to disagree (as with many topics) I agree that there are so many “psychics” out there that take advantage, but I also believe there are folks that have the vision. Do I believe they are omniscient, nope. Do I think they can see glimpses, sure.
If I go see a medium I make the choice to spend my money knowing it could be purely entertainment before I walk in the door. If the bar is low, one can rarely be dissapointed. But I can be pleasantly surprised from time to time.
I’d like to think if future me can back to warn me about 2020 or something else I’d easily pick up the hint and adjust accordingly. But I also know myself well enough that I might have hidden the hint too well and I overlooked it or ignored it.
I make the choice to spend my money knowing it could be purely entertainment before I walk in the door.
We agree on this. It is the predators out there that represent their activities in service of parting their customers from their money and the charlatans misrepresenting their “talents” as anything more than a lucky guess that are stinking up the joint.
And that, niece and nephew, is why we can’t have nice things. Hiyaaah.
My mom dabbled in astrology, and used it to predict her “lucky” days at the casinos for fun. To her credit, she viewed it as a pure entertainment cost, like going to a concert or splurging on a nice restaurant or a weekend getaway.
Her biggest haul for a “lucky” day trip was coming home with $50 more than she went with.
We asked “well, why didn’t you bet more if you knew you were going to win?”
Her response: "Do you know how lucky I was to win $50 at nickel slots?!