2013 is only hours away, and we thought this would be the perfect time to present some of the more interesting psychic predictions for the new year as well as an informative selection of the most epic failed predictions of 2012. While many of us in the modern world are skeptical about the ability to predict the future, a large portion of the the human race has relied on popular psychic mediums for thousands of years.
Even in scientifically advanced America, a nation that sent men to the moon, we have our share of famous psychics. Two in particular come to mind in the 20th century. Jean Dixon achieved fame as the favorite psychic of Nancy Reagan, wife of the 40th American President, Ronald Reagan. Although it has never been confirmed, rumors flew hot and heavy while Reagan was in office that his wife used Dixon’s predictions to influence policy decisions.
Another famous psychic of the modern era was Edgar Cayce, known as The Sleeping Prophet. Cayce did more than 21,000 psychic readings in his lifetime, including for such famous people as Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Edison, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin. While his predictions primarily covered the health of his clients, Cayce said he used other powers to read the very souls of his subjects. Astral projection, prophesy, mediumship, viewing the Akashic Records or “Book of Life,” and seeing auras were some of the abilities claimed by the most famous medium of the modern era.
Today’s psychics use local newspapers, television, and the all powerful internet to spread their message. One of these local psychics is Maine’s own Vicki Monroe, who made a broad range of predictions for 2013. Skeptics will probably point out that her predictions could be made after reading political columns, The Sporting News, or The Farmers Almanac.
We proudly present, as a representative of the psychics of America, the 2013 predictions of Vicki Monroe:
Politics and the Economy
“Congress will reach a compromise to avert the much-discussed fiscal cliff. Republicans will give more ground than Democrats.”
“Congress will deal with gun control.
“Automatic weapons and these high-powered rifles, semi-automatics that belong in war zones will be, I think, removed, and only used in situations where they are absolutely necessary. There’s no legitimate reason as far as what they say, that these need to be at homes. Also expect more screening for mental illness related to gun-buying background checks.”
“In Maine, someone will buy and restart the Hostess Brands’ Biddeford plant and the state will see more environment-related employment.”
“Manufacturing jobs should pick up as well. They think the state will become, in a year or two to come, a leading resource in jobs that really promote trades, and that’s a really good way to go. Trades never go out of business — plumbers, electricians, welders. All those things, they’re big jobs; they’re just not big here. That’s what they’re saying: Those things should start to come about; we’ll be making things here.”
“From what I understand, it is still going to be a milder-than-usual winter, although we will get more of a mixed precipitation The plow people will not like me, but that’s the way it is.”
“People may spend less keeping homes warm. She said spirits see home-heating oil and gas getting cheaper as the economy improves.”
“Next summer could bring more rain here, more fires out West.”
“As far as New England, there could be a few more earthquake-type tremors that we’ve had. Nothing that’s catastrophic. Unusually high tides, that will continue. It should be a mild summer.”
“No New England Patriots in the Super Bowl and no Boston Red Sox in the World Series.”
“Researchers will make advances linking cancer and stress. They’ll also have news on the drug front.”
“There are certain medications and things like that that are going to be brought out this year that were trial drugs that are only targeting the cancer (without broader side effects).”
“In a gossip roundup, the spirits don’t see newly engaged Kelly Clarkson living happily ever after. (“That marriage, kaput.”) They see Justin Bieber making movies. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert may be getting pregnant.”
“There was another one they were talking about, that Tom Cruise would leave the church, Scientology. It has something to do with his daughter and recent divorce.” (Now we can all sleep at night!)
“Expect an upset at the Academy Awards: Bradley Cooper for best actor over Daniel Day Lewis. Sally Field for best actress. Lincoln for best picture and Quentin Tarantino for best director. (Even Monroe was surprised to hear about Cooper. “For what?” she asked aloud. No answer.)”
“Finally, will fans be happy with the new Star Wars movies? Maybe. It’s murky. Disney does have a great reputation. They could do these new movies a great deal of justice. These will be better [than the last three] — that part they’ll say.”
While Vicki Monroe’s “predictions” give you a good sample of the sort of information that most psychics are providing for 2013, what about the epic failures of 2012? Several well-known psychics failed mightily to even manage a good 50/50 guess in the 2012 Presidential election. Mitchell Coombes, who appears weekly on The Morning Show, picked Romney over Obama, as did Sylvia Browne, known for appearances on many television programs including Larry King Live.
Economic misery was high on the list for 2012. Joyce Hevenly, featured in the book, The 100 Top Psychics in America, predicted incorrectly on several major financial issues. Topping her epic fail list was $2000 an ounce gold and $130 a barrel oil. Gold never topped $1800 an ounce and oil never reached anywhere near her predicted price. At least she listened to Nate Silver and predicted the election correctly. Joyce backed Obama all the way.
Self described “Psychic To The Stars” Nikki was betting heavily on destruction of an absolutely epic scale for 2012. Her number one failed prediction was that Mexico City would be wiped off the face of the earth by a massive earthquake. Sorry, Nikki, but Mexico City is still there. Her prediction that a plane would crash into the White House was also, thankfully, incorrect.
Perhaps we should give the final word on this subject to James “The Amazing” Randi, world famous magician and psychic debunker, James Randi is offering a “one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event.” So far, no one has even managed to pass the preliminary screening required to move on to the formal testing stage. The million dollars remains safely in the bank, and Randi debunked dozens of well-known “psychics.”
Let us conclude with a prediction that even The Amazing Randi will support: Everyone here at The Inquisitr predicts that we will wish you all a very happy and healthy 2013.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!