SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1341 times:
If it's a Cleo-type of person, they deserve to be kicked in the ass for what they do. A real psychic would be of the Nostradamus type and document what "voices" tell them. In my opinion, Tarot cards and Ouiga bords say crap about your future. Of course as I say, fate controls us if we don't control our destiny.
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5646 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1330 times:
actually, for kicks I called a psychic hotline and chatted for about an hour. I was very vague and offered very litlle personal information. I asked very specific questions and was given yes or no answers. I would say her batting average was about 75% on the plus side. Creepy...wouldn't call myself a believer, but who knows if some of us are blessed (cursed?) with a bit of the sight. after all, we allegedly only use 10% of our mental capacity.
Next Up: STL-DEN-SLC-SFO-PDX-ORD-STL in 25 hours. Two more states off my list.
Hepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1325 times:
I don't know if psychics work, but I've had two experiences so far. I once called a hotline and was told two things, both of which did happen. You could consider those predictions vague however, one was that I would attend a wedding within the year. The second experience I had was with tarot cards. I've had them read three different times by three different people and all three readings said the exact same thing. Strange.
My aunt once called a psychic hotline and was only asked for her date of birth. The woman then went on to tell her things no one could have known. According to my aunt, she must have been the real thing because she knew personal things about her and was able to give concrete predictions.
And on a sad note, my grandmother, decades ago, went to see a psychic, probably just out of fun. The psychic was kinda strange and seemed wacko, but he told her that her daughter would die soon. My grandmother could prevent this by bringing certain ingredients, and I think a 20 dollar bill back to the psychic and he would perform a ceremony, but he urged her to act quickly as this was very imminent. My grandmother thought he was mad and just ignored him. Soon after, her oldest daughter was accidentally killed while visiting a friend who was fooling around with his father's new rifle. Very sad. Coincidence?
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8236 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1315 times:
Psychics are vague & very general. They are good observers & improvisers but not much more than that...on a recent TV show they did this test...a lady who was actually a member of the NZ society of sceptics acted as a palm reader/psychic...she got a rating of 9/10 accuracy according to the lady who got her palm read by her...here are some examples of some of what the 'psychic' said..
"You have suffered hardship romantically, but are now happily married again"
after the lady had told her that she was separated from her Sons father, and the 'psychic' knew she was married because she had a wedding ring on her other hand.
Basically they tell you everything you want to hear & nothing you don't..
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1316 times:
There is a pretty accurate Tarot reader here in Karachi Pakistan, and most people swear by her whatever she has told them has happened sooner or later, she told my brother some stuff too that seems to be coming true and some really nice things about me which have yet to happen but for that according to her I will have to go abroad, also a female friend of mine who wasnt married had gone to her earlier this year to ask about her wedding she told this friend that around the end of November and early December she will get a proposal and she got one last week and is getting engaged tomorrow, WOW . Personally I dont like to believe in all this but things are happening.
Aerialpingpong From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
In my opinion they certainly do. I know several personally, and to a certain extent I am one myself. How well you do depends a lot on how willing you are to be open to 'information'. Amusingly (in a macabre way for a pilot and aiviation enthusiast) I am best at predicting air disasters, 6 so far. It is weird, since most of the time you get clues, you see scenes happening in your mind that can be either vague, or sometimes anywhere from 50-90% accurate.
To give an example, in October last year, when I was living in Los Angeles, I had a dream in which I saw a white 747 thundering down a runway somewhere in Asia (Japan was my first guess). As it rotated, its right hand maingear bogey struck something on the runway, couldn't make out what it was, but it was torn from the aircraft. It then started to cartwheel to the right, and the right wing collapsed, the tail was severed and rolled onto its side, the rest of the plane burst into flames.
There are very notable similarities between this dream, and the unfortunate demise of 9V-SPK two weeks later in Taipei, same model aircraft, struck something on the runway, right main gear and right wing sheared off, but there were also some notable differences. The location was Taiwan instead of Japan, the plane was totally white, rather than a 'tropical megatop', and the weather was calm and almost an eerie quiet, no rain, compared to the typhoon happening there at the time.
Anyway, unless I'm a total nutcase (which is probably a pretty accurate statement, lol) I do think there is some merit to 'psychic phenomena'.