But did she see it coming?
Psychic Sylvia Browne, who is probably most famous to people my age for her regular appearances on “The Montel Williams Show” during the ’90s, passed away yesterday morning at her home in San Jose, CA. She was 77. Browne claimed to have discovered her psychic abilities at age 3, and made a living sharing her premonitions on shows like “Montel Williams,” “Larry King Live” and “Unsolved Mysteries.” In 2006, while appearing on “The Montel Williams Show,” she told Louwanna Miller, mother of Cleveland kidnapping victim Amanda Berry, that her daughter was dead. Browne took a lot of heat when it was discovered that Berry, along with two other kidnapped women, was alive and had been held captive for over a decade. Keep reading »
Meet Jemima Packington, a woman who divines the future using asparagus. The world’s only “Asparamancer” (as she calls herself), she casts the spears in the air and reads the shapes they form when they land. She been reading asparagus since she was a little girl and claims to have been making accurate predictions about such things as the royal family and politics. “It might sound silly to some people but my readings are very accurate. I have been doing readings using asparagus since I was eight years old. My great aunt read tea leaves and I have inherited her gift,” Jemima says. Sure, why not? If you can do it with tea leaves, you can do it with vegetables. I want to believe in her powers, really I do, but she predicts that Europe will not have a hard time with frost and snow, just a windy time. Last time I checked, Europe was going through a deep freeze. Alas, the asparagus spears have failed her this time. But fret not, the Asparamancer will have a chance to redeem herself when she appears at the British Asparagus Festival in April, where she’s bound to predict that all attendees will have strange smelling pee. [Dlisted]
Obviously, my cat Cleo can predict the future. She knows what team will win this year’s Super Bowl and who will be the victor in the 2012 presidential election. OK I’m totally lying. The only thing she is psychic about is when I’m going to feed her, and that’s mainly because the event is preceded by me opening the cabinet door. However, according to a new survey by Petside.com, I am one of the few who doesn’t think my pet has psychic abilities. According to the survey, 66 percent of pet owners report that their little ones know when bad weather is approaching, and 43 percent are sure that their pets can anticipate bad news. Another huge chunk say their pets can sense health problems. Which has me wondering—do you think your pet has a sixth sense? [via Newser]
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