At different points in time – that is to say, within different phases of our accepted cultural norms and beliefs throughout history – everyone may have their own ideas about the legitimacy of psychic predictions. Many individuals across the globe have faith in the power of psychic abilities, but there are also many who write these powers off as mere fantasy.
But there are some psychic predictions, or ‘coincidences’, that have been made over the history of mankind that are astounding. From predictions made in the 14th century, to those made within just this past century, even the biggest nay-sayers may find themselves rethinking their stubborn skepticism upon looking into the details of the most impressive prophecies.
Below is a compilation of what many consider the ten most impressive predictions that have occurred throughout history.
Table of Contents
- 1 French Physician, Nostradamus, May Have Predicted the Brutal Reigns of Hitler and Napoleon
- 2 Film Critic, Roger Ebert, Predicted the Innovations of Netflix and Hulu
- 3 Nikola Tesla Predicted Personal Wireless Devices in 1909
- 4 Australian Psychic Predicted Hurricane Katrina
- 5 Famed Psychic, Edgar Cayce, Predicted the Assassination of Former President, John F. Kennedy
- 6 Female Psychic, Jeanne Dixon, Predicted Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
- 7 Popular TV Show Scrubs Predicted Bin Ladin’s Location While in Hiding
- 8 Famed Sci-Fi Writer, H.G. Wells, Predicted the Atomic Bomb
- 9 Short Story Writer Predicted the Sinking of the Titanic
- 10 Political Author Predicted Cold War in 19th Century
French Physician, Nostradamus, May Have Predicted the Brutal Reigns of Hitler and Napoleon
The 14th century French physician, Nostradamus, published over a thousand psychic predictions within his lifetime, including a few that foretold historic events such as the French Revolution and the Great Fire of London that occurred in 1666.
His predictions of these Napoleon’s and Hitler’s births and periods of power are said to be among a few that were deemed predictions of “anti-Christs” destined to wreak enormous impact on their respective societies.
Prediction of Napoleon:
“An Emperor shall be born near Italy.
Who shall cost the Empire dear,
They shall say, with what people he keeps company He shall be found less a Prince than a butcher.”
“PAU, NAY, LORON will be more of fire than of the blood,
To swim in praise, the great one to flee to the confluence.
He will refuse entry to the Piuses,
The depraved ones and the Durance will keep them imprisoned. “
Prediction of Hitler’s Rise to Power:
“From the depths of the West of Europe,
A young child will be born of poor people,
He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop;
His fame will increase towards the realm of the East.”
“Beasts ferocious with hunger will cross the rivers,
The greater part of the battlefield will be against Hister.
Into a cage of iron will the great one be drawn,
When the child of Germany observes nothing.”
Film Critic, Roger Ebert, Predicted the Innovations of Netflix and Hulu
Not all predictions are made by self-proclaimed psychics. The well-known film critic, Roger Ebert (1942-2013), actually made a prediction back in 1987 that turned out to be an eerily, and impressively true conjecture:
“We will have high-definition, wide-screen television sets and a push-button dialing system to order the movie you want at the time you want it,” Ebert predicted in an interview with the magazine, Omni in 1987.
Nikola Tesla Predicted Personal Wireless Devices in 1909
The Serbian-American inventor and engineer, Nikola Tesla, is most famously known for his contributions to the electrical engineering industry – as well as the company named after him, Tesla Motors.
However, in addition to his innovative talents, it seems he also had an impressively accurate prediction about future technologies as evidenced in a comment he made to the New York Times in 1909:
“It will soon be possible to transmit wireless messages all over the world so simply that any individual can own and operate his own apparatus.”
Uncanny, no? And an accurate reflection of our current global societies’ appreciation for instant – and convenient – communication.
Australian Psychic Predicted Hurricane Katrina
Among other natural disasters across the world, the Australian psychic, Jeffrey Palmer, predicted Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the land and lives of the residents of New Orleans in 2005.
As a man who claims to remember multiple childhood episodes of his budding psychic abilities, Palmer only gained international recognition with his Hurricane Katrina prediction. Now,he works as a syndicated columnist who still provides his own psychic predictions. Not all his predictions apparently come true, however, which has raised controversy between those who have faith in psychic power and the skeptics – with a gray area for those unsure being in between.
Famed Psychic, Edgar Cayce, Predicted the Assassination of Former President, John F. Kennedy
The 20th Century man, Edgar Cayce, is well-known by history buffs within the psychic community as likely one of the more prominent psychic figures of his time. In addition to his predictions of major events such as the two world wars, arguably the most impressive was Cayce’s prediction of the 1963 assassination of JFK.
It may be worthwhile to note that Cayce died of a stroke in 1945.
Another fascinating fact about Cayce’s dabbles in psychic power is that he provided his psychic predictions while in a self-induced trance-like state, which earned him the nickname the ‘Sleeping Prophet’. Within this semi-conscious state, he recited a number of grand predictions, or ‘visions’ of the future, that ended up proving accurate.
Female Psychic, Jeanne Dixon, Predicted Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Jeanne Dixon was another one of the 20th century’s most famous psychics who provided predictions so accurate that she managed to catch the attention of both former President Richard Nixon and former First Lady Nancy Reagan.
Dixon’s prediction of the death of civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr., came in 1965 – a full three years before he was assassinated.
Popular TV Show Scrubs Predicted Bin Ladin’s Location While in Hiding
Predictive line (2006):
“In my opinion, we should be looking for Bin Laden in Pakistan,” Scrubs janitor says to character, J.D.
Whether the popular comedy show, Scrubs, had a psychic within its group of screenwriters or not, the show’s prediction in 2006 of Osama Bin Ladin’s location while in hiding astounded many, to say the least. That is because, when U.S soldiers did finally locate the whereabouts of Bin Ladin, he was indeed found in a guarded Pakistani building.
Famed Sci-Fi Writer, H.G. Wells, Predicted the Atomic Bomb
Readers and most media consumers may consider H.G. Wells’ novels to be his greatest achievements, but those within the psychic community are likely familiar with the impressiveness of his prediction of the atomic bomb.
This prediction can be found in his 1914 novel, The World Set Free, which contained a similar weapon of mass destruction with radioactive elements. Our world’s atomic bomb created in World War II was not dropped until 1942.
Short Story Writer Predicted the Sinking of the Titanic
The novella, “Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan”, written by short story writer, Morgan Robertson in 1898, detailed the sinking of the largest ship ever made….which sunk due to circumstances identical to those of the real Titanic nearly two decades later.
Political Author Predicted Cold War in 19th Century
“There are now two great nations in the world which, starting from different points, seem to be advancing toward the same goal: the Russians and the Anglo-Americans…. Their point of departure is different and their paths diverse; nevertheless, each seems called by some secret desire of Providence one day to hold in its hands the destinies of half the world.”
This excerpt is from the book, Democracy in America, written by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1840. The Cold War lasted from 1947 to 1991.