posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 05:40 PM
reply to post by Darkblade71
She tried to warn J F Kennedy that he was going to be assassinated if I remember correctly.
The wiki thing is highly skeptical of her, but then, that goes for all psychics, skeptics abound...lol
There is a good reason for all that skepticism.
For example, below are some of her other "predictions":
- there would be a cure for cancer in 1967
- peace on earth by the year 2000
- Richard Nixon would serve his country well
- the Soviets would beat the U.S. to the moon
- World War III would begin in 1958
According to The Skeptic's Dictionary
she was never correct in ANY prediction of any consequence.
When someone makes as many predictions as Dixon did, you are bound to be correct some of the time.
"Jeane Dixon was an astrologer and alleged psychic who did not predict the assassination of President Kennedy."
Of course, these Nostradamus-like hits (they wrote without a trace of irony) came among literally hundreds that were wholly false, such as
predicting the Soviet Union would be first to land on the moon.
But here's the real problem--in 1960, she forecast that Kennedy would not win the coming election. Yes, that's right. Although she is credited with
predicting his assassination because of her 1956 statement, her 1960 one is routinely ignored by those who perpetuate this myth. And unlike her
previous one, it couldn't be more specific: She predicted clearly that "John F. Kennedy would fail to win the presidency."
Well, if he wasn't going to win, how could she have predicted that he would be assassinated in office?
The answer: She didn't. Instead she made a lot of vague predictions, some of which contradicted each other, and then relied on people to only
remember those which could somehow be worked into a claimed "hit" with 20/20 hindsight while forgetting the far-more-numerous misses. This same
technique is used all over the globe today. And people still fall for it. P.T. Barnum would be proud.