Amid the obvious, Fake Psychic Thomas John Strikes Out on 3 more Predictions for 2014
Someone who names himself the “Manhattan Medium” clearly wants to go somewhere. Thomas John seems to believe that the fake psychic business is his ride to Richville, and with a $1,000 fee to answer just two questions about dead relatives in a month, the potential for profit is significant. To convince enough desperately grieving people to pay that price, he’s got to convince them that his completely invisible psychic powers to communicate with dead relatives are more than a sick joke. And so Thomas John made 139 psychic predictions for 2014.
I fully expect Thomas John’s 139 psychic predictions to disappear from the internet within a few weeks, to be replaced by a much shorter list of the very few predictions that actually, indisputably came true. These include:
“#19. India will also endure issues when it comes to hunger and pain.”
“#26. A political figure gets an STD.”
Hunger in India? A politician with a sexually-transmitted disease? It doesn’t take a psychic to predict these downright certainties. But let’s look at three other predictions for 2014 that weren’t trivial, making claims about events to come that were far from certain:
“#23. Bill Clinton will undergo open-heart surgery.”
“#24. Ruth Ginsberg steps down from her justice position.”
“#25. ObamaCare is repealed or ended in some way. It’s going off the books for a bit, but we will pass some sort of other national healthcare system.”
Reality says no, no, no. These predictions simply didn’t come true. Thomas John’s so-called “psychic” powers don’t work. Surely he knows this, having made so many predictions and having failed his own test for psychic powers spectacularly.
The question is, now that he knows his supposed powers are surely faulty, why is Thomas John still charging desperate people $1,000 to answer two questions a month?