This article from The Moscow Times website tells the story of a startlingly accurate psychic prediction:
A man was jailed by a Kemerovo region court on Thursday for assaulting a Gypsy fortune teller who predicted that he would be jailed, the Investigative Committee said.
Gennady Osipovich tried to kill the unidentified female fortune teller, who told him she saw a “state-owned house” — a Russian euphemism for jail — in his future, the committee said in a statement on its web site.
Of course, this would have been a much funnier story if the man hadn’t also killed two witnesses. Clearly, Osipovich wasn’t exactly a level-headed individual to begin with, but I can’t help but think there’s a lesson to be learned here about pretending you can see the future, and then making stuff up that might upset people.
If you’re interested in learning how to become a fortune teller, you can check out the How To Be A Psychic guide, put together by the Ottawa Skeptics. Just remember that with great power, there must also come great responsibility.