6 Famous Psychics In History That Predicted Historical Events

POSTED BY Heather Johnson, UPDATED ON January 30th, 2024
Famous Psychics in History that Predicted Historical Events

Are psychic predictions real? Can psychics predict the future? Despite skepticism and nay-saying, many famous psychics in history have made shocking predictions that later came to pass. Here are a few of the most notable psychic predictions that came true:


6. The Psychic Twins

Terry and Linda Jamison twin psychic sisters

Terry and Linda Jamison are a pair of identical twin sister psychics who predicted the 9/11 attacks. Terry and Linda gave a radio interview on the Art Bell show “Coast to Coast A.M.” in 1999, in which they foresaw the terrorist attack on the United States.

The psychic twins also predicted that John F. Kennedy Jr. would die in a plane accident, as he did in 1999.


5. Edgar Cayce

Famous Psychic Edgar Cayce

Also known as the “sleeping prophet,” Edgar Cayce (born in 1945) acted as a psychic adviser to such notable figures as Woodrow Wilson, George Gershwin, and Thomas Edison. Cayce gave out thousands of predictions, including the beginning of the two world wars and the Great Depression.

In 1938, Cayce predicted that a portion of “the temples of Atlantis” would be discovered beneath the ocean’s surface somewhere in “68 or 69.” The underwater formation known as the Bimini Road was discovered in 1968, true to Cayce’s predictions.


4. Mark Twain

Mark Twain death prediction

While he didn’t make his living as a psychic, satirist Mark Twain had a famous prophetic dream in which he saw his brother in a coffin. His brother died only weeks later in a boating accident, and when Twain attended his brother’s funeral, he saw his brother’s corpse arranged just as it had been in his dream.

Ominously enough, Twain also predicted his death. Born in 1835, a year when Halley’s Comet could be seen in the night sky, Twain predicted he would die when the comet was once again visible. In 1910, Halley’s comet returned — and Twain passed away.


3. Peter Hurkos

Peter Hurkos Famous Psychic

Born in 1911 in the Netherlands, Peter Hurkos became famous for developing extra-sensory perception after a head injury and coma he suffered in 1930. Hurkos claimed:

“I see pictures in my mind like a television screen.”

A prisoner of war during World War II, Hurkos later went on to become a media personality, performing psychic feats on live television and in front of live audiences. Putting his gift to use aiding police, Hurkos aided in the solution of 27 murder cases in over a dozen countries, reportedly able to reconstruct crime scenes and identify perpetrators simply by being present. Hurkos died in 1988.


2. Jeane Dixon

Jeane Dixon psychic predictions

Jeane Dixon is one of the most famous psychics in history and was born Lydia Pinckert in 1904. During her youth in California, Jeane received a crystal ball from a gypsy who predicted she would become a famous psychic and “advise powerful people” throughout the world.

Dixon’s most famous prediction was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which she wrote about in 1956, seven years before it happened. Dixon went on to write several successful books and a regular newspaper column. The gypsy’s prediction also came true — in 1971, Dixon advised President Richard Nixon on possible terrorist attacks in America.


1. Nostradamus

Famous Psychics in History Nostradamus

Probably the most famous psychic in history, the French physician Nostradamus wrote hundreds of psychic predictions. The most famous of his predictions read:

“Out of the deepest part of the west of Europe, From poor people a young child shall be born,
Who with his tongue shall seduce many people, His fame shall increase in the Eastern Kingdom.”

Many have interpreted this quatrain as being about Adolph Hitler, who was born to a poor family in Austria. Nostradamus famously referred to this figure as “Hister,” missing naming Hitler by only one letter.

Given his popularity, it’s common to come across certain predictions on social media that are wrongly attributed to Nostradamus. 

Did you like our list of the top famous psychics in history? Do you have any more names to add? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


  1. Robert Brandow says:

    Tecumseh predicted an eclipse (the the day) and predicted the New Madrid earthquake and that US Presidents elected in twenty year increments from 1840 would not finish their term.

    There's a famous Russian 18th centrury prognosticator named Able who was quite accurate.

    The sightings and messages from the vision of the Holy Mother in Fatima, Portugal are – well, you'll have to read about them.

  2. Ira says:

    This is super interesting stuff, I wonder if someone also predicted the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

  3. Elvera says:

    Thanks for this marvelous article!

  4. Maricruz says:

    Most of these were flukes mainly

  5. Minorkle says:

    I predict the sun will come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar

  6. Minorkle says:

    Was she able to heal herself?

  7. Paul Rhodes says:

    ‘In 1938, Cayce predicted that a portion of “the temples of Atlantis” would be discovered beneath the ocean’s surface somewhere in “68 or 69.” The underwater formation known as the Bimini Road was discovered in 1968, true to Cayce’s predictions.’

    Yet the previous paragraph said he was born in 1945?

  8. Charles Schaechter says:

    My late wife could heal ill persons instantaneously ! myself and grand daughter by touch! Many persons have done this and continue to do so. Most keep their gift secret because of skeptics who treated her and other who do this as mentally ill ! Read “Breakthrough to Creativity” by Shafica Karagulla.”Why are ye fearful O ye of little faith”

  9. hi says:

    it was amusing

  10. samuelstorns says:

    Nostradamus really? You can take any quatrain and apply it to anyone anywhere anytime.

    Edward Cayce however made real predictions, not random general sayings that cold apply to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

  11. John Bachelor says:

    By far Canadian JoJo Savard has to be mentioned in this group. The “no” on Quebec separation, prime minister Jean Chretien rise to power…Obama ( early youtube video)…

  12. RyanJ says:

    I had no idea that mark Twain had shown any psychic ability before. Thanks for the knowledge.

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