Famous Psychics - Jean Dixon
By Michael Russell
Probably the most famous psychic of our time was the ever
popular Jean Dixon. On January 25, 1997, she passed away, but
not before leaving a legacy that won't soon be forgotten.
Her most famous prediction, and probably the one that got
psychics in general the most attention, was when she predicted
that President John F. Kennedy would die in office. As it turned
out, Kennedy was assassinated while in Dallas Texas. Her actual
prediction was that a democratic president elected in 1960, a
tall young man with blue eyes and brown hair, would die in
office. According to Dixon when interviewed she said that she
told reporters that the president would be assassinated but they
refused to print that part.
While she was alive, Dixon was an advisor to many famous
celebrities including Ronald and Nancy Reagan. As a matter of
fact, Nancy Reagan was constantly hounded by the press for her
reliance on astrologers and psychics to set the president's
schedule. Jean Dixon was one of the people she relied on the
most until one day she decided that Dixon had lost her powers
and decided instead to align herself with Dixon's rival, Joan
Dixon was also the author of seven books. She wrote her
autobiography as well as horoscopes for dogs, astrological
cookbooks and several books on psychic phenomena. Dixon was one
of the leading believers in ESP and was a well known influential
After Kennedy was killed in 1963 the notoriety that hit Dixon
because of it drove political columnist Ruth Montgomery to write
a book called "A Gift Of Prophecy: the Phenomenal Jean Dixon."
This book told of hundreds of accurate predictions Dixon made
throughout the years. The book was published in 1965 and sold
more than three million copies. The publishing of this book
turned Dixon into an overnight celebrity and made her much in
demand to do lectures, and eventually prompted her to start her
own syndicated horoscope column, which was printed in newspapers
all over the world.
For some reason though Jean Dixon was the psychic that everybody
loved to hate. Year after year were reports by countless people
that Dixon's predictions were bogus and that she had never made
one that actually came true, including the one about Kennedy's
death. The woman was under constant attack in tabloids all over
the country. A respected Mathematician by the name of John Allen
Paulos coined what was known as the "Jean Dixon Effect" where
people come up with a few accurate predictions but conveniently
overlook the hundreds of false predictions that never come true.
The truth is, not all of Jean Dixon's predictions came true. She
predicted that World War III would start in 1958 over some
offshore Chinese Islands and that labor leader Walter Reuther
would run for president in 1964 and that the Russians would land
the first man on the moon.
Jean Dixon may not have always been accurate with her
predictions but she will always remain one of the most colorful
and well know psychics in history.
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