Jeane Dixon and the Psychic Hall of Fame


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Jeane Dixon
and the Psychic Hall of Fame

Article description: Do you remember Jeane Dixon? She was a world-renowned “psychic.”

Do you remember Jeane Dixon? She was a world-renowned “psychic,” supposedly an advisor to several presidents, the author of eight books, and a syndicated columnist whose horoscope “predictions” appeared in hundreds of newspapers across the nation.

Dixon was born January 5, 1918, and she died January 25, 1997. Religiously, she was a Roman Catholic, who claimed that God had blessed her with the “gift of prophecy.” Author Ruth Montgomery wrote a book regarding Ms. Dixon, under that very title.

Ms. Dixon claimed that she first began peering into the future when she was about five years of age. Thousands around the country swore by her claims, and many would scarcely make a significant decision without consulting Dixon’s horoscopic advice.

As a prophetess, however, the lady was a dismal failure – as all her kind are. What do the following predictions have in common?

  1. Russia will be the first nation to land a man on the moon.

  2. World War III will break out in October, 1958.

  3. Walter Reuther will be a Democratic candidate for President in 1964.

  4. There will be no significant congressional legislation in 1965.

Their commonality is this: They all proved to be false “prophecies.”

Russia has never put a man on the moon. World War III has not broken out yet. Walter Reuther was never a candidate for President. And in 1965, congress passed both the Medicare bill and the Civil Rights Act.

These were but a fraction of the “coming events” that Ms. Dixon previewed in that famous crystal ball she treasured for which she paid some $8,000 – it obviously was fairly foggy!

On one occasion, Dixon declared that John F. Kennedy would be elected President in 1960. She apparently forgot about that “prophecy” though, because when 1960 rolled around, she declared that Nixon would be the victor in the presidential contest. Moreover, Ms. Dixon once prophesied that Nixon had “excellent vibrations for the good of America” and would “serve [his] country well” (Time, August 13, 1965, p. 59). How curious it was that her famous crystal ball never previewed the fact that Nixon would disgrace the highest office in the land, and be the first President to resign!

But the “most significant and soul-stirring” vision that Ms. Dixon ever claimed to have entertained was this. Supposedly, she received a revelation that:

“A child, born somewhere in the Middle East shortly after 7 A.M. (EST) on February 5, 1962, will revolutionize the world. Before the end of 1999 he will bring together all mankind in one all-embracing faith. This will be the foundation of a new Christianity, with every sect and creed united through this man who will walk among the people to spread the wisdom of the Almighty Power” (Ruth Montgomery, A Gift of Prophecy, 1965, p. 171).

Well, here we are – three and one-half months this side of the end of 1999 – and this new leader did not appear as predicted. And so, with due sensitivity, one must concede that Jeane Dixon takes her place in the Psychic Hall of Fame – along with those tea-leaf readers and the students of “chicken entrails” in the remote environs of far-off Africa.

-Wayne Jackson

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