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Mid-Year Psychic Scorecard: What 2020 Predictions Have Come True So Far?

Scott Hirsch
What 2020 Predictions Have Come True So Far?
It’d be easy to say that nobody could’ve predicted the kind of year we’ve been having. From a worldwide pandemic that forced the entire world into quarantine, to the brutal killing of George Floyd by a police officer that led to national outrage and protests across America, 2020 has proven to be a year that nobody could’ve seen coming.

Or could they have? At the end of 2019 we highlighted some of the predictions psychics were making for 2020. So far, some of the predictions have been totally off the mark, while others were right on the money. And then there are a few, from as far back as the 1980s, whose prescience, at least in retrospect, is enough to make you wonder. 

The coronavirus, for example, seemed to take everybody by surprise. None of our psychics predicted anything close to a worldwide pandemic. However, there were at least 2 people--a now-deceased psychic and a best-selling author--who seemed to anticipate the pandemic years before it became a reality.

Other big predictions for 2020 were hit or miss, and of course many are still in play. But as we reach the midpoint of the year, here’s a look at how the 2020 predictions have held up so far. 

What Psychics Got Right and Wrong About 2020 

The three psychics we highlighted back in December had a lot to predict about the state of the world in 2020, from elections to the Olympics and the Oscars. While it’s only mid-year and some predictions can still play out, others can be definitively deemed correct or wrong. Here are the predictions we know came true or didn’t:

Democratic Primary Elections

  • Psychic Judy Hevenly was correct in her prediction that Pete Buttigieg “had a good chance of winning the Iowa race.” Of course Judy didn’t predict the victory outright, and Buttigieg’s victory was not without some controversy...but nonetheless, the prediction was a long shot and deserves recognition. 
  • Judy was wrong, however, about who she thought would ultimately win the Democratic nomination: her choices, either Michael Bloomberg or Elizabeth Warren, both eventually bowed out to the current nominee, Joe Biden. 
  • Psychic Craig Hamilton Parker was also wrong when he predicted Warren as the nominee. 
  • Interestingly enough, Joe Biden, the winner of the Democratic primaries, was not mentioned in any of the psychics’ predictions

The Oscars

Judy Hevenly made predictions for 6 of the big Oscar categories. Here’s how her predictions played out:

  • Martin Scorcese would win best director - wrong (best director went to Bong Joon-ho, for “Parasite”)
  • Best supporting actor would go to Brad Pitt or Joe Pesci - correct (for Pitt)
  • Laura Dern would win best supporting actress - correct
  • Joaquin Phoenix or Robert Deniro would win best actor- correct (for Phoenix)
  • Renee Zellweger would win best actress - correct
  • The Irishman would win best picture - wrong (best picture went to “Parasite”)


  • As it stands now, we consider most of our psychics’ predictions about sports to be wrong, since as we all know most professional leagues were put on hold mid-season and have yet to resume. That being said, some of them can turn out to be correct if and when professional sports return to complete the 2020 season
  • All mentions of the 2020 Olympics were wrong, since as we now know, the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until next year.
  • Judy Hevenly was wrong in her prediction that Tom Brady would sign with the Denver Broncos (he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers). 

Predicting The Coronavirus 

Of course the event that has defined 2020 thus far has been the Coronavirus outbreak that caused nearly 500,000 deaths worldwide, collapsed economies around the globe, and forced citizens of nearly every country into lengthy quarantines. 

Neither the pandemic itself or even a general health crisis appeared in any psychic predictions we saw. However, it turns out that predictions of the coronavirus did appear in two very unlikely places.

  • In her 2008 book “End of Days,” author and self-proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne wrote: “In around 2020, “a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and all known treatments.” Browne, however, was not around to see her prediction play out--she died in 2013. 
  • In 1981, bestselling author Dean Koontz published a thriller titled “The Eyes of Darkness,” which features a deadly virus that originated out of Wuhan, China. Screenshots of the book’s passage naturally spread throughout the internet, though many chimed in to point out that A) the virus had a different name in the original 1981 printing and was changed to “Wuhan-400” in a 1989 printing, and B) Koontz is a fiction writer, not a psychic, so the coincidence is simply a matter of him doing his job well. 

What We’re Still Waiting On 

  • Of course we’re only midway through the year, so many of the psychics’ predictions can still play out. Here are some predictions the psychics made that are yet to be decided:
  • Donald Trump will be re-elected [predicted by Judy Hevenly and Craig Hamilton Parker]
  • Trump may not complete his 2nd term [predicted by Judy]
  • California will discontinue daylight savings [predicted by Judy]
  • Queen Elizabeth will retire this year [predicted by Judy]
  • Meghan Markle will announce her pregnancy and the baby will be a girl [predicted by Craig]
  • Interestingly, psychics made many predictions about the royal family, but none seemed to have predicted Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle’s controversial decision to step back from royal duties
  • The 2020 Nobel Prize will be awarded to Greta Thurnberg [predicted by Judy]

The Future is What We Make of It  

Whether or not you believe in psychics, it’s always fun to check in with the clairvoyant community and hear what they think the future has in store. The psychics we highlighted at the beginning of the year had some hits and some misses, but there’s plenty more time in 2020 to see how their predictions fare. We’ll be checking in again at the end of the year to see how all the predictions panned out, but in the meantime if you’re itching for more you can always consult a top online psychic reading website for a more personal reading into how your own year might play out.

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Scott Hirsch
Scott currently writes full-time for and has worked as a writer, editor, and researcher for top tech companies, including Groupon. Over the last decade he has covered stories in emerging tech, consumer trends, medical and wellness technology, media, science, and culture.