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the haiku psychic



and a bit beyond
results now tabulated
31 of 39 correct


the curtain parts on

the theater of tomorrow

"Some people are better at seeing the future than others, like mentalist Sidney Friedman. ... We love Sidney!"
— Hoda Kotb, TODAY SHOW

"eerily accurate"

— Carrie Seim, NEW YORK POST


"2013's Most Accurate Psychic"


radio show, Art Bell's Dark Matter Radio Network for their year-end evaluation

"Why do you want to know the future? It is often best to allow tomorrow to emerge as a surprise. Right?" says Sidney Friedman.  "But okay," he adds, "for inquiring minds, I'll clue you in. LOL. Do understand though, MOST of the future CANNOT be predicted. It is not meant to be known. That is as it should be. In fact, no one knows PRECISELY what will be. If we know exactly what will happen, the present would not exist. Also, to a large extent, we make the future.  But once in a while the curtain parts ever-so-slightly, revealing a glimpse of tomorrow's theater. It's a veiled image. With a variety of techniques I attempt to interpret what many of these impressions truly mean — often successfully, sometimes not. Always though, my intention of releasing these foresights is for fun and curiosity."

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For 26 years, except for 2022 when he took a break, one person keeps seeing what tomorrow brings, or, well at least 71% of it. :)


Considered by many as the most accurate prognosticator of our time, mentalist / futurist  Sidney Friedman's goal is to present his prescient impressions for fun and intrigue, always with care when he foresees a serious warning, and above all, with honesty when he is wrong and with modesty when he is right.


Overall 71% Accuracy

Yes, at new year's time, psychics come out of the woodwork like gnats at a barn fire, but Sidney Friedman has the credibility of a documented track record of a 71% accuracy (some years as high as 79% and never lower than 62%) for 24 years stating predictions on shows like ABC-TV’s THE VIEW, NBC-TV’s TODAY SHOW, ABC-TV's 20/20, and numerous other local and national TV and radio shows plus publications like FORBES magazine and the NEW YORK POST.


  • This includes an 89% record of predicting OSCAR winners

  • Since he began including economic foresights in 2009, Friedman has been on-target predicting the exact trend of the stock market and unemployment figures in all but one of those years.  

  • Most extraordinary, in 2012, as published in a NEW YORK POST article, January 2nd, 2012, Friedman stated, "Snow was BIG news last year in New York City. This year it's water!!!"  He also predicted, "Strangely, for a short time there is an UNOCCUPYING of Wall Street." As it turned out, both of these foretold the ravaging effects of one of the most unlikely weather incidents for that metropolis, HURRICANE SANDY, when in late October, Wall Street shut down, evacuations occurred, the markets closed, and water flooded much of the city, subways and islands.


And here are just a few of Sidney's PREDICTION SUCCESSES over the years: 

A 71% overall accuracy for 2 1/2 decades of publicly-stated prognostications, including:


1) the earthquake on the east coast in 2011.

2) Obama winning the 2008 election, predicted pre-primaries, against all punditry at that time.

3) Obama winning the 2012 election, including that he'd carry two southern states, which he did with Virginia and Florida.
4) the landing point of Hurricane Floyd, predicted on CBS News.
5) Martha Stewart's legal troubles, predicted on ABC-TV'sTHE VIEW.
6) Martin Scorsese’s Oscar in 2007 after being denied year after year (and SidneySeer is nearly 100% for all his Oscar predictions through the years).
7) the rain falling on the 2017 Presidential Inauguration the moment Donald Trump began his speech. 
8) the prediction on FOX-TV stating "the Mississippi River will significantly change course" which it did following Hurricane Katrina and the levees breaking.

9) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement in 2017.

10) Steve Fossett's successful circumnavigation of the globe in a balloon.

11) Jennifer Aniston's engagement in 2012, predicted on FOX-TV.

12) the unemployment rate each year since 2009, with prediction success contrary to economist's and pundit's forecasts.

13) the rash of injuries in the NBA in 2012.

14) the tragic floods in New York City, as stated in the NEW YORK POST, resulting from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

15) The massive meteor displays in the sky during Winter/Spring of 2013.

16) Kim and Kanye's engagement in 2013.

17) the exact trend of the DOW in every year but one since 2009.

18) In 2014, the Pope announcing his 2015 visit to the United States.

19) In 2014, Will and Kate announcing their 2nd pregnancy.

20) In 2014, the historic climate change agreement between the U.S. and China.

21) In 2015, the rise in sales of PRINTED books, contrary to trend of tablet use.

22) In 2020, the prediction of "a pillow fight is in the news" made no sense for most of the year. The prediction said nothing more than a blatant, succinct and specific "a pillow fight is in the news,"  but as 2020 came to a close and 2021 began, it became apparent the CEO Mike Lindell was a close advisor to President Donald Trump, especially with the fight to overturn the election via claims of a China election fraud conspiracy and Lindell's suggestions of utilizing martial law. 



The art of accurately sensing the future is rare and mystical.  Is he built of a psychic power? Does time bend for him in a quantum physics sense? Is he highly intuitive, lucky, insightful, "foresight-ful," or what?  Whatever and whichever, these foresights are released, as Sidney says,  "for fun and intrigue, along with a bit of a heads-up.."

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on TV

SIDNEY FRIEDMAN accurately predicts the OSCARS on ABC-TV's "Windy City Live"

SIDNEY FRIEDMAN on NBC-TV's "TODAY SHOW" and EVERY 2009 prediction came true!

SIDNEY FRIEDMAN accurately predicts major ice & snow storm on ABC-TV's Dec 31st "Countdown Chicago"

SIDNEY FRIEDMAN on the "WGN MORNING NEWS." Eight of the nine predictions came true!



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posted 1/5/23
in Sidney Friedman's words

evaluated on 1/22/24
in RED and GOLD
below each prediction


79% accuracy

(does not include #3 and #13,
as #3 states it could occur
anytime through 2025, and
#13 depends on each reader)


The impressions and imagery I receive via meditations and dreams are stated below in the form of haiku poems.


Thus I am, I suppose, "the haiku psychic." :) 


I then follow each  haiku with my interpretation of what I more specifically believe it indicates for the upcoming tomorrows. You might have your own interpretations, different from mine, and I would love to hear them.



Time frames are always a challenge, so some of these predictions I foresee potentially occurring a bit later, in 2024 or 2025, in which case I make mention of it. 


Droid makes room with womb.
Eternal maternity.
Look! Body double.

Not entirely certain, but “droids” and “eternal maternity” probably refer to robots, and not just any robots, but incredibly, robots who self-replicate. So in the next couple years, news will be announced about such self-replicating robots. Why is this important? Well, one reason could be if we someday colonize another planet, a robot and its successive offspring would provide the labor-force necessary to build the infrastructure for humans to cohabitate.

Came true. — Read here from this 12/8/23 article: SELF-REPLICATING NANO ROBOTS


Intelligent flush
analyzes, predicts.
Sit down! The bowl knows.

All right, this is not a joke. It does sound a bit gross, but I believe the meaning of these images is fairly self-evident. This may not be until 2024 or 2025, but “Smart Toilets” become news. Yes, we already have smart homes and smart cars, and in the emerging world of NANO MEDICINE, toilets   ctually analyze what we, umm, excrete will begin to provide a kind of indicative biopsy years before tumors form, thus effectively eliminating cancer. 
Came true. Article from 11/2/23: Significant work on "Health Toilet" by former Stanford professor Seung-min Park


Lost thoughts, smiles, return.
Memories light the corners
of the mind.  New life!

I hope this is not just wishful thinking, but I am pretty certain what these images indicate. This could be announced anywhere from 2023 to 2025, but a medical revolution connecting brains and computers will allow lost memories of Alzheimer patients to be recovered.

Nothing as yet,  but we will keep an eye on this through 2025.

The large bear stumbles.
Crash!  He tumbles from within.
Spring blossoms bring hope.

“Large bear” I think refers to Russia. The rest of the imagery I think is clear, but again, I hope it’s not wishful thinking. By spring or early summer we see the implosion of the Russian government and the effective end of the war in Ukraine.  May it only be so!! But here’s a warning. It will then take some 15 to 20 years to truly rebuild Ukraine, and the jolts to the psyche of their people may never be repaired. Also, for Russia, historically throughout the world, when a demon is removed, an even greater demon often takes over the reigns of government. 

Not true, as the war continues and worsening.


I feel the earth move,
from the river to the lake.
The meter reads three.

The imagery here is not specific enough to give me a location, but I am surmising it could mean this coming year there is a tremor, likely an earthquake, in southern Illinois, no more than 3 on the Richter scale, but enough to feel it across the state, in Chicago, and elsewhere in the Midwest.  Also, within the next 24 months a tremor reaching near 5 on the Richter scale will occur in Texas.

Came true. This is a major hit of prescience as a 3.1 earthquake occurred in southern Illinois on 12/18/23

On the brink of blinks, 
the Eyes Wide Web appears for
who, what, where and when.

Okay, this one was certainly a puzzle when it first appeared from my meditation sessions. But meanings for  “blinks” and “Eyes Wide Web” soon became apparent. I am surmising advancements are made for a version of what can be called “internet contact lenses.” Sounds wacky but you’ll blink and see a screen of information without any physical screen in front of you.  (Along with it, sales of VISINE will go up. Ha.)

Came true. Read here for major development from Dubai: Smart Contact Lenses

Blue, red, yellow, green. 
Seek, and ye shall find a new
more chatty answer.

The colors I finally figured out are the colors of the GOOGLE logo. “Chatty answer” might relate to search results. So I surmise in total, this means GOOGLE will make a major announcement about its search engine and the emergence of a whole new, higher-level, more “conversational” search experience.
Came true.  Google Search gets AI-powered “snapshots” and announced its AI-powered chatbot is now available to everyone, regardless of whether you were on the waitlist



the core becomes more solid.
Look! Walls protect walls.

What the heck does this mean? It appeared in several meditations, and “the core” I am thinking relates to an apple core, thus my interpretation is the company APPLE will release powerful new data protections.

Came true as APPLE made this security announcement


Shop ‘til you drop from
a rise in reality.
Ca-ching!  Immersion.

This impression probably indicates 2023 will see significant news about live stream immersive commerce from actual stores, resulting in a boon for many retailers.

Came true. Live stream commerce occurs in China

“The boss” of the dream
holds high the gold man on stage.
A fabled career.

Hmm, well, these images likely mean Steven Spielberg will win an OSCAR in 2023, probably for best director, for his film THE FABELMANS. It would be his fourth Academy Award.

Not true


Indicators lie. 
Downturns, then upturns take turns.
Barrels and rates d(r)ip. 

Interpreting these images is tricky, but I am concluding these have to do with the economy, probably in the USA for the coming year 2023. Most of the financial “talking heads” are currently saying things will get worse, or we will see a great recession, or inflation will get completely out of hand. To the contrary, the pictures I am getting indicate two halves to the year, initially where there is a bit of recession but no more vast inflation, yet times of some topsy-turvy markets and uncertainty, followed by a second half of the year with lower home mortgage rates, significantly lower price of oil (below $68/barrel), and many positive economic indicators. In fact, the second half of the year sees overall rental prices for apartments drop, plus slightly more inventory available in the housing sales market. The lowering of home sales prices through the first half of the year will level off by around mid-year and increased home buying activity occurs with also an uptick in the 1st-time home buyer activity. Regardless, there will be a vastly high number of 20-somethings still living at home with parents to save and wait for a more ideal housing market to enter. 
Came true — RE prediction of no more inflation, contrary to "talking heads" forecast
Came true — RE lowering mortgage rates in later part of 2023
Came true — RE price of barrel of oil which did indeed lower to around $68/barrel  The price of Brent crude oil averaged $83 per barrel (b) in 2023, down from an average of $101/b in 2022, a difference of $19/b after rounding. The yearly low was $66.74 !!!!!!
Came true — RE lowering of residential rent prices per this report

Not true — RE housing inventory increasing, only slightly in pockets, but not enough to call it a hit
Came true — RE uptick in 1st-time home buyer activity
Came true — RE 20-somethings living at home, with nearly half of 18 to 29 year olds living with parents, as per this report

Celt takes a long breathe
over red, white and blue streets.
October surprise. 

Not at all sure what this means, but I will make an attempt at it. There will be a surprise related to government and/or governing here in the USA in October (or near October). I am not at all sure what the surprise is but it will be something significant, something of ultra change, a bolt from the blue, something unexpected.  It probably will pull people together, rather than apart, but that’s all I can intuit. 
Not true — nothing closely related to these images occurred 



Dreams grow tall from small.
Peace on earth, good will toward all.
Calm seas L(EARNED) from squalls.

This is my wish and prediction for each and every reader of my predictions. The meaning and message are clear. May it be so. I predict. Follow the advice. Go make it happen.
Let's hope this was TRUE for YOU.



Sudden dim syndrome.

Grid trips the light fantastic.

Dancing in the dark.

This likely has something to do with a blackout of power in a region of the country, or perhaps not, but rather a new trend in dancing.
Came true — RE major outages in Michigan and Ohio, per this report


Time exists. Also.

time does not exist. Now view

time in a bottle.

Perhaps this imagery is about a discovery or perfection of a product or means to slow or halt the aging process, or it may have a relation to a scientific discovery about the existence or non-existence of time.

Came true — RE a major discovery about space-time, per this news


Physics. Downside up.

Look! Life and death merge.

New physics explodes.

These images likely are about some discovery in astrophysics or quantum physics regarding the universe and how it works.

Came true — RE new platform for quantum science discovered as per this PRINCETON report

17) OSCARS — Academy Awards

Since my first OSCAR predictions in the late 1990's, for some 15 years, my track record on OSCARS was remarkably at or near 100% (and not just in major categories but in lower-profile categories such as "Make-Up and Hair Design"). Keep in mind, I never see the films. I do this completely on gut feeling or intuition or whatever you want to call it. I only see the films afterward.  Of note, in recent years my record has dipped to 89% overall, which is still quite good, better than so-called film experts who are generally around 75%, and good  considering the vagaries of Academy voting, as voters are sometimes in alignment with other awards shows (i.e. Golden Globes and BAFTA) and other times in complete contrast to other awards. Great actors like Cary Grant never won an Oscar, and mathematically, a lesser nominee in a category sometimes moves up and wins when two favorites split the vote above them.

So there is little logic which can help if one tries to think through a prediction.

Regardless, I never use logic for any prediction, whether it's for a silly awards show, or for something far more important related to life and the success of the world.

Here are my impressions for who/what will win this year, not in all 23 categories, but for the categories for which I have a substantial "hunch":

The Elephant Whisperer


Avatar: The Way of Water



Austin Butler (Elvis)

came true
Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)


All Quiet on the Western Front

PICTURE  came true
Everything Everywhere All at Once


DIRECTOR  not true
Stephen Spielberg (The Fabelmans)
Btw: I also have a good feeling about Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who co-directed "Everything Everywhere All at Once," but something is leaning me to Spielberg.


Women Talking


Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

came true
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse






came true
Everything Everywhere All at Once


All Quiet on the Western Front



An incident or moment related the lighting will occur at this year's ceremony. (HALF TRUE. There was a power outage not during the show but just hours before the show.) 


Also, a costume quirk (perhaps on purpose, perhaps not) will likely happen for host Jimmy Kimmel. (HALF TRUE. The costume quirk was LADY GAGA performing in torn jeans, a t-shirt and no makeup, though it wasn;t host Kimmel.)


Some type of trip will also take place.  (TRUE. Elizabeth Banks tripped over her dress.) 


And instead of a SLAP this year, there will be a STRAP or a TRAP.  (TRUE. Host Kimmel entered fully strapped into a parachute after "jumping" from Tom Cruise's plane.)


14 of 18 correct. Amazing results on the "ADDITIONAL OSCAR PREDICTIONS" detailing incidents aside from the awards.

Also, the fashion police will issue fines. And only three people worldwide will make it through the broadcast without nodding off. :) 



"The future ain't what it used to be."

— Yogi Berra


"Always in motion is the future."

— Yoda

"Time keeps on slipping,

slipping, slipping,

into the future."

— Steve Miller Band


"I don't worry about the future. It comes soon enough."

— Albert Einstein

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see,"

— Winston Churchill


"See the future as the present.

Understand but leave the past.

You will gain the gift of prescience

when today seems unsurpassed."

— Sidney Friedman



For all above remarks related to financial matters and health matters, when applied to your own life decisions, do not rely on these statements alone. Seek professional advice combined with your own research and intuition.

2023 Predictions & RESULTS
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