"Some people are better at seeing the future than others, like mentalist Sidney Friedman. ... We love Sidney!"
- Hoda Kotb, TODAY SHOW
- Carrie Seim, NEW YORK POST
"2013's Most Accurate Psychic"
- Tobias McGriff, SUPERNATURAL SCIENCE
radio show, Art Bell's Dark Matter Radio Network for their year-end evaluation
For 23 years, year after year, one person keeps seeing what tomorrow brings, or, well at least 72% 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.
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 72% accuracy (some years as high as 79% and never lower than 62%) for 21 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 a 93% 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 in 2017, Sidney continued his remarkable accuracy. See the results here:
FULL RESULTS for 2016:
FULL RESULTS for 2015:
FULL RESULTS for 2014:
FULL RESULTS for 2013:
results from years prior:
Here are just a few of Sidney's PREDICTION SUCCESSES over the years:
A 72% overall accuracy for 21 years 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 Meagan Mardle'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) As a profound example, here are nine of his 2015 predictions stated on WGN-TV's morning news. Eight of them came to fruition: CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO
The art of accurately sensing the future is rare and mystical. Is he truly psychic, highly intuitive, or what?
Ironically, Friedman says about his predictions and the art of predicting: "Most of the future is unpredictable. 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. We all get these hunches. Through a variety of techniques (explained in my book and seminar), 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."
Here are Friedman's
plus predictions stated on various media
in December, including ABC-TV's
"Windy City Live" and FOX-TV's
"Good Day Chicago"
IN RED AND GREEN
(as of 12/26/19):
(31 CORRECT OUT OF 44)
NOTE: #15 and #24 were not counted
due to their jocular nature.
OSCAR PREDICTIONS: Hey, deep down most of us know awards shows are self-congratulatory, promotional aggrandizing, wastes-of-wattage TV marathons that bore more than entertain, and in the larger scope of things have little meaning. The true declaration of greatness will be awarded by time itself, when in 10, 20, 50 years, the movie creations and performances which still have impact will be awarded by the public's (or a part of the public's) ever-lasting interest. Still, we watch. And with such hype and hoopla each year over the honoring of movies only a few months after their release, inquiring minds want to know who and what will win the trophies.
Perhaps it's my lack of interest, my ability to step back, which has allowed me to have a track record over 18 years of 93% predicting OSCARS, and for a long time it was at 100%, and without seeing the films. That's right. I do NOT see the films. (In this way, personal taste or aesthetic does not influence my choices.) I won't try to explain it. but hey, here’s another go at who will win Hollywood's gold statues.
What makes this even more of a challenge is I state not only MAJOR categories, but MINOR categories too.
So here’s what I foresee this year's Academy Awards:
BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
BEST ACTRESS: Glenn Close (The Wife)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Black Klansman
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Favourite
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Favourite
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR: Vice
BEST SONG: Shallow (A Star Is Born)
BEST SCORE: First Man
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
BEST DOCUMENTARY: Won't You Be My Neighbor?
BEST FOREIGN FILM: Roma
I rarely, if ever, get impressions regarding sporting matches, but this one came in strong regarding the matchup on January 20th between New Englad and Kansas City in the AFC conference championship of the NFL playoffs:
For years, big losses were beguiling,
but now somewhere Hank Stram is smiling
while Chiefs’ fans are styling their red garb of fandom.
the outcome this time will not be so random.
I know what’s in store and also the score.
Piece by piece, play by play, the Chiefs will dismantle New England,
sending KC toward their promised new ring-land.
But again, I am not all that proficient at sports predictions, so if you're a gambler, don;t go by what I say.
This one and the six that follow are images I received in dreams (which is where most of my prognostications emanate). Whereas usually I can decipher the images, these may take more time to unfurl their meaning to us:
The street fills with the homeless.
Birds swarm as mist falls.
The sun rises. Light is blocked.
Swirls of dust follow.
The bend leads nowhere.
The boundary leads somewhere.
A view of the air.
Stirred, plunged, shunned, and stunned.
Heavy is the headless head
who wears the crown. Done.
Early settlers rise.
The stained land triggers revolt
with five sons, not guns.
Swings, sways, ebbs and flows.
Teeter totters, spires and fires.
Rumble in the west.
A HIT. Refers to the unfortunate fire that enveloped the 800-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which lost its famous SPIRE and roof, plus much of the interior. The rumble refers to the continuous deep resonant sound of the fire as described by onlookers at its iconic west side.
Yellow bars rise fast.
The sun sets on the city
that never sleeps. Chimes!
HALF A HIT. The chiming is of the newly restored church bell. "City that never sleeps" refers to the article's mention of complaints of the church bell keeping people awake.
In fashion, wearing two different colored shoes will become a thing. That's right, non-matching shoes will begin to be a real trend, as in a powder blue shoe on one foot, with a black shoe on the other.
Last year, I predicted the exact week of a snow and ice storm in Chicago that shut down the airport and schools. This year I am predicting a far more mild winter in the Chicago area, and in fact, as rare and uncommon as this is, there will be a 70-degree day in February and two days in March that reach the 80's.
Through the years there have been numerous rumors about music star Taylor Swift finding "the one," but this time it's for real. Swift and actor Joe Alwyn get engaged.
MIGHT HAPPEN BY NEW YEAR'S
Actress Scarlett Johansson and SNL star Colin Jost will get engaged.
And look for Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez to also announce their engagement.
Psychics will be wrong. :)
LOL. True here.
Cannabis-infused beverages become a hot thing toward the end of the year, especially in Canada.
THE ECONOMY: In late 2008, I began adding economic prognostications to my list of predictions and have accurately stated the stock market trend in all but one of those years along with near 100% accuracy on other numbers such as the unemployment rate. In fact, my long-range prediction stated on the TODAY SHOW back on December 31st, 2008 when we were in the depths of the economic recession was that we would recover with the full effects to be realized in 7 or 8 years, and VOILA!!! I was spot on with my timetable, completely on target, even though most pundits and so-called economic experts in that dark time stated it would take far longer, even decades.
For 2019, interest rates for home buyers will actually see a drop in the Spring. A HIT. As a whole , the economy's overall engine slows down. A HIT. Wages are seen to rise in several sectors. A HIT. And the markets have two significant dips with immediate recoveries. A HIT. That being said, I hesitate to state, but feel necessary to advise, as I've written beginning two years ago, during late 2019 or more likely in 2020 the boom will bust and there will be an economic crash affecting markets throughout the world. In some sense, it will be a mini crash compared to the downturn of 2008, but it's a "boom to bust" scenario nonetheless. YET TO BE SEEN.
But please remember, if you are an investor, it is not a stock market but a market of stocks. If you invest, adhere to THREE things in addition to what I say here: Do your own careful research, combine it with your own intuition, and seek professional guidance by a certified financial adviser.
There will be earthquake activity in the central states near the Missouri River, topping 3.5 on the Richter scale.
HALF A HIT. There was a magnitude 3.3 earthquake located 9km WNW of Plainville, Kansas on December 3, 2019.
Congress will not authorize funding for a full length border wall.
On December 24th, 2018 I predicted on FOX-TV's "Good Day Chicago" that the United States government shutdown would end in the third week of January. At the latest it will be January 23rd or 24th. We will find out soon.
A HIT. The shutdown ended on January 24th and was announced on the 25th.
The idea of a "universal basic income" (which by the way is already a reality in Alaska) is floated in Congress.
HALF A HIT.
The concept gained momentum in 2019, and even Presidential candidate Andrew yang touted as one of his prime platform positions.
Globally, this year will be one of the five warmest years on record.
Foldable phones become the rage. Yes, phones where the actual display folds becomes a hot product. A HIT. https://www.techradar.com/news/2019-in-smartphones-from-foldable-phones-to-the-introduction-of-5g ... A cyber attack occurs which goes beyond ransomware attacking a company's physical assets. WRONG. ... "Multi cloud" deployments will begin to overtake "multi data centers" for companies with a large digital presence. A HIT.
And the CHICAGO CUBS will make it back to the WORLD SERIES. I'm a CUBS fan; I have to predict it, and I predict it every year!!!
the BRAVO TV NETWORK
asked me to prognosticate
what will happen for several of
their reality TV stars.
Here are my predictions they published:
Well, it doesn’t take a psychic to predict Gretchen and Slade’s baby will likely be the most loved and spoiled baby in history. LOL. They have wanted this child for so long. While I do sense either an early birth or a slight complication during labor, all will be fine for child and mother.
A HIT. Extra IV's and c-section, but all was fine a beatiful for the birth of their child.
Nene and Gregg are truly, deeply in love, and that love will help pull Gregg through this challenging time with his health. While there will be downs and ups this year for Gregg, the key for him will be to seek 2nd medical opinions every step of the way with his cancer. If so, I see great potential for remission and recovery. I also see an alternative medical treatment as part of his regimen.
For Vanderpump Rules stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, while all seems harmonious for now as they plan their wedding, Jax’s past infidelity still plays with Brittany’s inner peace. The scar hasn’t healed, and although Jax has grown and is trying his best to be a loving partner, things erupt between the two of them. While I hope this isn’t true, I also see the image of another past indiscretion coming to the fore and also a financial quagmire which they must work through. Plus, I see a potential postponement of the wedding date.
HALF A HIT.
BEST PICTURE: Roma
BEST ACTOR: Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
"The future ain't what it used to be."
- Yogi Berra
"Always in motion is the future."
"I don't worry about the future. It comes soon enough."
- Albert Einstein
"See the future as a present.
Understand but leave the past.
You will have the gift of prescience
when today seems unsurpassed."
- Sidney Friedman
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