Famous Psychics From The Past

Famous Psychics From The Past

In this article we will be covering a handful of famous psychics from the past…that you probably never knew about! Twain, Tesla, Lincoln…all great historical figures…but did you know they also exhibited psychic powers?

Mark Twain 

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain, experienced a precognitive dream of his brother Henry’s death. In this creepy dream he actually attended his brother’s funeral service and took note of what he saw.

In the dream experience, mourners placed an arrangement of white roses on his brother’s coffin, with a single large red rose in the middle.

Mark Twain Had Psychic Powers

Within a matter of months after the dream, Henry was involved in a tragic accident and killed.

When he attended the ‘real’ funeral it turned out to be exactly the same as the dream he had experienced, just weeks earlier…even the floral arrangements were the same!

Apparently, Twain also predicted the internet as early as 1898…

Abraham Lincoln

During the late 1800’s, it is thought that Abe Lincoln and his wife were frequently involved in the the Spiritualism movement. Apparently, they even held a few seances in The White House.

Did Abraham Lincoln Have Psychic Abilities?

Abe was known for knowing the results of battles before word was received, and he seemed to know he was going to be president at the young age of 12.

Certain reports also suggest that he had experienced visions of his death and he knew that he would be assassinated one day.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla is well known today as a brilliant inventor and physicist…but did you know he was also a powerful psychic?

Those closest to him insist that he was constantly blinded by extreme flashes of light that brought visions of the future with them.

Nikola Tesla

In 1901 Tesla even managed to predict the invention of the modern smart phone – a hand-held device that could be used for communication and reproducing music.

Then, in 1926, Tesla had visions regarding yet another hand-held device – one which would allow people to see events occurring at a distance. Many people believe this to be a vision of the streaming services we receive online in modern times.

Elvis Presley

Elvis probably wasn’t the most ‘stable’ of souls at times, so when he told those closest to him that he had healing hands…you can imagine the reaction!

But…many of his relatives and close friends actually insist that they witnessed the king of rock and roll successfully performing this phenomenon.

In one reported case, Elvis and a couple of friends were on a ski trip, and one of them had a bad crash in the snow, severely injuring his knee.

The injury was so bad that the individual in question could not walk. Elvis simply crouched down and lay his hands on the injured knee…and the problem instantly vanished!

Elvis Presley Had Healing Hands

In another case, a driver with severe chest pain had pulled to the side of the road near Nashville, Tennessee, as Elvis’s tour bus was passing.

Elvis got out of the bus and wrapped his arm around the man’s shoulders, and put a hand on his heart. He then told the guy that it was all going to be okay.

The pain subsided immediately and Elvis sat with the man until a local ambulance arrived. He then simply jumped back on his bus…and carried on with the remainder of his tour.

If you have any thoughts or opinions about the famous psychics from the past we have covered – please leave them in the comment section below.

Daniel Dunglas Home – The Real Deal?

Daniel Dunglas Home - The Real Deal?

In this article we will be taking a look at the life of Daniel Dunglas Home – talented medium or a clever fraud?

You decide…

Humble Beginnings

Daniel D. Home came from a relatively poor Scottish family made up primarily of eight children, at the tender age of one he was shipped off to live with his aunt and uncle.

Within a few days, his aunt noticed that his cot would sometimes rock with him in it – as if an invisible force was rocking him to sleep…or he was somehow rocking himself to sleep!

There was a long line of self-proclaimed psychics on Home’s mother’s side of the family – had this power been passed on to this young baby boy?


Home’s aunt and uncle eventually decided to emigrate to Connecticut, and they took young Daniel with them.

The strange activity that followed Home as a baby seemed to subside until he was a teenager, when their house began to exhibit typical poltergeist activity.

strange activity that followed Home

His aunt eventually realized that this strange poltergeist activity only took place when her nephew was in the house. Enough was enough – she threw him out onto the street to fend for himself.

His First Seance

Out on the streets he was free to follow his psychic calling and began arranging amazing spiritual gatherings. His very first seance saw him successfully contact numerous dead relatives of the attendees and a table danced around the room and could not be stopped by human intervention.

Word of mouth took off almost immediately – who was this powerful new medium and when would he be performing a seance again?

He soon became an instant hit with New England’s upper-classes.


Home was quite clever with his success – he never charged the upper-classes directly, and this resulted in them offering gifts for his seance services.

Seance services

He made sure that each of his meetings took place in bright daylight or extremely well lit rooms – that way there was no chance of him creating some sort of illusion or trickery.

He quickly became regarded as the ‘real deal’.


Home was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 1854 and decided to take his doctor’s advice – to return to Europe for the sake of his worsening health.

He ended up living in London at an exclusive hotel – paid for by one of his wealthy believers.

It wasn’t long before he started performing in more sensational seances – attracting famous characters like Napoleon III and Queen Sophia of the Netherlands.

He suddenly developed the power of levitation, and started to hone in on it’s power for every seance he held. The pinnacle of his career took place during a seance in 1868 when Home levitated out of the building’s window and floated back in through an opposite window!

The power of levitation

Home eventually fell to the devastating power of tuberculosis on the 21st of June, 1886. At the time of his death, he had managed to perform at over one and a half thousand seances.

Since his death he has been accused of being a fraud on numerous occasions…there has never been any proof to back these accusations up.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on this famous medium, please leave them in the comment section below.