I thought this was funny. It's from the opening paragraph of an article called "Stupid Parents + Reality TV = Kids at Risk," by Kate Ward, in the current (Oct. 30) issue of Entertainment Weekly:
On the 100th episode of Wife Swap, self-described psychic Sheree Silver stood in front of Richard Heene and warned him, "You are leading your family into a science experiment that's going to blow up in your face." Maybe it's time we started believing in clairvoyance.
Actually, if any psychic talent was involved in Sheree Silver's statement, it would be precognition, not clairvoyance.
Heene, as all the world surely must know, is the eccentric dad who allegedly arranged an elaborate hoax involving his six-year-old son, a UFO-shaped helium balloon, and near-global media coverage. The balloon was supposedly built for a "science experiment," the affair certainly involved Heene's "family," and it did "blow up in [his] face." He's now looking at possible criminal charges.
So is Silver's statement "evidential"? Well, probably not. Anybody with normal intuition could likely have foreseen trouble for the chaotic Heene household, and the dad's penchant for oddball experiments had already placed his family in danger. (Reportedly, he took his young children with him on risky storm-chasing adventures.)
Still, the prediction did come true.