Linda and Terry Jamison
Linda and Terry Jamison
Linda and Terry Jamison, 2007
|Residence||Los Angeles, California,|
|Alma mater||Temple University|
Linda and Terry Jamison (born January 12, 1965) are American identical twins based in Los Angeles, California who perform as psychics. The Jamisons predictions have been featured in tabloid newspapers, and they have appeared in various media. They claim to have channeled the spirits of dead celebrities and predicted future events such as the September 11 attacks, however critics question the accuracy of their predictions.
Education and background
The Jamisons grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Their parents, Jane and Philip Jamison, were writers and painters. The Jamisons attended Temple University, and later worked as painters and performance artists.
Career as "The Psychic Twins"
After leaving West Chester, they moved to Los Angeles and refocused their career as psychics, calling themselves "The Psychic Twins", reportedly charging more than $500 per person for psychic readings. According to the Jamisons, they have predicted the future and contacted spirits of the dead, such as Lady Diana, Natalie Wood and Michael Jackson.
The Jamisons predictions have often been featured in tabloid newspapers such as The Sun, and according to the Jamisons, they have made numerous appearances in print, television, and on stage with "major stars".
The Jamisons widely claim to have predicted the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center during a November 2, 1999 interview on the Art Bell radio show. However, according to show transcripts, their actual statement was: "We are seeing terrorist attacks on Federal Government, excuse me, federal buildings. Particularly South Carolina or Georgia, by July 2002 and also the New York Trade Center, the World Trade Center in 2002." The September 11 attack occurred in 2001, not 2002, and it was common knowledge that the buildings had been previously attacked by terrorists in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, calling into question the Jamisons' claims.
Leon Jaroff, in Time, pointed out that the Jamison twins were also frequently incorrect. For example, in December 2003, the Twins predicted that Saddam Hussein would be killed by U.S. troops in early 2004, and that Pope John Paul II would die in June 2004 (he actually died in April 2005). They also incorrectly predicted that the Bush/Gore election would be a "crashing bore", and that actress Jennifer Lopez would announce that she was pregnant by June 2005.
As of 2016 the twins were criticized for their inaccuracy in the Clinton/Trump election, claiming that Hillary would win. This created a lot of backlash and controversy on YouTube.
- Linda Jamison, Terry Jamison (2007). Separated at Earth: The Story of The Psychic Twins. Booklocker Inc. ISBN 978-1-60145-109-5.
- Linda Jamison, Terry Jamison (2011). Psychic Intelligence: Tune in and Discover the Power of Your Intuition. Grand Central Life and Style(Hachette). ISBN 978-0-446-56342-0.
- Chang, Juju; Matthews, Theresa; Brown, Tim. "'Psychic Twins' Say Their Predictions Include Elections, 9/11 Attacks". abcnews.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
- Gardner, Chris. "What the Psychic Twins Think Is in Store for This Year". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
- Myall, Steve; Roberts, Anna. "These 'psychic' twins claim they predicted 9/11 and talk to Princess Diana". Daily Mirror. Mirror Company. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
- Emery, Gene. "Psychic Predictions 2004". CSICOP. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
- Jaroff, Leon. "So Far, Psychics Are Batting .000". Time.com. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
- "How psychic twins predicted 9/11 terrorist attacks". Yahoo7. Retrieved 29 November 2016.