Jemima Packington, 61, is the world’s only ‘asparamancer’, and claims she can see into the future by tossing asparagus into the air and interpreting how the spears land.
Some of Jemima’s predictions last year came true. For example, she said it would rain in the summer, and the UK ended up having the 11th wettest summer on record.
And in previous years she’s correctly predicted the credit crunch, the Euro crisis, and Andy Murray winning Wimbledon.
She also predicted that Gordon Brown would lose the 2010 general election – something nobody could have seen coming.
‘I take what I do seriously, but I never take myself seriously,’ Jemima, who lives in Bath, said. ‘When I cast the asparagus, it creates patterns and it is the patterns I interpret.’
She uses fresh Worcestershire asparagus grown in her hometown of Evesham. She then collects a handful of tips, tosses thim into the air and ‘reads’ the shapes they form when they land.
‘I’m usually about 80% to 90% accurate with my predictions,’ she said. ‘I go through my predictions each year and think: “Yep, that’s happened, yep, that’s happened”.
‘Occasionally I get one slightly off, where I haven’t quite read it correctly, but I’m never far off.’
Source: Angle News