The Ki-Ki Prophecy

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So here is a true story about so-called “psychic powers” and how they can be misconstrued and how they can be a real pain in the ass.

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So one day—and this is like 25 years ago, at leastMy Friend From College gets a “psychic intuition” that the third in our little college group, Ki-Ki, is going to get hit by a car and die.

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Not only that—My Friend From College (MFFC) tells me the exact day Ki-Ki is going to die.

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And I was like “Ki-Ki! Our darling Ki-Ki! (sob!) Sweet, innocent Ki-Ki…she can’t possibly (choke!) DIE!”

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And MFFC just grimly shook her head and replied:

“Val, this is just the way it’s gonna happen. You can’t argue with the Universe, dear. It was so vivid. I saw her die and then I heard somebody give the date it would happen. Now, we need to not lose our heads about this, Val. This is no time for hysterics. We need…to make Ki-Ki’s last days on Earth special.”

And it was like in three days, man. Three days.

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So we interacted with Ki-Ki at school with a brave front.

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Certainly, we couldn’t inform her of the actual prophecy. That would just make her miserable and serve no constructive purpose.

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We would just…be the best damn friends to her EVER! (sob!)

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The three days pass. The date passes.

Ki-Ki doesn’t get hit with by car and doesn’t die.

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MFFC was set to sleep over my house that night—because…we had assumed that Ki-Ki would pass on earlier in the day and we’d need each other for comfort.

**But Ki-Ki was still alive!**

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The next morning, however, my roommate Sid wakes us up in distress. He had just received a call from his family—who informed him that the day before, his Aunt died in a car accident.

And so I’m thinking

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I suddenly ask to see a picture of Sid’s Aunt.

She looked just like a younger version of Ki-Ki. I’m not even joking. The resemblance was uncanny.

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So…it wasn’t Ki-Ki who was going to die that day…but Sid’s Aunt! MFFC probably “saw” a woman who looked like Ki-Ki in the “cosmic download”—and naturally assumed it was her. Because she had no other person to reference it to, she just went with what was most familiar to her!

And now I tell Sid everything—about the Ki-Ki prophecy, how me and MFFC were waiting three days for Ki-Ki to get hit by the car, etc.

Now, Sid’s thinking—

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And he says to us, accusingly:

“So the car that was supposed to hit your friend swerved…and instead killed my Aunt!”

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How many misinterpreted “Ki-Ki Prophecies” are out there right now, fucking shit up in the world?