1966: Dome Collapse Prediction Squelched

Today’s story is remindful of that neon psychic-for-hire sign that still burned for a while at night at that otherwise pretty much abandoned strip mall on Highway 6 west of Houston years ago. It had a question mark built into it too, as memory serves. The irony in this instance is fairly obvious as the only question that deserves a chuckle-muffled smiling answer: If the psychic-in-residence at the Highway 6 mall is really any good at making predictions, how come they didn’t see this business site failure coming?

The main story today was fed to The Pecan Park Eagle by frequent contributor Darrell Pittman from a March 6, 1966 story from the Houston Post that had been resurrected in more recent times by J.R. Gonzalez for his Bayou City History series in the Houston Chronicle. And this one is all about squelching rumors that a big national psychic had predicted city’s still new Astrodome was on the way to having its roof cave in on a certain date.

Put that one in the “didn’t happen” box as you also stay open to this possibility: Maybe Mrs. Jeanne Dixon – or one of her disciples – devolved into the same hard times psychic that was still working the Highway 6 area in more recent times.

Come on, 2018 season! – Hurry up and get here!

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

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2 Responses to “1966: Dome Collapse Prediction Squelched”

  1. bhick6 Says:

    In the summer, I occasionally drive past a place where there is a psychic seated outside in front of her shop awaiting customers. It always begs the question: If she’s such a great psychic, why doesn’t she only report to work when she knows the customers will be there?

    Bill Hickman

  2. Fred Soland Says:

    This reminds me of the news headline telling about the psychic who was vertically challenged in size and serving a 10 year prison sentence for fraud. The story details the paychic’s daring escape from prison and the efforts by the authorities to catch him. The headline of the article was
    “Small Medium at Large”

    *I’ll be here all week…tell your friends!!

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