Nobody knows what the future holds. But, for what it was worth, some Ottawans got a peek into their’s at the ESP Psychic Expo held at the Ottawa Congress Centre over the weekend.
Although she attended the show “for fun,” 23-year-old Julie Brazeau said she’s a believer in psychic ability as well.
“I believe that it’s possible to see into the future,” she said. “I’ve always believed that anyone has the ability – only some people choose to acknowledge it and some people choose not to.”
The show featured more than 30 psychics, clairvoyants and readers who specialized in several mediums, including tarot cards, aura cameras, palmistry and numerology.
Show owner and psychic-clairvoyant Laura Lloyd, who has been reading tarot cards, palms, faces and photos for 58 years, said her mother and her grandmother also had the gift.
“I was about 15 when I started feeling things,” she said.
The Montreal native said she’s accurate about 90 per cent of the time.
“Anyone who says they’re 99 per cent accurate is full of baloney,” she said.
Anita Jonas said the tarot and palm readings she’s gotten in the past were sometimes accurate, but other times not at all.
“I was in a car accident before and they knew about that,” she said. “And they knew I was with someone — that I had a boyfriend.
“But they also said I’m a sports person and I’m not at all.”
Anick Chabot signed up for her first tarot card reading at the weekend event.
“I’m a little skeptical, but I’m trying to keep an open mind,” she said.
That’s all Lloyd asks for.
Some people are skeptics, and that’s OK with her, she said. She’s there when people want to seek advice.
“I don’t have the power to change the future,” she said. “But you can.”