Will The Amazing Kreskin predict the winner of the presidential election?

Last Update: November 8, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Will The Amazing Kreskin predict the winner of the presidential election?




Nov. 8/16


The Amazing Kreskin, the world famous mentalist who honed his skills in the Lehigh Valley, has made his prediction for the 2016 presidential election and will reveal his choice Wednesday to see if he got it right.

Kreskin successfully predicted Barack Obama would win the presidential election in 2008.


Kreskin, born George Kresge Jr. in Montclair, N.J., calls the prediction one of his most challenging because the “the odds are almost 50/50 between candidates.”

“With the election running like an almost comedy cartoon routine, with great pluses, minuses, dark sides, etc. yours truly decided to hold off until now,” Kreksin said.

He made his decision Sunday evening and said he will reveal live at 9 p.m. whether he picked Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or Republican candidate Donald Trump.

“What is unprecedented is that it will be clear that the committee of strangers that I met on Monday, will inadvertently have predicted and supported my sealed prediction,” Kreskin said in a statement.

He says his prediction has been locked in a safe, which is on public display in the window of Madam Paulette, 1255 Second Ave., New York City.

Wednesday evening, David Webb will open it on his radio show on Sirius XM channel 125 and on his Facebook page www.facebook.com/davidwebbshow.

Kreskin developed his mentalist skills as a child spending time with family members in the Lehigh Valley.

His uncle, Butch Segata, who was a foreman with Bethlehem Steel, got him a performance in front of Bethlehem Steel executives, he says. He also performed at St. Michael’s Hall in Bethlehem.

Kreskin appeared on “Late Night with Johnny Carson” 88 times, and had his own TV series, “The Amazing World of Kreskin,” from 1971 to 1975 and then “The New Kreskin Show,” which aired 1976-1977. And he still performs mentalist shows, including in 2014 at Easton’s State Theatre.