The Outside Prognosticator: Gabby: Telling It Like It Is

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Outside magazine, January 1996

The Outside Prognosticator: Gabby: Telling It Like It Is

Prognostications ’96

“I was born with my gift,” says Gabrielle, an inexhaustible 49-year-old clairvoyant form Jacksonville, Florida, and a top hand at the La Toya Jackson Psychic Network, a 1-900 operation. Of her breathtaking calls on sports, germs, and mishaps, Gabrielle modestly say, “I just tell it like it is.”

  • “Miguel Indurain is on a strong winning streak at the Tour de France, and it will be that way for the next seven years.”
  • “Uta Pippig will not win the Boston Marathon. Something around her ankles will prevent it. Maybe second or third.”
  • “There is another disease, a quiet killer. If you think AIDS is bad, this is going to be worse. There will be a vaccine for AIDS this year–it will become just like the flu.”
  • “A lot of spiritual things have been bothering Carl Lewis, but I see him coming close in the 100 meters. First or second. Definitely not third.”
  • “I see tragedy on Mount Everest. It is taboo. The mountain is spiritual–it is not to be climbed! This accident will be a warning.”

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