5 Times TV Shows Predicted Future Events
Television can be entertaining and educational, but did you know that some shows (or at least their writers) are also psychic? There’s really no other explanation for the following TV shows that predicted real events, in episodes that were written and aired months — or even years — before their predictions came true in the real world. Check out the times TV shows eerily predicted future events below…
The X-Files spin-off predicts 9/11
The Lone Gunmen was an X-Files spin-off that only aired for a few months in 2001 before it was canceled, but during its handful of episodes, it actually predicted 9/11 about six months before it happened. In the episode, the protagonists uncover a government plot to raise gun sales by having someone fly a plane into the World Trade Center. Doesn’t get any eerier than that.
Scrubs predicts Bin Laden’s location
Scrubs was by no mean a political show, but in one 2007 episode, The Janitor casually makes a comment about how we should bee looking for Bin Laden in Pakistan. Cut to May 2nd, 2011, and Navy SEALS finally find and kill Bin Laden… in Pakistan.
The Simpsons predict a tiger mauling Siegfried and Roy
In 1993, the above Simpsons episode aired where magicians Siegfried and Roy are mauled by their tiger. Sadly, 10 years later, this event became reality. Roy Horn was bitten on the neck and dragged away from the stage by one of their show’s tigers, and was critically injured from the attack. He had to endure rehabilitation for years after, and their ongoing Vegas show was immediately shut down.
Star Trek predicts the 1969 moon landing
Star Trek takes place in the very distant future, but was filmed in the 1960s. One episode that aired in 1967 had a character reference the moon landing happening in 1969, which was of course the year the moon landing really did happen. But how did the writers guess that man would land on the moon a couple years later? JFK had announced a plan to land on the moon by the end of the decade in 1962, but there was no sure-fire way to know if it was going to be possible.
The Simpsons predicts Donald Trump’s presidency
The Simpsons are infamous for predicting future events, technology, and scandals (#HorseMeatGate), so at this point it’s probably safe to assume that there is at least one actual psychic on the writing staff. (That, or all those residuals have bought them a very reliable time machine.) The show predicted that Donald Trump would become president at some point. In the 2000 episode “Bart to the Future”, Bart gets to see his future, and while his life doesn’t end up so great, Lisa is gearing up to become the first female President of the United States. It turns out the president Lisa is taking over from is none other than Donald Trump.