A ‘fake psychic’ has revealed she was still receiving terrified messages from friends she made at Creamfields music festival after predicting people were going to die.
Sophia Burke managed to convince festival-goers that she had psychic abilities, which she claims led to a man writing a will.
The 27-year-old had turned up at the festival alone and after failing to find her friends, who had arrived days earlier, she followed a group of strangers.
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A member of the group asked Sophia to read because she gave off “psychic vibes” and after her description of her personality was so accurate, she managed to convince the group of 30 that she was a “witch”.
Sophia, a bartender, said she was still receiving messages six months later from people whose deaths she predicted – and one even made a will after telling her he wouldn’t. wouldn’t go up to 34.
Sophia, from Dunfermline, Scotland, said: “I was at the bar and a guy approached me and said I was giving off psychic vibes because I had a crystal necklace.
“He said ‘do me, do me’ so I asked him if he had a younger brother and he said he had and I asked if he was popular at school and he said yes and he couldn’t believe how precise I was.
“Then his friend asked me to do a reading for him so I told him he wasn’t sure but he covered it up by being funny and they said it was so true.
“I said things that were true, so they were convinced I was a real psychic, but I was just coming out of the vibe that I was feeling.
“The more I did it right, I thought ‘am I psychic?’
“They asked me to go back to their tent and make their homies, so I went there and there were about 30 people sitting in a circle. As we approached, one of the guys announced that he had found a red-haired witch.
“I thought it had all gone a bit far, so I said I didn’t have my tarot cards with me. One of them said they had some playing cards, so I started telling them to pick one card each.”
The mother-of-two admits to freestyling with her readings, including a prediction that a man would make ‘earned’ money and months later he reached out to tell her she was right because he had a promotion at work.
Another, she said, took Sophia’s prediction that he was going to die at 33 so literally that she had a will drawn up when he returned home.
Sophia said: “A guy asked me if I knew when people were going to die, so I started saying the first number that came to mind, 63, 70.
“I told a poor guy he was going to be 32 and he turned pure white so I changed him to 33.
“I thought he looked pretty young, so I thought I’d give him a few good years.
“I kept running into people and they were asking me if I was the red-haired witch and when they were going to die.”
Sophia says she is still recognized as the red-haired witch in her home town, despite being three hours away from the Cheshire-based festival.
Sophia continued: “The rave community is quite close so I’ve had people who have come to see me at other events in Scotland saying they know me from Creamfields.
“A guy I met said I told him he was ugly when he was a kid, that’s why he has a good personality, which he said was absolutely true.
“I just said I was sorry and I wasn’t really a psychic.”
Some partygoers have reached out to Sophia since she asked if she could give their girlfriends a reading or let her know her predictions were correct.
Now they’re trying to convince Sophia to invest in a crystal ball to set up a tent at this year’s festival to earn some extra cash.
Sophia added: “I won’t be putting up a gazebo but I will probably spend my weekend telling people I’m not a psychic.
“I don’t do this as a job. It was just a vibe I was feeling. Someone told me to bring a crystal ball but I think it would be a bit heavy.
“I keep getting messages from people saying I gave them a psychic reading. That was not my intention.
“I’m just saying I’m not a psychic and I was really drunk. I’m not doing it for a living, I was there to dance.”
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