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Oak Cliff
The Jefferson Boulevard Task Force is pleased
to announce the
Children’s Halloween Carnival and
Costume Parade on Jefferson!
When: October 31, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Costume parade at 3:30)

Where: Outside the Texas Theater
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208
Benefitting the
North Texas Food Bank
$1=4 MEALS for North Texans in Need
Sunday, November 15 • 11–6
In the Bishop Arts District
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Psychics Put to Test
PHOTO: ISTOCK
None of the fortune tellers we visited looked into a crystal ball, but they did have some insights into what’s going on in our reporter’s big, bald head.
BY DAN KOLLER
Staf Writer
S
ince Halloween weekend seems to be the prime time to get your fortune told, we decided to review three of North
Oak Cliff’s most prominent psychics as a service to our readers. Three weeks ago, I had back-to-back palm read-
ings in one afternoon. The three women agreed that I’m not as happy as I appear to be, and they all agreed I would
live a long life. But only one of them would put a number on it. “Mrs. Green” said I would live to be 92 years old. I
didn’t quite hear her and asked if she said 93. She quickly corrected me, as if to say, “Don’t push your luck.”
E-mail dan.koller@peoplenewspapers.com
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TRACKS OF MY TEARS
“Psychic Indian
Mrs. Green”
214-337-9288
“I been 30 years in this house,
giving psychic readings.”
Someone in the next room
was watching a high-speed
car chase on a loud television.
“Since two years, somebody
took some of your hair, or a
little rag that don’t mean noth-
ing. They buried it with a dead
person. Just like the dead
person don’t got no life, that’s
the way they want it to be for
you.”
She offered to burn a candle
for me and my family. Prices
ranged from $90 to $200. “If
you want to do this, you do
this. If you don’t, I’m not here
to force you.”
906 N. Westmoreland Road
$5 (after I spent $20 on a
tarot card reading)
We sat on a couch in a large,
spartan living room. She told
me to sit on a towel.
She said I’m going to receive
a business-related letter on
Nov. 16. “You did not expect to
get this letter, but you will.”
“You are not a happy man.
You look happy from the face,
but you’re not happy from the
heart.”
“Psychic ESP
Consulta Curandero”
214-330-9321
“Many, many, many, many
years.”
A plant on the table was
dying. Two pieces of it fell off
during our session.
She grilled me on how long it
had been since my last read-
ing. (I lied and said it had been
two years.) “I don’t believe in
giving readings too close, and
the reason why is that it’s just
going to be a waste of your
money.”
She also offered to burn can-
dles for me, at the low price
of $20 per candle. But she
said I’d need nine candles.
603 N. Tillery St.
$20
We sat in a cluttered office
filled with religious iconogra-
phy and candles.
She said someone is going to
ask me to sign papers related
to owning my own business.
“You’re going to be very unde-
cided. … You always have to
listen to your heart.”
“You’re happy upon your face,
yes; you’re content upon your
face, yes. But deep down
inside in your heart, you’re
not happy.”
“Psychic Reader”
214-946-9900
A “natural born” psychic,
she said she’s been doing
it for 10 years.
Her cell phone rang. She
did not answer it, but she
looked to see who was
calling.
“You don’t like to go out
and cause trouble for
other people. But some
certain people, they don’t
like to treat you the same.
There’s a lot of people that
… behind your back they
want to cause many prob-
lems.”
Less than a minute into the
session, she said, “Would
you be interested in getting
more of a detailed read-
ing? … How much can you
afford for a good reading?”
We settled on $35.
502 N. Hampton Road
$10, but see the salesman-
ship category below.
We sat in a clean but
claustrophobic room that
was about the size of a
walk-in closet.
She said I have two court
hearings coming up. “The
first hearing is not going to
succeed for you too good.
But … the second one, it
looks much more clearer
for you.”
“I can see also right now
on your face that you look
very happy. You look very
content. But in your heart,
your heart is crying.”
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