Mind reader Ashley Green has revealed that he predicted that France would win the football World Cup just four days after the 2018 tournament started.
The 22-year-old, who performs in Canterbury, forecast the outcome on June 18 – a total of 27 days before the final on July 15.
And the day before the match against Croatia, he predicted that the French would win 4-2 and that the referee would give out three yellow cards – both of which proved correct.
Ashley, a former pupil of the Community College in Whitstable, makes his forecasts via a page on Facebook called Ashkey Green Predictions.
He is also a member of the Magic Circle and performs a psychic routine at Houdini’s Magic Bar in St Peter’s Street, Canterbury.
“It’s weird because I never really know what I’m going to post on the predictions page until something just comes to my mind,” Ashley told the Canterbury Journal.
“Just four days into the tournament I had this thought that France would win.
“Then the day before the final I knew what the exact score would be and how many yellow cards would be shown in the match.
“It’s not even like I’m a football fan, but it was exciting to see if my predictions would come true.
“That’s why I set the Facebook page up, basically as a challenge to myself.”
In March, Ashley predicted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would name their new son Arthur. In fact, they called him Louis, but gave him the middle name Arthur.
He became interested in magic at the age of 11 initially with card tricks, but has since developed a more psychological routine since then.
His work consists of mind-reading, predictions and hypnosis.
“I’m not a psychic and I don’t have a gift,” he added. “I rely on intuition. Everyone has intuition. Ultimately, however, my job is to make people happy and what could be better than that.”
Ashley is next performing at Houdini’s on Saturday, July28 from approximately 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
In the meantime, here is a video of Ashley performing in the streets of Canterbury: