Probably the toughest thing for the human psyche to handle is the unknown. Throughout the existence of humankind, we have looked to those who claim to have knowledge of what is going to happen.

Today, we look to studies and polls in the same way, with the same pathetic results.

2020 has been such a deplorable year we are now using pseudoscience and soothsayers more than ever.

According to the New York Times, online traffic for horoscope and psychic consultations, astrologers and tarot card readers have spiked in 2020 to an all-time high.

CBS Dallas spoke to Physic Michelle Welch. She noticed a big jump in her business this year. “Since the pandemic, it’s just been an explosive amount of people coming in our stores and also through Zoom and on online and also on the phone,” she said.

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One fortune teller CBS spoke to claimed a 70 percent jump in business this year.

Since 2020 keeps throwing us curveballs, you can imagine that jump in business would also bring a lot of repeat customers.

It's not just readings that spiked in 2020 but sales of charms and crystals – anything that might make a person think they are warding off demons or bad luck.

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