Well, we did not see that coming, but maybe that’s because we’re not psychic.
But you know who is? Kevin Seamon. At least, allegedly.
Seamon has entered to run for the Michigan state House in 2020, his second time attempting to take the political position, and believes that his time as a government psychic may give a boost to his candidacy.
In a written statement, Seamon said, “In the last election, I wasn’t allowed to use my Military Title as I am Sr. Commander Commando Legionnaire Kevin Christopher Seamon of the United States Military in Saginaw, Michigan. I am also Federal Agent White Knight 196. James Bond is 007. I am 196. I am a Real Life Government Psychic.”
The strange statement immediately drew questions from reporters, to which Seamon responded nonchalantly.
When asked about his statement, Seamon said he was “trying to come out in the open about what I do.”
And, yes, Seamon is a democrat…just in case there was any doubt.
There have been plenty of bizarre claims over the years surrounding the US government’s involvement in psychic research, with one such program having been immortalized in the 2004 Jon Ronson book The Men Who Stare at Goats.
Ronson is put on the historical trail of the “men who stare at goats”—Special Forces soldiers who supposedly experimented with psychic powers against de-bleated goats at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, at the now-decommissioned “Goat Lab” medical training facility. He examines, and dispenses with, several candidates for the legendary “master sergeant” (Chapter 2) who was reported to have killed a goat simply by staring at it, in the earliest days of the program. A martial arts instructor named Guy Savelli claims to be the one.
In Seamon’s first attempt to take the House seat, he was defeated by Republican Tim Kelly. His opponent in 2020 will also be a republican; Rod Wakeman.