In a world filled with psychic fairs and spiritual counselors, D.J. Ownbey knows what he is talking about.
The psychic from Old Brooklyn has made bold predictions about events that several months later, made even bolder headlines. He foretold the Browns move. When Clevelanders still thought of Baltimore, as Just city in Maryland. Ownbey also predicted the acquittal of O.J. Simpson, and more chillingly that a major air disaster would be caused by a problem with an engine under a left wing.
Such accurate premonitions have prompted socialites, stockbrokers, and celebrities from Old Brooklyn to Beverly Hills to consult him for advice about the yet to come.
A love for his hometown – and a desire to enlighten it – brought him back to Cleveland six years ago. “Cleveland is a Capricorn town. Were a little conservative here..” Ownbey says. “We need a little more of the psychic communities influence.”
Ownbey makes his living, reading his client’s futures in health money and love. But it’s the work he’s done for free that has made the most impact. Fifty-three murder cases have been solved with Ownbey’s ability to tap into his “superconsious” and witness events even after they’ve happened.
Ownbey doesn’t just “get a feeling.” He says, he experiences via all five senses another place and time. When Ownbey tells you that a new home is in your future. It’s because he smells fresh paint and newly laid carpeting. Ownbey a fourth-generation psychic says he inherited his gifts from his great-grandmother, Roman Psychic, Lucia Frabotta.
“Unfortunately (she) never lived to see the day when psychic abilities are very popular.” Ownbey says, “when people realize we don’t wear babushkas and earings.”
By Candace Goforth Cleveland Magazine’s Best of 1996 DEC 96; page 16