An 8-year-old pig named Mystic Marcus, who predicted President Donald Trump’s victory, has picked the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Argentina, Belgium and Uruguay as semi-finalists for the 2018 World Cup.
The psychic pig is said to have a history of sniffing out winners and so far, it has had a 100 per cent track record of accurately predicting sports results according to his owner Juliette Stevens.
Mystic Marcus had previously guessed the winner of the 2014 World Cup and the Wimbledon tennis finals by picking apples. It even predicted Brexit and that Donald Trump would win the US presidential election against Hilary Clinton.
Now Mystic Marcus is putting his skills to the test once more by forecasting the semi-finalists for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
Explaining the pig’s abilities, farmer and micro pig breeder Juliette from Heage, Derbyshire, said: “Marcus is the seventh child of a seventh child and apparently they’re gifted with special powers so maybe that’s where it comes from.
“A few years ago I was invited on a radio show because of Paul the octopus predicting results and they wanted to see if I had any animals that had the ability. I hadn’t tried the seventh child theory out so thought I’d give it a go.
“They used apples and oranges and Marcus predicted the football results, it was amazing.”