Friday, November 28, 2008

Tarot cards predicted Israeli tourist's fate in New Zealand

Wellington - An ominous Tarot reading predicted the fate of Isaeli tourist Liat Okin, 35, whose body was found seven weeks after she disappeared while hiking in New Zealand's rugged South Island, according to news reports on Sunday.
Okin's body was discovered on Friday, a 6.5-hour walk from a hut on the 35-kilometre Routeburn Track, in Fiordland, where she was last seen on March 26.

The alarm was raised after she failed to return from a scheduled three-day hike on the track near the lakeside resort Queenstown.

A New Zealand friend, Stephanye Bluwal, 25, told the Herald on Sunday that the night before leaving Okin read Tarot cards and asked what would happen on her hike.

"The last card that came up said that she was going to get hurt," Bluwal said. "She got worried, started going though her stuff and repacking."

Israel's most experienced search and rescue professional, Hilik Magnus, who flew to New Zealand to help look for Okin, said her pack was found lying open on a boulder in a creek, giving the appearance that she had been making camp there for the night.