MH370 brings bomohs, preachers and psychics out

The mystery surrounding MH370 is resulting in 'otherworldly' advice and offers.

Bernama reports that well-known Malaysian bomoh Ibrahim Mat Zin - known as Raja Bomoh Sedunia Nujum VIP - has landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), to help find the plane using spiritual means and prayer.

Ibrahim claims to have been invited by a national leader. He also said he uses a fish tap hook and bamboo binoculars to aid his search for the victims.

He said that while he prayed at the KLIA entrance, his eyes hurt and his vision turned black, adding that he thinks the plane is still in the air or has crashed into the sea. MH370, which took off at around 12:40 am on Saturday, had enough fuel for around 8 hours of flight.

Meanwhile, a YouTube video has emerged, claiming that Nigerian preacher, televangelist and faith healer T.B. Joshua predicted the MH370 incident on July 28, 2013.

His prophecy, it is claimed, concerned 'an Asian nation' where a 'large aircraft, carrying over 200 people would develop a fault soon after takeoff'. Joshua goes on to claim that the fault 'can be discovered at the tarmac, but because of impatience...'.

The YouTube video, uploaded under the title of Malaysia Airlines Prophecy, was published on March 8 and has gained over 140,000 views so far.

Back in Malaysia, a psychic, who wants to remain anonymous, predicted that 'people will be walking out from the wild into civilisation' in a day or two. He advised officials to 'search inland around Ca Mau, where he said there's a field 'just enough for a plane to land'.

He says the plane will be found in 'the snowy mountains' of U Minh Thoung National Park in Vietnam. The park is an 80 sq km region in the southwest tip of Vietnam.

Psychics have long claimed to be able to predict future events. Nostradamus in the 16th century is said to have predicted future events like the rise of Napolean and Hitler as well as the World Trade Centre attacks. However, the criticism of Nostradamus is that most of his predictions only make sense in hindsight.

In the 20th century, Jeane Dixon became famous for predicting that President John F. Kennedy would be assassinated while in office. However, she also predicted that World War III would start in 1958 and that Russia would be the first country to land a man on the moon. Neither prediction came true.