MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Although I’ve written about the dangers of the
New Age and so-called psychics in a series for WorldNetDaily.com,
nevertheless, it came as a shock when I learned of the murder of Alfred
Schmielewski, a.k.a. Alfred S. Narayana, the self-proclaimed world’s
most accurate psychic.
Narayana was gunned down in his Alexandra Ave. home, near Toronto,
while a realtor was holding an open house in the house’s basement.
Emergency personnel arrived at the bungalow at 3:50 p.m., about 10
minutes before the open house was to end. No murder suspect or suspects
have been charged, the local police stated.
The Toronto Sun’s Rob Lamberti learned the psychic’s wife was taken
to the 12 Division in tears.
Schmielewski, in his 60s, was considered a “real quiet man” by the
few neighbors who knew him. But the quiet neighborhood in the
Cawartha-Lakeshore Rd. areas has had its share of crime in the past. In
1996 there was an arson murder, and real estate agent Wendy Carroll’s
throat was slit, also during an open house.
(On Jan.6, 1988, Kaye Corbett, one of the Toronto Sun’s senior
editors and writers, wrote a full-page article on the so-called super
psychic. Corbett also spent at least 100 hours talking to Schmielewski
for a planned book on his predictions. The book was never published.)
From the Toronto Sun, Jan. 6, 1988:
A devastating series of earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes will
split this hemisphere like a meat cleaver cutting into a bloated spleen
over the next 10 years.
“It will begin this year,” according to Narayana, the self-proclaimed
world’s most accurate psychic. “It will start with unusual solar
activity, like divergences in the moon phases and by 1998, the earth
will groan and crack from Boston and Miami and from the tip of South
America to Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, with quakes crisscrossing the
North American continent.
Canada certainly was not left out. “We will pay for our past and
present sins with Ottawa, Montreal and even Lake Ontario feeling the
effects of this planet’s greatest disaster.”
In addition, Narayana claimed the two great earthquakes will be
accompanied by the shifting of the earth plates with San Francisco, Los
Angeles, San Diego and Vancouver shaken to their very foundations and at
least 20 percent of the population dying.
The L.A. quake of 1987, which registered 6.1 on the Richter Scale,
will be miniscule in comparison to the upcoming Super Bowl of Quakes,
which will shatter the Scale with its intensity.
There are few safe cities, Winnipeg and Regina are two, and,
“This is why I’m living in Toronto,” said Alfred Schmielewski, a.k.a.
Schmielewski, who uses the less cumbersome name Narayana, is a tall,
lean baronish-looking European gentleman, who sips thick Colombian
coffee, specially brewed, and foretells the world’s bleak future in
Sitting in his comfortable, book-lined den of his Mississauga home,
he classified himself as an ESP consultant and the president of the
Espon Corporation. He dishes out his advice to all manner of persons
with fees ranging from $150 per session to $3,000.
This obsession with the future reaps him an annual salary in the
neighborhood of $150,000. However, his real passion is his quintrains –
five line verses — looking into the future of mankind.
In 1988, he plans to publish those verses and their interpretations
in a book, tentatively entitled “Psychic.” These are the prophecies from
the beginning of time to 1988 through the Year 10,000 and beyond,
something that has never been done before. Nostradamus in the 1500s
published a work called “Centuries,” but these couched in vague terms
because Nostradamus did not want to be associated with sorcery.
(Narayana’s book was never published because of legal problems and
the differences in religious opinions between he and this writer.)
“I am a congenital misfit,” Narayana intones. “The cosmos blooped
when I was made and where men are glued with Krazy Glue to the time
continuum with a very stretchable rubber band. This is why I can move
forwards and backwards and into parallel time.”
(Narayana predicted he would live forever and that he could walk
There have always been prophets of gloom and doom and today there is
a new milieu, from the televangelists, such as Jimmy Swaggart, to the
supposed “nut cases” parading with placards on a street, crying “Repent
for the Time is Near.” Throughout the crisis periods of man’s history,
there have been strange groups heading for the mountains to escape the
wrath of God. In January, 1951, 36 members of a “Children of Light”
sect, an offshoot from the Pentecostal congregation, vainly waited for
the end of the world. They had gathered in British Columbia farmhouse
after selling their goods at bargain prices. The leader said they hoped
to meet God. He was to roll down a nearby mountainside in a ball of
It’s the same old story.
Back in the Year 1000, pilgrims gathered on Mount Zion to await the
end. Stoeffler, the German astronomer, predicted that a flood would
blot out the world in 1533, and when it didn’t his followers threw him
in a duck pond.
As the Year 2000 quickly approaches, the Millennialism (from the
Latin for 1000) doctrine will, undoubtedly, become more prevalent.
Will the world end in July 1999 or August 2006 or … ?
“It’ll never end,” said Narayana, forecasting the dawn of a new age
in the 21st century.
While other so-called psychics use crystal balls, tarot cards and
other swami-like devices, Narayana seemingly draws his predications out
of the air.
He said mankind would overcome the disasters of the next decade and
form an alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union, known
as the First World Directorate. It would be a Utopia in the centuries to
On April 12, 1999, Narayana was murdered. None of his predictions
came true. He never predicted his death; he said he would live forever.