1993 high school yearbook predicted 2016 Cubs World Series win

Posted at 9:10 AM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 09:14:53-04
Michael Lee yearbook photo.

Michael Lee yearbook photo. Credit: Marcos Meza

CHICAGO -- A 1993 California high school yearbook accurately predicted the outcome of the 2016 Cubs-Indians World Series.

In his senior year picture at Mission Viejo High School, Michael Lee wrote:

"Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Series Champions. You heard it here first."

Lee's former classmate, Marcos Meza, provided WGN-TV with video proof that the yearbook photo and its message are real.

"When [Lee and I] connected on Facebook in 2009 I sent him the photo and told him we were nearing 2016. He posted the photo of his prediction on August 8th," Meza said. "After my Dodgers lost it was time for me to make this go viral and BeLEEve in the Cubs for 2016."

The eerie tweet that predicted the World Series

The Cleveland comeback. The rain delay. The extra inning.

For a while Wednesday night, it seemed like this historic World Series would never end.

Exactly as one Twitter user eerily predicted two full years ago.

The tweet from @RaysFanGio, dated November 2014, gained attention during Game 7 between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians for strikingly accurate predictions.

"2016 World Series. Cubs vs Indians," it read. "And then the world will end with the score tied in game seven in extra innings #apocalypse."

The fan sent the tweet when the Cubs hired Joe Maddon from the Tampa Bay Rays to be their manager. By early Thursday, it had been retweeted more than 150,000 times.

The apocalypse may not have materialized, but the game did go into a 10th inning after the Indians tied the game 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth and neither team scored in the ninth.

The Cubs had already won twice while facing elimination. In Game 7, fans grew even more anxious when a 17-minute rain delay halted play before the 10th. And more and more of them noticed the prescient tweet.

"This is getting freaky," one person responded.

"Well this is bananas," said another.

The prediction finally unraveled just shy of 1 a.m. ET Thursday, after the Cubs mounted a lead and closed out the final inning to win the game 8-7 -- the team's first World Series championship in 108 years.