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Zelda will tell your fortune at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.

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Pappy, the Old West Fortune Teller, is located in front of the Calico Ghost Town Toy Junction shop at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.

Coin operated Zoltar speaks, moves, lips, hands and dispenses information and a card that ejects from a slot. Cost is $1 as of this publication.

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Rock Star Fortune Teller ~ Monterey, California

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Consult with Zoltar in Barstow Station at 1611 E Main Street in Barstow, California.

Esmeralda greets you at the entrance of the Penny Arcade on Main Street.

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This Alien Fortune Teller is one of two such machines at the Alien Beef Jerky store in Baker.

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Historically, fortune-telling grows out of folkloristic reception of Renaissance magic, specifically associated with Gypsies.

The Big Kahuna will read your fortune at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Though its said that Zoltar got his start with the Tom Hanks movie, BIG, Zoltar has been around longer than the 1980s movie. His name pops up in comic books quite often. Before there was Zoltar fortune teller machine, however, there was Zoltan. You had to pick up the receiver of an attached phone to listen to him give out advice.

This fortune teller machine is one of many on display in the Musee Mecanique located at San Franciscos Fishermans Wharf.

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A Zoltar machine in South Lake Tahoe.

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Esmeralda is located inside the Casa Arcade in Knotts Berry Farm Amusement Park.

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There is opposition against fortune-telling in Christianity and Judaism based on biblical prohibitions against divination. This sometimes causes discord in the Jewish community due to their views on mysticism.

Esmeralda – Knotts Berry Farm – Buena Park, CA

Another form of fortune-telling, sometimes called reading or spiritual consultation, does not rely on specific devices or methods, but rather the practitioner gives the client advice and predictions which are said to have come from spirits or in visions. Fortune-telling is the practice of predicting information about a persons life. The scope of fortune-telling is in principle identical with the practice of divination. The difference is that divination is the term used for predictions considered part of a religious ritual, invoking deities or spirits, while the term fortune-telling implies a less serious or formal setting, even one of popular culture, where belief in occult workings behind the prediction is less prominent than the concept of suggestion, spiritual or practical advisory or affirmation.

This love tester is in the San Jose Flea Market.

Merlin is hanging out with Zoltar and the Big Kahuna on the Venice Beach boardwalk.

This Rock Star Fortune Teller is located next to the Candyland exit into the inner hallway of the strip mall inside the old cannery building at 700 Cannery Row in Monterey, California.

Esmeralda in the Penny Arcade – Disneyland, CA

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Love Tester – San Jose Flea Market – San Jose, CA

The Old Pirate ~ Monterey, California

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Zoltan Fortune Teller Arcade Machine

The Mighty Zoltar makes an appearance on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Right next to the big shark at Maui and sons. There are two other fortune tellers nearby.

Green Alien ~ Alien Beef Jerky – Baker, California

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This vintage coin-operated fortune telling machine is located inside the historic Looff Hippodrome and the famous Santa Monica Pier.

Zoltar, the Fortune Telling Gypsy, is located in front of the Toppers gift shop at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.

Find a California Fortune Teller Machine:

Zoltar at the Bay Arcade – Balboa Island Fun Zone, Newport Beach, CA

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The Old Pirate will tell your fortune at the Candyland candy store in the Alvarado Mall in Monterey, California.

Consult with Zoltar in front of San Diegos Best gift shop at 2415 San Diego Avenue in San Diego, California, California.

Built By: They were a project done by Robert B. Bourque and Robert Cottle, a lifelong friend of Bourques. Mr. Cottle provided the deep voice you hear on the machines. Bob Cottle at one time played the part of Captain Bob on a Boston childrens TV show. Year Built: 1967 to the early 1970s, in Massachusetts. Number Made: Approximately 50-60 were made. Designer: Robert B. Bourque and Robert Cottle

Estrellas Prophecies – Looff Hippodrome – Santa Monica, CA

This Coin-operated Fortune Teller is located in the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Casino Arcade at 400 Beach Street in Santa Cruz, California.

Common methods used for fortune telling in Europe and the Americas include astromancy, horary astrology, pendulum reading, spirit board reading, tas搜索引擎优化graphy (reading tea leaves in a cup), cartomancy (fortune telling with cards), tarot reading, crystallomancy (reading of a crystal sphere), and chiromancy (palmistry, reading of the palms). The last three have traditional associations in the popular mind with the Roma and Sinti people (often called gypsies).

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Country of Construction: USA. Special Features include a talking machine that required you to listen to your fortune by way of a telephone receiver it does not give out fortune cards. Bourque passed away on March 22, 2003 at age 82, and Captain Bob Cottle passed away on Sunday April 25, 1999 in the San Mateo County General Hospital in California following a stroke. He was 78.

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Consult with Zoltar in front of Eureka Books at 426 2nd Street in Eureka, California.

Fortune teller machines have been in existence for a century or more–one of the oldest such machines (left photo above) was dusted off in a Montana restaurant. GYPSY actually speaks your fortune from a hidden record player. When you drop a nickel in the slot, her eyes would flash, teeth would chatter and her voice eerily floated from a tube extending out of the eight-foot-tall box. David Copperfield offered $2 million for her, though the State of Montana Heritage Commission declined, saying shes too valuable–she may be the only remaining talking teller from 100 years ago. Whether you buy into the fortune teller predictions or not, be sure to take a look at Zoltar the next time youre in his vicinity. He speaks every 30 seconds to a minute, inviting passers by to put some money in the slot and give him a try. ]

Merlin is located in the gift shop of Ocean World at 304 US Highway 101 South in Crescent City, California.

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Zeldas Fortunes ~ San Jose, California

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