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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Premonitions

Have you ever had a vivid dream which in the future became a reality? Perhaps you were awake and "just knew" something was about to happen. If so, you are not alone. Premonitions have been reported for centuries by all types of individuals from all walks of life.

I have yet to come across one scientific study proving that this phenomenon exists. Hopefully in the near future this will change. What I have come across are some well known, documented cases which made a believer out of me.

One of the most famous cases of this phenomenon involves a former United States President Abraham Lincoln. Shortly before his death, Lincoln told of his chilling "dream".
"About ten days ago, I retired very late. I had been up waiting for important dispatches from the front. I could not have been long in bed when I fell into a slumber, for I was weary. I soon began to dream. There seemed to be a death-like stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. I thought I left my bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by the same pitiful sobbing, but the mourners were invisible. I went from room to room; no living person was in sight, but the same mournful sounds of distress met me as I passed along. I saw light in all the rooms; every object was familiar to me; but where were all the people who were grieving as if their hearts would break? I was puzzled and alarmed. What could be the meaning of all this? Determined to find the cause of a state of things so mysterious and so shocking, I kept on until I arrived at the East Room, which I entered. There I met with a sickening surprise. Before me was a catafalque, on which rested a corpse wrapped in funeral vestments. Around it were stationed soldiers who were acting as guards; and there was a throng of people, gazing mournfully upon the corpse, whose face was covered, others weeping pitifully. 'Who is dead in the White House?' I demanded of one of the soldiers, 'The President,' was his answer; 'he was killed by an assassin.' Then came a loud burst of grief from the crowd, which woke me from my dream. I slept no more that night; and although it was only a dream, I have been strangely annoyed by it ever since."

Another famous person who foresaw his own death was the legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. Less than one day before his death, Stevie woke from what he described as a "horrible nightmare" and shared his dream with his bandmates. He recalled being present at his own funeral and witnessing thousands of mourners attending in his memory. Just a short 20 hours later, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash.

Here is one more incident for you to ponder about.

14 years before the Titanic sank, Morgan Robertson published a novel called Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan. Interestingly, "the novel seems to tell the exact disaster of the Titanic. The number of similarities go way beyond coincidence. In the novel, the ship was named Titan. It was the same size as Titanic, and carried the same number of passengers. In the novel, the ship also struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic in mid-April and sunk with the loss of over half the passengers due to insufficient lifeboats." Preston E Dennett

Are these true accounts just coincidences???

3 comments:

paisley said...

back in the mid 90's i was sitting in front of the computer one early morning, and i had a vivid premonition that someone i didn't really know,, accept as a friend of my sisters, and a member of their church,,was going to die in a motel room with a black girl.. he od'ed... and i called my mom to se if they knew if he was ok... yes.. he was... a year or so later,, he died,, under the exact circumstances i foresaw.. he died in a cheap motel room with a crack whore doing drugs....

they said he had a drinking problem......

weird....

Aura said...

hi paisley,

thanks for sharing your story with me. that was quite a disturbing vision to have had.

mandy said...

i had a weird dream about the passing of my aunty yrs ago now...when i was young... so i told her because i just couldnt shake off this horrbile dream, she just said to me " dont worry sweetie you just added 5 years onto my life"

2 years ago now the horrible dream came true, instantly when i learnt of her passing i felt sick to the stomach i went pail, it was an awfull feeling i have never felt before
me and my aunty both shared the same birthday but a few years apart,
she gave me a ring off her finger one day and said that she wanted me to have it. after her passing it is impossilbe for me to wear this ring, its as tho it is cursed or i am i dont quite know, because i always seem to get bad luck when i wear this ring
things that could of ended my life short.

can someone please help me figure out why i had this dream and why the ring now brings me bad luck.

you can contact me on.

sweet_n_sexc_lil_cookie@hotmail.com

thanx :)