It seems almost everyone I speak to says they have had a premonition of one form or another. Whether this be of an event such as a car accident or simply a vision of the phone ringing and it does. A premonition is the vision of a future event. I guess we all get these but how many of them come true? How many of them are far too vague to be trusted? For example, someone says they predicted a celebrity’s death. However they do this years before it happens? Not exactly convincing is it? For me, it would need to be within a very short amount of time. Also, obviously, it would need to be a shock death and not one thats rumoured anyway through ill health.
It’s not just the average joe that has these kinds of experiences. Almost everyone will have heard of Abraham Lincolns premonition of his own death. He had a strong premonition of attending a mourning in the East Wing of the White House. On asking a soldier present who the deceased was, he answered “The President”. Ten days later he was assasinated.
After asking anyone on twitter of their experiences I noticed quite a theme, which turned out to be some kind of vehicle accident (cars, bikes, planes etc). Here are some of the stories, all anonymous of course! Excuse their grammar, they are limited to 140 chars! As usual I will throw in an alternate explanation if I can think of one. I might have to scrape the barrel with a few of them!
“I dreamed about John Lennon getting shot. It was in very vivid detail on NBC’s Today show. When I woke up, I saw the news and it was exactly as I dreamed it.”
Could it have been possible they were asleep in front of the TV? I know, clutching at straws possibly. I had something happen, not a premonition but I woke up at the exact time Princess Diana’s crash was being first reported on TV. Was the early hours of morning in UK. For some reason I got up and turned the TV on which I never do.
“I had another experience where I just knew my boyfriend and I had seen Raider’s of the Lost Ark. We went to the movie and I told him we’ve seen this. He said no way, it was just released. I kept telling him what was going to happen next and kept asking him “don’t you remember?!!” I was convinced we had watched it on TV together.”
Could it have been possible that this person saw the trailers and this is what they later recalled?
“I had one well you could call it that about a wreck and it happened the next day. It was my dad he wrecked
the car spun around hit the mountain just as i seen it the day before it was wild. Fortunately he was just shook up a little it really got him when i described the wreck to him and i was not there.”
A weird one, can’t think of an explanation if this is true.
“Not so much a premonition but saw a guy on motorcycle drive past me and I thought I shouldn’t change lanes just in case he wrecks. So I stayed in my lane and a few min later his lane stopped and as I was driving by I passed him as he was picking up his bike. Don’t know if he actually crashed or someone hit him but it
freaked me out to see him crashed”
Maybe this guy was riding a little bit unsafe and natural instincts kicked in? Move out of the way?
“I’ve had a few, one that stands out was a dream about a plane crash that happened the next day. That was about 20 years ago, would you call knowledge of someones appearence right before they show up a premonition? I’m talking someone I’ve had no contact with in 10 plus years that sort of thing seems to happen a lot.”
The phone call thing happens to loads of people. Usually its just someone that normally rings. In this case, being 10 years apart, makes it slightly more interesting.
“Strangest one I had was of small plane crash – no one hurt at Local airport. Small airport. I called my dad told him about it. Described plane etc. Sure enough he calls me next day it it had happened. Turns out my ex had been called in as standby to cover at firehouse. Have been lots of silly little things over the years. Only with loved ones. Know when bad thing coming buy now more a feeling than premonitions.”
Another one I can’t really explain if true.
All in all very fascinating. There does seem to be a real trend towards vehicle accidents. Whether it’s the case that these just stand out a load more vivid in the memory, I cannot say. Maybe we have premonitions all the time but they are so unremarkable that we just don’t remember them. As of yet, we still don’t have any definative proof that premonitions are real or just big coiincidences. It’s something we are very much interested in. Whenever I hear of someone who has a premonition I get them to write it down in as much detail as possible (trying to avoid vagueness). This can then be correlated against the actual facts should it come “true”.