Telepathy or Clairvoyance?
J.'s wife was pregnant with their first child and everything seemed to be going well. He was required to make a business trip to Europe. While he was in a meeting during his business trip, he said he felt a sudden very strong sense that he should return home right away. He said the feeling was overwhelming. He tried calling home and got no answer. J. said that ordinarily he would not have felt concern that she didn't answer. He said she could've been shopping or taking care of errands, but he sensed that something was wrong.
Fortunately, most of his essential business was completed and he was able to catch a flight earlier than planned. When he tried calling from the airport, he still got no answer from his wife or her parents. When he arrived back in town, he finally reached a member of his wife's family who informed him that his wife was at the hospital. She had suffered a miscarriage.
V. (who was thirteen years old) and her mother were walking to the park. V. suddenly burst into tears. "What's the matter?" her mother asked, concerned. "Why are you crying?" "I don't know, exactly, but... I have had this feeling that someone very close to me is going to die." V.'s mother tried to assure her that maybe she was simply tired or worried about upcoming finals at school or going through typical adolescent angst. "No, Mom, I have sensed it for days. Someone I love, someone I'm very close to, is going to die soon. It isn't you. It is someone I love, though. I can't seem to tell who it is, but I feel it and I've felt sad for days."
Her mother continued to try to reassure V., but V. insisted that her fear was valid and continued to weep. Two weeks later, V.'s great-grandmother, whom she was very close to, passed away. Her great-grandmother was elderly, but not expected to pass on soon. She had a sudden massive heart attack.
"It's not over yet," V. told her mother, "there will be another death. I still feel very sad." About three weeks later, V.'s grandfather died following surgery. V. had not been aware that he was going to undergo surgery.
"Lisa" had a dream one night that was really a nightmare. She dreamed that her brother introduced her to a new friend of his, a slender young man. Then, suddenly, her dream flashed to another scene. She saw a white car racing down the freeway. The white car slid off the embankment and overturned at a certain area of the freeway near a certain entrance ramp. She knew that the driver of the white car was the young man her brother just introduced her to in her dream, and that he had been drunk. She knew that the passenger riding in the front seat in the car had been killed. The passenger in the back seat was very badly injured. She could hear the sound of the car stereo still playing.
Then, in her dream, she saw the body of the passenger in the front seat laying on a stretcher and recognized the body as her brother's. In her dream, she screamed. Then she heard a man's voice say: "Tell him about the dream. The dream is a warning to the young man your brother thinks is his friend. He is a thief and has done many evil things. This is a warning to him to stop what he has been doing." She awoke suddenly, very frightened and troubled by the dream. She knew her brother did not have a friend who looked like the young man he introduced her to in her dream, but she was so shaken by the dream she could not go back to sleep.
The next day, her brother returned home with a new companion. When he introduced "Lisa" to his new friend, she almost fainted. He was the same young man she had seen in her dream. She was so startled that she did not acknowledge the introduction.
After her brother's new friend left, "Lisa" told her brother about the dream. He said: "Well, first of all, he doesn't have a white car. He has a blue car. And secondly, he thinks you're really weird. The way you just stood there gaping at him." "Please, please," "Lisa" begged her brother, "promise me that you will never get into his car for any reason. Promise me you'll never get into a white car with him. Or into any car he's driving." "Lisa's" brother looked at her as if she was a lunatic, but finally, he promised her he would never ride in a car with his new friend.
About one month after "Lisa" met her brother's new friend, her brother came to talk with her. His face was ashen. "You know, when you told me about your bad dream, I thought you were a little weird. I mean, I thought you just had a wild imagination. But what you said came to pass. My friend (he named him) never drove a white car. But last night he did. And there were two guys with him. The car rolled and one of the guys with him was killed. The guy riding in the front seat. The other guy, the one riding in the bank, got hurt pretty badly. And it happened right where you dreamed it would."
One of the most reknown prophets was a Jewish-born convert to Catholicism and a physician/astronomer/astrologer who lived in the 1500's named Michel de Nostradame.
Nostradamus was apparently notable for his ability to effect cures by unique methods in some who had the medieval plague. It seems Nostradamus was somewhat protected from the Inquisition by the fact that he apparenlty couched his quatrains in difficult to interpret wordings.(Picture of Nostradamus)
Nostradamus allegedly used a "scrying" mirror to see visions.
Some people are convinced that the quatrains Nostradamus wrote were predictions about the future and some believe that he predicted the advent of Hitler and the Nazi Holocaust, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the coming of World War III. One of Nostradamus's quatrains was:
"The year 1999, seventh month,
Passages in the Bible tell of prophets and prophecies. Jeremiah, Moses, Samuel and Elijah were regarded as prophets (and so were Jesus of Nazareth and Mohammed). The prophetess, Anna, is also mentioned in the Bible. The prophet Jeremiah apparently predicted that the Hebrews would be overtaken by the Babylonians and be enslaved by them for a period of seventy years.
The Bible mentions the calling up of spirits and mentions witches. In the Old Testament of the Bible, King Saul ordered the Witch of Endor to call up the spirit of the Prophet Samuel. It appears that Samuel's spirit predicted King Saul's downfall. Saul allegedly died in battle the day after he consulted the Witch of Endor.
People suspected of practicing witchcraft were persecuted and prosecuted in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1690's. Tragically, twenty-one people were killed as a result of the infamous witch trials.
In the 1970's, Sybil Leek, a British-born self-professed witch became popular for her books about astrology and various phenomena.
Dr. Justinus Kerner wrote a book called "Die Seherin von Prevorst" regarding a patient of his named Frau Hauffe who became known as the Seeress of Prevorst.
Frederica Hauffe was born in 1801. She came to Dr. Kerner seeking treatment. She had allegedly lost all of her teeth and was emaciated. Frederica claimed to see and speak with ghosts and claimed that her sister also conversed with ghosts.
Frederica had suffered from a high fever in 1822 and a "magnetic" (see Franz Anton Mesmer and mesmerism) physician cared for her. After receiving treatment, she allegedly saw an apparition of her grandmother, whom, it turned out, died that very night.
During the time that Dr. Kerner was caring for her, attendants who bathed her claimed they saw her body seem to float in the bath like a cork. People also apparently claimed that it was not uncommon for the door to open as if someone was entering the room and they would hear the sound of footsteps, but could see no one. People allegedly heard rapping sounds and all sorts of other sounds for which there seemed to be no obvious explanation. Some people observed that objects would rise and move around the room when Frederica was present.
Frederica Hauffe died in 1929 at the age of 28.
According to legend, Merlin (or Merlinus) of Camelot tales was supposed to have uttered predictions that invariably came to pass, and some believed that Merlin was immortal.
Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote "The Prophecies Of Merlin" and claimed that Merlin was the son of a human mother--in some stories, a British princess--and a devil, but became good instead of evil the moment he was baptized.
Sir Thomas Malory wrote "Le Morte d'Arthur" and in the story the wizard Merlin reared the legendary King Arthur whom he enabled to pull a sword out of a boulder at Branstock--a feat that no one else could accomplish.
It has been said that British-born Mother Shipton (allegedly born in 1488; died in 1561) made what many apparently thought were uncannily accurate predictions, including prophecying the terrible Great Fire of London. Her real name was thought to be Ursula Southiel. Mother Shipton's mother was thought by some who lived in Yorkshire to be a witch who had produced Mother Shipton by sleeping with the devil.
Some have pointed out that there is no absolutely verifiable evidence that Mother Shipton actually existed.
Emanuel Swedenborg (born January 29,1688) was a Swedish scientist who was considered brilliant. He apparenty was an all-round scholar excelling in math, economics, physics, physiology, and could speak many lanquages. When Swedenborg was in his fifties, he announced that he had visited by God and been given the ability to communicate with the dead and to visit them in the hereafter. Swedenborg allegedly believed that there are three heavens and three hells. He had reputedly had visions of demons.
He also allegedly said that the moon was inhabited by little people. But Swedenborg allegedly seemed to have real psychic abilities.
In 1759, Swedenborg apparently had a vision wherein he saw Stockholm burning when he was a couple of hundred miles away from the city. Swedenborg saw in his vision that the conflagration had reached very close to his own home. Evidently, Stockholm was burning, the fire did reach very close to his home, and there were witnesses to Swedenborg's prophecy.
He also allegedly claimed that Czar Peter III had been strangled to death in prison and it turned out that is precisely what happened--and his prediction was made on the same day, a few moments after the murder of the Czar occurred. Witnesses verified that he indeed told them about the death of the Czar.
Emanuel Swedenborg died on March 29, 1772. A group of followers rose from Swedenborg's teachings--the Swedenborgians.
Jeanne Dixon was born on January 3, 1918.
Mrs. Dixon claimed to have predicted the election of "a blue-eyed Democrat" in 1960, our 35th president, President John F. Kennedy. She also claimed to have predicted the assassination of the President that devastated the nation and many people all over the world. (Photo of President Kennedy and First Lady Jackie in Dallas)
Mrs. Dixon apparently predicted that the Anti-Christ had been born on February 5, 1962 in the Middle East. She reportedly said the world would know about him in the early 1990's and that he would be destroyed by God in 1999.
Jeanne Dixon also claimed to have warned actress Carole Lombard, wife of actor Clark Gable, that she must not make any plane flights for a specific period of time in the future. Lombard was scheduled to do a charity event and was not dissuaded from making the trip. The plane she was in crashed into a mountain-side and everyone aboard was killed.
Jeanne Dixon was a allegedly friend of Senator Strom Thurmond for many years. Some believe that Dixon was an FBI stooge who received information from contacts, not psychically. Some believe that she did not foretell the assassination nor were the majority of her prophecies accurate. Jeanne Dixon died on January 26, 1997.
According to some reports, psychic Irene Hughes predicted the horrific assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, as well as his brother's assassination. Mrs. Hughes allegedly told a newspaper reporter that Robert Kennedy would be killed. (Photograph of Attorney General Robert Kennedy)
In Aberfan Wales in 1966, there was a terrible disaster--a coal landslide that crushed a school. One hundred-sixteen children and 28 adults were killed in the cave-in. Many people reported that they had psychic premonitions prior to the actual tragedy. Some said they heard the terrible sound of childrens's screams days or weeks before the landslide occurred. Some said that they dreamed of newspaper headlines announcing the coal slide before the tragedy.
President Abraham Lincoln apparently dreamed of being killed by an assassin and of seeing his body in a laying in a coffin before he was murdered. (President Lincoln photo).
Allegedly, Ulysses S. Grant had been invited to go with the Lincolns to Ford's Theater that night, but apparently Grant's wife, Julia, evidently had a strong feeling that they should not go, so they did not accompany the Lincolns. If he had gone, it is probable that Grant would have been assassinated as well.
John Wilkes Booth was purported to have claimed that he had intended to kill the President and Grant.
Read about President Lincoln's dream about his death.
In 1979, David Booth of Cincinnati, Ohio, apparently dreamed repeatedly of an airplane crash and the dreams were so upsetting to him that he contacted the Federal Aviation Administration. He allegedly recognized a specific airline's symbol on the exterior of the plane that crashed in his dreams. Booth dreamed of the crash again the very day it occurred--an American Airlines DC-10 crashed killing everyone on board and some people on the ground. Sadly, as often seems to be the case with premonitions, Booth warnings could not prevent the crash.
Beverly Jaegers, a reknown psychic and psychometrist, apparently predicted the horrific space shuttle Challenger tragedy (left) and even envisioned the cause of the explosion five years before the tragedy occurred. Jaegers apparently said she became very psychic after being struck by lightening. (Photo of the Challenger explosion)
Edgar Cayce allegedly made many predictions while in his trance state. He apparently prophecied that there would be a shifting of the north and south poles.
Cayce made prophecies about the future, claimed that the lost continent of Atlantis really existed, outlined diets for patients, and admonished people to clean up their acts while in he spoke from the trance state.
The famous Greek philosopher, Plato, was told a tale about the lost continent of Atlantis. According to what was recorded by Plato and written in "Critias", the Atlanteans were a very technologically advanced, prosperous people whose continent was utterly destroyed by a major cataclysm. The Atlanteans were said to control nearly all of the Mediterranean region, except Athens. According to the tale, Atlantis, located beyond the Pillars of Hercules and larger than Asia Minor and Libya combined, sunk into the sea. Some have suggested that Atlantis was Thera, Santorini, or once existed in the region of the Azores Islands. Some have even suggested that Atlantis was part of what is now the Americas. According to some of the tales about it, Atlantis was ultimately destroyed because the inhabitants, though they progressed technologically, did not advance spiritually.
Some people believe that another legendary lost continent called "Mu" existed in the Pacific ocean and was inhabited by ancestors of the Mayans and the Egyptians.
The continent called "Lemuria" was purported to be located in the Indian Ocean. The people of Lemuria, according to reported tales, communicated only through telepathy. Theosophist Madame Helena Blavatsky allegedly claimed that Lemuria had once truly existed.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill seemed to have a keen sixth sense. Once when the Nazis were blitzing London, Churchill purportedly told his wait staff that they must: "Put dinner on a hotplate in the dining room" and then he insisted they go down to the bomb shelter. Shortly after Churchill allegedly insisted that his staff leave, a bomb tore through the back of the house completely destroying the kitchen.
In another reported incident, Churchill was walking towards his waiting car--the door nearest to him had been opened by his chauffeur so that he might get in--Churchill walked over and opened the door furthest away and climbed in. As they were driving along, a bomb exploded. Had Churchill been sitting where he normally sat, the Prime Minister may have been killed. Churchill was alleged to have said that just as he went to get into the opened car door a voice said: "Stop!".
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) (1875-1910) allegedly claimed to have dreamed of his brother Henry's death before it occurred. Henry had been scalded so badly when eight boilers exploded aboard the vessel the "Pennsylvania" that the injuries were ultimately fatal. Twain was able to stay with his brother until he died.
Writer Morgan Robertson's story about "Futility: The Wreck of the Titan" may have been based on precognitive awareness of a tragedy that occurred approximately 13 years after he wrote the book--the story paralleled the tragic sinking of the Titanic.
Robertson wrote a tale about the sinking of a fictional ship, the SS Titan. In the story, the SS Titan encountered an iceberg and sank and hundreds of passengers lives were lost.
In the book, the length of the Titan was 800 feet; the Titanic was 882.5 feet long. The fictional Titan had 3 propellers, as did the real Titanic. The Titan could hold 3,000 passengers. The Titanic apparently had a passenger capacity of 3,000.
According to some interpretations of Nostradamus's predictions, the world will end after the millenium, when the Roman Catholic Church is destroyed. An Irish bishop named St. Malachy (1094-1148) also apparently predicted that the world would end after the year 2000. It has been alleged that St. Malachy's prophecies indicate that there will be two more Popes--and no more--after the current Pope, John Paul II.
The apocalyptic writings in the Bible and other Judeo-Christian texts
indicate that the world we live in is filled with evil and is
ruled by Satan, and that the world as it is will be ended, demolished by
God. Apocalypse adherents believe that a new age will be ushered in
wherein the good will live in a truly peaceful world after the reign of a being
who is called the Anti-Christ, who at first appears to be a savior of the people, but in
reality is like "a beast".
'This is what I will do in the last days, God says',
"I will pour out my spirit upon all men.
Acts 2, Chapter 2, The New Testament
Armageddon (Tel Megiddo) is thought by some to be where the last battle on earth between good and evil will be fought. In Revelations, there are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: the Messenger of Subjugation, the Messenger of War, the Messenger of Famine, and the Messenger of Destruction and Death. Some fundamentalists believe that the founding of Israel as a nation in 1948 is a clear sign that the Second Coming of Christ is at hand.
Some religions teach that the future holds the prophecies of the
Biblical Revelations and then the good will be transported into the
heavens. A New Jerusalem will appear filled with peace and joy, and the
evil will be condemned to eternal damnation. Other religions teach that
the events in the Bible's Revelations have already occurred.
Merlin from Liquet.de
Churchill: images from NARA
Image of President Kennedy and the First Lady from Presidential Photos from Free Stock Photos
A Visit To The Witch by Edward Frederick Brewtnall: ArtMagick
Titanic Photos from Free Stock Photos
Natalie Wood, Carole Lombard and Titanic Newspaper images from Pictures Now
*"Lisa" requested that we use a pseudonym