The Oxford dictionary defines precognition as “foreknowledge of an event, especially through supposed paranormal means.” Statisticians have proven that trains involved in accidents are subject to far higher cancellation rates than normal. Many people dreamt of two planes flying into the twin towers prior to 9/11 and 911research.wtc7.net reports that 9/11 flights were unusually under-booked. American flight 11 had only 51% occupancy, United 175 only 31%, American 77 only 20% and United 93 just 16%! The average occupancy of US flights at that time was 71 percent.
There are also accounts of people cancelling their trip on the Titanic because of dreams about the ship sinking. In 1898, Morgan Robertson published “Futility”: the story of a giant shipwreck named Titan. The Titan had an astonishing number of similarities with the Titanic: an unsinkable ship of 70,000 tons, 800 feet long with 24 lifeboats and approximately 3,000 passengers. The Titan sank in the month of April when it struck an iceberg at 25 knots. The real Titanic did weigh almost 70,000 tons and measured 828 feet. It also carried 3,000 passengers and collided with an iceberg in April traveling at 23 knots.
Robertson reported that he created the plot for his novel in a dream-like state. Edgar Cayce, the famous psychic, was known as the “sleeping prophet” because of his ability to see the future in a trance state.
Many of us have experienced precognitive dreams. When I awake at 4.27 am, remembering a dream, it is always a precognitive warning of something that will come to pass. So, how is it that we may see the future when dreaming?
Scientists have proven that, during the dream state, we utilize the parts of the brain that sense rather than analyze. Psychics simply trust their impressions because psychic work involves the suspension of the rational, analytical mind.
Precognition is even embedded in our common language with such terms as “gut feel”. One of the most famous stories of foreseeing the future in a dream state is that of President Abraham Lincoln. In ”Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865”, Ward Hill Lamon documents Lincoln’s experience:
“About ten days ago, I … began to dream. There seemed to be a death-like stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs… I arrived at the East Room… 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, some gazing mournfully upon the corpse, whose face was covered, others weeping pitifully. “Who is dead in the White House?” I demanded… “The President… 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.”
President Lincoln described his precognitive experience to his wife and was assassinated three days later…
Not convinced? Then check out the following You Tube video of Sir Alec Guiness’s strange urge to advise James Dean not to travel in his new sports car…