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Premonition can be defined as “a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant”
Haven’t you ever felt something bad’s going to happen and it actually does? Some people choose to believe in it, some people call it a hunch. Whatever you may call it, there’s no denying the fact that sometimes these visions actually came true. Although there’s no scientific explanation for it.
Let’s have a look at some of the stories of the people who famously predicted major disasters:
1. 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre
A book by the widow of a person who died in the 9/11 attacks claims that many victims had foreseen their deaths. According to her book, her husband had a sudden attack of vertigo on the morning of September 11th as he was preparing to go for work. Not only this, he had predicted that he wouldn’t survive the year 2001. He also reportedly spent a family gathering discussing the possibility of a terrorist attack on Twin towers and the possible escape routes.
2. Sinking of RMS Titanic
After the major tragedy that struck RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912, many people came forward with claims of having foreseen the disaster. Whether or not they truly had a premonition is a different story altogether. But the most intriguing story that stands out is of the novelist Morgan Robertson. He famously wrote a novella “The wreck of the titan” describing the events of the drowning of a ship and the casualties caused due to the lack of lifeboats. The events described in the book are eerily similar to the sinking of RMS Titanic. What makes this story stand out among others is that this novella was written in 1898, much before the Titanic was even conceptualized.
3. Sharon Tate, famous actress who was murdered by Manson Family had premonition about her death
Famous actress Sharon Tate reportedly had premonitions about her murder. Months before she and her unborn child would be murdered by the Manson family, Sharon had hallucinations about her death. She repeatedly had hallucinations about a dead body in her house with its throat cut open. She also kept seeing her dead house owner who had committed suicide.
4. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s backing vocalist reportedly foresaw their plane crash in her dreams
Jo Jo Billingsley, backing vocalist of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band reportedly claimed that she had foreseen the unfortunate plane crash in which 3 members of the band died. According to her, she saw a plane crash in her dreams 2 days before the actual plane crash. She was also the only band member who was not on the plane that day.
5. Sandy hook school shooting
According to the mother of a kid who suffered panic attacks just a couple of weeks before the actual shootings took place, her son was saved because of his premonition. Her son reportedly had panic attacks few weeks before the shootings for which the doctors did not have any explanation. Also, whenever the principal tried to calm him down Logan would start shouting that it’s not a safe place to be. His mother took him out of the school and after 2 weeks, the dreadful shootings happened.
6. Similarities between Reeva Steenkamp’s teenage drawings and her shooting incident is quite unsettling
Reeva Steenkamp was a South African model and girlfriend of Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius. She was shot dead by Oscar who had supposedly mistaken her for an intruder. But according to her parents, Reeva Steenkamp had a premonition of her death but much before the actual incident happened. Her parents claim that Reeva was a teenager when she drew a picture which had an angel standing near a stairway leading up to the sky. It also had a guy standing with a gun in his hand. Her parents have claimed this as a “premonition” by Reeva of her own death.
7. Abraham Lincoln had dreams about his death
The 16th President of the USA, Abraham Lincoln reportedly foresaw his own death. According to a famous incident narrated by his friend and bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon, just a few days before his assassination, Lincoln supposedly told him about a dream. According to the dream, he walked into the East room of White house and found a group of mourners and a corpse which was being guarded by soldiers. When Lincoln asked one of the soldiers who had died, a soldier replied “The President. He was killed by an assassin.”
8. Nostradamus famously predicted his death
Nostradamus famously predicted his own demise. His last words were, “Tomorrow, I shall no longer be here”. He was found dead the next morning.
9. David Booth predicted the crash of American airlines flight 191
Flight 191 crash is the deadliest aviation accident in the history of America. It claimed the life of 273 people. The flight crashed soon after taking off from the runway. But what is really chilling about the accident is that the accident was predicted accurately by a man named David Booth. He reportedly had dreams about a flight crash in the exact way the crash of Flight 191 happened. Booth even approached the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) officials warning them of a possible disaster.
So next time you have a premonition, don’t ignore it. You never know when it can come true!
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