Precognitive Dreams

Precognitive Dreams

  • Dreams that appear to predict the future; a way of accessing future information that is unrelated to any existing knowledge through normal means.
  • Titanic: there is evidence of people having psychic dreams about the ship sinking before it sank – primarily people on the boat.

The Titanic docked in Southampton and dressed with flags on Good Friday 1912.:

  • In 1865, two weeks before he was shot dead, Abraham Lincoln had a psychic dream about a funeral at the White House. In the dream, he asked someone who was in the casket and they replied, “the president of the United States”. He told his wife about the dream but neither of them took it to heart – for on the night of his assassination he gave his bodyguard the night off.

Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner on 8 November 1863 (Library of Congress):

  • Mark Twain had a dream about his brother’s corpse lying in a metal coffin in his sister’s living room. It rested on two chairs, with a bouquet and a single crimson flower in the center. He told his sister about his dream. Weeks later, his brother was killed in a massive explosion on a riverboat. Many others died and were buried in wooden coffins. But one onlooker felt such pity for young Henry that she raised the money for an expensive metal coffin. At the funeral, saw the coffin as it was in his dream. As he stood over Henry’s casket, a woman placed a bouquet with a single red rose in the middle.
  • Skeptically, having dreams that predict the future is all a numbers game: there are 6.5 billion people on this planet – each with free will – and having an average of five dreams per night, so of course there are some coincidences.
  • I find precognitive dreams really fascinating and intend to research them further and potentially create some response pieces to them.