Here is a story a good friend told me, and I asked if it would be ok to write about it. Many people have paranormal experiences, but they are rare, perhaps once or twice in lifetime. Which makes each one of these experiences precious and worth recording. They reveal there is more to the universe then we understand.
The year is 1985. My friend Ed was a young man newly married and starting a family. One autumn night he abruptly awoke from his sleep and sat up in his bed. He had a vivid dream. It was a baseball game.
At the time the World Series was playing, the St. Louis Cardinals against the Kansas City Royals. St. Louis was ahead 3 games to 1. St. Louis was one game away from winning the World Series; all they needed was that 4th game out of 7.
Ed sat up in his bed. He dreamt he was watching the winning celebration of the World Series as if he were present in the ballpark. He saw all the players running onto the field. They were ecstatic, winners of the World Series. And the players’ uniforms were blue. Ed spoke to himself out loud in his bed…”Kansas City is going to win.” He understood what the blue uniforms meant.
I asked Ed if it was like watching the game on TV. He said no, in the dream he was actually at the stadium, in the stands right at ground level, as if he were really there.
The next day he told his co-workers that the Kansas City Royals were going to win the World Series. He had a dream. Since the Cardinals were ahead 3 to1 they told him he was full of shit. Ed was so convinced that the Royals were going to win he made a wager. He’d wager anyone a case of beer the Royals would win the World Series. Ed took on any and all co-workers with this wager, and his coworkers were only too happy to take him up on his fool’s bet. Ed said perhaps ten people took his wager. He’d better plan on buying beer. Truly a fool’s bet.
However…the Kansas City Royals won the next three games in a row to win the World Series. It was unprecedented. People at work were shocked. As Ed collected his cases of beer, they would say to each other, “Don’t bet against him when he has a dream.”
I asked Ed about the dream experience hoping to learn something about the nature of dreaming premonitions. He said it was the only time he had such an experience. What was interesting was that he awoke from his sleep startled, and the firsthand nature of the dream. Obviously something about this dream was extraordinary, not a typical dream.
Some famous dreaming premonitions include Abraham Lincolns dreaming about his own death, and premonitions of the Titanic. Even today there are stories of people who stayed away from the Twin Towers before 9/11 because of a premonition.
What are the implications of genuine premonitions? It means we don’t understand the true nature of time and space. These premonitions are real if rare and uncontrolled. They can’t be measured, tested or subject to the scientific method. But they are real nevertheless. Science might develop new insights to the mysteries of the universe if they accepted the possibility of the paranormal into their equations. Einstein created the theory or relativity using his imagination. New insights could use such “outside the box” thinking.