A blog about the paranormal and the occult comes in handy when socializing. I’m on the lookout for people’s personal stories concerning encounters with the unusual. When I mention blogs, I find many aren’t familiar or interested with the blogosphere, or just roll their eyes at my topic. Yet, I also get stories from people who had unusual experiences. Here is one such story about a teenager and his strange dream.
Rick is a 15-year-old who related a special dream to me. Dreams in themselves are usually just that, dreams. However Rick’s dream had some intriguing elements. Rick’s dream occurred when he was 10-years-old. He said it was so vivid he can remember the details clearly today. Most dreams are not like this. The details of a dream tend to fade away even if we happen to remember one. These clear, memorable dreams are one clue a dream may be more then just a dream.
Rick’s dream was of his grandfather. His grandfather died nearly a year before he was ten. Rick’s grandparents originally came to America from Italy long ago. However, Rick actually hadn’t seen his grandfather very often as his grandparents lived quite far away from his family.
In his dream Rick’s grandfather spoke to him in his native Italian. Rick does not speak any Italian, yet he understood every word his grandfather spoke to him. And Rick somehow spoke back in Italian. He could not explain that. In the dream as they talked to each other, his grandfather put his hand over his chest, looked pale and staggered, falling face down on a street curb. Rick saw him sprawled out with his arms and legs in a particular position.
Rick awoke with this strange dream clear in his mind. As a boy he did not tell his dream to anyone, until two years later at the age of 12. He told his father his dream, and his father listened very carefully. His father asked him about the exact position of the grandfather’s arms and legs. When Rick related precisely what he remembered, his father was stunned. Rick’s grandfather had indeed died on a street from a heart attack, and from a photo of the scene the father had seen, the position of the limbs Rick described was exactly what was on the photo. Rick had never been previously aware of any of these details.
Speaking and understanding an unknown language and having knowledge of events that were unknown are certainly curious. Did Rick’s grandfather visit him in a dream? Or was this a clairvoyant dream, where Rick saw events as they transpired in the past? Or both?
Here is another story about a clairvoyant dream I posted:
An element both stories share is the clarity of the dream, how it sticks in the mind, and how it seems as if the dreamer is actually present witnessing the event. Curious indeed.