Abraham Lincoln, “Honest Abe” is said to have foreseen his own death through a dream he had about 10 days prior to his assassination by John Wilkes Booth at Fords Theatre. – to quote Lincoln’s account of this dream…
“About ten days ago, I retired very late. I had been up waiting for important dispatches from the front. I could not have been long in bed when I fell into a slumber, for I was weary. I soon began to dream. There seemed to be a death-like stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. I thought I left my bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by the same pitiful sobbing, but the mourners were invisible. I went from room to room; no living person was in sight, but the same mournful sounds of distress met me as I passed along. I saw light in all the rooms; every object was familiar to me; but where were all the people who were grieving as if their hearts would break? I was puzzled and alarmed. What could be the meaning of all this? Determined to find the cause of a state of things so mysterious and so shocking, I kept on until I arrived at the East Room, which I entered. There I met with a sickening surprise. 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, gazing mournfully upon the corpse, whose face was covered, others weeping pitifully. ‘Who is dead in the White House?’ I demanded of one of the soldiers, ‘The President,’ was his answer; ‘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”
The very day that he was assassinated he had a conversation with his bodyguard William Crook. He told Crook that he had been having dreams for three straight nights in which this assassination theme replayed. Crook worried, tried to persuade the president to stay home that day and not attend the play he had planned to see with his wife titled “My American Cousin”. Crook recalled that Lincoln before he departed that night said “Goodbye” and not as he would normally say “Goodnight”
Do you believe in premonitions? are dreams a gateway to the astral plane? Does our subconscious know what awaits us before our waking self is any the wiser? Leave us a comment below or vote in our poll to have your say.
This post is from my mothers Aunt Ethel who lived in Newcastle England. My mother is the type of woman who doesn’t lie and likewise with her elderly aunt. Aunt Ethel had a lodger named Hugh, for many years Hugh lived in her home and was like a member of the family. He would often sit in his favorite chair in the living room in front of the fireplace. My mother relayed this story that when Hugh died, a few days after his funeral Aunt Ethel was sitting in the living room reading. She looked up at Hugh’s favorite chair and there he was, sitting in it as always, he had a big smile on his face and raised his arm to wave as he slowly faded out. She wasn’t afraid as she knew in life Hugh was a friend that wouldn’t harm anyone, especially her. So it stood to reason he was simply an old friend that had come to say goodbye.
Do you believe that people or places can be cursed? The video below goes into some of the more interesting “coincidences” from James Deans ill fated crash in his sports car “lil bastard” to the unfortunate fate of the cast of the poltergeist movies. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments below or the poll below.
The Warrens, the Demonologist couple probably best known in recent times for being portrayed in The Conjuring movies where a couple who worked many paranormal cases over the years and featured in many TV shows and movies. The footage below is real life footage taped by Ed Warren of the Smurl Family in West Pittston, Pennsylvania. This case would actually become the basis for a rather chilling made for TV movie “The Haunted” (1991) Take a look at the below footage, especially the part where the little girl is siting int he kitchen trying to do her homework and the chair she is in is being lifted. Do you think this is legitimate or a faked by someone? Let us know in the poll under the video and of course if you have a comment feel free to give us your detailed opinion below.
Since the 1800s there have been reports of strange lights in the desert 10 miles outside the town of Marfa Texas. We first became aware of this phenomenon in the early 1990’s when the TV show “Sightings” did special segment on the lights. What is interesting is that the lights appear above the horizon line so this would rule out car headlights/flashlights and also the fact that the lights pre-date such things as drones seem to point towards a more paranormal origin.
What is your opinion, are the lights caused by Aliens, Ghosts or something else supernatural or is there a more scientific explanation for this such as a unique weather condition like ball lightning or something to this point undiscovered? We would love to get your opinion in the poll below or leave a comment.
We have always found this one fascinating and hope to make it out there one dy to see if we can capture our own footage of this specter. As always, view with an open mind and draw your own conclusions.