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ESP - can the future be predicted? - What do you think?

Updated on June 6, 2013

Have you ever had a premonition - knowing without doubt something is about to happen? Have you then documented it and been proved correct?

Many of us, feet planted firmly on the ground, take the concept of extra sensory perception (ESP) and dismiss it as the stuff of fiction and movies?

Yet the idea of paranormal abilities has intrigued people for centuries, perhaps more than we are willing to admit?

Here are four well documented ESP events - could they have been stopped?

Princess Diana
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Princess Diana

Sadly, on the 31st of August 1997, Princess Diana was fatally injured in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris.

Five days before she died, Edward Williams, retired miner, called at his local police station in Glamorgan, Wales. He had seen a vision of Diana’s death and was shaken.

The police took him seriously.

Logged on computer as incident 767 is the following - ‘On August 27th at 14.12 hours, a man by the name of Edward Williams came to Mountain Ash police station. He said he was a psychic and predicted that Princess Diana was going to die.

Mr Williams told the police he was out walking and picking blackberries when he had the premonition. He reportedly went cold with fear.

'Suddenly everything in front of me was obscured in darkness. I could see lots of shadowy figures, which I was sure were members of the royal family. In the middle I could clearly see the face of Princess Diana. There were no words but the expression on her face told him she was in great danger.’

Still troubled 48 hours later, Mr Williams reported to local police who were very understanding and made the report. Getting it off his chest relieved him but the feeling of danger persisted. When he heard the devastating news Mr Williams is reported as saying, he felt ‘sick to the stomach.’

'I felt and still do - that Diana’s destiny had somehow been in my hands and I didn't do enough to help her. If only the police had taken me more seriously, perhaps Diana might still be here today.'

James Dean
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James Dean

James Byron Dean was an American actor born in 1931. He starred in three films Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, and Giant. Still popular today, his enduring fame rests on these performances. He was feted as a new and potentially famous actor.

Tragically, he died in a car accident on September 30th 1955 aged 24.

A week before he died, the actor, Sir Alec Guinness was in a restaurant when a young man introduced himself as James Dean.

Sir Alec joined Dean at his table. But first, Dean insisted on showing off his new toy - a sports car.

Sir Alec said he heard his own voice begging Dean. - ‘Please never get in it. It is now ten-o-clock, Friday the twenty-third of September, 1955. If you get in that car you will be found dead in it by this time next week.'

Dean did not take this seriously and ignored the advice.

Seven days later, four o'clock the following Friday, James Dean was pronounced dead, killed in a car accident while driving his new car.

The Titanic
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The Titanic

The disaster of the liner Titanic, which collided with an iceberg in fog on its maiden voyage from Europe to America, was foretold many times. These prophecies began even before the vessel was built.

In the 1880s the English journalist W.T. Stead wrote a fictional account of the sinking of a liner – he made an iceberg the cause of the calamity. In 1910 Stead, in a lecture, emphasized the necessity to match a liner’s lifeboats to the accommodation offered.

The maiden voyage of the Titanic began on April 10, 1912. On board was a reluctant W.T. Stead. Not only did he ignore his own foreboding but those of others. An American friend had heard a voice telling her that Stead ‘would soon be called home.’

Another, from a clergyman, warned him that the Titanic was doomed and would sink.

Four days after sailing from Southampton - the liner collided with an iceberg and sank; there were insufficient lifeboats to save all the passengers and crew. Stead was drowned.

Some people heeded the warnings. The banker, millionaire J. Pierpont Morgan cancelled at the last moment.

Mr Colin Macdonald resigned as second engineer because he had a premonition of disaster.

As the Titanic sailed out of Southampton, a woman in the crowd was heard shouting hysterically:'That ship is going to sink! Do something - save them.'

Robert Kennedy
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Robert Kennedy

In 1968, Jeane Dixon, the Washington seer, forecast the assassination of Robert Kennedy, just as she had prophesied the murder of his brother President John F. Kennedy.

She was not alone.

Jacqueline Kennedy spoke her concerns to composer Gian-Carlo Menotti. Menotti asked Jackie if she was pleased with Robert's decision to stand for presidential nomination.

Her answer - 'I can't be very happy, because I know he is going to be shot like my husband. They're going to shoot him.'

Another prediction of Senator Robert Kennedy's death was reported to the Dream Laboratory at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The researchers received a letter on the morning of the assassination describing a series of dreams. The dreams involved Robert Kennedy, killing, violence and death. The writer asked that Robert Kennedy be contacted and warned. The letter did not receive attention until after the death.

Notable psychics

Nostradamus was a seer who lived in the 16th century. He wrote long-term predictions about the future and world events. He is said to have predicted the rise of Napoleon and Hitler and prophesied the September 11th bombings.

Today, people still refer to his works expecting to link his predictions with current events.

Edgar Cayce 1877-1945. Cayce was an American psychic who, from a hypnotic trance answered questions on war, healing, and had visions of the end of the world.

The UK

From the UK two psychics Sally Morgan and Lisa Williams, both claim to have had psychic experiences from an early age.

Both have hosted their own TV shows to display these psychic abilities.

Jeane L Dixon -1904-1997

Perhaps the best known American psychic of the 20th century. She wrote a syndicated newspaper astrology column. One of her most remembered predictions was of John F Kennedy’s assassination followed by that of his brother Robert Kennedy.

Biggest and Best

Enter reality TV and the psychic world was in it. A challenge entitled ‘Battle of the Psychics’ showcased psychics from different countries. The USA, Azerbaijan, Germany, Great Britain, Ukraine, and Russia. Hayal Alekperov from Azerbaijan was awarded the title – Best Psychic.

Playing devil’s advocate shouldn’t the contestants have been able to predict the outcome?

What If…

Surely, the question to ponder is this - if a tragedy doesn't happen because of a premonition which is heeded - then the event is unlikely to happen and therefore could not be predicted.

Let’s leave it all to Shakespeare. In Hamlet he puts it into perspective - ‘there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in your philosophy, Horatio.’'

Have you ever predicted a future event?

Do you believe the future can be predicted?

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      A Filipina crystal ball gazer predicted my next 3 jobs accurately. I didn't believe her because I was from a technical background and to move into publishing was just too drastic a career change. I didn't know what publishing was at that time and I double confirmed with her to find out whether she meant "printing company". She gazed at the ball again and said, "Yes, but only for a short while." I didn't believe her. And what was worse was that she went on to predict that I would then join a chocolate-making factory! First, I don't like chocolates, and second, a jump from building construction to making chocolates sounded so far-fetched at that time. But it all came to pass.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Travmaj, fascinating. I think the man who predicted the death of Diana must be feeling a little guilty. But he did all he could....it's hard for people to believe in psychic ability, I suppose! Sharing this fascinating write.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging hub! Many experienced astrologers and seers predict the future more or less accurately. Some people are gifted with special intuitive powers or unique psychic abilities. I voted yes in your poll. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Good work of yours.I like your hub. You did a good research about the subject. Prediction has always been a puzzle yet others take it like a game.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      I have never seen a real miracle. In fact, just the opposite. But I have decided to keep an open mind.

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi travmaj! It is nice to see hubs on varied and interesting topics like the one you have placed. Very nice list of premonitions. I personally have faced such types of premonitions a few times in life but discard it as mere coincidence and do not stroke the fire of such occult science in my mind.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      WalterPoon - thank you for this - I appreciate your comments. And how amazing - as you say ' it all came to pass.' what an intriguing story.

      ESP is certainly a subject we can all ponder over and discuss - I really like your views - thanks again Walter...

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Hi Michelle - isn't it a dilemma? - I do wonder about predictions and the outcomes. Yes, the Princess Diana prediction was well documented - but who could have stopped it? I do find all this intriguing although I tend to 'go with the flow' - best wishes...

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      ishwaryaa2224 - thank you for your splendid comments - I think also that some people do have certain abilities that others lack. I thank you for stopping by and for voting - very best wishes...

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Great hub, Travmaj! It's a fascinating subject for sure!

      I think that most of us just lost that ability to listen to that little voice that might warned us!

      Thanks for sharing! Voted up and interesting :-)

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      There are many many unexplained things in this life. Like life itself...where, why, how??? What we don't know far outweighs what we do know. There are many scammers and cheaters out there willing to prey on our fear, however, we must keep and open mind. Interesting hub!

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Deepak - Thanks for your comments - I agree, prediction is a puzzle - something to ponder though - appreciate you stopping by - thank you

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Martin - I believe you are saying what most people are thinking - thank you

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      pinto - thank you for your interesting comment - I liked your take on it. Thank you

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      kidscraft - hello, how are you - yes, esp is interesting and maybe we have lost some ability over the years. How intriguing. Thanks for being here - all best wishes

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Sheri - thanks for your valuable comments, - so true, life is a mystery - much to puzzle over - I agree - keeping an open mind is paramount -

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Fascinating hub. I wouldn't be good at ESP since I would feel worse knowing someone will die and can't do anything about it. The guilt would be phenomenal.

      Anything in life is possible. You have raised some interesting ones here.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      I must be psychic Maj...I just knew you were going to put together another fascinating hub very soon...does that count?...seriously though, I do get the feeling that someone close to me will phone me, and then they do..could be coincidence, but then...?..? Who knows...I am a little sceptical when it comes to premonitions about disasters however...I just think that if it is a phenomenon that does happen to people then there would be many more examples like the one you have given above about Diana. This man obviously did have those horrible visions and thoughts happen to him, but unless there are many other similar premonitions about the same event, then it could be put down to coincidence.

      This was another great hub Maj...thank you for sharing it...best wishes from the Valley:-))

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Valleypoet, ESP is not something on demand. It doesn't occur all the time, but it does happen. That's all I know.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Fascinating hub. Voted up and more! I was not aware about the people who changed their mind abound boarding the Titanic because of premonitions. The Princess Diana and James Dean accounts spooked me the most. One only wonders what if ...

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      WND - Thanks for that interesting comment - yes, imagine how it would feel - and unlikely to be able to stop it.

      And yes, life has many possibilities - thank you, appreciate your visit.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Valley - I'm having a similar scenario - I see your poems in the Man review! This is all very intriguing - and such fascinating comments. A few votes but 60% believed 40% not sure - no-one 'didn't believe)

      I think Shakespeare does sum it up somewhat in - '‘there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in your philosophy, Horatio.’'

      Thanks Valley - enjoy the sunshine - it's not going to last.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Hello again Walter - thank you, yes, - maybe that's what makes it so difficult to grasp.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Flourish - Appreciate your comments, I think 'what if' sums up much of premonitions and what we believe. Glad you stopped by -

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      travmaj....Awesome write...there are more of this phenomena than most people imagine. The human mind is capable of so much more than we know or experience and some refuse to acknowledge premonitions , so many times we do not hear of such experiences, as society rarely accepts the unexplainable....enjoyed and voted up...I will send you an e-mail..I found very interesting ....

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      What an interesting hub! I often dream about things that will happen in reality later. One thing happened recently. I dreamed that my great uncle would be seriously ill. Some days later he sent me a message that he had been to hospital to get a heart bypass operation. Some months ago I dreamed about my husband's niece to experience something bad but in my dreams I couldn't exactly define what it would be. Some time later she told my husband she had a miscarriage. I was really terrified and sad when I heard this. Such dreams often occur to me. Sometimes it's really incredible. I was just thinking about those dreams while reading your great hub.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi travmaj,

      I believe that there are those who can predict the future but fate has the final hand.

      Voted up and awesome

      Have a good day. :)

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      KJ - thanks for this and yes, I agree. We rarely hear of the documented experiences, and for many it's be hocus-pocus. Although the respondents to the hub are most favourable in not totally writing it off.. Intriguing subject - I wrote a poem for my other - I actually knew the moment she died even though she was in England and I was in Australia. It's on my pages -I'll try to bring it up. I'm travelling at the moment - so may not always be on hubpages - Best for now...

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Janet - fascinating comments, thank you. Your experiences are quite awesome - you certainly know that feeling of something happening. Few and far between for me - I once told a pregnant friend she would have twins and sure enough - she still laughs about it! - And I was certain the moment my mother died. And that's about it. But other people have more 'events' to tell. Best wishes...

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Sueswan - hello, thanks for being here, I like your comments -there are elements of fate and prediction - awesome to think about it all -

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      angryelf 4 years ago from Tennessee

      I solidly believe they can be! There are a lot of coincidences and incidents in this world; whether it's by chance or truly being predicted, I still believe there are accurate predictions made. Then again, I ask the same question many do: IF they can predict, why can't they hit the lottery? Even so, these gifted individuals still have my full support and respect. Voted up!

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      QUOTE: " IF they can predict, why can't they hit the lottery?"

      I wonder whether my answer will make sense, but it seems like you can't use ESP for selfish reasons. Furthermore, ESP is not something on demand. It comes at the most unexpected moments and that's why psychics who undergo scientific testing always fail the test. When one consciously attempt to achieve ESP, ego and self-thoughts often interfere with the process.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      angryelf - hello and thank you - you make some valid points here - and I don't have the answers - it's certainly something to think about.

      Maybe Walter Poon has demonstrated a feasible answer - that you can't make ESP work on demand - you can't conjure it up for selfish reasons.

      Thanks for stopping by - appreciate it

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Walter - thank you for your comments - yes they do make sense - I'm not sure anyone fully understands but I like your stand on ESP.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Very interesting and well informed. Thanks for sharing and voted up.

      Eddy.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Hello Eddy - thank you for your comments and vote - most appreciated - all best wishes...

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      Vickiw 4 years ago

      One of the mysteries of life, how events can be predicted! I do believe there are some people with ESP who are able to do this. This is a very interesting Hub, and what I really like about it is that it is thought-provoking, and not something that most of us think about every day!

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Thanks Vickiw - glad you stopped by, I appreciate your comments and I do agree with you - it seems some people can demonstrate ESP more than others. Thanks again...

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Well I am confidently predicting this is one of the most intriguing and fascinating hubs I've had the pleasure of reading in some time - as all of your hubs are , my friend, and I hope sincerely everything is well with you these days and I will madly and gladly promote your hubpage here on my Facebook wall with a link and a post .

      I am sending to you my warmest wishes from Colin and Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 1:59am

      and thank you so much for the effort, the time and research you always put into your hubs and could you please check out ROSE THE PLANNER - she has a hub you will love called 100 years of the wedding gown and thank you for that

      and yes I always love a good mystery , don't you? One reason I loved this hub so much

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      I'm fascinated by this subject!..A psychic once predicted so much of my life, it frightened me when her predictions began to come true. I couldn't believe that someone could see so much of my future, it all came to pass the good and the bad. I will never do it again. I believe we all have this ability to a greater or lesser degree, but in some people it is better developed.

      A very interesting write.

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      Poon Poi Ming 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Tobusiness, what you say seems to suggest that life is indeed predestined. I only found one Filipino crystal-ball gazer who managed to predict my future accurately. The rest were charlatans.

      However, do remember that to some extent, we still can change our destiny. You may want to read: "Liao-Fan's Four Lessons". Although it is published by BuddhaNet, it has nothing to do with Buddhism. It was written in circa 1600 by a Ming Dynasty government official for the benefit of his son regarding the concept of predestiny. He said that when he found out that some of the predictions by a fortune-teller became true, he decided not to work hard. And the consequences is stated in his book. In short, what he is trying to say is that we can change our destiny.

      http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/liaofan.pdf

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      I do think the future can be predicted to a certain extent. What i mean by this is that events can be revealed before they happen. Thanks for these stories they are very accurate. Voted up.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Epi - you say the best things , and always restore my confidence - thank you so much. I do appreciate your comments.

      I'm travelling and have missed a few of your lovely hubs but will be back on track next week. - I will check out the suggested hub for sure.

      Meanwhile Colin, Miss Tiffy and Mr Gabriel, sending the very best of wishes from Uk - and will be back in touch soon.

      Thank you again -

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      to business - what interesting comments - I'm totally with you on this one - what an experience you had. I would feel exactly the same. It is fascinating though and I thank you for stopping by and sharing - most appreciated.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Walter - thank you once again for stopping by - will be looking out for the book you mentioned. am travelling at the moment so life is hectic - best wishes -

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      torrilyn, thank you for your most interesting comments and the vote - I really appreciate you views and agree -

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Hi, I remember reading about the guy and Princess Diana, but I never realised that he had logged it at the police station! Wow! yes I totally believe, in fact I have done it a few times myself, fascinating article, nell

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      இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 4 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

      This was brilliant. It is truly unbelievable that these people predict - and quite accurately - these events. I wonder what it must be like living with such a gift..or would they view it as such? I think we all have it in us to a small extent...dreaming about things before they happen and so forth. Well done and thanks.

      Kim

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Hi Nell Rose - I agree. I guess if you are so certain and you log on at the police station it cannot be clearer than that. It is a complex subject but yes, fascinating - great you dropped by -

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Hi Kim, good to meet you - you raise an interesting point - I can't really imagine how it would be if you were seriously psychic and how to cope. Just now and again happens to many of us - that's probably enough. Thanks for stopping by...

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Things that will happen, I sometimes do not wish to know! Sharing this great hub again!

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      Kerry43 4 years ago

      Thank you for this hub - very interesting. Like many others, I often have dreams of tragedy, and then wait and watch the news hoping to heavens it was merely a dream and nothing more. :/

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      go-barbara-go 4 years ago

      I believe. I have thought that an Uncle will soon die 6 months later, and it happened. I went on feeling that with my mother and father.

      ESP is some kind of gut-feeling. One day, a long time ago I went on board a bus but went off since I felt there was a bomb. Unexplained but that feeling is best recognized than questioned.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Hi Michelle - yes, good not to know sometimes! Thanks for the share - appreciate - am predicting being back in the swing of hubs soon!

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Kerry43 - Hello and thank you. A most interesting comment and I guess we all feel the same from time to time. hanks for stopping by..

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Hello go-Barbara - Ohh that is scary re your Uncle. I think your 'gut feeling' is correct and yes,- we do have to acknowledge our feelings. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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      Rosemary Sadler 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A fascinating subject Maj. It must be a dreadful feeling knowing something is going to happen but unable to do anything about it, like the guy who predicted Princess Diana's death.

      I believe we all have the ability but it is just not developed. Those 'gut feelings' I think are predictions but we are just not able to draw on them and understand the meaning of them. I knew when my Nan was going to die but didn't realise it until after, I just felt fear and confusion.

      Awesome hub Voting and sharing

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Hi Rosemay - thank you for such interesting comments - I know what you mean on all counts. I imagine that 'no-one' was going to tell Diana that some person she didn't know thought her life was in danger. But the guy had his facts right and it happened. Yes, those gut feelings - I connect with those and not being able to fully understand them. Maybe we have lost some ability throughout the years. Hope all well in NZ - Cheers...

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      What an amazing article! I believe that everyone has a sixth sense and for some that are more sensitive it is slightly more developed. I often get feelings which for whatever reasons come to pass. Not long ago I had a strange dream about a neighbour's son that lived across the street from us when I was younger. I called my mom to tell her that I dreamt that he had passed away. I then found out from my brother that it was actually his other brother that passed away and he was only in his fifties. It was creepy but not the first time it's happened. Well done! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      rose - planner - thank you for your comments. Yes, I think the majority of people agree with you - I certainly do. Your honest comments re your dream is quite amazing - sad to lose anyone but you had that premonition. How complex we humans are - Thank you again Rose and for the Vote - all best...

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      Rachael O'Halloran 3 years ago from United States

      I not only believe people can predict the future, I live with one. My son Cameron often tells me of things that are going to happen from premonitions he gets. He writes it all down in a journal, dates each entry and whips it out with an "I told you so" every time one of his journal entries comes to pass.

      My mother was the same way.

      It is maddening that I didn't inherit any of it and I'm the one who is most fascinated by it. Oh I get a premonition now and then, some ESP going on a good day, but nothing like my mother and my son.

      This was an interesting look at events that have come to pass, and a fine look behind the scenes of people who even knew ahead of time.

      Shared this one, and voted up and interesting.

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      DChance 3 years ago

      I use to get predictions only two events every year. They would be events that happened within the next two years to people that I was close to or myself. I still don't know how it works.

      I was at work one time and I keep looking down a hallway. It looked strange. I asked someone if they where going to get another hallway? Now, that building has a new addition.

      I can do tarot, too but I can not predict the tarot for myself. Also, I have never tried to do the tarot for people I don't know. It is scary how those cards work. Maybe, my cards are possessed.

      I think that predictions can be a warning that if things are not changed the predictions will happen.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Rachel - I'm in awe of your son and mother. Awesome. I'm like you and have the occasional moments. One memorable moment when I predicted a friend was having twins. (she wasn't impressed at the time) It must be intriguing when your son 'tells you.' Thanks for commenting.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      DChance - thank you for commenting, there are certainly things that cannot be explained. Perhaps predictions can be that warning to change things. Whatever, it is fascinating.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Sharing this again!

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      Thanks Michelle, good to see you here again.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      I was fascinated by this before and am sharing again!

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      Oh, yes...I've had premonitions about something that I felt would happen, and sometimes they came to be true. Many times I have been thinking about calling a family member cause I felt they needed me, and within the hour that same person would call to talk to me about a problem they were having.

      Great Hub. Voted UP and shared.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      And thanks again for the share Michelle.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      mary615 - thanks so much for your interesting comment, I can connect with your premonition story. There seem to be many instances documented just as you explain. But then it's not really explainable. Hope this makes sense. Thanks Mary...

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      I am 100 percent sure that the future can be predicted. I for one every once in a while have dreams that come true. it is strange i can't control it i kinda wish that I could but I can't. thanks for the read and for all of the history you have done on these famous faces. best of wishes.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      torrilynn - thank you for your most interesting and positive comments - very much appreciated. best regards...

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      There are many aspects of our existence yet to learn, for sure. "Seeing the future" seems to me to be... looking too far. I do believe, one day, we will be to do some form of "read ones mind" - connect wirelessly, if you will. Will that lead to "seeing the future" might be the next questions after that... ;-)

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      DrBill...thank you, it's all most mysterious. Your theory is most interesting. What comes after, just don't have any answers....

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Great article on a topic many have pondered over. I believe we all have this ability to a greater or lesser degree, but in some people it is better developed, or they recall their dream time more vividly than others. Because we all united tap into the universal mind where time does not exist. This universal mind is like a matrix ( like the movie). It's a program and we all belief in the same structure of our 3D reality. We are all connected, but we feel and experience a separation from each other. That is the lie! Soon more and more people will awaken and look for proof of this lie, or illusion. That is why the conspiracy theories are rife at the moment. People are starting to question the truth.

      In my own life I have several incidents I dreamed about that came true, but sometimes years later. I can have a precognition about others, but I am aware that movies, TV or any news through the internet that effects lots of people, that can influence my dream 'hunch', so I keep it to myself. We all need to learn to become observers and know that as humans we are merely actors on a stage. In truth we are divine spiritual beings and our soul is like a library of all our experiences. That is how I personally understand it for now.

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      Debra Allen 2 years ago from West By God

      Yes, I do believe that we can predict the future, BUT at the same time the future can be changed so it is hard for those who "prophesy" to be correct in what they WANT to see. I had that gift for myself, I wasn't able to predict for others. Most times you will not be able to stop a disaster or a death because it is the time for that to happen. If that time is changed they will still meet up with their time to go.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Nadine, thank you for such a detailed comment and your view on ESP. Yes, you make the most valid of points and I do agree. Your 'hunches' and keeping them to yourself I can identify with and I think many others can. Yes, all the world's a stage and however much we look at explanations there's still a touch of mystery. Thank you again Nadine, good to hear your excellent viewpoint.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Lady Guinevere, thank you for your most interesting comment. I do agree, difficult to stop a disaster anyway - if a disaster was halted by a prediction, how would anyone believe the prediction. Some most interesting theories here. I thank you for yours.

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      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      travmaj: This is a fascinating article on psychics. I have premonition dreams and sometimes they are disconcerning. And sometimes I have dreams but can't remember them in the morning. Then several days/weeks later I have a dejavue moments and realized I have seen or heard of what is happening before - in a forgotten dream. It is eerie but there is something in us that connects to the future. I don't understand it or how it works. I think this is an area of science that needs much more research. Your article is quite illuminating. And, I agree with your point, if we were able to prevent the event from happening in the future, then how and why would we be dreaming something in the future that won't happen. It really is interesting because those that see the future are not able to prevent the event from happening. Thanks for such an interesting and amazing hub.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Thank you Suzette for your most thought provoking comments. The intuitions we experience and can't quite grasp are both intriguing and disconcerting. So much we know and so much we don't know. I'm constantly fascinated by the subject and the comments - thanks again.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This kind of subject like paranormal activities always fascinates me. I wish I am that gifted to predict my future but then again that would be scary. I have a strong intuition though and so far, it has never failed me.

      I truly enjoyed reading this not sure how I missed it. Voting up and passing it along.

      Thank you.

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      David B Katague 2 years ago from Northern California and the Philippines

      I do not have ESP but my wife has. I discussed three events about ESP, psychic and palm reading in one of my hubs, if anyone is fascinated by this subject Good Day to All!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Love this travmaj. I don't believe in coincidence but predetermined occurrences beyond our understanding. I do believe it is possible for some people to predict the future but it seems random and that they can't really choose which events they will foresee. I have often thought about someone I haven't seen for years and the next thing they come to visit, or The phone rings and I can tell my wife exactly who it will be. Voted up for sure.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      CrisSp - thank you, I find it fascinating too. It seems many of us have that sense of intuition that we follow. And so many things are inexplicable. Thanks again and best wishes...

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      chateaudumer - thanks for this - I'll check out your hub soon. Thanks for commenting..

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Hi John, I like your thoughts - spot on. Most of the occurrences I chose to write about seemed to be random. And yes, it happens, the thoughts of someone pop into the head and then they visit. Hmmm love the mystery. Thank so much for your great comments and vote.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Hi, I came back for another read, and that Diana prediction was so amazing wasn't it? its so strange how these things happen, fascinating to read once again, voted up and shared, nell

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Well this was fascinating! Not sure that I have ever felt a feel premonition, but my gut sounds alarms sometimes and I usually listen to it!

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      BeatsMe 2 years ago

      Very interesting topic. Sure, I believe there are people who are gifted as psychics. Too bad they can't see the whole picture, though, just bits and pieces of random events.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      There is no doubt (I have written on this topic as well). Being able to sense or 'see' what is to come is a unique and wondrous gift I do believe.

      Very interesting hub here...

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Nell - many thanks again - yes I think the Diana prediction was amazing as it was so well documented. Odd though, if by the merest chance it was taken seriously and somehow stopped there would be no evidence that it might have happened. Ahhh the mystery again...Best wishes...

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Nell - many thanks again - yes I think the Diana prediction was amazing as it was so well documented. Odd though, if by the merest chance it was taken seriously and somehow stopped there would be no evidence that it might have happened. Ahhh the mystery again...Best wishes...

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Hello Audrey - many thanks, gut alarms are usually worth heeding. ESP remains a mystery but such compelling stories.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      BeatsMe - Frustrating isn't it...but compelling to know more. Thank you, appreciate your commenting...

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      pstraubie - thank you and I do agree with your comment- happy with the angels too. Best wishes...

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      RoadMonkey 2 years ago

      Interesting hub. I am in the "not sure" camp but it would make life more interesting and probably a lot more scary if it were true.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      RoadMonkey - with thanks for your comment. Yes, I think most people are in the 'not sure' camp. It is intriguing though. Best wishes.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 2 years ago from Philippines

      I very much remember Jeane Dixon and Edgar Cayce. A fortune teller also predicted my future rather well. Another one predicted I would travel, and I did the following year

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Hello Mona - good to have your comment - interesting your fortune was predicted accurately. There are so many different ways of looking at this subject - quite intriguing. Thank you so much. Maj

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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 2 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Very well written hub and very engaging too! Voted up!

      I say that the future can only be predicted because the corporations, the governments influenced by them, and the agencies mandated with special tasks, are now fully able to create future. They are not only able to create, but are actually creating future for us.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Hi Suhail and lovely dog - most interesting comment and gladly taken on board. Much to think about indeed. Thank you - appreciate you comment and vote.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Loved reading your article on this topic. Personally I have had visions and dreams what later came true, but they were not of other people, only about my own future events. In 1995 I visited the Edgar Cayce foundation in Veginia Beach. It was my only visit to the USA, but his work has to this day intrigued me. Voted up!

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Hi Nadine - this topic is certainly intriguing and can be interpreted in many ways. Your own experiences are amazing and thank you for relating them. Your USA visit was most interesting. Thank you Nadine, best wishes, Maj

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      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      I don't think the future can be predicted. Probably many people dream about celebrities. It is hard to remember dreams. The so called memory may be shaped by the real-life event. It would be nice to have clairvoyance, but I don't think it exists.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Thanks Catherine - this does seem to fascinate people, and yet, there is no absolute proof. Good to have your take on it. Thank you for your interesting comment, appreciate your being here.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes I do believe in things that are going to happen, not sure about the future of the world though, too many bad things happening.

      My husband even tells me not to say some things, as it will most likely happen, so I try not to.

      Thanks for a very interesting article.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Hello Elsie, thank you for this information. It's a difficult concept but you know the feeling most of the people convey. Thanks for commenting.

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      Anne 15 months ago from Spain

      Hi Maj.

      I´m being drawn back to Hubpages and catching up with old friends. How are you my dear?

      This is a stellar hub and I enjoyed it very much. I can imagine the Titanic launch gave many folk an uneasy feeling, just because of it´s size " How would it float" , but the specifics of other premonitions have blown my mind.

      Hope you are keeping well xx

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      Paula 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      travmaj....Quite fascinating famous predictions, only a couple that I'd heard at some point in the past. Reading this has sparked my interest in doing some research on this topic. You've written an extremely interesting and informational hub. Thank you for sharing this with your readers.

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      travmaj 15 months ago from australia

      Hey Annie - great to hear from you - still in Spain I see. How are things going? I'm not writing much for hubpages at the moment, too busy. But do keep in touch please.

      Yes, the Titanic has great appeal still -so much still being written and discovered. All best wishes - Maj

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      travmaj 15 months ago from australia

      Hello fpherj48 - thank you so much for your comments. So pleased to hear it has sparked interest in more research. It is an intriguing subject. Best wishes...

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      Anne 15 months ago from Spain

      Hi Maj.

      Lovely to hear from you too. xx

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