From: showard (email@example.com) Story type: Near Death Location: Subject: precognition
Hi...I'm from Dallas,Tx and I'd like to add a story to your near-death experience page. It happened last spring when i awoke from what I thought was a terrible nightmare. During the night I had an extrememly vivid dream. It involved my fairly recently bought sports car: In my dream I was driving about a block from my house at night. As I came upon a familiar neighborhood something hit my car which made it spin out of control. Outside my car was pure darkness--however the amber lights of my dashboard were extremely bright and were all I could see. In my dream I didn't know why I wrecked just that I was going to die. The death part of my dream was so real--it haunted me for days afterward. I was crushed up agaist the steering wheel..My whole body was just smashed. Although it was a dream I could feel blood in my lungs--I knew I had no chance.
The next day I told my parents about the vivid realism of the dream and mentioned regretting not getting a safer car, one with air bags. I also told my best friend the same evening. As some dreams do, this one possesed me, stayed with me even when I was awake.
A few weeks later, the dream no longer plauged me, I was driving to school. I left earlier than usual to make up some work. I paused at the top of my street to light a cigarette. I then accelerated quickly to get onto the perpundicular road. Less than a few hundred feet away, on a decline, a teal van pulled through a stop sign (from the neighborhood in my dream.) The van was in my lane and I had no hope of stopping; the roads were wet and my brakes were worthless. I closed my eyes and crouched fetal position behind the wheel. I knew what would happen was inevitable. As the car slammed into the van I remained far away from my body--perhaps to protect myself. So many thoughts flooded my head in that split second. After the cars impacted and settled, the other driver, uninjured, approached my car. She asked me if I was ok. All I could mumble about was my precognition. Later I was take to the doctor and I was alright--with only relatively minor back problems. However if I had not decided to just accept my fate when I realized I was going to wreck--had I chosen to swerve, the results could have been horrible; I could have had a head-on in the opposing lane. I'm am thankful for the eerie precognition.
And I agree with the person who questioned the genetics behind
precognitions--my father has had several upon different occasions (one
saved him from wrecking with a large pile of debris in the road before
he had even seen it.)