Have you ever had a dream that ended up coming true, or have you ever visited a new place and discovered you had already visited that place in a dream? I have, and although it’s been many years since I’ve had these strange experiences, they still stand out in my mind. It was a passing phenomenon, and to this day I wonder why I had these experiences during my early teen years.
Do you think that dreams can somehow predict the future, or is a dream that ends up coming true just an unusual coincidence? I was about 14 years of age when I experienced dreams that seemed to predict the future, and this wasn’t something that happened just once or twice. I had dreams that came true on many occasions, and I found myself visiting new places that I had already visited in my dreams.
We’ve all heard of those who are able to predict the future through dreams, but what I experienced didn’t stop devastating catastrophes or predict major events. It simply made me realize that everything that happens in life doesn’t come with a rational explanation. I didn’t gain anything positive from my dreams that predicted the future, but the following information provides insight into a mysterious phenomena that many others have also experienced.
Dreams and Visitations
One of the dreams I had that predicted the future involved a family I babysat for. The family was planning on moving to the other side of town, and they asked if I would continue babysitting for them after they moved. I said yes, and before they called me to watch their children in the new home, I had a very realistic dream. My parents had dropped me off, and they stood with me in the doorway of the home. I remember feeling a deep sadness in the dream because it seemed as if they were leaving me for good, but I realized it was just a dream.
A couple of weeks after dreaming of my former neighbor’s new home, they asked me to watch their kids. I gladly said yes, and they picked me up and left shortly thereafter. Hours after arriving at the home, and shortly after putting the kids to bed, I walked down the hallway to pick up some toys. When I stood up and turned around I was shocked by what I saw. The view of the home from the end of the hallway was the same as in my dream. From the layout of the rooms to the placement of furniture, I had been in this home in my dream. I was completely freaked out, for lack of a more descriptive adjective, and I didn’t understand how my mind could have invented a home I had never been in that turned out to be real.
Déjà Vu and Dreams
We’ve all experienced feelings of déjà vu, the feeling of a particular situation happening before, and I experienced this weird sense of familiarity quite often as a young teenager. I’ve had feelings of déjà vu many times, and realized what I was seeing or experiencing I had already experienced in a dream. This phenomena rarely happens these days. As I entered adulthood and realized this type of occurrence didn’t have a rational explanation, it quit happening. I still have feelings of déjà vu now and then, but I rarely attribute these feelings to dreams. This is one of the many mysteries of the mind that haven’t been fully explained, and the phenomena we call déjà vu still remains a mystery.
A Devastating Fire
Many of the dreams I had that seemed to predict the future were useless in preventing problems. It wasn’t until after an incident occurred that I realized I had already experienced it in a dream, and in most cases I’d have one of those aha moments after the fact. Some of my dreams eluded to upcoming events, but I had no way of knowing in advance. The following experience was very bizarre and chilling to say the least.
I had a dream that the local public library burned to the ground. It was a very realistic and upsetting dream, but I brushed it off as just that – nothing more than a dream. Days later while walking to town, I noticed something unusual on the sidewalk in front of the lumberyard, but I couldn’t make out what it was – until I got a little closer. Upon reaching it I discovered it was a paperback book that had been burned around the edges. I picked up the book, thumbed through the pages, and placed it back on the sidewalk where I had found it. The book was Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and I thought it was odd, but not quite as odd as the events yet to come.
A few days after dreaming the library burned to the ground, and after finding the book that had burned around the edges in front of the lumberyard, Highland Lumber burned to the ground in a devastating fire. No one was injured, but this well known business that had been in my town for decades turned into a pile of ash overnight. Had my dream somehow predicted a devastating fire, and was the book just another clue of the events to come, or was this just a coincidence? It was a bizarre turn of events to say the least, but to this day it remains a mystery.