Friday, March 14, 2014

Freaky Friday

Every once and awhile I like to take a break from DIY and decor talk – to just chat about other life stuff. I love hearing your stories and I’ve thought about this kind of post for a while. Mostly because I just want to hear your experiences. :)

I was reminded of this topic yesterday. Does randomly “freaky” stuff happen that weirds you out a little bit? All my life I’ve had stuff like that happen. When I was younger I would experience that déjà vu feeling ALL the time. You know, that feeling like you’ve done whatever you’re doing before? It would happen about once a week, even into my 20’s. When my mind was young and free I guess. ;)

Paula Becker

(Paula Becker)

I’ve always been fascinated by those kind of experiences since then. Stuff like that doesn’t happen as much as it used to, but it still freaks me out when it does. Yesterday was a mild one – I go to Zumba classes four to five times a week and the instructor is now a friend of mine. I’ve been attending for nearly two years and in all that time I can’t remember ONE time she’s canceled class for being sick.

Wednesday, about three hours before class, for some reason I had this strong feeling she was going to cancel class because of the flu. This woman is NEVER ill, and if she is, she powers through, so I don’t know why I would think that. Class happened that night so I forgot about it.

But yesterday…at the same time of day I thought she was going to cancel for being sick the day before, she canceled because she was sick…with the flu. She NEVER does this. Ever. Why would I even have thought that?

DID I SEE THE FUTURE?? ;)

Or perhaps just a coincidence? Most likely.

All I know is it weirded me out.

I visit a local shredding company a few times a year and had an odd experience there recently. I used to shred our junk mail and papers at home but it got out of control, so now I take anything personal to be shredded every four months or so – the $10 is totally worth it. So anyway the same office manager has been there for the few years or so I’ve been going – even though I only stop in three or four times a year, she’s there every time.

Two times ago I went in and she was out of the office, which I thought was weird because she’s always there. The next trip a few months later, I walk in and she was in the back and called out to me that she’d be right up. And the thought just hit me – I bet she’s pregnant and last time she was out because she had morning sickness.

And then she walks out with a very (cute) pregnant belly and I think she was probably wondering why I was staring at it like an idiot. That one really freaked me out.

I had one scary experience when I was nine years old. We lived out in the boonies and I was at a friend’s house. It was about this time of year, about February, and it was snowing like crazy. My friend’s parents got a call that their older son had been in a car accident. The dad left to head to the hospital while the mom stayed back with me, my friend and her other siblings.

All the sudden I felt this horrible sense of dread, and told my friend my mother had been in an accident too. I remember feeling so heavy and sad and knew with all of me that she had been in an accident. It was terrifying. I was only nine but I knew better than to burden her mother with my fears – she was dealing with enough as it was at that moment.

The time for my mom to pick me up came and went and the feeling got worse and worse. (Of course there were no cell phones then.) I knew without a doubt something had happened and I remember crying at one point because there was absolutely nothing I could do about it. Thing is, my mother was pregnant with my sister at the time, due just two months later.

It was almost two hours later when my mom finally arrived – and she had been in an accident (a man in a truck had plowed into her). The other driver was seriously hurt, she walked away with a tiny cut on her chin. I will never forget that as long as I live. I knew with all of me that something had happened.

I wonder to this day if it was a sense I had about my mom or a connection with my sister who was born a couple months later. Most freaky stuff I can pass off as coincidence – that one sticks with me because I know it wasn’t.

So do you ever experience things like this? These stories fascinate me.

Do you think it’s intuition or just coincidence? Or something MORE? :) Do your young children ever have a sense about things?

Freaky.

71 comments:

  1. Sarah- I have had "deja vu" before, but never like what you describe. I think that you have been blessed with a "sixth sense". Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Same with me--plenty of interesting coincidences, but nothing that equates to your experiences. I would love to have a sixth sense like yours!

    Sue

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  3. I do not believe those are coincidences. Those are called "God promptings." God is speaking to your soul and prompting you to act. I think God is calling you to special prayer at those times for those people that he is calling to your mind.

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  4. The first thing that comes to mind for me is when I was in the hospital having my daughter a few years ago. She is my first child and I had to be induced so they admitted me and from the moment I changed into the gown and laid in the bed I had a constant feeling of deja vu. Not just spurts but every second had that, "I've done this exact thing before" feeling. Conversations, the way the sun shown into the room the following morning, watching my husbands foot bounce through the transparent walls of the bassinett, little things were so familiar.
    What made it even weirder was all the nurses were shocked to find she was my first, they said I acted so natural with her, like I'd done it a million times.

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  5. Yes! This happens to me! Most times people tell me it's a lucky guess - or that I could never have known. When I was 8 or so I had this feeling my mom would back up into another car after parking at a restaurant and she scolded me for it... but guess what happened? When we left, she backed up into a car coming into the parking lot. A year or so later I was standing in a neighbor's garage just watching the neighborhood and I got this feeling that an animal or something was at my feet - I looked down and there was a snake that had slithered up a foot away from my bare feet.
    I also get feelings, like the hair standing up on the back of your neck, about things. Things that echo in my mind. The house we live in now - the first time I saw a pic of it, I knew it was our house just from the feeling I got on the back of my neck. My husband: We were sorta friends through friends in college and I had this one pic of him with our friends that always stood out when I flipped through my pics. I was dating someone else and not really interested, but he just kept showing up everywhere. Now I know why. He and I used to joke that we wished we could go to work together (we're both designers). Two years after college we ended up at the same place. He's my boss now, and of course my husband.

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  6. I have so many deja vu experiences, but my Mom has the same sense that you have. One day my husband and I were driving up to my parents house. A big semi truck almost hit us on the side. A minute or so later my Mom called to make sure we were alright. She had a feeling we might have had or been close to having an accident. So bizarre!!
    Thanks for the interesting Freaky Friday topic : )
    Shelley

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  7. Wow! My husband tells me I'm more intuitive that most, but I can't recall anything as intense as what your describing happening to me before. My father and I mostly joke about what we call our "phone call ESP". We were never very close until after I graduated college and my parents divorced, but now we're in different states and talk on the phone about once a month or so. The thing is it isn't a regular kind of time frame, but I just FEEL whenever he is thinking about calling me. He's often very busy and forgets so I call him instead. Ever time he says "I was just thinking of picking up the phone!" My kids on the other hand seem to have inherited my husband obliviousness. ;-)

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  8. Yes I have these kinds of things happen all of the time but I don't share them very often because people think I'm strange. The only difference is I see them in my mind before they happen. Earlier this winter while driving to work, in my mind, I saw a car swerve over and run into mw head on right in front of the school where I work. I saw the airbag go off and I knew my car was a total loss and I had broken my leg and I knew someone in the other car had been killed. So when I got off from work instead of turning in front of the school like I was going to and doing some shopping I went home and stayed there. Later my sister (who also works at the school) called me and asked if I had heard about the accident that had happened right in front of the school. A woman was driving and a man was distracted by his kids in his back seat, he swerved and hit her head on. There was one fatality and the woman's leg was broken.
    It was so strange. And then what do you say? Oh yeah I saw that happen in my mind earlier today only it was supposed to be me.
    I used to know when and who was going to call me. Now I'm too busy to pay attention to it. I can make people call me if I concentrate and a few other fun things.
    The first time something like this happened I was 3.
    Thanks for sharing. :)
    Carol

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  9. Love things like this. I haven't had anything more than just little deja vu experiences here and there, but one of my closest friends knew I was pregnant before anyone else and that I was having a boy. The thing is, she lives thousands of miles away and I only see her once a year. We hadn't talked on the phone in months, and she suddenly started having very vivid dreams that I was pregnant and having a boy. She eventually called and just flat out asked me. We were still a couple of weeks from announcing and no one had a clue we were trying. It was kind of crazy.

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  10. Yes! This happens to me all the time! We are freaks! I many times just know who is calling, or think of a friend and they call soon after! Sometimes I can guess why a blogger is away for a while, etc! So weird! I think we are just very open to others in a special way?

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  11. You are a special link to the spirit world and should learn to "tune in" because you may be meant to help others with your special senses. Probably all of us have that connection but only some are able to pick up on them.

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  12. This story seems more like a coincidence, but I think it was God's protection. This last September, my baby girl just turned 1. We had JUST bought a house and moved in and my parents called randomly saying they had a free Saturday to come over and do yard work with us. Yeah. They offered without us asking or anything! So the time came to put the baby down for a nap, so I brought the monitor outside and turned it WAY up. Super loud so I could hear her over all the commotion out there. Well I forgot the volume was up so high, and the next night I heard strange rasping coming through the monitor. I went to check on her and she was having a febrile seizure. It was so scary! We had to rush her to the hospital in an ambulance because she kept having them and they wouldn't stop like they are supposed to. Thank God we got her there quickly and they could stop them! Otherwise, she could have had definite damage if they persisted all night. The thing is, I NEVER would have heard that little rasping if the monitor wasn't turned up to maniac levels. She could have been having seizures all night without me knowing about it! I thank God all the time for that little "coincidence".

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  13. There was one fun thing that happened to me when we were temporarily sharing a room with my 2 year-old daughter. I had a weird dream in the early morning hours, and something happened where I said in my dream, "She's dropping me as a friend." or something like. Well then in my half awake state, I hear my girl start singing, "Dropping a friend is fun to do, fun to do, to do, to do!" (It's a song she learned in church, usually the words are singing a song or jumping up and down or the like). And in my sleep haze, I was like, that's weird. Later when I woke up all the way, I asked my husband if he had heard her singing, because it could have been part of my dream, but he said he did hear it, and was wondering what she was talking about. It was the weirdest thing.
    Another time even earlier than that, when she was just a few months old, we were visiting my sister and my husband and I woke up at the same time with the panic that our daughter, who in our minds was still asleep between us (sometimes that was the only way she'd go down) was suddenly gone! We were panicking looking through the blankets trying to make sure we hadn't squashed her, when I looked in her bassinet and there she was, safe and sound. So either one of us (probably me) put her in there in our sleep, or our baby has the latent ability to teleport. It was just so odd that both my husband and I woke up with the exact same thought in our head at the exact same time.

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  14. i have ridiculous goose bumps right now. i think in your case, it's something more.

    i've had feelings of intuition but i chalk that up to just paying really good attention and knowing someone really well.

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  15. Are you also very good at "reading" people that you're around? Good at telling when someone is lying or maybe just withholding information - even when it's little stuff that doesn't matter? I have experiences similar to yours, and I also have an uncanny ability to judge someone's character or true motives after just meeting them. I usually find out later that I was spot on with my instincts.

    It's totally a real thing, and it's not voodoo or weird, it's a spiritual gift. :) It's even a very biblical thing. I discovered WHY I was able to do these weird things my whole life when I took a spiritual giftedness class at my church. There are quizzes you can take to find out what your spiritual gift is! The one I took was very long and technical and explained so much about why I am who I am. :)

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    1. I agree with Adrien! This, for me, doesn't even seem odd...seems like ME. ;) I think it's God and nothing I have or can do ,or deserve...but like Adrien said, a " spiritual gift". I am VERY good at reading people as well, just like Adrien described.

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  16. OMG! I was just talking about this yesterday to my colleague. I totally have the same experiences! So, story this week, I am adopting a dog this week (I get him tonight!!) He was rescued from a very bad situation where he was confined outdoors 24/7. Anyways, his rescuer named him Wallace after William Wallace (from Braveheart) because no one can ever take his freedom away! So the foster mom came to my house to do a home inspection, and guess what comes on tv - Braveheart! I swear I haven't seen that movie on tv in years! Anyways that's just one story out of tons that happen to me. I believe he is meant to be my dog :) Remember, there is no such thing as coincidence!

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  17. I've had lots of little premonitions throughout my life but my most memorable were about my parents. I was out of the country when my dad passed away in 1995. I had a vivid, comforting dream about him one night and the next morning received a call that he had died around the same time as my dream. 2 years later we moved to California and I was taking a nap one afternoon and had a vivid, wonderful dream about my mother. In the dream she got into a truck with my dad and was waving goodbye as they drove away. I was awakened from the nap by a phone call from my sister to let me know that Mom had just passed away. I've always felt that the dreams were goodbyes from Mom and Dad and was very comforted by the thought that they were together again.
    Thanks, Sarah

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  18. I get deja vu that starts in flashes, but as I keep doing whatever it is I'm doing more and more gets familiar, what I'm wearing, what someone is saying, etc. My grandma has a send like you though. When my dad was in college, he played pick up soccer once a week at home. It wasn't a big deal, certainly nothing his parents would go to. My grandma had this nagging feeling one game that they needed to be at the game. My grandpa dismissed it but she kept insisting. They walked up as he was being loaded up into an ambulance--he took a knee to the head and was knocked out cold.

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  19. I too had deja vu a lot when I was a child. I'm also freakishly good at telling when women I know are pregnant before they've even made an announcement. I just get a "sense."

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  20. "Freaky" indeed! :) Every time I read your blog, I feel like we're old friends and that we'd click immediately in person. (Gah-that sounds stalker-ish. Didn't mean it that way. Lol.)

    I guess my only real contribution to this would be that I just *know* when my phone will ring. Not every time, but waaaay too often to be coincidence.

    Enjoy your day!

    Linda

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  21. Things like this happen to me and members of my family all the time. I remember as a kid my Mum would, out of the blue, frantically tidy the house and bake a cake because she just 'knew' someone was going to visit. We lived out in the country at the very end of a dirt road (you actually had to drive partly through someone's else's farm to get to our front gate) so we had ZERO drive by traffic. She was always right. Someone would drop in unannounced and Mum would be ready. I experience a lot of deja vu as well. I often know immediately when I buy a raffle ticket if I am going to win or not. I used to more often than not know who was ringing every time the phone rang. I remember my daughter did something weird when she was just 3 years old. I had a spare set of my sister's car keys hanging in our laundry cupboard. I had never had to use them and they had been hanging there since before she was born. I opened the cupboard up one day, my daughter grabbed the keys and said my sister's name! That kind of freaked me out.

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  22. I had a dream one night, it was a black background and a lady named Nancy (my sister's best friend's mom) standing in front of it. She said "I have cancer and it's everywhere" and that was the end of the dream. I woke up so scared and then felt relief because it was "just a dream". That morning my mom came over and in conversation she says "Did your sister tell you that Nancy has cancer and it's terminal?" I started crying, and unfortunately Nancy passed away a couple months later.

    I also had a dream one night about George Jones. I was at one of his concerts. (I am only 26 and really NOT into George Jones music so I thought it was weird that I dreamt this). The next morning in the car one of his songs came on the radio, I thought "hmm what a coincidence". After the song the DJ came on and said "that was yet another classic song by the late George Jones who was found dead this morning..." I almost swerved off the road.

    There have been other times when I just had the feeling something was going to happen, not necessarily bad things, I just knew how something would turn out before it did and I was right. It's not always that people die, those are the only two times it involved someone dying, but even to know when good things are going to happen is very creepy.

    I know how you feel :)

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  23. I think it's intuition, and it probably occurs more frequently than you think. Keep your mind and body open to the possibilities, and I think you will become aware that it occurs all the time. I go through times when I'm busy and stressed, and I don't experience it. But when I am calm and relaxed I am aware of the intuition. It's very cool, and I wish it happened more often.

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  24. I do think that our Heavenly Father communicates with us through feelings and promptings--and the more aware we are of those incidents, the more likely we are to notice them in the future.

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  25. Weird stuff happens to me quite a bit. I won't be thinking about anything in particular and someone I haven't seen in ages will pop into my mind and I will see them later that day. Sometimes that happens and then I find out the person died. I remember one day at work I was just doing normal stuff and I had the sudden random thought wondering whatever happened to country singer Mindy McCready. I remembered having seen an interview years before with her and she hadn't been doing well and was asking for help and for some reason I thought about it that day. My coworker came in with a magazine with an article talking about her death and I was totally floored.Why would she have even come to mind? I don't read news or watch TV in the mornings before work so...I don't know. (Oh my gosh I just saw the comment above about George Jones - what is with the country singer mysteries?!)

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  26. I have had things like this happen all my life, almost like a voice is telling me what is going to happen! The two episodes that stand out the most is when I worked in an office and we had an annual BBQ with prizes. I was getting ready to go the BBQ and all of a sudden I KNEW I was going to win the big prize - a TV!!! And sure enough I did. The other REALLY weird one was I was just loading the dishwasher and an image of Princess Diana came into my mind (she had passed not long before and I adored her!) that Cosmo magazine was going to do a spread on her with all of her gorgeous dresses, I even saw the dresses she would be wearing, when I got my Cosmo guess what was in it, right down to all the dresses I pictured!!!

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  27. This is also something freaky. My best friend lives in Texas and I am from California. She called me one day around noon time telling me that she was going to do a sales call and so she went inside her car and her keys will not work. There was a bottle of soda in the car and she don't drink soda..later on she realized that it was not her car. It was the same model and color of car that she have. I was laughing at her telling her and telling her good thing they did not taught you are trying to steal someone's else car. The... that same afternoon, I was about to go home. I went inside my car and my keys will not work. On the passenger seat, there was an empty bottle of sierra mist. I just thought maybe hubby left it as I don't drink soda too. Then I remembered what happened to my friend that morning, I went out of the car and check the plate and it's not my plate. I called my best friend right away to tell her what happened to her that morning happened to me to. We were freaking out!

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  28. I used to have déjà vu experiences a lot when I was a kid, so I have always been interested in this type of thing. More recently, I have had friends whose children - or grandchildren - who have had a 6th sense (and even conversations) with those who have passed over. One friend had a daughter, who was having trouble sleeping, and kept saying "the kids are waking me up to play". The little girl was an only child, and my friend thought her daughter was making this up. Since they had not lived in the house too long, in talking to neighbors, she found there had been a tragic fire in that house and the children perished. : ( So, my friend had a "talk" with these children and told them she was really sorry for what had happened to them, etc., but that they were disturbing her daughter and they would need to play elsewhere. Never a problem after that talk! Isn't that weird! Happened right here in Indy.

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    1. My 100 year old mother passed away last August when my granddaughter was 16 months old. A few weeks later my granddaughter was waving at someone that was walking across the room and no one was there. Several other things have happened such as her saying "hi Memaw" to someone over her mother's shoulder when no one is there. Last week she was looking around and asked "where did Memaw go?" The next morning she told my daughter that Memaw was back. My daughter asked where she was and she pointed into the laundry room. She offered Memaw a cookie. This freaks all of us out. She is too young to make this up or know that anything is weird about this. My 4 year old grandson has not seen anything odd.

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    2. Patty - a good friend of mine had similar stories to yours. Once, years ago, with her brother, and more recently, with her own grandson. With her brother, their grandmother had passed suddenly in an accident, and her brother, who was 2 or 3, keep telling them that his nana was there. So my friends mother "told" her mother-in-law that she was upsetting her grandson and she needed to leave him alone. More recently, this friend's grandson has had conversations with his deceased great- grandpa, who passed away when the little guy was just a toddler. There are too many of these instances to ignore, so I have to believe there is something to it. I do believe some children are more apt to experience these things than others.

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  29. I do too and it runs in my family too. Usually in forms of dreams and shared dreams( having similar/ same dreams the same night, very far apart from each other).
    I have many of them.
    1- I dreamt someone was being harassed by 2 men on the phone. I was actually in the room with the men but they could not see me. I recognized one of my friends' voice at the end ofthe line, she screamed, I fell backward through the ceiling of my room into my bed. I sat down awake thinking it was just a scary nightmare. The next day, I met with this friend who old me how some guys were calling her all night and finally yelled and screamed at them to leave her alone. That was freaky.
    2- another time my 2 roommates and I had the same dream, starting on a boat together and being separated one by one by some stranger. One friend dreamt she got locked on the boat which sunk, the other and I dreamt that we managed to run away, swim to shore to a house on a cliff. I dreamt the same man who was after us got my other friend, she dreamt she was killed in the house. I could see the man's feet from under the table I was hiding, he did not see me and finally left. I woke up shaking. Actually we were all shaking, even more after telling each others our dreams.
    3. I also dreamt about my grand- ma being very sick, the same night my Mom and Aunt did. We ended up all checking on grand- ma, who had suddenly gotten very sick. It was weird too but not the first something like that had happening. It was kind getting a call to get home ASAP.
    I was told growing up to not pay too much attention to these things, to offer it up. Some people get lost in these.
    I think it happens more frequently than we think and not all comes from a good source.
    V

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  30. yeah, i have had deja vu, but not like that... i am good with intuition and knowing people's feelings, but i don't know when things are happening. it's a gift.

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  31. YES!~ the "sense of dread" that you talked about happened a few times during my childhood and my sister and I would feel it at the same time shortly before our car would break down out of no where or something similar. Obviously not as scary as know that your mother had been in a car accident but we remember that feeling and just wonder...

    My mother and I both will have dreams about something- usually about a person that we haven't talked to or seen in years and then within a day we'll somehow have contact with them- like randomly see them somewhere or get a phone call... so strange.

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  32. In October of 2006, I was supposed to be leaving on a weekend trip on Friday the 13th. The Wednesday prior, I started feeling extremely sick and stayed home from school the next day. My state was rapidly deteriorating but my mom and dad both went to work (I was in 12th grade) and I agreed I would just stay in bed all day. My mom had a 'weird' feeling around 2:00 that afternoon, and decided to call and check up on me. I could hardly even speak I was so weak, so she called my dad and they decided to take me to the hospital immediately. After two spinal taps and an ambulance ride to the nearest big centre (an hour away) it was determined I had bacterial meningitis and was literally minutes away from death when I arrived to the hospital. My doctor told me later on that she knew a married couple (both doctors) back home in Ireland whose son had meningitis, they figured it was the flu, and he ended up passing away. If my mom hadn't had that 'feeling' to check up on me I would have been dead when she arrived home from work that day.

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    1. I have had so many experiences but one that I will share with you now is just so incredible. My husband and I were on the adoption register for 3 and a half years, waiting for our baby. We had no clue as to when our name would reach the top of the list and had never been given any clue to when that would likely happen. One day we went to the big city to have my husband's chain saw fixed, and I just sat in the car when he went inside the repair store. I am a people watcher, love just watching people passing by, and just relaxed into doing just that. Next thing I know I can see in my head, a woman sitting in a wing back chair and holding a baby, and somehow I know it's a baby girl. I can see the whole layout of the room, as I appear to be in a position behind the chair, and looking over the woman's shoulder. I can see the door, window, furniture layout, everything. My husband opens the car door, and I am astounded by what I just experienced, and explain it all to him. We go home, call our social worker right away. This is the first time that we have ever called her as she was usually the one who called us. I tell her who I am and she says " you must be psychic, I am just about to call you". I said, I know, it's a baby girl! She wonders how I could possibly know that and I explain to her what happened. This all happened on the Tuesday and the birth mother had yet to sign her paper agreeing to the adoption, so we had to wait for that to happen. All that was taken care of and we were then told to meet at the foster mother's home on the Sunday morning. I was so surprised to find the VERY ROOM that I had seen, with the wing back chair and everything else in the position that I had seen 5 days earlier. I think God just wanted me to be assured that this was our baby, coming to us through a different mother, but absolutely meant for us. She has grown into a beautiful young woman and we love her completely.

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    2. Actual tears right now !!t what a beautiful story :)

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  33. My husband and I have always had a special connection. We started dating in 1992 when we were both in the service, and knew very early on that we would be married. One night I had a dream about our future: we were sitting in the living room at night. I was reading a magazine in my pink floral nightgown (odd, since I always slept in a t shirt and sweats) and he was watching tv. A baby began to cry and he said, "I'll take care of it." He went down the hallway and came back with two babies, a girl and a boy. I just knew their names were William and Sally when I woke up. The next day we were eating lunch at a Taco Bell and I told him I had a dream that were married and had twins. "Guess their names," I said. "A boy and a girl." He thought a minute and said, "Well, the boy is William and you were holding him. I had the girl and her blanket matched your nightgown." I about had a heart attack because he was ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. After a second he said, "Her name is Sally. I have always liked that name." We had NEVER talked about getting married before (we had only been dating 6 weeks) and NEVER mentioned having kids. I knew then that he was the one for me. Even today, he will sing a song that has just popped into my head, or talk about something random right when I was thinking about it too. It is a little freaky. Oh, and we have twins: Sally and William. Life is weird sometimes.

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  34. I get deja vu, although not as often as I used to. I have a few different things that happen like thinking of someone I haven't seen and then I see them or sometimes something bad has happened to them. One experience was thinking I'd see my ex fiance (I was now married and we had a son) that day and sure enough I pulled up next to him at a light. I even knew it would be him before I stopped.
    Another time in HS as we pulled out of the garage I noticed my second story window was open and thought our house would get broken into. Sure enough when I got home from school, the front door had been kicked in and we got robbed.
    A blogger announced her pregnancy and I knew it would be twins. It was.
    I used to be able to know who was calling before I picked up the phone.
    If I thought hard enough about it, I could come up with more!
    I'm a Pises and have read more than once that they're very intuitive. I don't know how true it is, but it seemed to ring true on most occasions.
    Your stories are very interesting and I love to read stuff like that!

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    1. Of course: I just remembered in sixth grade I had a feeling my friend would show up wearing a certain type of shoes that she didn't own...she did. Her mom had bought them for her the night before!

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  35. I enjoyed this post. I've had feelings I should or shouldn't do something in my life & I've had feelings of warnings of things that were about to happen. Sometimes I don't understand my feelings until after, but I'm able to look back and put them into perspective. I think it's a spiritual gift and they're promptings from God either to help us or someone else. The more we focus on this gift, the more developed it becomes. One specific thing that happens to me is that I can sense when something bad is going to happen. I usually feel sick to my stomach with worry with no explanation until whatever happens happens. I feel that it's a warning for me to help prepare me to know something is coming my way. I don't feel like I'm a freak, but I feel blessed to be in tune with God's promptings.

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  36. I have learned to recognize those little nudges as promptings from God to pray. One person in particular whom I barely knew, I would get a strong urge to pray, found out later he would be in hospital for attempted suicide. This happened several times, randomly over a few years.

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  37. My husband and I have "dreamed shared" more than once. I would have a dream and wake up and basically forget about it and go about my day. The he would randomly say "I had a dream last night (or whenever) about such and such and would proceed to describe the same dream I had. The only difference was that it would be from his perspective. He and my daughter have done something similar. We lost my nephew when he was 19 years old. He drown in a fishing accident. (He was a good swimmer and the water wasn't very deep so it was very difficult to image this happening to him.) Shortly after his death, my daughter told me about a dream she had about him. She described the dream and the house she saw him in, in great detail. Several days later, she was talking to her dad about how could this happen to Cody and her dad said "Don't worry about Cody. He's fine. He's got his own place and he's very happy." And then proceeded to describe the house that she saw in her dream. In great detail. Not sure who has the extra sense...my husband or my daughter?

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  38. Sooo freaky!
    I've just recently had conversations about how little kids are more aware of "things." My son used to talk about The Lady when he was two or three. One day he told me her name was Rose. My grandmother's name, who had passed. Now, more recently, my two year old daughter is constantly talking about The Man in the bathroom. Yesterday, she was laying on my bed and said The Man was under her blankie. Um, yikes. I finally asked what he looked like and what his name is, but she just says she doesn't know. Freaky stuff, man.

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  39. I never comment on blogs, but this is a post I could have written myself! I have always been able to know what was going to happen or have weird random thoughts and they happen. They just pop up and I wait to see if it will happen. I also will randomly think about someone I havent seen in YEARS and all of a sudden I will see them or they will contact me somehow. So freaky.

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  40. I love this post :)

    I don't have any real experiences like that to share (or at least I can't bring any to mind at the moment), but I will say that I'm freakishly able to predict what's going to happen on a TV show or movie before it does. This probably has a lot to do with being an English major and having a deep love for stories. I know the cues and catch them, but I still manage to guess things waaaaay before anyone else in the room does. My husband, who just got his PhD in literature last week (woot!), says it's my super power :) We were watching something earlier this week (set at the turn of the last century) that he'd seen before, but I hadn't. The main character walked into her apartment and there was a man there who started yelling at her for being late or something. I immediately said, oh, she lives with her brother! There was no reason to think that, but I just knew that's who he was. My husband was so annoyed, because it took him 2 episodes to figure out that he wasn't her abusive husband! Ha! Also, without out fail, I ALWAYS know if a character is pregnant.

    Not as impressive as your real life stuff, but a fun party trick just the same :)

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    1. Oh! I forgot! I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, with in 3 weeks of meeting my now husband that we were going to get married. It seriously freaked me out, too, because it was just this very non-emotional knowing. I wasn't in love with him or even really dating yet, but I just KNEW. It was just this rock solid fact that I knew without having any idea WHY I knew it. Very strange.

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  41. I have had that happen too! My cousin was pregnant and keeping the sex of the baby a secret until it was born. My 16 year old self had a dream that I looked into a mirror and "It's a girl" was written backwards on my forehead. I woke up and looked at the time and it was the same time she had delivered her. Weird.. Also when I was 18, I was working at a coffee store, and there was this accident in front of the store involving a semi truck.. I had this terrible feeling come over me, and I felt like I needed to leave or cry.. It was my 16 year old cousin.. She was in a coma for a week but she's fine now... But she said she saw our Mommom who died 2 years before waving to her across the street, in my work's parking lot.. i was freaked out!

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  42. amazing how intuitive we are when we just listen. recently i was driving home + got a vision of a little girl darting out in front of me on her bicycle. the vision kept haunting me through a 30 minute drive. i drove slowly and cautiously all the way. thank goodness i did because near the end of my journey a little girl did exactly that. had i been going the speed limit, i would have hit her. gives me chills just thinking back on it.

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  43. Sarah, that used to happen to me all the time like you said. Since I read your post, I realized that it has gradually faded over time and it NEVER happens anymore. Maybe it's an age thing, but why it ever happened is a mystery to me. Interesting!

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  44. You definitely have an extra sense that most of us aren't tuned in to. Think of it as a gift! I have deja vu moments and sometimes when I'm thinking about someone they will call, but that's where mine stops. You are much more in tune with the universe so embrace it and listen to it. What amazing stories ... thanks for sharing!

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  45. I'm afraid I cannot add a story of a like incident to this post. I did, however, want you to know how much I have enjoyed reading about your and other's experiences. I also think these events are more than coincidence and need to be paid attention to. I also promise to take an English class someday!!

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  46. Absolutely loved this, not that I don't enjoy your home blog but yes we do need a little more excitement like this every now and then. ANDas a matter of fact, it happen to me just tonight., I had been thinking of my brother and sister in law all day and BAM, walk in Lowes and there they are. I have several things happen similiar to your stories. It just makes me wonder if we're all gifted or does God choose just certain ones to kinda catch onto things?. We could seriously be in deep thought here., anyways, we love hearing some of these neat happenings and reading others stories too.,,, so fascinating! Please keep us updated when these cool things happen. :) I love hearing about them.

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  47. I really enjoyed this post. I honestly believe in this kind of stuff. As a child, I always had full conversations with "imaginary" friends. Used to freak my mom out. As a college student, I was driving on the interstate in horrible weather, and ended up sideways across 3 lanes of traffic on I-80. Everyone stopped, and no one was hurt. Told mom what happened when I got home, and at that same time, she was at home, stopped doing dishes, and said a quick prayer for me. Said she got a bad feeling. I also just seem to know some things. Like if I get a bad feeling, I am rarely wrong. And when my best friend miscarried her first pregnancy, I had a dream about it. Called her the next day just to check on her, and sure enough, she had lost the baby! Moral of the story, always listen to the little cues given to you. It's happening for a reason!!

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  48. I love this post and reading everyone's responses. I have had many experiences my whole life where there was this little mental push towards something or maybe knowing what was going to happen in a situation. There is one that sticks out in my mind - One day I was washing dishes and for no reason I felt that I needed to lock the doors RIGHT NOW. I grabbed a knife that I had cleaned, went to the back door and locked it, then went to the front door and locked that as well. This feeling went on for a couple weeks and I would check the doors constantly to see that they were locked. A few weeks after that initial feeling, my mother and I were woken up by a loud pounding on our front door. There was drunk man on the front porch demanding to be let in... that he knew the people who lived there and he wanted in right now. Once the cops were there we had found out that the man had been cutting through backyards had tried our backdoor ( we know this by the blood that was all over..yay!) then obviously went for the front door to get in. So thankful for that intuition that drove me to need to make sure doors were locked.

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  49. I used to have deja vu a lot when I was younger too. Now my mind is too clouded I guess...

    Anywho, I was induced at 40+ weeks with both of our boys and just assumed I would be with our daughter too. One morning towards the end of my pregnancy, my then 2 yr old walked into my room and told me "the baby's coming in 5 minutes." My husband and I thought nothing of it, he went off to work, and that was that.

    As I was cleaning up breakfast dishes and getting ready for our day, my water broke. Maybe not in 5 minutes like he predicted, but sure enough, the baby came that day!

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  50. As a child I always had the same. Also I knew things before they happened, like you with the feeling of dread. We would get a phone call and before someone answered it I would say that something had happened. And it would have. Many times things happen in wierd ways. Like when my husband was in the hospital. I for some reason asked for a vacation day on Monday. I didnt really need it, I just felt the urge to ask for it off. Just after midnight on Sunday my husband passed away. I then knew why I had asked for the day off. It was tough, but I did it. i have also learned over all my years of living with this that many times the Lord brings things to me and does it so taht i will pray for someone or so that i can keep someone in my thoughts. So many times someone will come to me, someone I have not thought of lately or had been on my mind & then I say a prayer for them, only to find out that they needed it. I dont know what you believe but i do know that we are vessels of our beliefs, and the Lord uses that. I know sometimes it feels like something like this can be a curse but in hindsight it can be used as a blessing. Something to think about for sure. Have a blessed day.

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  51. Happens to me all the time! Have you ever read the book Devine Alignment? ….It's chalk full of stories from people who have strong intuition.

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  52. No. Such. Thing. As. Coincidence.
    Seriously, everything happens for a reason and purpose. Children seem to be more in tune with spiritual matters. Maybe because they are so pure and unjaded by the world. My daughter use to amaze me with some of the things she knew "instinctively".

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  53. Yes, yes, and yes. I always trust my gut because it has never led me astray. The two times in my life I did not listen to it were bad.

    I can even count down from ten when our waiter will come out of the kitchen with our food when we go out to eat. I just did it yesterday!

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  54. Don't get these feelings myself..... a dream of winning lotto numbers would be good! Joking apart, I think intuition is a skill we all once had - it's a heightened sense (our sixth sense if you like) that was necessary for self preservation. Kids still have it, but I think it goes away if it's not used.

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  55. I've had those before, but the one I remember most is after Mt. St. Helen blew up. It was several days later when I got extremely anxious about my mother, who lived in that state but not near any affected areas. It was so bad and so obvious that my boss made me sit down and call her on the company phone. It wasn't life threatening, but she was hospitalized about the time I was so anxious, and it was a couple of days before I could actually talk to her.

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  56. I have had many experiences like this. The most profound one was when my youngest was 2. His 11-year-oldnsister had fallen on him when she was roughhousing with her other brother, and his elbow was broken- a hairline fracture that required a hard splint that was then wrapped in an ace bandage to keep it on. One night about two weeks after this, I had a dream that he had unwrapped his bandage and it was around his neck and he had been strangled by it. Of course, like any mom, I jumped out of bed to go check on him and reassure myself that it was just a silly dream. When I got to his room, his bandage had, indeed, come un-safety-pinned and was partially unwrapped and laying across his neck. I have no doubt that this was a warning, and that had I not gotten out of bed to check on him, I probably wouldn't have him now as a 12 year-old.

    I have also had times when I felt compelled to pray for someone specific, only to find out later that they were going through something horrific at the time.

    I think things like this have two different sources. One is our own intuition, given to us by God as part of our personality to help us out through life. Like intelligence or artistic ability or physical acumen, some of us are blessed with more of it than others. The other source is from God directly in the moment, to redirect our path or to warn us of something that we need to be prepared for. Deja vu, on the other hand, I think comes from the memory part of our brain working at an overclocked speed, so we are committing things to memory so fast that it seems like we remember having done it as we are doing it.

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  57. woooooh creepy, lol
    I think maybe coincidence but sometimes I guess it's possible to sense something about a close loved one even before it happens.

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  58. The two student parking lots at my high school were divided by a small road. I was walking across it from one lot to the other, when I got this vision of being hit by a car. I shook it off and got into my car. As I drove off, I saw a friend waving at me as she dashed across the road. I couldn't believe it as I watched her get hit by a car in almost the exact spot I'd been in a few minutes before. She ended up being okay but had a shattered leg that took her out of school for several weeks. I've had weird little feelings all my life, but never anything like that. I'll never forget it!

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  59. I would say you definitely have intuition. Goodness girl.

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  60. When I was in 5th grade I had this awful, dreadful lonely feeling deep in my stomach so bad that I cried in Math class. It was close to the end of the day So I got on the bus and when I got off the bus a neighbor was waiting for me and she told me that my mom had something to do so I was going to stay at her house for a little while. I looked at ther and told her I know she's at the hospital, my grandmother died. At that point she had no idea what had happened but I knew. I heard her on the phone then telling my mom that I already knew , but they couldn't believe that i did! I get teary eyed to this day when I tell that story......her and I were very close!! It's been 30 years (this year) and it still has such an effect on me.

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  61. My daughter was like this when she was younger. My grandparents passed away soon after she was born (and never met them) but I would often find her waving or talking to an empty room. One time she even set up a tea party for herself and two other guests and when I asked who was having tea she said "grandma and grandpa." I showed her pictures of them and she said yes that's who she was having tea with. She doesn't do this anymore (she's almost seven), so I wonder if it's an ability for the very young.
    I've really enjoyed reading all these comments!

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  62. I'm late but I have had these coincidences as well. Since I was a young child,I had dreams of my father dying on the boat he worked on. At 20, my uncle passed the same way my father had in the dreams so I assumed the dreams were meant for my uncle. A few years later, I began having them again. In early 2013, my father died the same way he had in my dreams. It freaks me out that for so many years, I was being "warned".

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  63. This was a fun post! I loved reading all the replies...it helps knowing you're not the only one. I've been able to see and sense ghosts since I was a kid, have deja vu all the time, and almost always know who's on the phone before I answer. But the freakiest thing that ever happened to me was many years ago when I was 20. I had broken up with my boyfriend because he had become abusive and hit me (only once though) and I had moved back to my hometown. One night I had this crazy dream that he had phoned my mum wanting to know where I was and saying all this crazy stuff. Then, in the dream, he staked out my parents house and followed me after I had visited them. My best friend was about to turn 21 and I was throwing her a big party and in the dream he showed up drunk and tried to strangle me to death. The really freaky thing was my mum rang the next morning and said he had phoned her in the middle of the night. I told her about the dream and what they had said to one another and it was word for word what they had actually said. It freaked me out so much that I stayed away from their house for two weeks until my friends party was over. I really felt as though I had avoided something bad. Wherever these prompting and intuitions come from, I truly believe that if we pay attention to them they will lead us in the right direction and even give us information that we may not have gotten any where else.
    Kristie

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  64. Sarah, stuff like this happens to me all the time, I'll think about someone I haven't seen or heard from in years and then see them the next day. The one that got my attention though was 2 years ago 2 of my children were about to move away, that was new to me, all my little chicks have lived near or with me since birth. I kept having these little flashes of thoughts where they were thrown away from me or had some kind of accident that took them. It was horrible, I just kept telling myself it was my way of dealing with them moving away. It continued for about 4 months. Also during this time my husband is out of town and one night I am eating dinner alone and I have a visual of me eating at the table in alone in different clothes, I thought that's weird. Shortly after (as in a couple of weeks) my husband was diagnosed with cancer and eventually passed away. Weeks later I remembered back to all those thoughts. I think that was God preparing my mind for loss, I have no doubt. Our brains are very complex, I think these things happen to all of us, I just think some of us pay more attention to it than others.

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