Since I was a teenager I feel I have been quite sensitive to historical atrocities, always having nightmares about slavery, witch hunts, the Holocaust, the suffering of Native Americans, etc. Sometimes I would even wake up with physical pain. Then historical atrocities made way for new unexplainable ones. Sometimes I would just close my eyes and the horrible visions of people being tortured would start. It was usually totally innocent and helpless people, often times children. I wouldn't want to close my eyes again and would stay up late, sleep-deprived. When I would sleep, the dreams were so real, I felt like spirits were pleading with me to help them; spirits of the living I think.
I had these dreams maybe once every few months. I would see the home of a couple in Texas, who abuse children in their basement. Again I can't describe how real it felt. Once I dreamt that I drove into a neighborhood, past the baseball court, turned right, and on my left-hand side there was a big old house. I go inside and there's all this torture equipment, and the house is rigged to prevent escape. There's unspeakable things happening in that house and I just want to save everyone!
Now for the real life story. About 4 years ago I was living in London, and my friends took me to Canary Wharf one night to look at the sights (I'm Canadian and the place looks like Canada so I guess they just wanted to keep me from being homesick). We parked in a warehouse district between a large warehouse and a canal. My two friends and I were just sitting in the car talking when suddenly one of them, Mohsin, jumped out of the car and started yelling across the canal. I got out and asked him what happened; he said he saw a man punch a woman (very scantily dressed) in the face. I could make out two figures retreat into the shadows and quietly disappear.
We were about to call the police when I heard something; it sounded like screams. I walked around trying to find out where they were coming from, which led me to the warehouse door. I put my ear against the door and I just couldn't put the two sounds I was hearing together! On one hand, there were the screams of 2 women. I have never heard anything like it in my life, no screaming in movies even comes close. It was the sound of deep pain, they must've been tortured... On the other hand it sounded like at least 20 people talking and clinking glasses together, like a cocktail party. Mohsin listened and started banging on the door telling them to stop. I calmed him down, since we have nothing to protect ourselves, let's get in the car and call the police.
The police immediately told us to leave the area. We drove around for 15 minutes and returned to see if everything was alright. The whole warehouse area was blocked off and there was a few police vans. We told them that we were the ones who called the police and wanted to know if everything was ok, and they were very cold and told us to go home. I would think that they should be grateful to us for alerting them! The next day we checked the news. Nothing. The day after... The week after, the month after, the year after... Even this year I checked several news archives and there's no mention of it. Women are tortured in a warehouse in London while several people sip fine wine. That would make for quite a news article. And the public deserves to know! But there was some kind of cover up. I'm living in Tokyo now but I really want to go back to London someday, and find out who owns that warehouse.
About a month after that incident, I was driving around with those same friends, and we went into a neighborhood, past the baseball court on the left, we turned right and on the left-hand side was the EXACT same house from my dream! I couldn't believe it. I didn't want to tell my friends though, I just said that I got deja vu. Of course I didn't go to that house, but again if and when I go back to London I really want to check it out. I'm starting to think that if I have this ability I should do something to help others with it?
If you have any advice or questions please don't hesitate to respond!