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Did I See The Future?


My mother was gravely ill in the ICU, but the doctors kept assuring us "we expect her to make a full recovery." From where my brother & I sat side by side every day, I could see out to the doctors/nurses station. One day I saw a staff member who I thought looked like my cousin's best friend, Kathy N., from many, many years ago. I had not seen Kathy N. For about 30 years. I pointed out the staffer (in a white coat) to my brother and said, "Do you think she looks like (cousin's) friend Kathy?" He said maybe a little bit. I said, "Do you think it could be Kathy?" He said he doubted it, and wouldn't Kathy be a lot older than that by now? I said probably.

Over the next few days, every time I saw this woman in the nurses' station I would think how much she reminded me of Kathy. It's as if I was obsessed with it. Then one day I saw this woman up close, and realized she really didn't look like Kathy N. At all.

A few days later, my mom died. She and I were very close & obviously I was devastated. I won't get into all that, though. As we were making funeral arrangements, my dad called a former co-worker who now has a flower shop to make an appointment for us to go in and order the flowers. When we walked into the front room, my dad's co-worker greeted us and was offering her condolences. I could see into the back room where a worker was arranging flowers. Oh my God, I thought: It's Kathy N. I thought I must be losing my mind. Why was I seeing Kathy N. Everywhere? Again, keep in mind I had not seen her in about 30 years.

Needless to say, I was very distracted while we were selecting the flowers. I kept turning my head to see into the back room and occasionally I would catch the flower arranger looking back at me. When we had finished up, I couldn't stand it any longer and asked my Dad's co-worker, "Is that Kathy N. Back there?" She said yes, it was, and that Kathy had mentioned she knew our family; then she called Kathy out and she hugged us all and offered her condolences.

I was just so stunned I couldn't say anything. When we left my brother was in shock. Everyone else I have told the story to has been agog. I don't know what to think. Did I see into the future? Or was it a huge coincidence? I should add that when I was younger, I had a number of clairvoyant & psychic incidents, and so did my mom. But after being really freaked out by some of the things that happened, I think I suppressed those psychic abilities to a large extent.

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dreamsofglory (1 stories) (2 posts)
11 years ago (2011-12-01)
To clarify - it's not at all unusual for me to be thinking of a person I haven't seen in a long time & then see them - or be thinking of a friend I haven't talked to in a long time & then they call me. This is really common for me & was for my mom, too. If I had seen the real Kathy at the supermarket after thinking of her in the ICU, I wouldn't have thought about it twice. What creeped me out were the circumstances - I felt as though at some level, the presence of the Kathy-like woman in the ICU somehow foretold my mother's death, because I ended up seeing the real Kathy at the flower place, where I never would have been if my mom hadn't passed.
Bellefleur_Blaise (3 stories) (4 posts)
11 years ago (2011-12-01)
It doesn't sound like seeing into the future, considering you didn't see the exact same thing you saw when you finally did meet her. But it does sound like you subconciously knew that you'd be seeing her, which is like clairvoyant (correct me if I'm wrong). I have done this same thing with a teacher in my school. But I just randomly thought of the teacher for no reason and she just pops up outta no where. It does sound psychic though and you should feel cool about it 😉
Sorry to hear about your mother.
AnneV (4 stories) (1064 posts) mod
11 years ago (2011-12-01)
Sorry to hear about your mother.

There is no one here who can offer proof you saw the future but it's common (for any type of person, psychic or not) that before you see or hear from a person (even from years gone by) that you start thinking about them, so I'd say yes, you got a sense you'd be seeing her.

It's also common for young people to suppress their psychic ability because it's against social norm. But as you found out, it can still crop up from time to time.

Thanks for sharing your story.

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