Some time back I had a dream/vision about a man named Alvin. He was a tall thin man with dark hair. He wore brown pants, white shirt, and fidora like hat. In then dream we just talked, as if we had known each other our whole lives. I don't recall what the conversation was about but I don't believe it was anything of great importance.
Last week I was sitting at work just working away and the name "Wilma" came into my mind. It just kept repeating over and over in my mind until I finally had to force myself to focus/think about something else. It was very persistent. This isn't the first time I have had names come into my mind or dreams/visions (not sure what to call them).
Last Sunday I went to visit my mom for a little while. We got on the subject of her mother's family. I asked her "Now, grandma had a brother named Alvin, correct?" I only knew this because I had heard the name mentioned before from my grandmother, but never knew what he looked like. Of course my mom replied "Yes". I then started describing the man I had seen in my dream/vision. She was kind of surprised at how well I described him not ever have seen a picture of him. I then asked her if there had ever been a Wilma in our family. This the look on my mother's face was amazement. She then told me that Wilma was Alvin's 3rd wife and the she had worked at the hospital that I currently worked at. Well needless to say I was shocked. She later showed me a picture of Alvin and it was the man that I saw.
I have had other experiences. So is this a small ability of just a coincidence?