Dreamed before 1961 by Anonymous #36, reported to the Rhine Institute
Some of the attempts to avert a situation fail because of carelessness or forgetfulness.
In a western state after a cyclone had destroyed some buildings belonging to a certain company, all hands were called to helped rebuild. One of the men, not a carpenter, was nevertheless helping with the carpentry. He recalls:
Early one morning about two weeks after I started, I went up the ladder to the third elevation of staging and as I stepped onto the staging boards there came into my mind a clear picture which puzzled me several minutes. Every detail was so clear that I was completely dumbfounded. It seemed as if I had stood at that exact spot before. Even the design of the wall and the pattern of the paneling was an exact duplication.
I was puzzled for several minutes, for I had never been up there before nor had I ever done that kind of work before. Finally, it made sense. Some months before I had dreamed it. Naturally I remembered the dream in detail from there on and in the dream I fell, was hurt and taken to the hospital in an ambulance. I immediately went back down the ladder to the floor below, found the foreman and told him I didn't feel like working up there so he gave me a job trimming around a large sliding door in one end of the building.
From here on I will relate what happened, for it was like following a written script. About eleven o'clock, having forgotten about my dream, I went up to the first-floor staging to nail in some blocks. As I crossed the staging, a plank suddenly snapped into three pieces and I fell about seven feet, landing backwards over the concrete sill just below. The blow on the small of the back temporarily paralyzed me from the hips down. I was placed on a sheet of celotex until the ambulance arrived. I was in the hospital fifteen days--
Hidden Channels of the Mind by Louisa E. Rhine, 1961, p. 180-181. Account untitled and author's name witheld; I added title and byline to aid searching and indexing.
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