Disaster Predictions: When People Claim Premonitions
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Japanese tsunami. The sinking of the Titanic.
These were unfathomable disasters that cost thousands of lives, and yet some people claim that they had premonitions that foretold these catastrophic events.
Dr. Larry Dossey studied numerous examples of premonitions for his book, "The Power of Premonitions." To combat skeptics, Dossey cites such examples as the 1950 explosion of a church in Beatrice, Neb. The explosion happened during a scheduled choir practice, and yet the church was empty. Each choir member was either absent or late for practice.
"Nobody had a clue that anything bad was going to happen. But yet everybody found some reason to not go to church," Dossey said. "I think that the unconscious works in very strange ways."
But those who don't believe, such as Matt Hutson, an author and writer for Psychology Today, said that science debunks the idea of premonitions.Continue reading at abcnews.go.com