10 Unnerving Premonitions That Foretold Disaster

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When you wave goodbye to someone at the airport, does uneasiness suddenly hit your stomach? Or just before going on vacation, have you ever felt that your house will be burgled while you’re away?

Premonitions come in many forms—some as vague feelings, others as explicit dreams. Thousands of people have reported having premonitions right before a huge disaster or terrible tragedy shakes their world.

10 American Airlines Flight 191

For 10 nights in a row in 1970, David Booth had the same nightmare. While deep in sleep, he witnessed a jetliner veering off a runway, flipping completely over, and then bursting into flames.

Booth felt compelled to inform the FAA about his dreams. Officials actually listened to what he had to say and concluded that he was dreaming of a Boeing 727 or perhaps a DC-10 plane.

On the day that David Booth had his last nightmare, American Airlines DC-10 Flight 191 crashed just a few moments after takeoff. One of the plane’s engines broke loose, causing an imbalance. The plane flipped on the runway and burst into flames.

All 273 passengers aboard died.

9 Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash

Some feel Ronnie van Zant mocked fate when he boarded his band’s plane just a day after the engine was sputtering flames. Van Zant uttered the following words on October 20, 1977 before stepping aboard: “C’mon, let’s go. If it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go.”

His time it was. The plane went down, crashing into a swamp in Mississippi. Van Zant, his guitarist Steve Gaines, Steve’s sister Cassie, and manager Dean Kilpatrick all died on impact, along with both pilots. Survivor Artimus Pyle recalled seeing horrific scenes, such as a headless pilot and Dean’s impaled body.

Band vocalist Jo Jo Billingsley claimed to have had a vivid premonition of the plane crash the day before it happened. Zant had recently asked her to return to the band after a departure due to drugs and alcohol addiction. The day she agreed to meet him, she dreamed of a plane crashing to the ground. Her dream became a reality the next day.

8 Sharon Tate

In 1966, actress Sharon Tate was hiding inside a bedroom at her ex-boyfriend’s home. All day, she’d been unable to shake a horrible sense of foreboding, and she was now trying to sleep the feeling off. Then she saw a man enter the room.

She recognized him as Paul Bern, the house’s former owner. The only problem was that Bern had committed suicide years before.

Sharon fled from the ghostly figure, down the stairs, where she saw a figure with its throat cut open. She fixed herself a drink and then headed back upstairs, once again hallucinating the victim on the stairs and Bern’s ghostly form.

In the years that followed, Sharon became increasingly convinced that the dead figure on the stairs was her. She told as many people as she could about what had happened during that night, but that did nothing to save her.

Three years later, two weeks from giving birth, Sharon and her unborn child became victims of Charles Manson and his Manson Family cult. She was stabbed to death, and some crime reports state that she was hanged from a rafter in the living room. The house where she died stood just a mile away from where she had seen the ghostly premonition.

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