Random Psychic Phenomena
by Paul Buchholz
(New Jersey - USA)
Damn, Now I Can't Be A Skeptic Anymore! I was riding in the front passenger seat of my friend Dave's 1940 Ford with his girlfriend Linda between us. We were just cruising randomly enjoying a drive through suburban/rural NJ. Suddenly I felt very strange. I closed my eyes and it was as though I'd stepped into a movie. The colors were deeper and brighter than real life. I saw us (still in the car) on the wrong side of the road. There were flashing red lights ahead of us and something going on up a hill on our left.
This was totally unexpected and very vivid. I was startled. I opened my eyes and said something appropriate like HOLY SH*T!
They asked me what that was about and I told them what happened to me. They asked me if I was high or something and I truthfully said no. They reassured me that it was probably nothing to worry about and Dave kept driving. We just cruised along for about another half hour or so going through quiet semi-rural neighborhoods.
Then we came up on the exact scene I'd seen...there were police on the road directing us to drive on the wrong side to get us past some emergency vehicles that were there because a house was on fire up on the hill to our left. Dave and Linda looked at me with a mix of fear and astonishment, which was pretty much how I felt too. For about a week they were afraid of me, and of course I was pretty confused. Then I decided I must be psychic, something I'd never believed in. I went to the library and took out books on psychic phenomena. Some of them had exercises to increase psychic abilities and I tried the exercises.
I was going to clean up at the race track and stock market once I got this mastered! Well, the truth is I could never get anything at all to happen. Nothing! I couldn't even get a hunch that panned out. My conclusion is that I'm not psychic at all. Something that is usually apart from me somehow caused this phenomena and it was totally random. I'm convinced that I have no psychic abilities whatsoever. I'm also convinced that on very rare occasions something like this happens to some people for no apparent reason. I would be extremely skeptical of this whole subject if this hadn't happened to me years ago.