A death premonition can sometimes be a psychic forewarning of a real death. But it is more often metaphoric, like drawing the death tarot card is enlightening you to a big change, meaning the end of something significant is about to happen which will give you an opportunity to start over.
In the stories and comments that follow you will see that it can be quite common to psychically sense when a loved one dies. From nighttime dreams to sudden symbolic glimpses while wide awake, these people have had genuine premonitions of death. Much like my own dream before the passing of my dear friend Bruce in 2012.
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Death Premonition Stories
Funeral Coach Death Premonition - by Penelope Ghias (Plaistow London UK)
A few years back I woke up and started to play with my children. As I took my eyes away from the children and looked towards my bedroom door I saw a glass funeral coach with four black horses with black tall feathers on their heads. The driver up front on the top and another man on the ground were dressed in clothes dating back from hundreds of years ago. Their hair was long and greasy and they had tall hats with a long black ribbon and bow in the top half. Their jackets were shaped into the waist and came out a bit and their trousers were tight and came in at the ankle . I saw their shoes were long, skinny and very pointed. Anyway the one on foot looked at me, put his hands forward and held out a wreath then disappeared. The next day a new baby next door died. But the strange thing about it is that it was not about the baby who died next door but for me. Because shortly after, my own new baby died, she was only nine weeks old. No one else could see this funeral coach vision yet they were so real. They looked like normal people, believe me it did startle me. I jut kept saying “look, look, can you see them?”
Seeing Death's Entity While Awake - by Paul D. Miller (Orem, UT USA)
Have you ever seen death? Walking beside someone you love! And you want to go with that loved one. I do... I have the will and power to decide. Yes I saw death today and deaths entity saw me. I can't, I can't go with you... Death followed me home continually asking me if I want to go and be with my loved one. This is the first time I have ever seen death's entity, I see spirits all day every day, light and dark, has anyone seen death's actual entity before? Please assist me in this strange and emotionally draining occurrence.
Knowing death is near - by Nikki (Florida USA)
I have only had death premonitions twice so far and I am not sure why. The only thing I can seem to think is my loved ones on the other said are preparing me. It will be 30 years this May that my father has moved on and I feel that he is the one that gave me this gift as I will call it because I know no other word. Nine years ago I lost my brother in law to cancer. One week before he died I saw a shooting star then 3/4 days later I had a dream of my father. I had never dreamed of him since his passing. I prayed nightly after he passed to dream of him but I never did. He came to my dream and just stood there dressed in a white t-shirt and blue jeans I tried to run to him but my older sister came in my dream and held me back. A few days later my brother in law died. At another time I again saw a shooting star and 3/4 days later I had a dream it was my brother in law that had passed. He was riding a motorcycle which he loved. Then a few days later my brother died.
Death premonition that saved my baby. - by Carla Stewart (Pittsburgh USA)
I was 19, my son was 8 months old and taking his nap in a playpen in the other room, I was washing dishes in the kitchen and for some strange reason this terrible feeling (death premonition?) came over me. I just ran to the other room to check on him. I was so scared I didn't even take a second to shut off the water. My son was blue, he stopped breathing. I saw string in his mouth and started to pull it out. He had sucked and swallowed almost 14" of tangled string from an old quilt I had in the playpen. He started choking and screaming, and was shaking as bad as I was. I know this premonition saved my baby from sure death.
Child Psychic - by Anonymous
My daughter has had psychic abilities from an early age. She was twelve years old when her dad died. Six weeks before he died she came to me and said, "dads dying..." of course I didn't believe her. I told her dad and he said to get that thought out of her head. Five weeks later she told her friend, "my dad has a week to live", her friend didn't believe her either. A week later he dad died, and at the same time he died she was sick and got sent home from school.
Down in Flames - by Kelly (Chicago, Illinois USA)
I had a death premonition dream. I saw what looked like a bus (but it wasn't a bus) filled with middle eastern people, polish perhaps? I saw women and men that seemed to be important. I saw military surrounding the "bus" and fire. I woke up knowing that all of the passengers were killed. The news that morning was of the plane crash that killed the President of Poland, his wife, the head of their military and others.
Deadly Premonitions - by Sharon Blanchard (NW Arkansas USA)
I have always "known, seen, felt" things. As a teen I worked in a hospital as a Teen Volunteer and had a couple of times where something happened inside me and I just knew the patient in that room was about to die. Within a couple hours of these death premonitions they were dead. I had told the nurses and it kind of freaked them out when they actually died as I had told them they would before it happened. A few years ago I was looking through family photos of people that I really didn't know. They were distant relatives. I came across one picture and asked "who is this dead woman," thinking it was kind of morbid. They told me she is not dead she lives in Alabama. Within three months she was dead from a heart attack while driving.
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