Monday, 10 October 2011

PREDICTING OWN DEATH - A PSYCHIC PREMONITION OR COINCIDENCE?


Mikey Welsh - Premonition of death?
It  was announced that Mikey Welsh, the former bassist of Weezer, has passed away from a suspected drug overdose at the age of 40.

The father-of-two was found in a hotel room in Chicago yesterday; he was in the city to watch his old band headline the Riot Fest today.

Eerily he predicted the exact location and time of his own demise on Twitter, just weeks ago.

 Of course it is quite feasible that Welsh planned his own suicide through a drugs overdose, but equally (if he was a regular drug taker) he may have died inadvertently because of the dosage or contamination.

I decided to follow up with research into how many other famous or well known people correctly predicted their own deaths,  and was quite surprised that there were so many.

The question is this, were their deaths a form of psychic premonition? Or were they just mere coincidence?

Here are a few others who somehow correctly guessed the dates of their own demise:

Pete Maravich, in a 1974 interview with the Beaver County Times, said, "I don't want to play 10 years in the NBA and die of a heart attack at age 40.' He played pro ball for exactly 10 years and died at the age of 40.

Princess Diana's former butler, Paul Burrell, claims in his book "A Royal Duty" that Lady Di predicted she would be murdered via tampering with her car brakes.

Martin Luther King may have foreseen his own assassination. On April 3rd, 1968, the day he was murdered, he said in his last major address, "And every now and then, I think about my own death, and I think about my own funeral. ... I'd like somebody to mention that day, that Martin Luther King Jr. tried to give his life helping others. ... "

Rap-singer 2Pac Shakur is also thought to have predicted his own death in his music. According to one Shakur discography, "Shakur's last album created while alive was The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. Released two months after his death, this album was portentous and dark, and predicted his own death in many songs."

It is also claimed the the occultist H.P Lovecraft correctly predicted his own death on March 15, 1937.

Nostradamus - Predicted own death and disinterment
We will end this article with a piece on the master of predictions, Nostradamus.
When his assistant wished him goodnight on July 1, 1566, Nostradamus reputedly pronounced, "You will not find me alive at sunrise." He was found dead on July 2, 1566.

In 1700, his body was moved by the city to a more prominent crypt. When a necklace was found on his skeleton bearing the date '1700', his body was hurriedly reinterred.

During the French Revolution, in 1791, some drunken soldiers broke into his tomb. The mayor quickly placated the mob by describing how Nostradamus had predicted the revolution, and they replaced the bones in the crypt.

However, Nostradamus had the last laugh. In Century 9, Quatrain 7, he had written:

The man who opens the tomb when it is found
And who does not close it immediately,
Evil will come to him
That no one will be able to prove.

Reputedly, the soldiers who desecrated his tomb for the final time were ambushed on their way back to base and killed to the last man.


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