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A FRIEND OF MINE WAS KILLED IN VIETNAM, HIS FATHER HEARD
A SHOT IN HIS SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE THEY RECEIVED
THE TELEGRAM AND HE KNEW HIS SON HAD BEEN KILLED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, OUR PARENTS TOOK MY BROTHER AND ME
OUT TO MY UNCLE MATT'S HOUSE. IN THE EVENING, WE WENT
TO BED IN MY UNCLE MATT'S BED. ABOVE THE HEADBOARD
WAS A LARGE CRUCIFIX. MY BROTHER WAS SOUND ASLEEP, AND
SUDDENLY, I JUST LET OUT A YELL. EVERYONE CAME RUNNING
TO TH ROOM. I SAID THE CRUCIFIX WAS MOVING ON THE
WALL FROM SIDE TO SIDE. IT WAS MOVING LIKE A PENDULUM.
LIKE SOMEONE WAS SWINGING IT. I SHRUGGED IT OFF AS
'PARENTS KNOW BETTER.' BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I WAS
GIVING THIS EXPLANATION, THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HOUSE
BLEW OPEN. NOW THERE WASN'T EVEN A BREEZE OUTSIDE.
THERE WAS NO WIND VELOCITY.
A FEW HOURS LATER, WE LEFT FOR HOME. WHEN WE ARRIVED
WE FOUND A TELEGRAM SAYING MY GRANDMOTHER HAD PASSED
AWAY AT EXACTLY THE SAME TIME THAT THE CRUCIFIX HAD
MOVED AND THE DOOR HAD BLOWN OPEN IN MY UNCLE'S HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 02-22-1967

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THE SISTER-IN-LAW, IN HER SLEEP, IMAGINED THAT HER
MOTHER WAS CALLING TO HER. SHE AWAKENED FRIGHTENED
BUT SHRUGGED IT OFF AS A BAD DREAM. THE NEXT MORNING
WHEN SHE WENT TO SEE HER MOTHER, WHO LIVED TWO
HOUSES AWAY, SHE WAS DEAD. THE DOCTOR SAID SHE DIED
ABOUT 4:30 THAT MORNING, THE SAME TIME THAT THE
SISTER-IN-LAW AWAKENED FROM HER DREAM.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS COLLECTED ON JAN. 31, 1967; MRS. SWEROCK
RELATED THIS INCIDENT AS HEARD FROM HER SISTER-IN-LAW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; WYANDOTTE

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 01-31-1967

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JENNIE HOREN, MY GRANDMOTHER'S MOTHER, DREAMT THAT
IT WAS A LIFE OR DEATH MATTER TO TAKE AN IMMEDIATE
TRIP TO NEW YORK. IT WAS A LONG AND EXPENSIVE TRIP
AND ALTHOUGH THE FAMILY COULD NOT AFFORD IT, SHE
WAS INSISTANT THAT SHE GO SEE HER BROTHER IN NEW YORK.
FINALLY, MY FATHER CONSENTED AND OFF SHE WENT TO NEW
YORK. THREE DAYS AFTER HER ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK, HER
BROTHER DIED. THIS WAS NOT THE ONLY OCCASION HER
DREAMS CAME TRUE.

Submitter comment: AS TOLD BY MY GRANDMOTHER, IDA MARIE COHEN

Where learned: MISSOURI ; SAINT LOUIS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

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ABOUT EIGHT YEARS AGO, MY GRANDMOTHER, KATE PACE,
GOT VERY ILL AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL. SHE WAS
EXPECTED TO DIE AT ANY TIME. ABOUT 2:00 OR 3:00 IN THE
MORNING, WHILE SHE WAS DYING, HER HUSBAND WAS HOME
SLEEPING...AFTER MANY HOURS AT THE HOSPITAL. HE WAS
EXHAUSTED.
SUDDENLY HE WOKE UP AND THOUGHT HE HEARD SOMEONE CALLING
HIM. HE HEARD KATE'S VOICE CALLING HIM. HE HEARD HER
VOICE CALLING AND SAYING SHE LOVED HIM AND SAYING
GOODBYE. THEN HE SAW SOME KIND OF IMAGE FLOATING
TOWARD HIM SAYING GOODBYE. THEN IT DISAPPEARED. HE
NOTED THE TIME AND CALLED THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY.
SHE HAD JUST DIED AT THE HOSPITAL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 02-22-1967

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YEARS. NEITHER OF THEM HAD THE MEANS TO VISIT THE OTHER.
ONE NIGHT, THE WOMAN HAD A DREAM THAT HER BROTHER WAS
DEAD. SHE AWOKE TO A KNOCK AT THE DOOR. SHE OPENED
IT AND FOR AN INSTANT HER BROTHER STOOD THERE. SHE
LATER LEARNED THAT HE HAD PASSED AWAY ON THAT NIGHT.

Submitter comment: HEARD FROM HIS IRISH GRANDMOTHER DURING HIS LATE TEENS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Gaylord ; JANS BAR

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 01-00-1964

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I RETURNED HOME FROM A BRIDGE TOURNAMENT AT 3:00 A.M.
TO FIND ALL THE LIGHTS ON AT MY HOUSE. MY WIFE WAS UP
HAVING A CUP OF COFFEE. SHE LOOKED VERY UPSET. SHE
TOLD ME THAT SHE HAD BEEN UNABLE TO SLEEP FOR THE LAST
FEW HOURS BECAUSE OF SOME STRANGE OCCURRANCES.
ABOUT ONE O'CLOCK, SHE WAS AWAKENED WHEN THE BED
SEEMED TO VIBRATE. SHE THEN HEARD A NOISE AT THE BEDROOM
WINDOW AS THOUGH SOMEONE WERE SCRAPING THE SCREEN. SHE
BECAME SO FRIGHTENED THAT SHE TURNED ON ALL THE LIGHTS
AND WAITED FOR MY RETURN. SOOTHING HER NERVES AS BEST
I COULD, I PERSUADED HER TO RETURN TO BED. SHORTLY
WE WERE BOTH ASLEEP.
AT SIX O'CLOCK THE NEXT MORNING WE WERE AWAKENED BY THE
PHONE. MY MOTHER-IN-LAW INFORMED ME THAT MY FATHER-
IN-LAW HAD JUST DIED OF A HEART ATTACK.
THE DECEASED HAD BEEN TO OUR HOME THE PREVIOUS DAY AND
HAD GIVEN MY WIFE SOME CUTTINGS FROM HIS GARDEN. THE
TWIGS WERE PLACED IN A JAR, WHICH MY WIFE LEFT ON THE
WINDOW SILL OUTSIDE OF OUR BEDROOM WINDOW. IN THE
MORNING WE FOUND THE JAR HAD FALLEN AND BROKEN.
MY FATHER-IN-LAW HAD BEEN IN GOOD HEALTH SO MY WIFE
HAD NO INDICATION THAT WOULD HAVE CAUSED HER TO WORRY
SO MUCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death
BELIEF -- P870

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IF YOU DREAM OF PEOPLE DANCING OR IF YOU ARE DANCING
IN A DREAM, SOMEONE YOU KNOW WILL DIE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD IT FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 09-01-1967

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PREMONITION

GERTRUDE CLELAND WAS MY SISTER. SHE TOLD MY FATHER
ONE MORNING THAT HE DID NOT HAVE TO GO TO WORK. HE
ASKED HER WHY AND SHE SAID THAT HIS BOSS'S WIFE HAD
DIED. HE WENT TO WORK ANYWAY, BECAUSE GERT WAS
VERY SMALL AT THE TIME AND HE THOUGHT SHE WAS MAKING
UP STORIES. WHEN HE GOT THERE HE WAS TOLD THAT THERE
WAS NO WORK THAT DAY, FOR THE WIFE OF THE BOSS HAD DIED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS THERE ABOUT 1895 WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- P820 P820.546
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 05-12-1965

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MY GRANDMOTHER HAD A DREAM OF HER SISTER BEING -
KILLED BY HER BROTHER-IN-LAW.
THEN A MAN ON A WHITE HORSE CAME UP TO HER TO TELL HER THE
NEWS. THE NEXT MORNING SHE RECEIVED WORD THAT HER SISTER WAS KILLED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about animals

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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I HAD A DREAM ONE NIGHT THAT I WAS HUNTING WITH MY BROTHER IN THE
WOODS. HE WAS ABOUT 100 YARDS AHEAD OF ME WHEN I SAW HIM STUMBLE AND
THEN A SPIRIT GOT OUT OF HIS BODY, WAVED TO ME, THEN DISAPPEARED IN
THE WOODS. THEN I WOKE UP. THE FOLLOWING DAY, WHILE HUNTING IN THE
SAME WOODS WITH MY NEPHEW, I RECEIVED WORD THAT MY BROTHER HAD DIED
ONLY A MILE FROM WHERE WE WERE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEMORATE

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 10-29-1972

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IF A PERSON FINDS THAT HE IS DREAMING ABOUT MUD OR MUDDY WATER,
SOMEONE CLOSE HAS DIED OR WILL DIE SOON.

Where learned: MARYLAND ; BALTIMORE ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 11-24-1972

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DREAM

TO DREAM OF A NAKED MAN MEANS A WOMAN'S DEATH. INFORMANT HAD
NOT ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED THIS DREAM, BUT SAID A FRIEND HAD.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN YOU DREAM ABOUT HAIR IT MEANS SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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DREAMS

IF YOU DREAM OF YOUR TEETH FALLING OUT, THAT IS A SIGN THAT YOU
WILL HEAR OF A DEATH OF A CLOSE FRIEND.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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DREAM BELIEF

IF YOU DREAM OF TEETH, SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU WILL EITHER DIE,
BECOME ILL, OR BECOME INJURED VERY SOON. MY MOTHER TOLD
ME THAT SHE HEARD THIS FROM HER MOTHER IN DUQUESNE,
PENNSYLVANIA AROUND 1945. SHE SAYS THAT HER MOTHER
BELIEVED IT TO BE TRUE BECAUSE SHE HAD ONCE DREAMED OF TEETH
JUST BEFORE A FRIEND'S HUSBAND DIED.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT'S MOTHER'S NAME IS MARY MORSILLO GINGERICH,
BORN OCTOBER 3, 1937, FARRELL, PENNSYLVANIA. THE
GRANDMOTHER'S NAME IS ELIZABETH DORULLA MARTIN AND IS OF
SLOVAKIAN DESCENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 09-00-1982

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IN OCTOBER OF 1976 I WAS HOSPITALIZED AND HAD TO UNDERGO SURGERY.
I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TWO WEEKS. WHILE I WAS THERE I KEPT
HAVING A RECURRING DREAM. IN THE DREAM MY MOTHER DIED. THE DREAM
WAS VERY DETAILED I SAW MY MOTHER DIE AND THEN I SAW HER FUNERAL.
BECAUSE OF THE DREAM AND MY SURGERY I WAS VERY UPSET SO MY HUSBAND
SENT ME TO MICHIGAN TO VISIT MY MOTHER. THE NIGHT BEFORE I WAS TO
LEAVE MY MOTHER'S AND RETURN HOME SHE HAD A HEART ATTACK AND DIED.
HER DEATH OCCURED EXACTLY AS IT HAD IN MY DREAM. THE FUNERAL WAS
ALSO AN EXACT ENACTMENT OF MY DREAM EVEN DOWN TO THE CASKET WHICH
MY FATHER PICKED OUT BEFORE I EVER SAW IT. I BELIEVE MY DREAMS
WERE MY MOTHER'S WARNING TO ME ABOUT HER DEATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 04-00-1984

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MARY'S GRANDMOTHER HAS CLAIMED TO BE ABLE TO ENVISION
THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE, THROUGH HER
DREAMS. ONE NIGHT SHE HAD A DREAM THAT THE FIGURE
OF THE SACRED HEART WAS BECKONING HER CHILD. WHEN
SHE WOKE UP SHE WENT TO SEE IF THE CHILD WAS ALL
RIGHT AND FOUND HIM IN A STATE OF CONVULSIONS AND
WITHIN A FEW MINUTES HE DIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

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MARY'S UNCLE BELIEVED THAT DREAMING OF RAW MEAT WAS
A SIGN OF DEATH. THEN, HE HAD THIS DREAM AND
WITHIN A FEW DAYS, HE DIED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 02-24-1971

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IF YOU DREAM ABOUT TEETH, SOMEONE WILL DIE.
IF YOUR TEETH HURT IN THE DREAM, THE PERSON WILL
BE CLOSE TO YOU AND THE DEATH WILL BRING PAIN.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Foretelling a death

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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