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DeLouise, Joseph – Prophesies a train crash



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Premonitions: A leap in to the future – Herbert Greenhouse [1971]


On the night of January 16, 1969, a gentleman named Joseph DeLouise walked into a cocktail lounge in Chicago and asked not for a drink but for a newspaper. He wanted to read about the head-on crash of two trains somewhere just south of Chicago. The men at the bar looked up with interest and concern. What crash? Where? No one had told them about any train wreck. There had been nothing about it in the newspapers.

"Somewhere south of here," said DeLouise slowly, "two trains hit each other in a fog. It was the worst train disaster we have had since World War II, twenty-five years ago.  Many people were hurt and killed."

DeLouise spoke in a far-away voice, as if he were seeing a vision-but of an event that had already taken place.

Interested, the bartender turned on the radio, but there was nothing about a train wreck. Some of the men wondered whether DeLouise had had one too many drinks.

Two hours later, at 1:00 A.M. on January 17, two Illinois Central trains met head-on in a fog just south of Chicago.

Three persons were killed and forty-seven hurt, the worst train disaster in the area in twenty-five years.

How did DeLouise know? How does any psychic know?

This premonition could easily be verified. The men who were in the tavern that night signed a statement that De-Louise had predicted the wreck. Even more impressive was DeLouise's appearance on a radio station in Gary, Indiana, in December, 1968, when he announced that the crash would occur in five or six weeks. He gave the same details then as he did later in the tavern.

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DeLouise, Joseph

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