Monseigneur Joseph de Lanyi, Bishop of Grosswarden – Has a prophetic dream of the death of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Premonitions: A leap in to the future – Herbert Greenhouse 
One night in 1912 there was a gathering at the home of Archduchess Isabella of Austria. A medium was present who was known as Madame Sylvia. After going into a mild trance, Madame Sylvia suddenly turned to the Archduchess and said; “Your Royal Highness, I beseech you to soften your antipathy toward Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. We must be kind to them; in two years they are fated to die from the same bullet."
Two years later, on June 28, 1914, Monseigneur Joseph de Lanyi, Bishop of Grosswarden, had a terrifying dream, in which he saw a letter bordered in black lying on his desk. The letter bore the arms of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who had at one time been his pupil.
In the dream, the Bishop opened the letter and saw a strange drama being enacted. The Archduke was sitting in an auto with his wife, while a crowd milled around outside. A man stepped out of the crowd and fired two bullets into the car.
Superimposed on this scene were the words of the letter:
"Your Eminence, dear Dr. Lanyi, my wife and I have been victims of a political crime at Sarajevo. We commend ourselves to your prayers. Sarajevo. June 28, 1914. 4 A.M."
The Bishop woke up trembling, looked at his clock and saw that it was 4:30 A.M. He got up immediately and wrote down the details of his dream, which he dispatched in a letter to his brother, Professor Edouard de Lanyi.
Later that morning, about ten hours after the Bishop's dream, Archduke Ferdinand and his wife were murdered at Sarajevo as they sat in an automobile. Two bullets were fired, one of them fatally wounding the royal couple.