Mr. E. G. Eames, a surgeon, and a premonition of a car accident
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
as quoted in Tyrrell, G N M - The Personality of Man
The next case was described by the percipient to the Countess of Balfour. On 24th May, 1930, Mr. E. G. Eames, a surgeon, was driving his car from St. Albans to London. He was a fast driver, and was in a hurry to Reach London, where he had several operations to perform. But a small car, driven in a leisurely manner, in front of him kept him back. There was nothing to prevent him from overtaking the car and passing it, as he would certainly have done on any other occasion; nor was there reason for any apprehension about the car, which was being driven soberly and well.
"But on this occasion,” he says, "I absolutely could not pass. Some exceedingly strong something insinuated into my subconscious brain that an accident was going to occur. It was definitely a force quite apart from, shall I say, earthly impressions.”
A lorry was proceeding just in front of .the car which Mr. Eames was following, when suddenly, a stationary car opened its door and blocked the way for the lorry, causing it to stop abruptly. The small car following the lorry crashed into it, and two of the occupants, a child and his mother, were badly cut.
Mr. Eames, by being on the spot, was able to attend to the injuries of the mother and child and to take them in his own car to a nearby hospital. Mr. Eames adds at the end of his narrative:
"This is the third time in my life that I have felt these strong compelling forces or influences warning me of danger, and always I have been afterwards very deeply grateful that I have been forewarned."