Mrs. Mackensie has a prophetic dream of her new carpet being ruined
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Future and Beyond – H F Saltmarsh
This case is taken from Proc.,V, 243
Mrs. Mackensie dreamed that she was in her drawing-room with several people, including a Mr. J. She left the room to see whether supper was ready; on returning to the drawing-room she found the carpet, a new one, covered with black spots.
She was very angry and, when Mr. J said that they were ink stains, replied, 'I know it has been burnt and I counted five patches,' She told the dream at breakfast.
It being Sunday, the party went to church ; afterwards Mr, J joined them for lunch, a thing which he had never done before, Mrs, Mackensie went into the dining-room to see if lunch were ready. On returning to the drawing-room, she noticed a spot on the carpet. Mr. J said that it was surely ink and then pointed to some more spots. Mrs. Mackensie cried out, 'Oh, my dream! My new carpet burnt!’
This proved to be correct; it was afterwards discovered that the housemaid, having allowed the fire to go out, had carried live coals from another room to relight it and had spilled some on the carpet. Five holes were burnt. This account was confirmed by Miss Mackensie.
It was investigated by Gurney, who knew the family and vouched for the accuracy of their story after having personally interrogated them. There is one discrepancy: the meal was lunch and not supper as in the dream.