Mrs Reay is saved from a carriage accident by a prophetic dream
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Future and Beyond – H F Saltmarsh
This case is taken from Proc., V, 313.
Mrs. Reay dreamed that the carriage which was sent to meet her at Mortlake Station to take her to her sister's house at Roehampton was upset in the road close to the house. The dream caused her to wake, but she went off to sleep again, when it was repeated. She again woke feeling very nervous, but eventually went to sleep for the third time. On waking in the morning she had forgotten the dream.
As had been arranged, she went to Mortlake and was driven from the station in a pony carriage. On nearing her sister's house, the horse became restive and the groom got down but could find nothing wrong, this happened three times; while he was examining the horse on the third occasion, the memory of the dream came back to Mrs. Reay and she decided to get out and walk the remaining distance to the house.
The groom then drove off by himself; in a short distance the horse became unmanageable and the carriage was upset and smashed. The groom managed to extricate himself, but said that he was thankful that Mrs. Reay had alighted as he could not otherwise have saved her from a serious accident.
Mr. Reay, who heard of the dream on the evening after the accident, confirms. Although this dream was not told beforehand, Gurney, a widely experienced psychical researcher, who investigated the case, stated that, after a personal interview, he felt quite convinced that the account was correct.