'Oh, Francis, slow down, be careful'!
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick
Mary is now over 90 but says that personal experiences she has had throughout her life have aroused and sustained an interest in NDEs and parapsychology. ….As a schoolgirl she often had what she called 'future dreams’ when at times (sometimes but not always in dreams) a picture would come into her mind of an event which would follow a day or two later. Although she did sometimes write them down so that she could check back later when the event happened, … she did not tell anyone, because 'in those days if you were weird or unusual you were thought ready for a lunatic asylum!'
[This] experience was after her marriage. Her husband, Francis, had driven from Cambridge where they were living, up to London with some friends and she was expecting him home around 3.30.
At 3.15 I was writing some letters when I saw in my mind a car with a wheel rolling along the road. I said, 'Oh, Francis, slow down, be careful.' He arrived home about 6 p.m. saying, 'Sorry we’re late, a wheel came off.' I told him what I had seen and he told me that he heard me say to him, 'Slow down', and he thought 'That's silly, there's no traffic, but Mary says slow down, how can I explain it to the others?' But he slowed and then he saw a front wheel ahead of him and was able to steer to the bank and stop.