Romano, Jacques - Premonition of a storm
Type of Spiritual Experience
I cannot work out whether this is prophecy or environmental control. He says it is premonition, but he was a magician and quite probably would not have wanted Schwartz to know he could affect the weather
A description of the experience
The Jacques Romano story – Dr Berthold Eric Schwartz
In 1909 I was on the Pacific Coast of Mexico for the Kodak Company. I had just missed a passenger steamer and was forced to take a freighter that carried only two or three passengers. I got the best cabin. There was freight below, and the deck was covered with crates.
"The captain asked, 'Senor, what is your business?' I said, 'I'm a doctor and a spiritualist.'
I thought I'd have some fun with him, so I told him we would have a very rough voyage and that there would be a storm at exactly 8:00 p.m. At the time the captain and I were talking, the ocean was as smooth as glass; however, a terrific storm developed at 8:00 p.m., and I had to strap myself in my berth. I could hardly get out of my cabin during the height of the storm because there were ropes tangled all over the deck. At one point, I looked into an adjacent room and saw a Mexican woman and her child praying on their knees.
Later I received a note from the captain asking when the storm would be over. I answered, 'Come back in half an hour, and I'll tell you.' When he returned, I said, 'Four o'clock,' and the storm completely abated at that time.
The furniture in the mess hall was broken up, and everything was washed out. These presentiments came easily, because I had no marital concerns, family obligations, or worries. My mind was clear, with no distraction other than the sky and the sea.
When we landed, I congratulated the captain on his expert seamanship, and he said, 'I'll never forget you, and you'll never travel on any of my boats again!'"