Seeing into the future

I’m not a particularly mystical person. I’m not really sure what I believe in – God, the afterlife, all that stuff. I don’t know. Uncommitted. But I’ll tell you one thing – there’s something going on out there. Must be.

Without trying to get into anything too deep and meaningful, think about the universe. The scientists say it was the Big Bang that set it off. Okay, I can live with that. Hydrogen, helium whatever it was. Next question is… what set the Big Bang off? And so far the only explanation I can come up with is that without the universe being here, existence would be extremely dull. So maybe God was bored.

The other factor that I take into consideration is my own experience. I have seen into the future. Honest. Not cataclysmic events like wars or great leaders snuffing it or the end of the world, no. Nothing I could write a book about and people could say "gee, he really saw that coming, didn’t he, that’s amazing."

Alas no. But I do, on occasions, see into the future. It happens in dreams. It’s usually just a snippet of conversation. A sentence or two, often spoken by someone I know. I’ll wake, and for a few minutes think "hmmm, interesting dream. X said Y… I’ve never heard him/her say that. Interesting."

Days, weeks, often months will pass. I forget about the dream. It’s cast into the back of my mind. Until one day, X says Y. Just like in the dream. And it comes back to me. Wham… I dreamt that.

I used to stop them and say "have we had this conversation before?" We hadn’t. I don’t say that anymore, I just smile and shake my head, because I know what’s going on. I don’t know how, or why.

How could this happen? Some of you are scientists – explain it! Go on, I dare you!

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.