I was a child I would get very high fevers which resulted
in hallucinations. These visions were always the same
-- a strip of dry land very much like an old fashioned
bridge with railings and water on both sides. The water
was very frightening to me. The scene was so clear in
my vision that I could draw an exact picture of the
place. There was also a church on the grounds. It was
scary to wonder why these recurring dreams/hallucinations
would happen to me.
When I was twenty-four, I took a trip with my mother
and sisters to a place in Michigan where she used to
go as a child every summer. When we arrived, the first
place she wanted to stop was a church which she attended
while staying at their cottage on the lake.
first feeling was shock. Before we even got out of the
car, I already knew what everything looked like. I could
tell my mother that there was a land-bridge behind and
to the left of the church. She and my sisters looked
at me in shock. She reminded me that I had never been
there before. Even so, it felt as though I knew this
told her about my childhood hallucinations and she remembered
them and said, "Yes, you always yelled about the
water." I explained how afraid I was of the water
on both sides of that strip of land. And there it was
in front of me, exactly as I had seen it in my visions.
can't explain my feelings at being there other than
that I felt welcome. A very old man, who my mother knew,
was still alive at the time of our visit, and he took
us out on a boat. He took an instant liking to me, and
there was something about him that was very familiar.
my adult life before we went to Michigan, I occasionally
had this same dream. But I don't believe I ever had
it again after that visit.
Posted July 3, 2004