English poet John Donne, famous for his line “No man is an island, entire of itself,” would love this ESP story.
“I was giving my son a birthday party,” a woman wrote to us. “The party was in full swing, so to speak, when my eyes were drawn to a clock on the wall. I noticed it was 2:20 P.M. Suddenly a perfect scene appeared before my eyes. A small child in a stroller was sinking to the bottom of a swimming pool. The stroller sank completely. Because of the clarity of the water, I could see the child, not moving, still in the stroller as if asleep. I was frightened, but since I didn’t recognize the child or the pool, I eventually forgot it.
“Later that evening, my uncle, who is a fire chief, invited us to the fire station to see the new fire equipment and truck. When I arrived at the station, one of the firemen said they had already used the stretcher that afternoon. He said a child had drowned in a pool in a stroller. It rolled over the edge, just as I had seen it in my imagination. When I asked him what time this happened, he said the station was called at 2:30 P.M.”
When the child passed from this world, more than parents and friends felt his leaving -- a complete stranger took notice as well. At a fundamental level, we're all connected together.