20 Crazy Stories About People Who Had Prophetic Dreams That Came True

You need not be a superhero, an actual psychic, or anyone with any type of premonitory powers to experience a psychic or prophetic dream. Stranger vessels than you have predicted the future, so don't sell your intuition short. Some people dream about a feeling or a weird scene that reemerges when they're awake; others remember seeing a loved one perish or hearing them say "goodbye," only to find they've done so in the real world. These weird dream premonitions can be surprising and even upsetting - especially the moment when you realize they've come true. 

Below are some Reddit true stories about prophetic dreams people actually watched come true. They might shock you with their specificity of detail, with different dreams predicting both public and personal experiences, but know there are some gifts people may never understand.

  • Dreamed About A Fight

    From Redditor /u/greasymonkee:

    I lived in a small town growing up and there was just one mechanic who had a shop. I hung out there a lot just because I love cars, and he did quite a few repairs for me. I actually developed a decent relationship with the guy. I had a dream that we flat-out had it out as if we were about to fight each other, but I blew it off thinking that it was absolutely absurd. Fast forward a little less than a year and he ripped me off and lied to my grandpa about what happened. We have never spoken a word to each other since and he gives me a death stare every time I see him.

  • It's A Gift

    From Redditor /u/fiverrah:

    I'm a little late for this but, I have had precognitive dreams for my entire life. Most of the time they are about inconsequential things but now and then, they are important. My feeling about them is that they show how interconnected we all are and that time isn't a straight line. You may be interested in reading about Bells Theorem.

    I pay attention to these dreams and tell family about them. I actually saved my niece's life once after dreaming about her being in danger. I think that lots of people have this ability, some more than others. Just like some people can make music better than others. It's a gift.

  • A Bag Of Chips And A Stomach Ache

    From Redditor /u/antyone:

    I remember having a dream as a kid.

    I was in my family car on a certain road near the house I was living in and I remember I was eating a bag of chips, then I remember my stomach ache. Fast forward some time later and the exact same thing happened on the same road, same time my stomach started [aching] and same bag of chips in my hands.

    It was mind-blowing to me as a kid.

  • The Columbia Crash

    From Redditor /u/oesjmr:

    I've only had one premonition-type of dream and it came true within hours. In the dream, I was standing in a field, looking up into the morning sky, watching a fireball fall with a smoke trail behind it. Pieces of it were breaking off here and there. I was with a handful of other people, who I did not know, and we were all looking up in amazement. A radio was on and there was a man stating, "Do not touch any pieces of the space craft that may crash to earth due to potential radiation contamination," and things of that nature. We all stood looking into the sky for a few more moments before I woke up.

    When I woke from the dream, I noticed it was still dark outside, so I looked at the clock. It was 2:35 am (EST). I got up, drank some water, laid back in bed and thought about the dream for a while. I was having trouble going back to sleep, so I turned on the radio and eventually drifted back to sleep.

    I woke up in the morning, and to my disbelief, I was hearing the same voice from the radio in my dream hours before on the radio now, saying similar things. I thought, "What the hell is going on?!" I turned on the TV, switched it over to a news channel, and saw this video on the screen. Space Shuttle Columbia had just disintegrated during re-entry. I get goosebumps even today thinking about it.

  • Tripped In The Woods

    From Redditor /u/Kubrick_Fan:

    I had a dream once when I was in the woods, tripped over something and smashed my teeth in. I was an air cadet at the time, and there was an optional night exercise that was due to happen in my local woods in the same week that I had the dream in.

    I chose not to go. One of the more senior cadets did go on the night exercise. He tripped over something in the dark woods and smashed three teeth out.

  • The Neighborhood Mom Grew Up In

    From Redditor /u/Electroniclog:

    I used to have reccurring dreams all the time about driving through a neighborhood that I had never been to before. When I was about eight, my mom took me driving to show me the neighborhood she grew up in. I grew up in Arizona and we were in Chicago, and this neighborhood was exactly as it was in my dream. I was freaking out, but nobody believed me. She showed me my grandparent's first house and everything was spot on as I dreamt it. Still gives me the willies to this day.