This “event” has bothered me for years, and I’m wondering what you think of it.
I’d like to preface my story by saying that I’m not a religious person. The truth is, I have yet to decide what to believe.
I was 18 or 19 at the time, still living with my mother. One night, I went to bed & before I fell asleep, I heard a man’s voice. He said, “Everywhere.” I distinctly remember getting up on my elbow and saying, “What? I didn’t quite hear you.” I wasn’t scared, or even shocked at hearing a man’s voice in my bedroom. I listened for a minute, but nothing else was said. I laid back down and went to sleep.
The next evening, I got off work around 5 and headed home on my usual route. I came to a “T” intersection and I was first in line at the stoplight. It turned green… And I saw it turn green, but I didn’t go. All of a sudden, a carload of 5 girls in a Cavalier convertible shot through the intersection, going well over the 40mph limit. If I had hit the gass when I normally would have, I would have gotten creamed by that car on my side. I didn’t think about why I paused. In fact, I remember yelling something like, “IDIOTS!” once they were out of the intersection.
After I got home from work, I changed clothes and went out to eat with my best friend. While we talked, I made the connection that I could have gotten seriously bashed in just an hour earlier. And then I told her about the voice. It was then that I started thinking that maybe, just maybe, the two events were linked. Both my friend and I got goosebumps an inch tall from head to toe.
I’ve tried to tell myself that I dreamed the man’s voice, and it’s just my brain making connections that aren’t really there. You know, the way people can read a an incredibly general horoscope and link it to their life. But get this- my mom swears up and down that she heard the voice, too.
So, what does it mean? Who was the man? Was the near-crash related? Am I out of my friggin’ skull? I’d like to hear what you think.