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Would you tell the police of your premonition?
#1
When my friend Mac (not her real name) worked at a hotel some years ago, she had a sudden premonition that one of their guests was in danger. This woman had just checked into the hotel and gone for a walk early that morning. Mac was filled with such overwhelming fear that she got her manager to contact the police. The police were reluctant at first, but Mac was insistent so they agreed to search for the missing guest.

They eventually found the woman at the foot of a nearby cliff. After searching the woman's room, the police found her diaries and it contained entries on suicide. Mac ended up being interrogated by the police for hours before they were satisfied that she had never met this woman before. The incident still troubles her today.

If you had a premonition like that, would you try to prevent it yourself? Contact the relevant authorities or keep quiet about it? What if by being involved, it meant becoming a "person of interest" yourself by the police?

What would you do?
There's life...and then there's the afterlife.
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#2
I'm not sure I can answer that question definitively. If I just had a vague idea I'm sure that I wouldn't. I do have a strong viewpoint that people pick up non-verbal clues from people or can even catch snatches of conversation without being conscious of it and that a persons' subconscious can tell us things without it being paranormal. For example, you friend might have picked up this woman's severe depression without it actually being said and it caused her to worry about the guest.
But I've never had an overwhelming feeling about things like some people might. I only have those vague, "gut" feelings from time to time. If I had an overwhelming feeling about it I might have to contact the police.
-DFB

Subject: I have a black cat.
Believer: Black cats are bad luck.
Non-believer: It's just a cat.
Crackpot: Black cats are part of the New World Order government conspiracy.
Skeptic: I can test if black cats are more or less lucky than another cat.
Cynic: You only have a black cat to gain power and prestige.

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#3
Police waste so much time with false psychic reports all the time. Can you be held liable? yes!
That said if you could actually prove your abilities and had credibility then it would be wrong to not prevent injuries to deaths.
Example of damage of false report.
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas...596687.php
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#4
If you're held liable, I think it'd be for some type of "prank-call" scenario. The reason why they waste so much time with false psychic reports is because they have to treat it, not like a psychic tip, but as a tip like any other. To the police, there is no difference between "I had a vision of a man robbing the 7-11, and killing the clerk" and "I have a tip that someone is going to rob the 7-11 and kill the clerk".

All of this aside, I don't think I would call the police. First-off, if it was nothing to do with me or my friends and family, then the responsibility that I have to stop people outside my sphere of influence and interaction is slim-none. I don't think there is anything wrong with not going to police, even if you had proven abilities and credibility. Now, if they came to you and asked to make use of your ability to save a life, and you said no, then you have a moral conundrum.
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#5
With the benefit of hindsight, Mac might very well have handled it differently. As DFB points out, we do receive a lot of non-verbal cues from everyone around us. How we use the info depends on the circumstances and knowledge gained from our life experiences.

I've sometimes seen the TV footage of 'grieving' partners pleading for the safe return of a missing person. A number of times I've read something 'off' in the voice or body language. It isn't something I could ever report to anyone. But the strange thing is that years later, I'd read in the news that the partner was indeed the guilty culprit.

UglyNRude, thanks for the caution about false reporting. That poor family. How awful to be subjected to such an ordeal.

Like Ka-Ra, I'd not want to endanger my family and loved ones either. I think if I had a strong hunch, non-verbal cue or premonition that moves me to do something, I might send an anonymous tip. Maybe. I wouldn't know until the time comes. But if it's only a niggling suspicion, then perhaps the best option is to let it be. Because there's also the possibility that I could be reading the signs all wrong or allowing some personal bias to affect me.
There's life...and then there's the afterlife.
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(08-17-2018, 03:31 AM)Jadeite Wrote: When my friend Mac (not her real name) worked at a hotel some years ago, she had a sudden premonition that one of their guests was in danger. This woman had just checked into the hotel and gone for a walk early that morning. Mac was filled with such overwhelming fear that she got her manager to contact the police. The police were reluctant at first, but Mac was insistent so they agreed to search for the missing guest.

They eventually found the woman at the foot of a nearby cliff. After searching the woman's room, the police found her diaries and it contained entries on suicide. Mac ended up being interrogated by the police for hours before they were satisfied that she had never met this woman before. The incident still troubles her today.

If you had a premonition like that, would you try to prevent it yourself? Contact the relevant authorities or keep quiet about it? What if by being involved, it meant becoming a "person of interest" yourself by the police?

What would you do?

By knowing the consequencies? I'd just keep quiet about it. But when it comes down to a bad premonition concerning a family member however, I'd try to tell the person myself. Whether or not the person would like to believe it, I have done my part in this matter. And that's all that matters Smile
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#7
Over 27,000 unsolved murders in the US in the last 10 years. Over 100,000 active missing children cases in the us. You want to have fun? Research psychics  who claim to help police. Find facebook pages of psychics who claim to join together to find children, shotgun guesses, and those who take an article written about the missing person and claim they are picking up on it then just give information that was reported. Its fun to find a psychic will go as far as making up police departments they helped that do not exist. Its amazing how accurate they are. I see dirt, near water or a ditch. near a wooded area, some one close or who knows that family.
https://www.livescience.com/23993-psychi...amily.html
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#8
It would be terrible to have a premonition that no one would believe and later turns out to be true. Sadly, people tend to blame the bearer of bad news.

But it is also incredibly irresponsible and cruel to raise false hopes based on dubious claims. Unfortunately, there are plenty of attention-seekers and deluded individuals who seem to delight in playing with people's lives and treat this all as a 'game'. Best we all tread very carefully with such things.

It's a strange world, with even stranger people.
There's life...and then there's the afterlife.
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