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    17 People Who Predicted The Future Or Had Glitch-In-The-Matrix Moments That Are Creepy But Interesting

    Perhaps it's the power of the human brain, or maybe it's something more supernatural.

    We asked folks within the BuzzFeed Community to share stories of moments they predicted the future or experienced glitches in the matrix, and the responses were rather chilling. Here, take a look for yourself:

    1. "In high school, I was staying at my friend Clare’s house. I forgot my phone charger, and this was in the late '00s before everyone had the same charging cord, so my phone was dead. We went and saw a movie, and the next day when I got home, my mom asked me how the movie was. I asked her how she knew I was at the movies, and she said I had texted her. Lo and behold, I look at her phone, and there is a text from me saying I was at the movies with Clare. There was nothing on my phone, as it was dead, and to this day I still have no idea how that could have happened. I’m convinced that a parallel universe temporarily overlapped or something."

    An early 2000s cellphone

    2. "About a month after I met my husband, I had a dream about him sitting at Disneyland with a little girl on his lap. I told this story to some people, so I know that I had this dream. We dated for almost five years before getting married. After about two years, we had a little girl. We went to Disneyland when she was 8. At one point, I was coming back from a trip to the bathroom and there she was, sitting in his lap, exactly as in my dream. I guess when you meet your soulmate, you do."

    Families walk around Disneyland

    3. "I recently looked at my first dog's cremation certificate, and the same day my first dog was cremated, the dog that I have now was born. Same exact day, a year later. It makes me more convinced than ever that she was supposed to be in my life, especially since she didn't want to be with anyone but me when I went to go see her for the first time."

    A certificate of death on a table with a pen on top of it

    4. "Shortly after my parents had separated, I had a dream that my mom was dating someone new. It was such a vivid dream that I couldn’t fall back asleep. Not long after that, my mom introduced me to her new boyfriend. It was the same man from my dream."

    A person sleeps in bed under a large comforter

    5. "I went through some of my childhood journals and found/remembered that I used to talk to my grandpa a lot in a field behind my grandma's house. My grandpa died before I was born, but I’ve always felt this strange connection to him, though I didn’t remember talking to him until now, which scares me."

    An elderly man with white hair sits in the middle of a green field

    6. "Sometimes I can guess the 'Final Jeopardy' answer without ever hearing the clue. They always announce the category before going to a commercial break, and I get this gut feeling and say the answer aloud, before we're even given the clue! It's happened over five times now, and I'm amazed when I'm right."

    The "Final Jeopardy!" display screen

    7. "I was driving and noticed a car ahead of me with a memorable license plate. A few minutes later, the same car with the same driver was driving toward me. Not enough time had passed for her to get far enough to turn around and head toward me. It was so bizarre, and I’ve never forgotten it."

    A California license plate on a red car

    8. "I had just moved in with my fiancé on Sept. 8, 2001. He worked in the World Trade Center, while I worked by Wall Street. The morning of Sept. 11, I woke early with a horrible feeling of dread that something awful was going to happen. I tried to shrug it off, since I typically suffer from anxiety, but it wouldn’t stop. I don’t know what made me do it, but I turned off his alarm so we’d be late for work. He woke up about 25 minutes after it would have gone off and we rushed to get ready and jumped in a cab. We were a block away when the first plane hit. I've never been able to forget that had I not turned off his alarm, he would've been sitting in his office."

    A person presses a button on a digital alarm clock

    9. "I've had several random instances where I think about someone I haven't seen or talked to in a while (sometimes even a celebrity I looked up on IMDb), and they die shortly after. It most recently happened about three weeks ago. Out of the blue, I wondered about an old friend I hadn't spoken to in three or four years. She died the next day in an accident. May just be random coincidences, but it always freaks me out a bit when it happens."

    A concerned woman sits with her hands clasped in prayer

    10. "Quite often I’ll be thinking of a song I want to hear or quietly mumbling the lyrics under my breath, get into my car, and the song is on the radio. Also, probably three or four times a year, I’ll discover a word, or a thing I’ve never heard of before, and then I’ll see or hear that exact same thing like 10 times in the next few days after. That’s always really weird to me. Like, how have I gone my entire life without hearing this word, and all of a sudden it's everywhere around me?"

    A hand turns the volume knob on a car radio

    11. "I got caught in a bad snowstorm while driving home from rural Wisconsin to Chicago. Drifting snow, little visibility, awful conditions. I stopped at a gas station to get a cup of coffee before getting on the highway, and I started chatting with a woman who was also heading to Chicago. All of a sudden, I got this awful feeling of dread that she shouldn't keep going. I asked if she was sure she didn't want to stop for the night and told her about a hotel in town. I was weirdly fixated on convincing her not to go, but she said she was OK. She left the station and got into a distinctly blue car. I left just after her, but my mom called, so I sat in the parking lot for a bit talking to her before leaving to get on the highway. About 25 miles later, I came upon an accident scene, sirens and lights everywhere. That same distinctly blue car was flipped over down an embankment, and they were carrying a stretcher with a sheet over it up the hill."

    On a dark, snowy night, a pair of red brake-lights glow

    12. "I had a dream that there was a fire at the barn where I keep my horse. A couple of days later, an electrical short caused the hay to go up in flames. It was caught in time and all the horses were fine, but it definitely freaked me out."

    A barn burns in flames at night

    13. "My grandfather died in 2008. I got pregnant with my second child at the end of 2010. When I was at about six weeks, I had a very vivid dream where my grandfather told me that he was happy about me being pregnant and that it was a girl. My daughter is 9 now, and sometimes I look at her and can see the entire dream just as vividly as the day I had it."

    A black-and-white image of a pregnant belly being held by two hands

    14. "This had happened to me twice. In middle school gym class, I had a sudden vision of a baseball hitting me in the head. It made me feel weird, so I stood up. A few seconds later, a baseball hit the wall right where I had been sitting. It definitely would have hit me if I'd still been there. Second was in my first year of high school. I was at a softball game sitting in the (fairly empty) bleachers, and I had a vision of myself being hit by a ball. So, remembering the incident in middle school, I got up. Right after I moved, the batter hit the ball, it popped up over the fence, and it hit the bleachers where I had been sitting. I seem to have a very specific form of precognition."

    A blurry, speeding baseball in the sky

    15. "When I was in the service, I was stationed in Hawaii. One morning, my wife told me that I had been talking in my sleep all night, calling my dog's name and laughing. I hadn't seen my dog in about a year, but she had been my hunting buddy for most of my life. About an hour later, I got a call from my mother saying that they had to put my dog down the day before because she'd gotten too old to stand. She had been my dog for 14 years and meant the world to me. I think she came and found me before heading to her next adventure."

    A dog stands next to someone's legs in a field of tall grass

    16. "One day my best friend was over, and suddenly, for no reason that either of us could explain, she started sobbing uncontrollably. It lasted for about 10 minutes. Half an hour later, her dad showed up to pick her up even though she was supposed to spend the night. Her cousin had accidentally shot himself in the head while cleaning his gun."

    A girl clutches her knees with her head against her thighs while crying

    17. "On vacation, my dad lent a book about the Illuminati to a fellow hotel stayer. They couldn’t finish the book before the end of vacation, so my dad just wrote our address in the front cover, asking the man to return it when he finished. The man never sent him the book back. My dad passed away two years later. That was 16 years ago. After watching a movie about the Illuminati, my sister remembered that book. Weeks later, she and I went to a book fair, saw a copy of the book, opened it, and guess what — there was our dad's handwriting! Sixteen years later, in a whole different part of the world, my dad somehow found his way back to us. I still get chills thinking about it."

    An old, weathered book with a brown hardcover

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.