Visions of the 9/11 Attack

Readers from around the country respond with surprising dreams, visions and psychic warnings that may have foreseen the terrorist actions

Did you foresee the terrorist attack on America of September 11?

As we discussed in another article, the widely circulated Nostradamus predictions turned out to be fraudulent, while British psychic Valerie Clarke made an accurate forecast last June and a fifth-grade student in Texas gave a foreboding warning to a teacher.

Even celebrated psychic Sylvia Browne made no claim to have predicted the disaster, although her 1999 prophecies warned of non-specific terrorist attacks.

Although few "professional psychics" claimed to have predicted the horrible events of that day, many readers are reporting that they experienced prophetic dreams, visions and other unexplained feelings that seem to relate to the tragedy. Here are some of those reports about September 11 and the destruction of World Trade Center (WTC):


I have had many incidents of extreme premonition and paranormal activity surrounding me. I have no control over these things. About a week before WTC, I had a bad feeling of dread that lasted for several days. When no one I knew died, I didn't know what was happening because the feeling has never been wrong. On August 22, I was watching a boxing match at home. In-between rounds, my mind started to drift.

Suddenly I seemed to be in the center of an explosion and the flames hit my face. I could feel the heat and the fire went into my mouth. I jumped up yelling. It only lasted a second, but it's the first time I've had a vision like that. I actually felt the fire. It didn't last long enough to get a bearing on where I was or what caused the explosion.

It scared the hell out of me. - Dennis L.


I had a premonition on Monday Sept. 10. I awoke with a start from a deep sleep. I had a panic feeling that I was going to die. I couldn't move my right arm no matter how hard I tried with all my strength. It was as though a huge weight was pressing down on me. I couldn't move my body and I had such a state of panic and fear of dying. I was breathing irregularly. It was like I was gasping for each breath and there wasn't enough for me to breathe in. This went on for about three hours! It felt like someone heavy was sitting on my whole body. I was so confused the next morning until I turned on the news and saw the tragedy unfolding. I know this had to do with the Sept. 11th attack. I just wish that I knew what it was about and could notify the authorities. - Lisa S.


I had the following dreams that shook me up when they occurred:

May 5, 2001: I dreamt I was in Seattle on business, and the skyscraper I was in rattled hard. I thought it was an earthquake and called out to people to leave. I ran out and saw that there were splits and schisms in the ground outside, which made the landscape unrecognizable.

Then I went back into the building. I was rescuing people at the same time I was trying to find "safer ground," but nothing seemed safe or clear. The skyscraper began collapsing floor by floor, sinking slowly into the earth like a giant acupuncture needle into flesh, and it was swallowed up almost completely. Before I escaped, my first concern was leaving behind all the other people and my belongings. Then I feared for my life as I sensed the total collapse of the building, floor by floor, and the sinking into the earth. I ran down many flights of stairs and got out just in time. Then I saw the rest of it sink into the earth. Ditto with other large buildings around me. It was the collapse of downtown Seattle, which was by now unrecognizable. I was dumbfounded about where to go to find safer ground.

I could no longer recognize any landmarks, and everything around me was destroyed.

August 29, 2001: About two weeks before Sept. 11th, I had a reoccurrence of this dream, with the skyscraper I was in collapsing once again floor by floor, but set in Toronto.

The first dream really shook me up. I went to the news on the Internet as soon as I awoke, expecting a big calamity in Seattle, but there was nothing. I discussed it with intuitive friends around the country to try to make meaning. I thought it was about a big problem ahead for all of us, not anything personal, but about changes in the earth or civilization. - Beverly R.


My husband has always had some psychic abilities and is able to predict events while he is sleeping. He is still learning how to interpret those events, so he doesn't know that a prediction is for certain events until they happen and he sees it. Three or four years ago, while stationed in Georgia, he dreamt of a nuclear attack. He could hear everything, including the screams. He could feel the heat of the fire - the whole nine yards, even the mushroom cloud. On Sept. 11, he was watching "Good Morning America" and saw the report about the WTC being hit by a plane, and saw the second plane go into the second tower. When the second tower crumbled, the cloud almost resembled a mushroom shape and it hit him. As soon as he saw it, he recognized it as the events from his dream - the dust and smoke, the fire, the devastation... everything. - Patty C.


I am a 39-year-old woman living in the rural area of Riverside, Ca. My mother was visiting me the week before [the attack] happened. Friday night, I had my earthquake dream, which I never shared with anyone because I thought they would think that I am nuts. But this time I told my mother on Saturday morning. On Sunday afternoon there was an earthquake around the Los Angeles area. In my next dream I was being knocked around into a column-like thing and saw people falling.

I saw this big wave rolling and coming at me. I just thought it was water. When the tragedy happened in New York and I saw the news clips of people running and the smoke chasing them, that is the exact image of the thing I saw in my dream. The "wave" I saw was smoke, and I got this unexplainable feeling that this was what the dream was about. - Jeanne R.

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On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I awoke early in the morning and decided to fall back asleep in order to dream. I felt I had dreaming to do. Following my return to "sleep" on this morning of the tragic attack on the World Trade Center, I had a dream, somewhere between 8 and 8:45 a.m., perhaps a little earlier. In my dream I was on top of a large building, clearly in NYC, near the water, looking down on roads and highways with street signs, watching a policeman dressed in white ride a white bicycle through the streets.

I awoke full of peace and retained a memory of this dream, planning to write it down, as I do with all memorable dreams, to see if they have significance that can be identified in the future. A couple of hours later, I heard about the terrorist attack and turned on the television. I saw the destruction. What I saw corresponded with my dream scene remarkably. The timing was clearly synchronistic. - Aaron



A few weeks ago I got news that my classmate of school days is now President of United Airlines. I fetched our graduating class picture and scanned it for a couple of friends around the globe, and for a couple of days I had been thinking of Ronojoy Dutta (now known as Rono J. Dutta; hence, I did not recognize him when I read the news of his ascendancy up the corporate ladder a year or so ago). On the night of September 10, I dreamt that Rono and I met on the streets of New York under the background of the twin towers.

He rushed toward me and we embraced as two old friends should, but Rono was crying. I mistook them for tears of joy as we had not met since 1968 or so. He then told me that something dreadful had happened and both of us turned to see the twin towers in flames. I woke up immediately, switched on my computer and logged on to my e-mail.

There was a message from one of my friends in New York telling us of the disaster that had just struck. I am in a time zone that is 12 hours away from N.Y. eastern time. - Anjan N.


On the night of July 29, 2001, I dreamed I was shopping with my mother and sister in downtown New York City. I invited them to sit down in the park. Then I started to see a huge fire and a shower of stones over the city. Everybody started running like crazy, and I can still feel the touch of the people while we tried to save their lives. I am still very scared because I continue dreaming bad stuff. In one of my dreams I was waiting for the end of the world. - Jacqueline M.


On the morning of the World Trade Center tragedy, at approximately 6:30 in the morning, I became quite preoccupied with The Tower card from the tarot. For some reason, the image of the card popped into my head, and at the time I had trouble making the connection because it had nothing to do with what was going on around me. At that point, I decided to take heed of the meaning of the card and prepare myself for something major and possibly traumatic. I arrived at my friend's house and told her that I had this overwhelming sense that something tragic was going to happen, and that was going to be pretty significant not only to me, but to many other people.

It wasn't until I saw the news at 9:30 a.m. and saw the fall of the first tower that I was able to make the connection to what my experience truly foretold. - Rachel C.


During the last two days before the attack on the WTC, I felt extremely nervous, out of sorts, uneasy and slightly nauseous. The night before, I didn't sleep well at all. I felt a tightness in my chest along with the feeling that something very bad was about to happen. I didn't dream about anything, or I don't remember any dreams. I awoke that morning a little before 6 a.m. Pacific time and turned on the TV on my way to the kitchen. I felt fine. All the nervousness and unease of the previous two days had disappeared. I could barely remember feeling nervous and uneasy. Then as I watched the 6 o'clock news, there was a breaking news alert.

A plane or helicopter had crashed into the World Trade Center! As I watched, I knew - I absolutely knew - it was no accident. A few minutes later, I felt as though someone was standing behind me. It made my skin crawl, and at that instant the second plane crashed into the WTC! I don't know if my unease was a psychic experience or not. In any case, it was very disturbing. - Marci


Back in May of 2001, I was told by spirit: "There will be a war soon, not on American soil, but on foreign soil and many lives will be taken. The person that they think it is at first, is not the right one, but they will find the right one." Days before the attacks, I was very sad, always crying... and then I kept hearing "September 11th." When the news was broadcasting that the government thought perhaps there might be another attack on America on September 22, I called my local FBI agency and told them that in numerology 11 and 22 are master numbers, but that I didn't know enough about numerology to tell them what they actually meant. They thanked me and, thankfully, there were no attacks on the 22nd. Could it be that they took extra precautions to avoid it from my information? Maybe. The day of the attack when I was told "one" plane hit the WTC, I "heard" two planes, long before two planes hit the WTC and my thought was: This isn't an accident, this is intentional. - Cheryl