posted on Mar, 23 2004 @ 10:39 AM
A few months ago before Princess Di passed on, I was watching E Entertainment channel coverage of the charity auction of her most famous gowns. As I
was watching I turned to my friend and said, matter-of-factly, "she's selling them off because she's going to die soon." I wasn't quite sure
exactly what I was saying, and it really didn't have an impact on either on us.
My friend has another recollection in which we were watching footage of Di with Mother Teresa and I said "they're both going to die soon." I have
no memory of saying this, but my friend swears I said it.
On the terrible day of the accident, my friend came in my room and informed me of her death. I took it quite hard. Specifically, I was bawling my
eyes out and punching my mattress. I was never a big Royals buff, but this whole circumstance touched me deeply. I swore that if I ever had a
daughter, I'd name her Diana.
So I do think accurate predictions are possible. But it is not a cut-and-dry thing. And it is a double-edged sword: if your prediction is wrong,
they say you're a kook; if your prediction is right, people say you're a scary kook.
As an aside, when I was in England watching a Royal Shakespeare Company play, during the intermission people kept coming up to me and telling me that
Prince Charles was sitting directly in back of me. I had chalked it up to playing a joke on a naive American tourist. But when I got back to my seat
and turned around, Prince Charles was indeed sitting directly in back of me. And I felt very strange looking at him.