Originally posted by rooktakesqueen
well, if someone said they were wide awake, walked into a room and saw their dead grandad standing there and he said to them, "you must do the lottery tonight", and so they do the lottery and win it, i dont think thats open to interpretation, that pretty much implies there was a message from that persons grandad about winning the lottery! before you ...[text shortened]... d dreams of deceased relatives telling them of a particular outcome that has proved to be true
Hang on, that's two different situations.
Let's say I see my dead grandfather (or think I do.) I could describe this to someone else as having happened while I was awake and seeing him appear in my room, or I could describe it as having happened in my dreams. That's two very different situations.
Either way, you only have my description of the situation to go by, so hardly much to get anything definitive from - which is my point. When you only have a subjective account of an event, then you've got very little.
If someone else had the same vision at the same time and in the same place, that'd be interesting. If the other witness wasn't a friend, relative or acquaintance of mine (and thereby able to be influenced in some way by me) and saw the same thing as me, that would be really interesting.
But that isn't the nature of spiritual events - we experience them in isolation and solitude. Or even if there are other people around, you can bet they don't experience the same thing as you.