May 23, 2012 I Micah Hanks

Beyond Mere Thoughts: Strange Connections Beyond Time and Space

Many people claim to share unique connections with certain others in their lives. We hear spouses talking about the way they can sense things about each other, as well as parents who do the same with their children. Some individuals even claim to be able to communicate psychically with their pets and other animals.

Such connections, if they exist, seem capable of bridging the gaps between pure thoughts, allowing individuals to share communication by means of strange powers that the modern sciences have yet to recognize. But considering the circumstances that seem to allow this variety of "psychic communication," could it be that relationships existing between individuals may play a role in helping understand what actually causes certain psychic phenomenon?

One fascinating and unique area where telepathic situations tend to often prevail has to do with fraternal twins. A perfect--if not better than average--example of this was reported by the Sydney Morning Herald recently, in which a pair of twins who underwent concurrent MRI examinations managed to determine, as a result of headaches one of them had been having, that a rare tumor had developed. What makes this strange, of course, is that the twin suffering from headaches had not been the one diagnosed with the tumor:

The Gurney twins is even more remarkable because it was Brenton who started getting the persistent headaches. It was Brenton who persuaded hale and hearty Craig to join a study of twins (looking into mental health and resilience) because it included an MRI scan.

The MRI test picked up no abnormalities in Brenton's brain. But Craig, who never suffers headaches, got the shock news: a massive and rare tumour in the base of his skull.

Similar unique connections tend to also appear between lovers (a particular phenomenon I've experienced countless times myself). In his book Otherworldly Affaires, author Brad Steiger notes an incredible incident that was discussed in the December, 1954 edition of Fate Magazine. As the story goes, a Mrs. Charlotte T. Mazue of Los Angeles, California, penned an unusual tale where she claimed to have successfully related the specific directions to her new place of residence to her husband… and entirely through means of telepathy!

The event in question took place in 1942, and Mrs. Mazue had moved to a new location while her husband Charles had been stationed near San Francisco. Suddenly one day, Charles came to Charlotte’s mind, giving her the distinct impression that he was trying to reach her telepathically. “Perhaps he had acquired a leave,” she thought, but then became concerned, because she realized that she had neglected to write to Charles, informing him of the location of their new home! Steiger recounts the rest of the story as follows:

“I quietly repeated to myself every hour before retiring, ‘Honey, we now live in Hollywood. Come to Kingsley Drive at Santa Monica Boulevard. Rear of gift shop. Red brick court. Upstairs at the back’,” Mrs. Mazue wrote.

It started to rain when she retired at 10:30 P.M. At half-past midnight, the door chimes brought her tumbling out of bed, calling: “Coming, dear!” She confidently opened the door to find a drenched, but smiling, Charles. “So this is home,” he said, as he hugged her close to him.

Charles told her that he, of course, had had no idea that she had moved. “Seems as if someone pushed and pulled me here. I hitchhiked in and told the driver to let me out at Kingsley Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. Then I walked to the rear of the gift shop and upstairs to you. Funny thing is, I distinctly heard you say, ‘That’s right, darling’.”

Had Charles literally been able to "hear" the directions Charlotte had been giving him telepathically? If the events related here are indeed true and accurate, how else are we to interpret the circumstances? Furthermore, if it is possible for lovers to become so close that they can achieve feats such as these in the absence of any verbal communication, could virtually anyone learn to do the same, and with the same amazing detail and efficiency? Finally, if psychic feats such as telepathy could be accessible to almost anyone, then maybe particular close bonds that we build with others in life provide natural grounds that are conducive to this kind of ability. Strength in numbers, as the old axiom goes.

Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, current events, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades. In addition to writing, Micah hosts the Middle Theory and Gralien Report podcasts.

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