Hello Vivanne. Many thanks, truly, for responding.
In an earlier post at this topic I used the concept of 'seeing' a ghost as this is generally an entirely subjective thing to experience and is virtually impossible to prove or to accurately analyse. It relies to a great deal on confirmation bias and looking at the cold data through emotive and often wishful eyes. There obviously are, methodically or logically, many possibilities for 'seeing' them,.
Whenever I have seen images in my head as described they have always been accompanied by the 'sensation'/'mental cenrtainty that the events would occur. On each and every occassion that this has happened the image I have seen has always and invariably occurred, without any failure to do so, as opposed to a body of images, some of which didn't occur.
My parents came to the UK from a village in Hungary called Csepa and my mother was of Roma descent. In the UK Roma of often associated with foretune telling, etc, and also being charatans, who many are. I could, if I chose, attribute the concept of 'foresight' due to Roma lineage and this would be total confirmation bias. However, what happends to me is because it happens and as an incidental thing, my mother was Roma and this is probably completely co-incidental and simply a local cultural romantic gypsy concept.
One example of the specifics of what happens to me personally was in February 1989 whilst sitting in a pub with friends. I felt like my stomach was be compressed and saw an image of a man on top of a wall hitting it at the wall at his feet with a large sledge hammer. I had the exact immpression that this was the Berlin Wall and I stated to my friends that the Berlin Wall would be coming down that year. My friends said I was crazy and laughed at me.
In March 1989 the first of the troubles with the countries of the Soviet Union began. By November 1989 the Berlin Wall came down. Then on the news I saw a man with a sledge hammer standing on top of the now redundant Berlin Wall hitting the walll he stood on.
A more recent and potentially problematic example of this was whilst attending an engagement party for my brother in law, six years ago. When I saw his fiancee I had the same stomach sensations and saw an image of her holding a baby. I told her, my brother-in-law, and the entire immediate family who told me to shut up because she was infertile, as all her consultants had agreed. Thus problems can arise when something like this happens and it is entirely at odds with the expectations of people. Ten months later her daughter was born.
These are just two of many examples of this phenomena that I have personally witnessed among the possibly hundreds. Based on all of these I subjectively would be rather foolish to ignore the possibility that the old guys were seeing what they said. It cannot in anyway prove the old prophecies and is not intended to do so. Many years ago I was excommunicated from the Mormon church once I told them of these events. They said I was possessed, which if they are correct, means that two minds can occupy the same airspace and brain, which is an entirely different thing I had to analyse at the time. I still haven't been able to draw solid conclusions on that one yet.
Rather than this I am enquiring of everyone with a clear thinking mind whether it would be foolish of me, who witnesses these things, to rule out entirely what the old guys. potential prophets if I may use the term, said. Using the term 'old guys' I mean them no disrespect but place them in history.
As a personal opinion I think many of Jehovah's Witnesses, with this full title used so as not to be disrespectful to them, are a bit wide of the mark and are way too dogmatic and domineering in their approach. The concept of disfollowshipping does not rest easy on many shoulders of the folks who post at this site. Nor does the concept of me sacrificing the lives of children to show that I believe in God. They are not, and will never be, a pawn in any game of religious devotion I might choose to follow. Thus, my kids would always be given life saving blood every time the need arose.
One of the reasons that I have asked for your opinion, Vivanne, and any other person who might be kind enough to read and respond to this, is that you are clearly unconvinced by the accounts of visions and prophets, etc, and thus may be able to offer peer review with a critical set of eyes. If anyone can help me analyse these events objectively and offer suggestions not yet considered by me it will be invaluable, so many, many thanks to all.