Do some mothers have a telepathic or psychic link to their children?
January of 1974 was a blur of diapers and dishes for Carolyn Hebert, a mother of two. But she will remember one day, in particular, for the rest of her life:
Carolyn says that she sensed her eight-month-old daughter silently choking on a balloon:
Call it mother’s instinct. Call it ESP. Call it simply the power of love. Accounts of extraordinary intuition of mothers have been handed down for generations. Such a bond seems to defy the limits of time and space, and while it may never be scientifically proven, it is far too compelling to be denied.
In 1983, business had taken Elaine Emmi and a neighbor, Sharon Krakker, to Palm Springs, 110 miles from their homes in Los Angeles. They were just sitting down to eat when Elaine was seized by an overwhelming sense of dread about her four-year-old son:
Elaine immediately called home, but there was no answer. Convinced that something terrible had happened, she phoned Sharon’s husband, Tom. Tom hadn’t heard from Elaine’s husband or seen anything unusual at their house just across the street. According to Sharon, Elaine began to panic:
Twice during the trip back to Los Angeles, Elaine stopped to call home. Still no one answered. It was the longest three hours of her life. When she and Sharon finally arrived home, Sharon’s husband had stunning news—Matt was in the hospital and being prepped for surgery to reattach severed tendons in his arm. Matt had fallen and crashed through a plate-glass door at the very moment the sense of dread had swept over Elaine:
Elaine and her son had been separated by more than 100 miles. But it was as if she had seen the accident with her own eyes. Dr. Thomas Verny had a theory for why Elaine’s bond with her son was so intense:
If Elaine Emmi does have a psychic bond with her son, it seems logical that it originated in the womb. However, many adoptive mothers, like Linda Babb, have also reported similar experiences:
In March of 1987, Linda Babb and her husband Dirk—already the parents of four—were looking to adopt for the second time. Linda said that at around that time, she had the most incredible dream:
At the agency, an adoption agent brought in the baby for Linda to see:
Taken at face value, these three stories—and countless others like them—point to an apparent telepathic link between certain mothers and their children. While such a connection may never be fully explained, if you someday get the prickly feeling that your child is in danger, it might not hurt just to wander over and take a look.