That muleta thing would be a perfect fit..and every bit as uncanny if it was what grabbed my attention. Great detective work! ( a phrase I use with a purpose, as we shall see....)
There were two subsequent spooky/psi events since the above account, the latter of which is recorded on the thread "Sign of the Cross" on the "It Happened To Me" forum. 2 days ago, looking back I noticed something extraordinary in it's own right.
Monday 12th November: Rennie had his precognitive dream about the stranger.
Monday 19th November: The Hitler documentary "broke my dream" of a few days earlier.
Monday 26th November: The shared dream with Rennie which started this thread.
Monday 3rd December: The incident I've not recorded on either thread: my morning post-sleep daydreaming had me thinking about an obscure superhero character with the silly name Noman. 90 minutes later a truck passed me in the street emblazoned with the logo "Noman Flowers". I googled the fictional character when I returned home to find he was a disembodied consciousness that entered and animated a set of android bodies, which best worked "the more closely similar their brains" were. A veritable instruction manual on telepathy!
Monday 10 December: The incident described on the Sign Of The Cross posting (In summary: A book arrives in the post about synchronicity, specifically claiming its a sign of contact with "the other side". A few pages in there's a paragraph which is an almost exact account of a "paranormal" experience that happened to me 10 years ago, involving an item given by my dad to my mum. That's to say it recounts another person having an all but identical experience to mine, not just in general but in so many layers of "coincidence" that it beggars belief. As soon as I note this, my mum in a sudden bout of infection-based confusion/delirium begins demanding a box from a drawer and will only be placated when she's given it...where she, without comment or explanation, goes rummaging to triumphantly pull out the item at the centre of the aforementioned "coincidence". Earlier that day she'd also reported my (long dead) dad had been standing by the door of her room...)
It's so obvious written down like this but it genuinely never hit me till 48 hours ago that all the major oddness of recent weeks has happened on a Monday. With that in mind I determined to record my dreams last night again in case it helps facilitate anything today. I told Rennie about it conversationally online, not meaning in anyway to imply - as it never occurred to me - that it ought to have anything whatever to do with him, yet he must have interpreted it that way as he replied that he'd try and note his too if he remembered. I didn't comment.
I have indeed recorded my dreams and I'll point out first off that there is no guarantee anything at all will happen today (the monday thing may be coincidence), no reason to assume it'll be related to my dreams if it does, no reason to assume anything precognitive need turn up today rather than later in the week, and no reason to assume it need involve Rennie as he's not been part of most of the odd things, only a couple. With all that in mind something interesting, if not sinister did thread trough my dreams.
No less than 3 separate dreams had the theme of murder/witness/police hunt. The first involved someone burying a body in the garden, but being watched by the woman next door fromt eh upstairs window...she's telling the police/reporters the signs were all there etc. He's apprehended as he tries to leave the country I think. A later dream had a small detail in it where a friend of mine on public transport in a foreign city with me has a hair sneakily picked off his clothes by a detective watching us, to compare to one at a crime scene. And the final dream of the night was very much in the tv detective show mould (it even featured Dick Van Dyke) as it involved someone wrongly accused in a race to uncover the real killer, who looks like him, before he himself is arrested. The real killer is spotted by the key witness when he turns up on tv, an awards ceremony possibly, wearing the same make up he used during the crime.
The repeated theme in 3 different dreams in one night is clearly suggestive of something being picked up from somewhere. If's it precognitive it may simply turn out to be the plot of a tv show. If it's telepathic it may relate to Rennie, perhaps to his own dreams. This is where it gets a little sinister.
I'd not been in touch with Rennie for months before we started chatting online again several weeks ago, just before the whole dream telepathy experiments began. But oddly enough our first conversations were, by coincidence, around the subject f dreams. He'd been having disturbing ones about his parents. In a particularly vivid one his dad was no longer i the old family home and he kept asking his mum where he'd gone - she refused to answer, before going on the run.. he chased after her and demanded at rifle point that she tell him where dad was. She just tells him he's "left the house". Rennie woke up crying in distress. He was worried this was a dream suggestive of secret health problems his dad might have.
But then add the fact the shared dream with me at the start of this thread involved, at his end, cowering from someone trying to break in to kill him.
Then all my dreams last night about murders and crime scenes would have rather unsettling implications if it was indeed related to Rennie. So have I any reason to believe they did? Only this: listening back to the dictaphone recordings from last night the first thing that I made mention of was the presence of the young Jackie Kennedy. Only later this morning did it hit me for the first time ever that JK bore a very strong resemblance to Rennie's family, including himself. In fact the message he sent me that night I woke at 4am was to ask me to do some photoshop work on an old pic of his sister..and looking at it now she looks strikingly like Jackie O. As dreams are usually layerd in their associations its worth saying Jackie's main fame is in being the widow of a murdered man.....
You can make your own predictions where this is going, I'm just keeping notes!