I think it's a wonderful idea to have a post for "minor" forteana. There are some small events that have happened to me that I never really thought was worth drawing everyone's attention to...
Something did happen to me a couple of months ago that shook me up rather bad. When I was 15 my Grandad died in a great deal of pain, from cancer which had spread all over his body. I'm now 22 and since his death I have had very rare but extremely vivid dreams about him. One night, not too long after the death, I woke up to see the shadow of a man standing over me. It shocked me so much that I shouted out and lept out of bed. Coming to my senses I suddenly felt embarrassed at my extreme reaction and politely asked the figure who he was ... I actually remember stupidly saying "excuse me, but who are you?". I can't remember how, but the figure just wasn't there anymore. I always had a feeling it might have been my Grandad, especially since my Aunt (his daughter) apparently contacted him through a clairvoyant and he said "sorry for scaring one of the girls" (he had four grandaughters, including myself).
Anyway, coming to present time, a few months ago I had a dream that I was walking to his house. Everything seemed so real. I remember going round to the back of his house like I used to when i visited and knocking on his back door, feeling sheer joy at the prospect of seeing him again. He answered the door and what I saw was horrific. It was my grandad but he was extremely disfigured. His arm was missing and his face seemed as though it had melted into itself with one of his eyes a small slit and when he tried to talk he made a rasping groany sound. I was horrified and when i woke up from the dream was extremely shaken and upset.
Later that day i text messaged my dad, my grandad's son, to say I had a strange dream about Grandad and I couldn't get it out of my head. My dad text back "it's grandad's birthday today". As soon as I got this, I burst into tears and was extremely shaken, because as bad as it sounds, i had absolutely no idea it was his birthday. Over the years I had just forgotten. Then the fact that I'd had this dream, the night before his birthday in which he seemed to be suffering and in pain made me feel as though he was trying to tell me something and that it wasn't good.
A rationalist's explanation would be that I subconciously remembered his birthday and that triggered the dream, but I really really didn't know the exact date of his birthday, although i once would have known that it was in the month of November. The content and vividness of the dream, along with the fact it was his birthday just seems fortean to me.
Sorry if this isn't strictly fortean, but it sure did spook me, and i'm glad to have got it out actually, which is why i think a thread for minor happenings is good. I love this site, have followed it for a couple of years but this is the first time I have properly posted, so i'd be pleased to get a response from the friendly and intelligent people I often read here.