Article by Craig Hamilton-Parker This letter about John Lennon was sent to my Psychic Column in the newspapers:
I was preparing for bed and switched on Radio 2 to listen to the 11 p.m. news. Afterwards disk jockey, Brian Matthews, played ‘My Sweet Lord’ by George Harrison but something strange happened to the record. The music played but the vocals disappeared during the first verse of this familiar song. They returned again for the second verse and the song returned to normal.
At breakfast the following morning I listened to the radio news. John Lennon had been shot dead in America. And the time of the assassination was 11 p.m.- the exact time of the missing verse on the record!
Mr J H – Rossendale
Strange coincidences often somehow connect themselves to sudden and tragic events. Many weird twists of events have been associated with tragedies such as the Titanic and Hindenberg disasters for example.
John Lennon was himself interested in psychic things and on many occasions attended seances. It is believed that he had a premonition that he would be shot. He even stated that his fear of murder caused the Beatles to break up. “We were not bored,” he said “and certainly did not run out of songs. I was paranoid about somebody trying to bump us off.” But John Lennon also believed in an afterlife. “I am an optimist about eternity. I believe in life after death. I believe that death is not an end but a beginning.”
One of the last songs written by John Lennon is believed to contain premonitions of his death and in the track, Help Me to Help Myself, he mentions being hounded by the ‘angel of destruction’ and sings ‘oh help me, Lord’. He also was given a message from the spirit of Brian Epstein via a Ouija Board that said there would be an attempt to assassinate him.
John Lennon Reads a Letter about a Ouija Board that Predicts his Assassination:
John Lennon, George Harrison and Linda McCartney were all very spiritually aware people so would have quickly become conscious of one another when they moved into the next life. I am sure too that John Lennon is spiritually in communication with Yoko Ono and I believe she has made a number of comments about this.
John himself believed in ghosts: While living at The Dakota he saw a ghostly figure walking down the corridors, which he called the “Crying Lady Ghost”. He told his first wife – Cynthia Lennon – that if he passed away he would contact her. In 1986 Cynthia Lennon reported that John had sent her a sign from the next life. She found a dead jackdaw wrapped in old newspapers dated 1956 behind the fireplace in her home in Cumbria.
Before his death John Lennon told Cynthia that if there was life after death he would prove it by sending her and Julian Lennon a feather as a sign.”
Paul McCartney expressed similar sentiments after Lennon’s death when he watched a white peacock wandered over from the neighbouring farm during a photo shoot. He said: “That’s John. Spooky eh?”
Jane and I were asked to do a TV show to contact the Spirit of John Lennon but we turned it down as we found out just before we were to go into production that Yoko Ono had heard about the show and was upset by the prospect. We declined the offer and they found someone else to make the show.
Add your comments below. Were John Lennon’s spiritual beliefs correct? And how about George Harrison? In this story did the ghost of John Lennon make contact? Maybe you can add some more interesting facts below.
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