Karen Dryer‘s worst nightmare started to unravel when her young son Logan Dryer, 5, became so anxiety ridden when he went to kindergarten at Sandy Hook Elementary School that she decided to pull him out of school just two weeks before the deadly massacre.
Like any parent, Karen could not understand why her usually happy, healthy son Logan all of a sudden started having panic attacks while in school. Little did she know, that like her own late mother, her son had the gift to foresee the future.
“I remember the principal, Dawn Hochsprung, getting on her knees and saying to Logan,’We love you and this is a wonderful place.’ Logan screamed back saying, ‘No, no! It’s not a safe place. I am scared.’ Logan’s doctor suggested that we take him out of school for a couple of weeks and home school him. So we had a tutor come in once a day for an hour and we would visit the school once a week so he could see his friends and teachers. But whenever we visited the school, he would start shaking and trembling. He would cry and he wouldn’t open his eyes,” said Karen.
Karen says Logan is happy in the new school. Several things don’t sit quite right with this story. There is NO indication that he is psychic. Kids have many many reasons why they feel uncomfortable in Kindergarten, even after first appearing to be OK. Then we have the Mom recollecting the stories after something tragic has happened. Memory is a very malleable and slippery thing. Past memories can be colored by current events. One can’t conclude that this boy would have been hurt or killed had he been in school. Circumstances did come together to allow him to avoid going through such an event but it does not provide any evidence that he has the ability to foresee the future.
Addition: Ben Radford wrote this up for Discovery News
While Dryer’s interpretation of her son’s behavior may be correct, a closer look at the details of the case suggest an alternative explanation.