Mother claims son who died in MH17 crash had a premonition

From a tragic situation, a mother sees more meaning than is really there from the words and actions of her now lost son.

Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash – Yahoo News.

Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would drop Miguel and his big brother Shaka at the airport so they could catch Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the first leg of their journey to Bali to visit their grandmother.

The next morning, Samira Calehr and her friend Aan ushered her sons onto the train to the airport. They were joking and laughing. Shaka, 19, had just finished his first year of college, where he was studying textile engineering, and promised to keep an eye on Miguel. Their other brother, Mika, 16, hadn’t been able to get a seat on Flight 17 and would travel to Bali the next day.

“Mama, I’m going to miss you,” he said. “What will happen if the airplane crashes?”


How could he have known? How could she have known?

“I should have listened to him,” she says softly. “I should have listened to him.”

He didn’t know. He showed anxiety, he did not have a detailed premonition from what is disclosed. So many people get nervous before a trip. There has been such media saturation about the previous Malaysian flight that this is not at all surprising people were feeling anxiety. What is a shame is, because she believes this, she blames herself.

We never hear about the times people think they have premonitions and they turn out to be nothing, which is probably all the time.

Tip: Joy Harris

  5 comments for “Mother claims son who died in MH17 crash had a premonition

  1. July 23, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    Yup. Half the time I fly I have a momentary premonition of dying on the plane. That’s why I have a GPS recording so the first-responders can get a fix on when our elevation went down. (Well, not really, I just think they’re fun.) But I dismiss it because I’m MUCH more likely to die while driving to or from the airport. Or getting hit by an asteroid. I just don’t tell anyone about it unlike this person, and it’s unfortunate that it’s getting such credulous play in the media.

  2. July 24, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Yes, it “must” have been a premonition, because no one, not even a child, EVER gets nervous before traveling on a commercial airline flight, especially one that flies and lands safely.

    But of course the truth is many flights or perhaps all flights have one or more passengers that think the worst about taking it, when the danger is many times greater in the vehicle on the ground in which they drive or ride to the airport.

    I recall the day the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up – I don’t remember the name of the reporter (I wish I did, perhaps it’s possible to find out) or which network this was (but it being 1987 and me watching over-the-air TV, it was one of NBC, CBS or ABC, and I’m SURE the reporter was NOT Miles O’brien, because he’s the one reporter I KNOW would know better than to say this), but as I watched live coverage of the aftermath, the anchor-of-the-moment switched to a reporter who said:

    “… I remember talking to one of the astronauts [perhaps it was one of those who died that day on the Challenger, but this isn’t pertinent to the story], and during one of our informal conversations, in an offhand way he said ‘you know, one of these days one of these things is going to blow up.’ He had a PREMONITION [reporter’s emphasis] that this would happen!” The reporter used the word premonition several more times to describe the astronaut’s statements.

    I was ready to throw the TV out the window. It was obvious to me that the astronaut was just saying is that the probability of a “bad” accident happening approaches unity as they keep launching this most-complicated-machine-humankind-has-ever-made, one that accelerates people from standing still to five miles per second.

    And so I had to just now look up this, an article on the calculated probability of failure of the Shuttle:

  3. busterggi
    July 24, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    I have a premonition that after every disaster someone will ‘remember’ a premonition about it.

    Love ‘Final Destination’ though.

  4. One Eyed Jack
    July 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    I never have anxiety before a flight. I’m usually asleep before the plane leaves the tarmac. Meh.

  5. Bill T.
    July 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Stuart, You beat me to it. Except I have ’em pretty much before every flight, and they bother me just about as much as they appear to bother you.

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