Newtown, CT. According to his mother, Karen Dryer, 5-year-old Logan Dryer’s psychic powers may have saved his life. She states that Logan started having panic attacks, resulting in her taking him out of Sandy Hook Elementary.
He was removed shortly before December 14th, the day the school experienced a fatal shooting. Karen noticed Logan became extremely apprehensive and anxious when he arrived at Sandy Hook Elementary. This fearfulness and angst convinced Karen that she needed to withdraw him from school. She made this decision two weeks before the fatal shooting.
“Logan started kindergarten in September 2012. He was perfectly fine in September and October, then started acting strange in November. I got an email from his teacher saying he was a little weepy, and then I started getting phone calls that Logan was crying and wanted to go home. Eventually, it got so bad that I took him to the doctor who ran tests, saying that Logan was perfectly healthy,” Karen recalls.
She still took him to school one day per week to interact with his friends. Karen states that Logan would get very sad during those visits, almost like he knew something terrible would happen there. Karen feels that his worrying and uneasiness are his gift of prophecy showing itself. “My mother, Milly, who passed away a couple of months ago, was very psychic, and I know now without a doubt that my son has the same gift.”
It Could All Just Be A Coincidence As Well
Karen might be right about Logan’s psychic abilities, but she could also just be reading too much into his behavior. It would make sense that her son’s fear was prophetic; that logic even has a Latin name: “after this, therefore because of it.” This reasoning happens because the human mind has the innate need to find connections between actions. For example, “B happened after A did, so A must have caused B.”
In this case, Logan showed dread and uneasiness about the school, which caused his mom to remove him from it. Then two weeks later, one of the worst school shootings in history happened at that same exact school. It seems logical, except that it doesn’t always work that way. That would be like saying, “roosters crow right before the sun comes out; therefore, roosters must be the ones that make the sun come out.”
The fact that Logan experienced fear and anxiety about his school right before the horrible event doesn’t mean he was aware that it would happen. If Logan had been more descriptive about his feelings, validating his psychic or prophetic abilities would have been much easier. It would have been hard to dismiss his gifts if he had mentioned a shooting, guns, a fatal attack, or that he felt/saw people getting killed or injured.
However, Karen could be 100 percent correct in her beliefs about her son. Since his grandmother was born with gifts of that nature, she could have passed them down to him. Regardless of the reason, Karen is comforted by her belief that her son foresaw the tragic event and knew he wouldn’t be safe there.