Best known by his pen name of Mark Twain, Samuel Langhorne Clemens was a noted American author and humorist in the 1800s. His most famous works include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876 and its 1885 sequel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Many people have heard of Mark Twain and his books, but not many know he was believed to possess psychic abilities. People believed in his psychic abilities because he predicted his death. Twain was born just two weeks after Halley’s Comet was closest to our sun on November 30th, 1835.
This event is significant because, in his autobiography in 1909, he said, “I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. Next year, it is coming again, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet.
The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’” Sure enough, Twain did die the day after Halley’s Comets’ subsequent appearance on April 21st, 1910.
Aside from having predicted his death, he also predicted the end of his brother Henry. He had a vivid dream where he envisioned Henry laying in a coffin sitting on top of two folding chairs in his sister’s living room. A few weeks after this prophetic dream, Henry suffered a fatal boating accident.
When Twain arrived at his sister’s house for the wake of his brother, the first thing he saw was Henry arranged exactly as he had visualized in his dream. Even a specific flower arrangement was sitting on his brother’s chest that he had seen in his dream. People believe that his psychic gifts were a big reason Twain was such a fantastic author.