Unsolved Mysteries of the World
As a child I remember my dad having described vivid dreams of airplane crashes that he would later find out were prophetic as the airplane disasters he was witness to in his dreams came to fruition on the next days nightly news cast.
My dad was an airplane enthusiast, sometimes going to the airport, just to watch airplanes land and take off was an enjoyable pastime. He knew how to fly Cessna's and I believe his life long goal was to become an airplane pilot, but that was not to be.
He was particularly interested, as a result of his dreams, in airplane crashes. I remember several times as a child driving with my dad along Interstate 90 through Chicago and by O'Hare Airport and a sudden silence would befall him. He would glance in the direction of the airport and his speed would slow down. He would drive solemnly past glancing whenever possible into a field beside the runways.
We drove through Chicago mainly just after midnight to avoid traffic. Our destination was still hours ahead, but sometimes, I would stay up, because driving through Chicago at night was fun. Besides, I was always excited to arrive at our family's house in Wonderlake, Illinois and meet up with cousins whom I have not seen in months.
On one particular night, my dad pointed to the empty field and told me the story of Flight 191, at that time, American's worst airplane disaster. He told me, also, how he had dreamed about the crash about a week before it had actually happened. And as it turns out, he was not the only one who dreamed about Flight 191.
This is Unsolved Mysteries of the World Season 4 Episode 11 Flight 191