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Pint-Sized Prophet


On June 17, 1921, a terrible flashflood struck the badlands near Medora, North Dakota. Three section men working for the railroad had been out checking the rail line when the storm struck, and they did not return home. For three days, search parties attempted to locate the missing men. On June 22 authorities in Dickinson reported that the 11-year-old son of one of the missing men, Tom Everetts, was able to lead searchers to his father’s body, which was trapped underwater near a washout. Apparently, the young boy had awoken from a dream in which he learned of his father’s location. Years earlier, the boy had also foretold the death of an aunt hours before a telegram confirmed the prophecy.

Dakota Datebook written by Jayme L. Job


Raizizun, Yacki. 2009 The Secret of Dreams: p. 30. The Floating Press: Auckland, New Zealand.

Chicago Herald-Examiner. Thursday, June 23, 1921: p.1. (Dakota Death Trip blog posted by D. Dahlsad, Bismarck Tribune, June 22, 1921).