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From: "Sara Deatherage" <>
Subject: Re: "The Sight"
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 22:43:58 -0600

Don't think this is exactly "The Sight" but remember reading about a man in
The Netherlands. He was a painter up on a ladder when he fell and hit his
head. When he woke up he could read people's minds. Hated it. Wound up
helping the police solve all kinds of crimes because he could touch
something connected with the crime and describe what happened. I suppose
it's a true story.
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From: roland elliott <>
To: <>; Nancy F. Skidmore <>
Cc: <>
Date: Saturday, February 07, 1998 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: "The Sight"

>Shaman types existed in all cultures they were people ,male or female who
>could tell the future and the past and had a "sixth"sense about
>things,Weather,Caves,People,Water,Seasons,etc they logged by
>marks,knots,knicks,writing events!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Wizard of the Woods
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Carl Backers <>
>To: Nancy F. Skidmore <>
>Cc: <>
>Date: Saturday, February 07, 1998 16 16
>Subject: Re: "The Sight"
>>Nancy F. Skidmore wrote:
>>> Hi all:
>>> Could someone please explain to me what "The Sight" or "Second Sight" is
>>> and how it was used in ever day life by our ancestors. All ideas welcome
>>> if you don't wish to post to the list please send to me privately at
>>> Thanks any help would be greatly appreciated
>>> Nancy Gregory Skidmore searching for:
>>> Gregory - McGregor - Russell - Rawlins - Decker - Bell mostly from
>>> County Ky.
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>>THE SIGHT or SECOND SIGHT is referred to as being psychic. All of us
>>have the potential and have to develop it while others come by it
>>naturally. "Having the sight" means the person has knowledge of what has
>>happened, what is about to happen. Some view it as a gift which it was
>>meant to be while others consider it to be a curse because they do not
>>want to know these things. In Spanish cultures (maybe other cultures as
>>well) they believe the seventh child born in a family to have THE
>>SIGHT. Also, they believe that a child born with a "caul" over their
>>face will have SECOND SIGHT. A caul is a thin membrane that covers the
>>face of a baby when it is born. It has to be removed quickly by the
>>doctor or midwife so that the baby will not suffocate. My mother who
>>was part Spanish was born in South America in Ecuador. She was a
>>seventh child of a seventh child born with a caul over her face so the
>>Folks down there were convinced that she had THE SIGHT but she didn't
>>and used to tell me from time to time until her death that I had
>>inherited it. That is why I have been so interested on the subject.
>>Connie Backers, No. Cali.

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