Mother's Intuition Leads to Discovery of Triple Murder at Daycare

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crime scene tapeI think we've all had those mom moments when we're glad we trusted our intuition. For most of us it's smallish things, like taking our child to the doctor because they seem "off" only to find out they have a raging ear infection. For a mother in Minnesota this week, however, following her gut very likely saved her child from unthinkable horrors.

According to Newser, the woman (who isn't being named), went to drop off her toddler at Visions and Butterflies Child Care Monday morning. As she was entering, something about a man standing outside gave her pause. Brushing it off, she took her child inside and left. Only she couldn't let go of a nagging feeling that something was wrong ... and she was right.

Not long thereafter she called the daycare and was speaking to someone when the line went dead. Freaked out even more by that point, I'm sure, she headed back to the daycare where she found a horrific scene -- the dead bodies of three adults, who had apparently been shot in a triple murder.

Fortunately, the 3-year-old was unharmed, so she grabbed the child (there were no other children present) and called police. As of yet, the case is under investigation, and there are no suspects.

It's chilling, and my heart goes out to the family and friends of the victims. But all I can think about is how fortunate this child is that his mother listened to her intuition. The things that could have happened to a toddler in a home filled with only dead bodies are too awful to imagine. I also imagine, however, that she's beating herself up for not listening to it sooner.

I drop my daughter off at her preschool each morning, and there are few days that some sort of horrible what if doesn't cross mind when I leave her, and I want to run back in, grab her and take her home with me. So I think it's sometimes difficult to differentiate between typical semi-neurotic worrying that plagues many mothers and a flat-out gut feeling that something is wrong. I hope, if I'm ever in a dire situation, I'll just know, but there's no way to determine for sure.

Could she have changed the scenario if she'd listened to her gut sooner? We'll never know, but it is a good reminder to us all to really pay attention to our instincts and trust them. More often than not, the worst thing that will happen if we do and we're wrong is that people will think we're a little crazy. That, I can live with.

Have you ever had a strong case of mother's intuition proven right?

 

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Fluff... Fluffy0106

I dropped my son off at daycare one morning and felt that "somethings just not right" feeling. All morning I was on edge. I kept checking my phone for no reason and I couldn't sit still. At about 10am my phone rings, its the daycare. My son had fallen on the playground and busted his head open. They said he was running, tripped, and fell head first into a piece of playground equipment. When I got to the daycare they had him in a high chair eating a ice cream trying to clean him up. He was covered in blood. I took him to the ER and after a 2 1/2 hr wait (his head still bleeding) we saw a Dr who didn't do an xray or cat-scan to check for a concussion and pretty much put a band-aid on it. No stitches, no medical glue, just a few dang sterri strips. I could see his skull when they cleaned the wound out. It was an inch long and a 1/2 inch wide. They should have glued it. He now has a horrible scar on his forehead for the rest of his life. Hopefully as he grows the scar will move up into his hair line.

Water... Water_geM

when i was last pregnant ,i felt there was something off about the pregnancy..different.i was afraid something was wrong...come ultra sound they find two fetuses.after i found out it was twins the feeling vanished.

Susie19 Susie19

^^^^^^^ Water_geM:  Congrats on your twins!  :)

Mindi Brizendine

My mother-in-law has a neighbor who is also her friend that creeps me out. I met him once and got a weird feeling about him. We found out a few days later that he was a registered sex offender. Needless to say, my son doesn't go around his grandma. She knew he was a sex offender and didn't tell us.

the4m... the4mutts

I left my son, and infant daughter, with someone in my family, and their SO to be babysat for just a couple hours, to watch a movie. I did not have a good time. I was grumpy, and left the movie with my husband to go home. Nothing was wrong.

1 week later, said family member was arrested for statuatory rape, in my house, for what happened in my house while I was at the movie. Their SO was 14. She did not look 14 to me, I was 25 at the time. I thought she was 19-20. The family member was 23.

My children were fine, but I just KNEW something wasn't right.

momma... momma_2_three

Ummm^^^ Do you make a habit out of leaving your children with people you don't know?


 

Iamvi... Iamvicann

When my son was about 17 he asked if he could go on a camping trip with some friends. These friends I knew and trusted and I trusted my son. I normally let him do things like that but this time I just felt that they needed to stay home. I wouldn't let him and told his friends they should stay home too. About 2 hours after the boys took off I got a phone call from one of the other mom's telling me our boys had been in a car accident on the way to the campground and she wasn't sure who was hurt or how bad, but 2 of them were.


The boys ended up not badly hurt, just bumps and scratches. But where my son would have been sitting a fence pole came through the window and most likely would have crushed him had he been in the car.


Now they all listen to me when I tell them I have a bad feeling about something.

DeAnga'la Sugafreesprite Glover

I remember when I was about 21 my and a girlfriend of mine were going to go out clubbing after I got off work. Well I had gotten home took a shower and was getting ready when she called and said her bf had suprise her with a get away. I was still gonna go out alone. Well as I'm getting dressed to go something in my gut said go talk to your mom. I put on my pjs and sat and talk to my mom for a few mins and ended up watching tv. The next morning I found out that the club I was playing on going to had gotten shot up and somebody had gotten killed. Then my mom came in and told me she had a feeling that was going to happen and she was glad I stayed home instead of going out. I was too!

nonmember avatar Emme

I really enjoyed reading the others' comments. I wish there were more. Some of those stories really gave me the willies! Lol.

Kati Lunceford

I think this is the first time on this site, I actually read EVERY comment! WOW! Good thing you all listened to your 'gut'!! I can't say I remember a certain time I listened to my 'gut' and the event turned out to save my life, but I have listen to my 'gut' about certain people and it helped!! Maybe in the long run, it saved me time from being hurt by those people!

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