?Prophetic' dreams carry women around the world

By Kevin Liles

Peggy Davidson's dreams have taken her across the United States and abroad.

They've gotten her into meetings with the officials from Jordan and Israel and carried her up and down the coast of California.

But they're not the kind of dreams most people have. She says they're prophetic.

She said she has had several dreams that have come true, including one of Princess Diana's death and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

"It started in 1995, but they were mostly about friends and family," she said. "Then, in 1997, I started having them about heads of state, celebrities and terrorist attacks."

Shortly after a dream about King Hussein of Jordan in 1998, Davidson, and her mother, Judy Overby, left their home in Gainesville and went to Jordan. There, they said they met with Ayman majali, Hussein's chief of protocol.

Davidson said she shared her dream about Hussein dying of cancer with the majali. The king died later that year from cancer.

Davidson has also had dreams about the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, one of the world's most sacred places. Her dream is that an Arab terrorist will drive a cement truck filled with explosives into the structure and blow it up.

"He will make it look like it was the Jews who did it," Davidson said.

She has warned Interpol, the international police agency, about the dream.

Davidson and her mother are non-denominational Christians, and claim the dreams are from God. They have been traveling since January 1998 warning people about the dreams.

"We're missionaries that deliver prophetic dreams," Overby said.

Overby said she, too, has had prophetic dreams, though none of hers have come true. Most of them have helped Davidson understand her dreams, Overby said.

The two lived in Morrow from 1969 until 1974, and Davidson's dreams led them back here last week. They typically don't stay in one place for more than a few days. They stay in motels when they have money, and with people who let them sleep over when they don't. In many instances, churches where they speak will pay for a motel room, Davidson said.

Davidson's dreams are chronicled in a journal and cover about 103 pages, she said.

Another dream that hasn't come true is that of Bill Clinton's assassination. The dreams are very detailed, and in many cases, she will have several dreams about the same incident.

"I used to try to interpret the dreams myself, but I learned not to do that because I would be wrong," she said.

Instead, she said she relies on God and her mother to help her.

Before she started traveling, telling others of her dreams, Davidson was a housewife and worked part-time in her former husband's insurance company. Her mother, who is a recovering alcoholic, worked for the state as an alcohol and drug counselor.

Davidson admits that she can understand people's skepticism about her dreams.

"People are entitled to their opinions," she said.

Davidson said she would stay in Jonesboro until she receives more direction from God on where to go next.