It's happened to my family many many times, to me aswell.
My father always seems to have prophetic dreams or feelings regarding my career, he's been right 'every' time thus far. My mom knows some eerie stuff about my life aswell, things they could possibly have guessed, but I personally find it an unlikely conincidence.
The most recent one was my cousin Ross (same name as me) who had a dream about his mom's diabetes and then called his mom immediatly to find out she was indeed very ill from her disease.
I guess having some measure of faith makes these expierences more understandable. It's probably one of the driving factors of my faith, the strong intuitive nature in my family.
There is a good book about it, There's the link