In the most recent episode of Game of Thrones, Bran Stark discovered that he might actually be able to communicate with people from the past through the weirwood trees. You can watch The Tower of Joy scene again at this link, starting at 4:54. If you only watch the TV series, then you don't know that in the books, a similar event happened where Ned seems to hear Bran when he is praying to a heart tree in Winterfell. Afterwards, the old man in the tree (we’ll call him Bloodraven) told Bran this:
A Dance With Dragons - Bran III
"'But,' said Bran, 'he heard me.'
'He heard a whisper on the wind, a rustling amongst the leaves. You cannot speak to him, try as you might. I know. I have my own ghosts, Bran. A brother that I loved, a brother that I hated, a woman I desired. Through the trees, I see them still, but no word of mine has ever reached them. The past remains the past. We can learn from it, but we cannot change it.'"
Knowing this, we began to wonder if Bran has tried to communicate with anyone else. As it turns out, George R.R. Martin may have been leaving clues of Bran communicating (or trying to communicate) all along. Reddit user TallRedditor collected every instance he could find
of people hearing things seemingly out of nowhere. In the comments, other Reddit users submitted a few instances he'd missed. Click through the gallery
to see every major instance of people in A Game of Thrones
hearing voices out of nowhere. Who knows, maybe Bran has been watching everyone from the future this whole time. (HBO)