posted on Dec, 4 2005 @ 07:33 PM
It seems like we're always looking for ways to justify in our minds that our loved ones are OK on the otherside and that they can contact us from
time to time. Whether it is all in our heads or whether it's real, is anybody's guess. I'm sure some people argue either way.
As for my personal opinion, it just seems like this sort of thing happens too often that there could be THAT MANY coincidences for so many different
people from so many different walks of life. And frankly... it's happened to me. I've never actually told anyone about this...
Back in March, one of my best friends passed away. She took a bad fall, and was in a coma-like state, critical condition, for about a week before she
finally passed. I didn't get a chance to see her, as I live in Illinois and she was staying down in Florida for school, which was where this
Anyways, that week was pretty trying, as everyday her condition was changing for better or for worse, and no one really knew what was going to happen.
I had coms with the family down there, and was keeping up on the situation via phone. Wasn't really much to do but pray at that point. Particularly,
that Thursday night was more restless then any of the rest of the nights that week.
It was one of those nights where you just don't sleep. You may doze off for a little bit, but any little noise will wake you back up. Around 1:30 AM,
my phone rang.
The Caller ID only said "Unknown Call," and I assumed it was someone maybe calling from the hospital and they probably had a Caller ID Block. I
answered... not really sure what to expect. What I heard on the other end, I still am not sure to this day.
It was, basically, just a raspy voice as if someone was trying to whisper but barely had the breath to speak. I couldn't make out any tangible words,
and before I knew it the call had ended.
I wasn't sure if I was awake or dreaming at that point, but I FELT awake. You know how you just KNOW that you have to be awake? Yet, it seemed so odd
that surely I had to be asleep. I checked the Recent Calls again on my phone, but Unknown Calls don't show up in the Recent List. At least, not on
Finally, I fell back asleep and woke up the next morning to my phone ringing once again. This time, it was from her brother's cell phone down in
Florida. I already knew what the news was going to be... just had that feeling. We shared a few words and in passing, I asked him if anyone had tried
to call me the night before. He said no, since it happened around 2:30 AM their time, they figured they'd just let me sleep... no point in waking me
After I got off the phone with him it hit me... 2:30 AM in Florday would have been right around 1:30 AM right here in Illinois.
I'd heard of this sort of thing happening before, and read different ghost stories about it when I was a kid. Just never really thought it would
happen to me. I still don't know for sure whether or not I was really awake or dreaming that night, but I darn sure felt awake. It just seemed too
real and that strange feeling was just too real to dismiss.
I never told anyone about this. I certainly didn't talk to any of the family about it. Not really something you can just bring up in idle
conversation, that you got a phone call from the ghost of their deceased daughter the night she passed away.
Not sure if this helps, but the best advice I can give is just to enjoy it, much like everyone else said.