posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 11:35 AM
Hello ATS, I'm a long-time lurker, first-time poster =P
I just thought I'd take the time to tell all of you about my personal experiences with ghosts, namely that of my brother Daniel. Before I was born,
my mother had a miscarriage and my older brother Daniel died minutes before a successful birth. Throughout my life I've seen him and felt his
presence on several occasions, as has my mother.
Firstly, my mom told me about one night how she thought she heard two children playing on the landing in the upper floor of our house, so she got out
of bed to investigate, finding me (approx. 4 years old) standing outside her bedroom door bleary-eyed. She asked if I was just playing out on the
landing, and I said no and that I had a "bad dream" and wanted to climb in with her. As she let me into her room, she said she saw a bright
"angelic" light behind me, as well as the apparition of a little boy, approx. 5 years old with curly red hair (looking like a younger version of my
dad). She believed this apparition was Daniel.
Again when I was six or so, I had felt presences in my room causing me nightmares and being unable to sleep, so I asked my parents to change rooms. We
had recently rearranged all my bedroom furniture into the guest room and I was about to roll over and turn off my light one night, when a cloud of
dust came off the pillow beside me and formed the image of a little boy's face, curly hair and all. My first instinct was to scream and run, but I
got an overwhelmingly calm feeling, like I was supposed to stay there and fall asleep. The face smiled, and I accepted it and promptly nodded off. I
remember this experience vividly, as if it has just happened yesterday.
To this day, whenever I'm lying down, whether it be on my stomach, back side, or on any surface, I always have the strong feeling of a secondary
pulse being with me. If I hold my breath it becomes especially strong, as I can feel the surface inflate and deflate beneath me (like there's someone
underneath me breathing) and feel a distinct pulse that differs from my own heartbeat. I think these are signs of Daniel being with me, but I could be