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Share your paranormal and psychic experiences here. Do you have any stories of how you came to realize that there were other dimensions or levels of reality? NO SKEPTICS ALLOWED!
I'm sorry if this was asked already but I couldn't find this topic directly. There are alot of articles on here speaking of psi and other individuals experiences. However personal experiences mean alot to me. Has anyone on here ever had an odd experience such as a visitation dream, potential ghostly experience/s, phone calls, communications or any other experience where you have felt someone who was very close to you but is deceased has tried to contact you or let you know they're still alive? It could be anything simple but odd. If so did the experience make you feel better and lessen your grief?
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Alive? No. Hanging around in some altered state? Yes.
For me, dreaming about deceased 'loved ones' happens all the time. Usually those dreams are triggered by something that happens during the normal course of my day. Nothing earth shattering or paranormal there. Not too long ago an entire dream was FULL of dead people that I knew. It was the direct result of spending an evening with a friend who is taking care of her mother in her final stages. She and I chatted and compared experiences about what was going on in her mom's life now that she has slipped into those 'last days on earth' thing and I found it amazing that it was following exactly what my dad had gone through during his last days. It seems that talking to dead relatives and friends is a common thing. It didn't take much for me to connect the dots between my dream and the conversation.
Aside from enjoying 'seeing' those folks again in my dream and recalling that dream and the people when I woke up, no biggie.
Now getting back to a deceased love one hanging around in an altered state.... Let me tell you about my grandmother. Talk about the guest that wouldn't leave! Geesh, her presence was seen, felt and heard by family members and visitors for over 25 years. I often wonder if the people who bought the house I grew up in are dealing with her now. As a kid, sleepovers were impossible. There's nothing like friends leaving in the middle of the night because they are scared to death by seeing or hearing "things". What a bunch of woosies if you ask me. It's not like grandma would prance around in a sheet or anything. Seeing her go across the hallway to the bathroom was a rare occurance for immediately family only. Of course if she didn't like you, something fall off the wall and hit you but it's not like you could prove anything by that.
Then there was "Loretta". She was the resident 'ghost' from the house I lived in prior to moving here. Loretta was an elderly, white haired woman in a blue seersucker outfit, that would walk from my bedroom, across the family room and go out the side wall. Seeing her usually happened when I was laying on the couch watching TV. I thought it was just some weird lighting thing caused by the table lamp and the television switching scenes. It started out as a verticle bluish 'thing' that was white at the top that I would see in the corner of my eye and being that I wear glasses, seeing light reflection isn't odd. As time went by, she took shape but of course I chalked that off to my imagination.
When other people starting seeing her clear as day, it made me wonder. I never said anything to anyone about "Loretta" so after being asked, "WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?" I would ask, "what was what?" and they would describe her in detail walking across the room and going out the wall. It seems that she would come around visually when the house was in perfect order and let me know when it wasn't up to her liking by slamming Spamalamadingdong cabinets and dishes usually around 3am.
When I was 13 I had a very vivid dream in which I was at my great, grandparents house in West Virginia sitting with grandpa watching the football game on Tv with a bunch of other family members I'd never seen before. When the game was over gramps kissed us all on the head and said good bye. . .
. . . the dream was incredibly real and up-set me (he and I were close, mainly because I was the first Great Grandchild) and no sooner had I come down the stairs sobbing, the phone rang with the message that he'd died peacefully in his sleep. . .
I've had many other experiences with Ghosts including relatives. The one that my parents and I talk about most (in that all three of us have seen it) was when my baby sister was nearing her death-time. On many occasions my paternal grandfather would be seen rocking her crib or sitting beside her singing a lullaby (he'd died just 18 months prior).
While my mother is the poster-child for extreme Baptist fanaticism and denies some of her natural abilities, she's always slipping up and mentioning some of the etheric entities she runs across, especially family members. My father has been having "visitations" for several years but I'm hesitant to accept allot of it because of his evolving dementia, but I've seen him downright terrified more than once because of some of the encounters he's known over the years.
Yes I get many types of dreams that include both alive and deceased people. Most dreams I have are goofy, weird, with random occurences in them that don't seem to make sense. I also get 'fantasy' types of dreams where the dream is so pleasant you don't want to wake up such as dreaming about winning a large amount of cash or being with the girl of my dreams but even in those dreams it seems my 'control' is very little. Even those types of dreams seem 'dreamy' to me.
I remember having one specific dream where I was sleeping during the afternoon before waking up for nightshift a couple years ago. I lost my older brother whom I was very close with, we did everything together and even shared the same house I'm currentely living in. He passed on 10 years ago but the dream randomly occured some 5 years after his tragic death. It was a strange dream because unlike many others I've had (including those of him I've had before) this one didn't seem 'dreamy', it was clear and I seemed to have full control of my actions (I don't know a better way to explain it). In the dream I remember hearing a noise coming from the back bedroom where he sleeped (I usually just keep that door locked but I havn't changed anything in there yet except getting rid of a few items) and there he was lying on his bed dressed in the same sweatshirt and jeans he wore the night he died! He was watching the tv but I can't recall what he was watching since I was in shock (one of the things that made this dream stand out). I remember I started to cry (shock, happiness I don't know) and I remember having a full range of control in what I did and asked him (another odd thing about this dream since usually in my dreams I just 'react' rather than think). I asked him what was he doing there for I thought you were dead. He looked at me and laughed "No (saying my name) I'm not dead I've just been living away"! Then I asked him where has he been in the last 5 years and why havn't I seen you then if you're not dead? He responded simply by saying he has been living away at a nice apartment. I asked him where the apartment was and he said it was located in a city I wouldn't be familiar with. Then I remembered being mad at him for not contacting none of us sooner if he was still alive but at that point he seemed to be ducking my questions. I remember asking him if I could have some contact info such as a phone number or something and he seemed to get mad at me and tell me he couldn't do that. Then he said he had to get back. I started crying again and asked him if I could come with him to visit him at his place but he said no you can't come with me. With the blink of an eye he disappeared. I remember frantically running down the steps out the front door hoping to 'catch' him but he was gone. I remember when I opened my front door seeing instead of the normal scenery such as a small street with woods on the other side that there was a large body of water (like a bay or river) where I could see a skyline of some type of city in the distance. I couldn't go any further than I woke up.
I have always remembered this dream vividly. I was in shock when I woke up (well short of my set alarm time) but I didn't feel tired. It was so strange. I never had another dream like that one again though I still dream about many deceased people including those I was close with. At that time (5 years ago) I was still a sceptic despite all of the other paranormal experiences I've had since childhood. I would just brush them off. I'm not sure if the dream lessened my greif or not but I was somewhat depressed when I woke up and reality hit me. The dream was so real that I felt like I was dreaming when I woke up! I guess you would of had to experience this personally to know what I mean and I had dreams of my brother before this but there was just something about this one dream compared to all of the others. It seemed real, I had full control of my actions, it was clear, I didn't feel tired when I woke up and I was in shock.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
i got one for you my son died in august in a horrible way when he came back from the med examiners we had to identify his body my wife my oldest son and i were in the room with his remains that the funeral director did a wonderful job making him look great now get this my son makes a joke of how he looks and we all saw my dead son smurk not a smile but he smurked like he didn't want to get caught smiling we all saw it at the same instant was it his soul was it a sign from god telling us he's in a good place then we got the orb pics at his b day party wow im not a sceptic on this stuff any more mac
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at 12:21 am the day after my son died, he died sometime early a.m. i felt him pass thru me i was sitting on the couch and was looking at the clock at the time and a strange tingling cold went thru me i believe this is the time he passed and both this and my previous post make me believe there's something else out there a place or realm or demension or something i have been shown this a couple times since his death and i started going to church again after a long time mac
Hello, I am new to this site and after reading some stories I felt compelled to share mine. I was amazed at how similar my experience was to yours, Paradox. It happened about a week after my grandmother died. She had broken her hip and moved in with my mother. After months of care and treatment, everything looked ok. My mom took her to the doctor one day and said everything was great. When they got home, she sat on the couch and shortly after, she died. It was very unexpected and no one was able to tell my mom what really happened. It was the middle of the day and I was lying on the love seat in the same room she died in. I fell asleep and I was in the same spot and position in the dream. I looked over and my grandmother was sitting on the couch, the exact spot where she died. I was in shock. After I finally got over my shock, I immediately went over to her. She was smiling and looking at me and she held my hand. I had so many thoughts running in my head. I just remember asking "are you ok?", "how are you here?", and "what happened". She said she was fine and that she had to go. She explained to me what it was that happened to her when she died, but it was a medical term that I can't remember (and that really bothers me). She was a surgical nurse and always talked like that. Anyway, I really can't describe what happened next, but she was gone. I don't remember how. At the end of the dream, I was walking up the stairs to look for her and when I reached the top, it was like a different world. It was beautiful with streams, waterfalls, foliage, flowers, like a rain forest. Then, I woke up. I was wide awake, as if I never fell asleep. Right away, I looked around the room and it was exactly how it was in the dream.
Explain this one away if you dare :
My late father was very ill in hospital back in 2010 (following complications from a stroke a few weeks earlier) and both my aunt (his sister, who is also a staunch pseudoskeptic) and I had a very vivid dream involving my father. He appeared in both of our dreams wearing the same hospital robes and outside of his house (Grandma's old house). We both confirmed that we had the exact same vivid dreams when visiting dad in the hospital the next day. At the time when we had the dream my dad was in a very deep coma.
So you both had a dream about your late father. What do you want explained away?
I had a dream once about someone that had died in a previous dream. The person went through the dream right up to the point where they died int he dream. At that time they made a quick maneuver and avoided death. I was the one dreaming about me dying in a dream.
Anyone care to 'splain that one away?
What is interesting to me is that the more I think about my dreams the less tangible they seem to get. The more I try to remember the fuzzier they become. The initially feeling of a clear and vivid dream seems to be just that and nothing more.
What caught me int he death dream was that it seems to me that the 2 dreams were nearly identical except for the death part. Were they? There is no way to know.
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I think given the fact that my aunt and I both mentioned detailed information about our dreams and when each bit was shared each of us was more amazed by what was said.
The fact also that my dad was very close to death makes me wonder about it. Usually 9.9 times out of 10 my dreams are utter gibberish and make little to no sense yet this one was incredibly vivid.
I have had past loved ones visit me in my dreams. They tried to help me by showing me things that relate to my personal life. I am confident I underastand the point they were trying to get across to me. I am very greatful to them and for the experience in general. But do keep in mind that not every dream with a past loved one is them visiting you, many of them will be simply your subconcious mind projecting things in the form of dreams.
Paradox there is a good explanation about death dreams in this dream dictionary, but like I said before when you become advanced you can learn to distinguish between dreams pertaining to the projections of the subconcious mind and those that are more paranormal in nature.
Yes, because I've had several dreams about deceased (and even still living) people. There was nothing special about those dreams, and they were goofy/dreamy, unlike the more paranormal type dream.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
lisa this happens all the time to me im trying to figure out the para from the subconcious stuff what i have found is when my son comes to me in a dream as he was when he died something is going to happen usually a disaster some place on the planet usualy in america when he is of a different age its just a dream i remember my grandmother would tell me of her phsc dreams but i just put it off as she was getting old but now it happens to me ive had it a few times in my life but now with my son gone for 2 years it is frequent it happens 2 days or so before an event ie boston marathon, sandy hook, tornado's, but i cant tell where or when or what is going to happen just have impending knowledge of something happening and i dont kow what the dream meant untill it happens i believe that the trauma of losing my son at such a young age and so suddenly jarred some psyc ability loose in me
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