Family apparition premonition



My dad and I picked up my mom’s ashes from the funeral home yesterday.  My dad chose a nice urn, a box patterned with flowers.  He put it on a space beneath a painting of the Madonna my mom had painted many years ago (pictured above).

My mom and dad were married in 1953.  Back then when they were dating, my mother lived with her grandmother, while my dad rented a tiny apartment elsewhere.  They had dated for about a year when one evening  my dad was lying down in his bedroom.   He was startled to see my mom’s grandmother in the open bedroom doorway.  She stopped at the door, looked at my dad with a sad look on her face, then left.  Mom’s grandma was not in my dad’s apartment.  My dad saw some sort of apparition.  Three days after his experience, my mom’s grandmother died in her sleep of old age.  My mom discovered her grandma dead and was in a panic attack.  My mom and dad married shortly after her grandmother’s passing.
Did my father experience an apparition premonition in 1953?   I’ve heard a number of such stories first-hand.  Maybe it was an actual apparition, or a mental premonition of something that just happened or is soon to occur.

Over the decades my parents had their up and downs in their relationship like everybody else, but they stuck together through the good times and the bad times.  When my mom was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer a few weeks ago, it was the worst of times.  My father’s concern was that my mother would not suffer.  I have now seen terminal cancer’s terrible consequences in my family, and it is an awful experience.  I have personal sympathy with all who has gone through this ordeal.

Two nights after my mom passed away, my dad way lying in bed asleep, when something awoke him.  He said it felt like someone was touching, holding his hand, which was laid out on the bed.  He suddenly awoke and was startled by the physical sensation, as if someone had physically moved his fingers.
He thought maybe mom visited him one last time, to let him know she was ok.  I think that is what happened.  Mom wanted dad to know everything was fine, don’t worry about her anymore.  We don’t have to worry about the dead they are at peace.  Worry is only for the living and those who remain.

7 Responses to “Family apparition premonition”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    My father did the same thing (only he kissed my hair) after he passed on.

  2. David Says:

    Stephanie, it seems those who pass away have a window of time to make contact with their loved ones in some way before they leave the physical world forever. Maybe it is similiar to what happens in the near-death experiences, where someone can still be in some contact with the physical world before they enter the “tunnel of light” to go beyond. Before they enter that tunnel, they may want to say a last farewell. I don’t know if it is possible to contact the dead once they enter through that light.

  3. Natalina Says:

    My grandfather passed away a few moths ago. He was a Lutheran minister and a very good man. We were so close that when he was gone..I felt so confused. I started doubting everything. I started wondering if there was anything out there…if he was merely going to turn to dust and leave me.

    A few weeks ago, I was sitting in my living room watching TV. My lights dimmed and the sound on the TV turned all of the way down. I wasn’t afraid and I instinctively closed my eyes. I felt so much love and a rush of complete peace wash over me. I smelled lilacs.

    My grandfather had a lilac tree in his yard, and I’d always pick them and take them home with me at the end of a visit. He was with me that night David. I know he was. And then he was gone.

    I have no doubt that your mother came to your father to reassure him that she’s fine and at peace.

  4. Susan Spandex Says:

    I absolutely believe in this. My natural father died when I was 4 years of age. Long story, conspiracy and suicide by shooting. I have felt his presence around me all my life. Especially at key milestones or life changing moments. I also had a more recent experience where I was visiting my grand fathers grave and I happened to be visiting at the same time as another grieving family of a grave near my grand fathers. They were just starting to leave as I felt the deceased presence around me. It was as if he was panicking and trying to tell me to let the family know that he was okay. I almost did this but stopped, because I wanted to be sensitive to the grieving family. I was afraid I would freak them out. If I could relive that moment I would have told the family. My experiences have been real I have absolute faith in this.

  5. David Says:

    Thanks for the amazing story. These types of experiences seem to be more common then anybody understands. I’ve heard other stories too. I think it can give comfort to us that our deceased loved ones still remember us, and even make contact on occasion.

  6. David Says:

    Hi Susan,
    You may sensitive to these vibrations from the “other side”. Most of us are not, so you are lucky in that. I like the idea that our ancestors watch over us. A lot of old traditions cherish their ancestors, maybe for good reason.

  7. michele Says:

    Susan : My mother passed away many years ago, I was only 6 years old, still till this day, when Im having troubles or very sad, She will come to me and comfort me and tell me no to worry, first I see her face, then I see her whole body, Our loved ones never leave us, This Im so sure about.

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