Paranormal Events in Families: The Last Goodbye

October 17, 2011

Continuing the thread from a recent blog, I want to tell you about my great-grandparents on my mother’s side of the family. Born in the late 1800’s, they were a very devoted couple who spent a lifetime together.

Grammy & Grampy1Here they are.

My grandmother told me this story, one she experienced herself. So, just to clarify, this is about her parents.

She said she stayed with her father in his home when her mother, my great-grandmother, fell ill and went to the hospital. Well before dawn, she awoke to find my great-grandfather also awake and very agitated. He told her his wife, my great-grandmother, had entered their bedroom and said goodbye to him. It took some time, but my grandmother finally got her father calmed down and convinced him he had been dreaming. Then the phone rang. The hospital called with the news my great-grandmother had died.

This story rang so true for me over the years that I used a similar one in my book Sliding Beneath the Surface. Truth is not only stranger than fiction; it can also lay a very firm basis for the fiction we create.

Do you have such stories in your family history? If so, write them down so they won’t be lost. Share them with those other family members who might be receptive. To me, such things are a valuable heritage well worth preserving.


If you are truly interested in paranormal phenomena, you might be interested in read my book, Carl Jung, Hauntings, and Paranormal Coincidences.  You can find it in most online bookstores. Listed below, however, are direct book links to some of the larger retail outlets in the English speaking world:

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