One night in the months after my mother died, when I was grieving deeply for her, I either woke or was lying in bed in a pitch black room, when I saw what appeared to be white smoke swirling around my bed, I somehow felt that it was a surreal experience, but I turned on my light to check that there was not a fire in the house. When I switched the light off the smoke was still there. I can't explain how it felt, but I felt my mother's presence all around me. I also felt a weight on my body, as though someone was hugging me. Around the same time, but on another occasion, I could feel a weight beside me pressing up against me, I thought the dog had jumped on the bed, but when I felt there was nothing there. I had never heard anyone's experiences of white smoke until I googled it and found this page. I have had a few psychic experiences since the age of 10, but not that many, but my Mum and I were very close and had a psychic connection. I was also with my Mum when she died and stayed with her afterwards for several hours while I was waiting for other family members to arrive, when a prism of colour, like a rainbow appeared on her pillow, just above her head. I don't know if it was significant, but it was amazing. I am so grateful that I had these experiences, as they were very comforting at such a sad time.
I didn't tell anyone about this until recently when I told my daughter and she told me that she had heard that smoke and rainbows had psychic meaning, and I decided to find out more and hear other people's experiences. Reading that others have had similar experiences has been very interesting.