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I Know When Someone Has Died


My mother says I have always been 'spooky', and for the most part I have brushed it off as just coincidence. I'm a logical thinker, and although I've always wanted to believe in spiritual things I've never been able to break down the barrier that prevents me. My grandfather was a science professor; I've sort of donned his skeptical way of thinking, though he died when I was six. Anyway, my 'quirks' have been pretty harmless, through out my life. Mainly revolving around music, actually. I'll start singing something before it comes on the radio, I'll sing something before it comes on shuffle, and my colleagues and family have witnessed me doing this. I've also been known to 'point things out', things that I always follow with 'didn't I say?'.

But something had happened a few times in my life that have chilled me to the core.

When I was 12 my mum's step dad (my grandpa) went into a hospice. He had motor neurone disease. I never got to see him, I think part of me was too scared because I knew he wasn't the man I knew anymore due to this hideous illness... One weekend I was staying at my friend's house, and at midnight I shot up out of my sleep and started hysterically crying and I didn't know why. My friends mum, Shelly, came and comforted me, and I eventually went back to sleep.

The next morning my mum phoned and spoke to Shelly, who told her about my 'funny turn' at midnight. My mum recalls going cold, and told her that my Grandpa had died at midnight. When I spoke to my mum I asked, almost in panic like I knew I didn't have much time to say goodbye, if I could see him. My mum told me he'd passed in the night and to be honest, I don't remember reacting.

We always thought that was weird, but haven't written it off as coincidental. There have been a few other instances, in which I've gone and got the phone moments before it started ringing, with a nurse on the other line informing us of a family members passing. But I've just put the whole thing to once side. I haven't gone through an awful lot of loss, so I don't have many 'case studies', so to speak. Until Monday of this week...

My dad and I work in the building trade, and there was one particular builder we were very keen on. He sort of became an uncle to me, and was like a father figure to my dad. He was a friend to us both. Two months ago he called me and asked me to go round to his, and to bring my dad with me. I knew something was wrong. He told my dad he had cancer.

We didn't hear from really after that day. A month ago, I started having dreams, in which the builder had died. I told my dad he needed to get in touch with him, I don't know why he didn't. The dreams progressed almost like it was true events, involving the funeral etc. And then they stopped.

On Monday I had a call from an unknown number. It was his son, telling me the builder had died a month ago. Again, it was almost as though I didn't have the capacity to react. That evening I cried quite a lot, but silently. Like the only part of me that was sad were my eyes. It's weird, almost like these experiences numb me.

So all in all, I don't know what to make of all of this. I know when someone has died. I tried looking it up, all I can find is people who can predict when someone is going to die. With me, it's like a realization when it happens.

Advice for a novice, very much required.

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0energy (1 posts)
6 years ago (2017-12-29)
I have known the moment when my step-grandfather, grandmother, father, and husband passed. I announce it, then I think I am crazy. I also saw my best friend 2 years after she died. I was living in a different city and had 2 friends experience this with me. They didn't even know about her until it happened. They described her to a "T". I have wondered what it is, why I do this, and what to do with it. My dad and I used to talk to each other mentally also. He's the only person I have ever been able to do this with. I know it is a gift. I would like to be able to develop it and learn more about it. I am so glad that I'm not the only one.
Billyturtle (2 posts)
6 years ago (2017-12-14)
Yes,I had a dream about my Grandfather the night he died, I knew he was ill, but he had been ill a long time, the dream was quite graphic, very vivid, it surprised me... The next day my mother came over, before she spoke, I said "Big Ian died"...I knew from the dream and perhaps her face, that my Grandfather had passed. He came to me to say goodbye.
Liam39876 (3 stories) (12 posts)
6 years ago (2017-12-12)
To be honest, i'm the exact same way. When it comes to someone who is going through an emotion time I tend to shutdown as well. One thing that I've personally experienced is that emphatic reactions happen when you aren't trying to make them happen. And I don't think that your emphatic energy is being used up in your dreams, but rather I think that when you take the full force of another feelings, It can often times be so strong that it makes it difficult to control.

Thanks for answering my question. I have a theory about future dreams, and especially since you said that you experienced it through your own eyes. I believe that astral projection may be the driving factor with what your seeing. I've had times where I've gone into the future, and seen events play out only to have them happen in reality. But when I review how I got there, it feels like i'm honestly there sometimes outside of the perspective in where I can even see myself, but yet I seem to see it through a different set of eyes. If you don't know what astral projection is I suggest that you look it up online as there is a lot of info out there. We often astral project on our own, without our bodies being aware of it. With your memory, you may be recounting from your dreams your experiences with it. I hope this may help you out more. If you have anymore questions let me know. 🙂
GlamMessiah (1 stories) (2 posts)
6 years ago (2017-12-09)
Thank you so much for your insight. I was just telling my mum about this, and again she was recounting things that have happened with me. She said it normally happens with dreams, that it's been more prominent with someone dying obviously but there have been other instances in which I've dreamt about something and then it happens, or I'll dream about a place and then I'll go to the place and its exactly as it was in my dreams. The empathic side makes sense. I wonder, as I struggle with empathy on a face to face level. If someone is inconsolably crying to me I struggle to react or respond, I become 'robotic' to a sense... I'm very much the kind of person that 'shuts down' instead of reacting emotionally, and I cannot put myself in other people's shoes at all. I mean, could it be that all my empathic energy is being used up in my dreams? I don't know.
In the dreams with the builder it was completely through my eyes. I look forward to further imput! Thank you!
Liam39876 (3 stories) (12 posts)
6 years ago (2017-12-06)
Hi, I read through what said. Anyways I believe that in regards to your story, you seem to have psychic empathy. As in, when you have a connection to someone you love (like a friend) you form a bond. In some ways this can be viewed as a link that attaches you to someone. When you have this link between another, you can often feel how they are feeling. On a side note, I had a group of people who I became very close with. During this time that I knew them, if one of them was upset, I would be able to feel it. Upon confrontation, they would reveal that I was right. And the same goes for their other emotions too. Anyways being psychic allows you to feel when this bond has been severed, like when you explained your experience of waking up in the middle of the night. These feelings that you have, may not be able to be explained in words, but eventually as you saw, you reaction was true to what had happened.

Everyone has different psychic gifts. From time to time, I experience a whole range of things. Sometimes I can glimpse into the future and see things before they happen, know things that otherwise can't be known, or I'll have a strong sense of an emphatic connection. These are only some things that I've experienced, point is, our gifts can sometimes combine to show us information that would otherwise be "Impossible" to obtain, hence us being psychic. This I feel relates to what you said about dreaming about the future, and foreseeing a death.

I do however have one question for you, when you were dreaming about this builders death, and what happened thereafter, what perspective did you see the events unfold in? Were you able to see through his eyes? Or were you able to see from a far? Sorry if my question is insensitive, if it's uncomfortable for you that's totally okay, you don't need to answer. But I feel like I may be able to explain why it happened to you. Anyways, I hope this could shine some light for you. I wish you all the best.
GlamMessiah (1 stories) (2 posts)
6 years ago (2017-12-06)
Really eager to have some feedback on my experiences, if anyone has any clue.

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