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Feeling People Die? Is This Possible?


I have never been on one of these websites and I have never told any one outside of family and a few friends (some of whom honestly think I'm loony) I have a strange ability/curse... Its not like clairvoyance or telepathy (both things I have never seen much less thought even possible until recently) I don't know how to name it... But here it is (I swear I'm not crazy) I can feel certain people... Family, friends, even strangers... I can feel it when they die... Even if I'm 1000 miles away... I get this weird feeling of sadness and loss and it's like my blood runs cold. I get shivers down my spine. It happens at certain time and I note the time and then I find out later that right around that time (I'm usually within about 30 min) the person has died... Sometimes I don't know who it is, but when I do I'm usually right...

It started when I was 12. My grandfather was in the hospital dying of cancer and I was at home 30 miles away. It was 3 in the morning and I couldn't sleep. I suddenly felt the above listed feelings... 15 minutes later my parents got the phone call saying my grandfather has passed. When we went to the hospital, the time of death was stated to be... 3 am. After that it happened at least 6 more times up to this year.

Then it happened again this year with a friend of mine who was a soldier overseas. I got the same feeling and the next day, via facebook, I found out he had passed. In the first instance I knew who it was (because I knew my grandfather was dying), but the second time I didn't (I have many friends overseas) I just knew someone close to me had died. Does anyone else know about this... Am I just going nuts? I'm confused... Help would be appreciated...

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Flamewolf6 (1 posts)
4 years ago (2017-05-19)
OkY sorry if this has been too long but here goes. Yesterday I had my first experience with feeling someone dying. I was sitting outside thinking on my brothers father... When I felt this feeling of immense sadness... Like all the joy I had felt yesterday was gone. I called dad to find out he had passed away the same time I had that feeling. Is this the same thing or is it something else?
santisidro (2 posts)
5 years ago (2017-02-05)
I Have experience this three times. These three times were deaths along the night, and previously I had seen the relative. Some of theme was in agony, and in the other not.

The first I noticed was that I couldn't sleep at all. As much more, small half asleep. The first time, I had been with my grandmother before. She seemed to be suffering, we knew she was dying. When I was in the bed I was in a state of anxiety and tension, but different to any other (could I be feeling something similar to my grandma?) Arriving to 5 A.M in the night, I suddenly breathed with strength and stood in peace, totally awake and with clarity of thought. I incorporated a bit at bed, I thought that it had happened, but I didn't believe it too much.

I lied again and I slept as a child. After half an hour, my mother woke me up: My grandmother had passed away.
The second time was a death I didn't expected. I saw him, he was ill since time ago, and I noticed he was weak. At bed, hours began to pass, two, three, four, five, six A.M (I have never been awake so many hours)..., and suddenly the same. I breath with strength, and get calmed and clarity of thought. Again, I lie, and fall asleep as a child at the moment. After a time, I listen the phone, my brother in law. I say to him: Your father?, yes, he said.

The third time was more natural, as she died soon, 1 AM.
geisha_fallen_one (1 posts)
6 years ago (2015-05-21)
Hi there!

I'm a bit glad to see I'm not alone living that. My firsts experiences of ''paranormal'' stuff started to happen to me really young (5-6yrs old) but something related to you, about 5 years ago. It was when my brother and a really close friend went in Afghanistan. I also have to say that I never knew the man. It was in the early morning in my place, I was asleep in my bed. All of a sudden, I felt like somebody was doing the heart massage (for a first aid emergency) and 6 to 8 people yelling ''It's not a good time to die, not now etc''. I also felt dragged on the ground for a few meters feeling dirt and sand. I felt myself in the body. I also felt that poor man's last wishes before going, felt his tears down his face and even his last breath. Then I woke up in a panic with my own tears crying to my boyfriend that somebody died oversees. To this day, I still got shiver down my spine.

The second story I got dates from october 2014 with what happened in Ottawa. (Some hysterical extremist killed and did some shooting in the Parlement). It was around 9h45 am snoozing a bit, completely alone in my house when someone grabs my shoulder and says '' Cass wake up! Cass WAKE UP NOW! You need to guide now!'' (me saying out loud) ''what? Guide who? Can't I sleep?'' and the same voice saying ''You'll know soon enough'' There the same feeling goes. Being ''dragged'' in the body of a stranger. Somebody being shot 5 times in the chest. Being on the lasts prayers to the lord asking for his wife and kid to have a space with him up there. Feeling the life slowly going out. Feeling the pain, not being able to breath. But weirdly, feeling that I was guiding that man up there not even knowing myself what I was doing, but having that peacefull reaction. I felt his soul, for both I did. I don't know how to say and still have that question in mind, did they felt me as I felt them?

I had to share so you would feel less alone
frankidoll (1 posts)
7 years ago (2014-07-21)
I have experience this numerous times now. I honestly wanted to doubt it, but couldn't. I too feel others pain, discomfort, happiness. I stand near people and I can feel their emotions. It took me a long time to realize that sometimes what I was feeling wasn't mine. I have to differentiate which feelings are mine when I'm in a room full of people. As far as feeling other people die. My god daughter died of cancer, I not only felt her the minute she died (I was with my husband and started gasping for air, I didn't feel like anything was physically wrong with "me", but I heard my god daughter (in my head) calling me, telling me she was scared, I felt even if I was wrong, I'd acknowledge this. I told her it was ok, and to not be scared, and to let go. I looked at my phone to see the time, I wanted to head right over to her. I told my husband, I can't breathe, I feel like I'm suffocating, it's like I can't get any breath. I also told him I think my god daughter was dying and I needed to get to her. I sent her mom and dad a text, as well as sent one to her phone. On my way home to drop someone off so I could get to her, I got a text back that she had died the exact minute I was feeling it... A few weeks ago, a friend hung himself and I got an extreme sore throat and another bout of gasping for air... I found out a few hours later he had hung himself. My uncle died a few years back and the same thing happened with him, and my grandmother, waking me up from a dead sleep. I know when I get these symptoms, I will hear of someone dying within a few days. My experiences are always the moment they are dying or directly after. It's almost like I feel their need to get another breath in and not being able to. I am glad I'm not alone in this. ❤
PsychicJR (8 stories) (541 posts)
7 years ago (2014-04-16)
Linda0 I know what you meen I had a big purple ball abd a storm bew it into my nebirs house not infront but to the right and a little ghost boy came with it so we had a car ride with a littke ghost boy in the car I was I the back crying (I do that when a ghist is by me) I just could tell he drowneded and he was 6 years old my mom was trying not to cuss (people were driving wierd) and she would say sorry to him he one thing is I can't get names 100% right I get clise but nit correct
LindaO (1 posts)
7 years ago (2014-04-15)
I have some ability, I don't know what it is. I've had it since I was a very little girl. I have always been able to "sense" when there is spirit somewhere, I can usually tell if it's male or female or old or young, also if it's bad or good. I've have spirit touch me, say my name, stroke my hair, blow in my ear, move things in every house I've ever lived in, call my home phone, leave a recorded message on my old tape recorder, (couldn't understand it- something about a black hole), sit on the end of my bed and come to me in my dreams and in my thoughts while I'm wide awake. I can sense when someone is going to die or I hear someone's name in my head that I haven't seen in very many years accompanying the overwhelming sadness of death and then within a day or so I find out they had passed. I could be around someone very healthy and get the feeling and within a few months they pass. I don't know what to call it... I've had many premonitions throughout my life where I am wide awake but like in a deep trance for a moment and see things and then later see it. I also see shadows of a spirit walking down the hall, etc... Or be at someone's house and there is an apparition standing there, it usually lasts for a split second or longer. I also can walk by a stranger and pick up their feelings and sometimes see the terrible thing they did (as in a child molester/murderer). I feel peoples energy and when it's someone with a high energy level as in the Tasmanian devil it makes me feel explosive and I have to leave the room. I don't know how to control any of my abilities and want to desperately learn how to so that maybe I can help other people or just block it... Whatever I'm meant to do with it. I'd also like to know just what it is called that I have. Please help
izi (1 posts)
10 years ago (2011-07-24)
Hi everybody,
I have also been getting these strong uncontrollable feelings at the exact time someone I know is dying.
Sometimes it even lasted for a long time afterwards. The feeling is very unpleasant, the first time this happened, I must of been around 17 years old, I woke up during the night (at the exact time of death of my cousin, tragic accident). A horrible feeling took over me and I just felt death and kept saying that somebody died... Nothing or nobody could help me feel better or at peace... I kept crying and felt miserable... Totally not in control of myself. I also felt like these feeling were not mine (had nothing to do with me). This just happened again about a week ago with the death of my neighbor, the feeling just lasted a couple hours but it was quite intense, then I told my boyfriend that I felt like someone is dying... The next morning we got the news that our neighbor just died at that same time. Now I am wondering what is happening to me... How can I deal with these feelings... Is there something else I can do?
edcasabonne (1 stories) (4 posts)
11 years ago (2011-01-31)

Let me clarify. I feel people die and I'm right about my feeling. I'm usually right within 30 minutes Therefore it wouldn't really help me save people... Although I was a combat medic in the Army, and that I'm very much into saving lives in the medical field.
ghostgirl3512 (6 stories) (298 posts)
11 years ago (2011-01-30)
I have a friend who can feel things dying, not just people. She dosen't just feel when someone about to die, but the seconds ticking by as people get closer to death. It's been like that all her life, so she's used to it. It reminds me a lot of your gift.

Maybe it's more of a precognition though with you? You say they die around 30 minutes later- perhaps in the future it could come in handy to preventing someone's death. But of course, that would take a lot of practice, and this gift seems a bit harder to strength and practice with.

Blessed be
Lolli ❤
edcasabonne (1 stories) (4 posts)
11 years ago (2011-01-29)
Thank you everybody for the comments! I feel somewhat better knowing that I'm not the only one who knows what this is like. The article you sent me, whitebuffalo was really good and A5's as well. I do not feel these feelings in times of mass death, but opnly in singular cases, much like whitebuffalo and WhatwasThat. I come from a family of many "unique" talents, the strongest of which is empathy. I believe it must be an extreme form of empath, not psychic abilities. However, any more info on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

P.S - Thank you A5 for your condolences... It's been almost year and I still miss him... We were really good friends and battle buddies... But I know he's in a better place.
A5 (2 stories) (144 posts)
11 years ago (2011-01-29)
Just went here and it relates to empaths. I don't think anyone can completly explain what's going on, but this comes close. Go back to the glossary and see what catches your eye. There's helpful stuff here.
AnandaHya (guest)
11 years ago (2011-01-29)
i just started getting this feeling around death and dead people. I used to work in the medical intensive care unit at the hospital and people around me would die and I wouldn't feel anything. However since my grandfather in law died this January whenever I'm near death I get hypersensitive to everyone's emotions and te veil is very thin and lots of ghosts want to talk and send messages.

Its scary, how do you deal with it? My normal tactics don't seem to be working that well. It just makes me so sad that its hard to function even though I know the emotions aren't mine.
A5 (2 stories) (144 posts)
11 years ago (2011-01-28)
It's okay. That is going to sound really dumb right now, so I apologize.
This happens to me often, usually with mass deaths though. I think you are some sort of empath, but I'm no expert and can't tell you details. You also may have a connection with spirits as I do. Try to contact them if at all possible. They are the ones who can help you the most.
I'm so sorry about your friend.
For now just know that you aren't alone.
We all want to help on this site. I'll do some research. If I can find reliable stuff I'll post it.
Hope to help
Whatwasthat (2 posts)
11 years ago (2011-01-27)
Hi, I'm new here too and your post caught my attention. In the last 4 years, I've lost 3 people I knew to suicide. The first suicide was someone very near and dear to me. When he died, I didn't feel anything and I was very upset about that. The next year a friend killed himself, I used to be close to him, we went to school together and he was the best man at my wedding. When he died he was in Wisconsin and I was in Las Vegas. I felt a presence in my hotel room, and it was only there for a moment. At that very moment I didn't know it was him. But when I got back home and found out more details, the time I "felt" a presence was close to the time he actually died. Now just two weeks ago, the sister of the last suicide I mentioned, killed herself. I am not sure, but I don't think I felt anything that day she died. I knew her but I wasn't as close to her as the other two and the last time I had seen her was at her brother's memorial service. Now on Saturday, there will be one for her. 😢
whitebuffalo (guest)
11 years ago (2011-01-27)
I am blessed with this same gift. I truly do not think you are crazy.
I honestly had to look up the name of this phenomenon, as I did not really think of it AS an ability until reading your post here. It is called "Death Psychic Flashes" according to
When it "hits" me, sometimes the "target" is a previously known individual, but not always.
I believe that persons who can feel this (and births) are very attuned to the human heart. Compassionate people.
Thank you for sharing this, you have helped me see something in a different light.
Purple4 (5 stories) (33 posts)
11 years ago (2011-01-27)
I think that you are a psychic and definatley NOT a loony. I have experianced the same kind of thing exept I feel it on a large scale like when an earthquake happens killing hundreds of people I feel it. Freaky...

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