My mother lived in Plymouth alone and I live in Bedford and they are at least a six hour drive from each other, so popping in was never an option. A couple of years ago she was doing poorly and although my sister lives only 20 minutes from her, I still worried.
One night I dreamt I was in her bedroom in Plymouth, I can remember the room being unusually bright, not daylight bright, or electric light bright, just intensely bright. I saw my mum in bed and the white cover she had on the bed was falling off so I leant down to put it back on her and my hands went straight through. I woke up with a thump and sat straight up in bed feeling quite shocked. I phoned my mum the next day and asked her if she has a white cover she puts on top of her duvet and she said she didn't, so I put it down to a bizarre dream. She phoned me a day later and said she has, it's a thermal blanket she puts on when she's cold and yes she had it on that night.
I know it was an OBE for sure and I believe worrying about her caused it.
My mother during her life had multiple OBE's, as the years went by she could do it at will. When my sister and I were little she used to tell us, rather than walking all the way up stairs she would OBE to check on us.
On another occasion, she had been doing poorly and was in bed dropping off to sleep when she was suddenly downstairs in the sitting room with us all, she recalls not knowing how she got there, she truly believed she had physically walked down the stairs when suddenly she arrived back in her body in the bedroom upstairs. She could
Clearly tell us exactly what we were doing, what we were all watching on television, even the position our dog was lying in!