This story is from my mother's experience she hasn't told many people about it because she feels people won't believe her so I thought I would post it on here just to get an answer to it, ever since she has told me I've always wanted some sort of answers.
Her experience happened when she was 15 (my mum is half Italian; her dad is Italian and all his family live in Italy. This is relevant). It was Christmas time and she had been taken ill with a chest infection. She was in her bedroom, which was the attic in her parents' house. The room is quite large with one window, it's got wooden floors and was decorated very basically as they weren't very well off. She was sat on her bed when she saw her Grandmother walk into her bedroom, but her grandmother lived in Italy, her grandmother told her that she herself was ill with a chest infection but it was much worse and she wanted my mum's father to ring her she then disappeared. My mother shouted for her mum to come up and she told her what had happened, but she doesn't believe in these kind of things and she told her dad to go up and speak to her, luckily he believed her and he rang Italy and her grandmother was ill with a chest infection and her health was deteriorating. A few weeks later my mum turned 16 and they got a call from Italy, her grandmother had passed away.
Why did her grandmother appear when she was still alive to tell my mother she was ill?
Why did she contact my mother and not my mum's brother or sister?