I have been witness to many paranormal experiences in my life but one experience certainly stands out in my mind involving what I believe to be a crisis apparition. This is an apparition that quite often visits people in forewarning of a death.
It was July 1997, I was 19 years old and I had not long split up from my first serious boyfriend David. I had gone to bed and I was tossing and turning feeling very uneasy and could not fall asleep. All of a sudden I sat bolt right up in my bed which was facing the open bedroom door. I saw very vividly the spirit of a young male standing at the foot of my bed. He was wearing a striped rugby style top and had short reddish brown spiky hair. He looked at me and grinned in this horrible evil leer that still sends shivers up my spine. The scariest thing was that he looked like very much like David, only an evil look-alike (and evil is the only word I can think to describe this awful apparition). I stared completely frozen at this apparition for about 10 long seconds and then screamed at the top of my lungs. When I screamed the apparition disappeared and the room was extremely cold. My mum came rushing into my room wondering what was wrong. All I could say was "mum, I swear I have just seen a ghost". Needless to say I stayed awake all night with the light on.
Two days later my best friend and her boyfriend called late at night to say they were coming over because they had to tell me something they couldn't say over the phone. Without them telling me I knew that David was dead. Sadly enough he had committed suicide on a friend's farm the night before.
I honestly believe I was visited by a crisis apparition the night before David died, as a forewarning of his death. I have no idea why this spirit presented itself in such a horrible manner and the evil grin still bothers me to this day.