Before his death, my older brother invited the wife and I on an all night fishing/camping trip. Late that night, he and the wife began discussing the afterlife and had a disagreement on whether the spirits of the dead could communicate with the living. She believed that they can. He disagreed.
The two of them agreed that, if possible, whichever one of them "went" first would contact the other. This verbal contract was done in a joking manner, but what none of us knew is that in just 2 weeks my brother would fall victim to a brutal crime. He was murdered during a home invasion/robbery. The detectives investigating the crime secured his home as a crime scene, and removed all evidence they found, including his telephone.
I was shocked and heart-broken, and my wife was almost inconsolable.
The police released the body 3 days later, and on the 4th day, the memorial services were held.
Later that evening, the wife and I were at home crying and remembering my brother. Although it had NOT rang, she looked at her cell phone and she had a missed call. When she checked, and remember that the police had secured my brother's home and taken his phone, the missed call was MY BROTHER'S NUMBER.
My wife showed this to me, and said that a feeling of peace and comfort now overwhelmed her. She and I both slept peacefully that night, and I dreamed of him and he seemed happy. We now believe that my brother kept his promise of trying to contact her.
We'll see you again someday, Brother, in the afterlife. Maybe we'll have better luck fishing next time.