Before me and my sister were born my Mom and Dad had a friend called Paul who died 5 years before I was born. When I was 4 and my sister was 3, I woke up by seeing flashes and sounds above me. I looked at my dart board which is across my room and saw a black face - shaped ball drop into my floor and rise again on my ceiling above me. I turned and looked up and saw it smiling back at me.
I wasn't scared because I remember my mom and dad telling me the story of Paul, so I smiled back and it then faded away. The next two nights where quiet and but on the third night my sister woke up about 4:00AM, says she saw Paul. By the way, my mom and dad never told my sister about him because they didn't want to scare her. But she woke saying his name and saying he had visited and told her his name.
A week later I was playing my Xbox and the t.v went off and a face appeared on the screen and it said out of the speakers, "I'll watch over you and don't forget that", then the screen came back on and I was still in the same place on the game as before Paul appeared. I was amazed. I believe that he gave me confidence.
When my mate's Granddad died he couldn't cope. He kept seeing him so I went over to my mate's house and spoke to his granddad. Now when my mate is upset I say to my mate, "just tell your granddad your problems" and sure enough it worked.
Paul also then came back 1 year later saying "well done" and that he had been taking care of my mates granddad in heaven since I helped my mate through the difficult times of life, and made over come and speak to his granddad without being scared.
I have had no more encounters with Paul and if I do I will share them on this.