This happened with me. I had childhood friend Shine. We studied until 8th grade in same school and then she shifted to another school. Life moved on. We used to keep in touch through phone for sometime and then I left for India for my graduation and we used to write letters, which also died down slowly. After marriage I came back to UAE and then again I got in touch with her. Then for few years there wasn't any calls and then after some years of gap she called me to my landline and we started talking again. Then while talking we used to talk about school days crush and all.
Her mom is a nurse in a hospital and every time so most of the time she is alone in home. So while talking we thought it's been years we haven't met so let's meet. So we planned to meet. Since my parents stay in the same city as her, I said "I'll travel and meet you." So on weekend my hubby dropped me at my parents' home and the next day we were supposed to meet. So in order to reconfirm and to ask her where her house is I called her up (land line only). It's her mom who took the line... Here is the following conversation.
"Hi, can I talk to Shine please?" There was silence and she (friend's mom) handed over the phone to someone else.
"Hi, I am Shine's friend. Can I talk to her?" Now the receiver is taken by my friend's younger sister. She was silent and then said Shine passed away 3 days ego.
I was really shocked and asked her what happened to her and how did it happen? She said Shine was in coma for 3 months and she was in hospital only and she passed away 3 days ego. I passed on my condolence and said I am so sorry to hear this and I don't remember what I spoke to her.
At this time I was making tea for my dad and my hands started shaking and then I just sat down in the kitchen near the kitchen cabinet. I was thinking if she was in coma how did she ever call me and all? This made no sense I was so scared so scared that I didn't call again nor did I went to meet her sis or mom.
My dad seeing my face was asking me what happened. I told him whatever happened. My dad is someone who does not believe in paranormal stuffs and like that, so he brushed aside and said may be your friend committed suicide and to coverup that they are saying she was in coma and passed away so don't get scared and all, as I was very shaky and crying.
Although I thought about what my dad had told me, at least at that time it made me ok but what I never understood is she started calling me suddenly after many years and it was for these 3 months only and we used to talk about school stuffs things like that.
I honestly believe since she was my best friend she tried to talk to me but while talking she was happy talking to me.