About four years ago my closest childhood friend died. He was living a little over 200 miles away at the time. For reasons only known to her, his wife notified none of his friends or her relatives. She had no open funeral or memorial service. He had been a successful corporate attorney and remained active in the community so a memorial service would have been appropriate and well attended. About 30 days after his death, his wife's cousin called me as he had just been notified and knew we were friends. I sent his wife a letter and tried to phone but never made contact. I then contacted many of his childhood friends to notify them. None were aware of his death.
About three months later I was working on a financial program on my computer to determine if I had enough money to purchase a new car. In a field that was supposed to indicate the amount of the payment, his name appeared. I asked my daughter to look at it to confirm what I was seeing. Which she did. I did not have his name or email, phone number or address anywhere in my computer at the time so a computer glitch is unlikely. I have contacted computer experts who looked at me like I was crazy but would not try to come up with a reason for a computer to do this on its own. His name is not a common one and would not be accidentally entered. He has made no further contact with me and to my knowledge he has contacted no one else.
To this day the only explanation I can come up with is a ghostly contact from my good, but deceased, friend.
I got chills when I read your real clown