When I was about 3 years old (two years before my mother would explain to me why I had a lack of a father), I used to have my aunt watch me while my mom worked. According to her, one day I was outside on the swing set. I was singing, laughing, playing like any normal 3 year old. Except, that I seemed to be talking to someone. Being the only child in the house, I was outside by myself, and no other people were seen in the yard. This went on for a few hours until I came inside. My aunt asked me who it was I was talking to and I replied, "The man with the red hat." simply and she said I acted as if she was blind. My father always wore a red hat, and when I got older, I've even seen pictures of said hat.
I had several encounters like this when I was very small, some like the room being completely pitch black, yet I had light still reflecting in my eyes. This has happened with some of my family as well, but all years ago. My grandfather a while after his death, and my cousin, who saw him around the same time as this encounter.
On the night of my father's death (I was 6 months old at the time) my grandmother says that I stayed up all night laughing and reaching our to something that wasn't there. The next day my mother had found out he had died in a car crash. It seems that recently I've had other encounters, mostly in my dreams. I had one at the age of 8 of my father, and it was about bringing him back, and meeting him in Heaven.
The second, was about my grandfather telling me it was time to let go and find other things to focus on. I would really like to know anyone who has had any kind of similarities with this. I'll be sure to read the comments.