My mother has held a job at a local Conroy's Flower shop for many years. Over the years she's met and befriended many interesting people but none like her friend Jack. Jack was a Pearl Harbor survivor and a WWII Veteran. He was an older gentleman, 94 years of age but still driving!
He stopped by the shop weekly to buy roses for his deceased wife. While there he would talk to my mom and invite her to the Lyon Air Museum where he volunteered. He would joke around a lot and would even get angry if my mom bailed on a visit. His weekly routine continued until one week in December of 2014, he didn't show up. Instead, his daughter came in and broke the news of his passing. My mother of course, was pretty devastated by it. She came home crying that day. Today for no reason I looked him up online and found his oral history. Today she told me the following.
It's now been about 3 months. Yesterday while at work, she went out the back to throw something out into the dumpster. There, she noticed Jack's car parked in front of the dumpster. She didn't think much of it and thought it was either his son or daughter continuing the routine of buying flowers. She hurried back inside to get them their flowers but saw no one. She asked her coworker if one of his kids had come by. She said no one had come in at all. She shrugged it off and picked up another box of trash and went back out. The car was still there, but there was someone inside this time around. By then she felt uneasy as the figure had the same build as Jack. She hurried back in but it didn't take even a minute before she ran back out, but the car was gone. Completely vanished.
Now, at first I thought she was bluffing, but the look on her face as she told me this completely got me. It wasn't fear, but it wasn't, normal, for a lack of a better word. I kept on reading the article to her, and she just kept shaking her head before she said "I know it was him. I just know it. He hasn't left."
I, however, do not understand how he couldn't go to the other side. Is it his residual energy? Will he keep showing up like this? Both my mother and I are very spooked, but she's actually looking forward to perhaps seeing him again next week.