This is another of the few experiences I have had with the supernatural. Like the other story I have submitted on this site, I have not shared with many people and it is nice to be able to get it off of my chest.
One night I had a horrible stomachache and couldn't sleep. I was throwing up in the restroom and must have woken up my mother. She came and tended to me with some medicine and before going back to bed she told me to wake her up if I needed anything. I decided to sleep on the couch closer to the restroom just in case. Laying there in complete discomfort I had trouble sleeping.
After closing my eyes for a few minutes trying to fall asleep, I opened them to see a woman kneeling next to my couch. She had the striking resemblance of my mother. It was as though she was in the middle of heavy mourning with tears on her face and her eyes clenched closed. Like my previous experience, she was a still picture.
Again, I am not sure why I did this, but I reached out to touch her. As my hand reached her, my eyes focused past and she melted into the background. For a more full description of this unique disappearing process, please refer to my first experience The Sleeping Apparition.
My theory is that she was a particularly sensitive ancestor of mine that was upset that I was sick. We built the house that we were in so there was no possibility of deaths in the house. The possibility stands though that there was a death in the land that the house was built.
I am curious to hear any theories that might be out there.