I am not sure if a "Death Echo" is what something like this would be referred to as or if that is just a term coined by the popular show Supernatural. But I believe that this is exactly what I experienced.
There is a large stretch of road on the North side of Jacksonville called Lem Turner that is mostly surrounded on either side by tall trees and brush, with a 60 mph speed limit and 2 lanes. This is the kind of road you drive down at night imagining around every bend a lady in white appearing suddenly before your headlights holding a severed head or something. Luckily, my experience isn't nearly as terrifying but it was very interesting and I remember it clearly to this day.
I was on my way to work approximately 2:00 in the afternoon as I was an aftercare director for a Catholic School up the road ("extended day" for those of you with children). I was talking on the phone with my then boyfriend now husband, when far ahead of me at a bend in the road something caught my attention. There was a motorcyclist coming in my direction. Now, he stood out because it was as though the clouds had parted and there was a beam of light directly on him. He just looked like he had a spotlight on him surrounding him as he rode down the road. I found this strange and it made me keep looking at him. He was driving very fast and I just got the feeling that something was about to happen. Once that thought passed my mind I see that he suddenly loses control of his bike! I tell my boyfriend, "Jeff, this guy is going to crash, he's on a bike!" Just as I say that I see that he veers in the woods and it looks like his bike flips. I am still about 25 seconds away as I have been driving in his direction the entire time but he was still a bit off in the distance. Lem Turner is not the road you want to pull off on because of the high speed limit and the way people whipped around the bends and curves but I needed to help this guy and that is exactly what I intended to do!
When my car finally reached where he "crashed" though, I had been decelerating as I was rounding his corner, there was nothing! There was no gash in the grass from where his tires would have definitely left a mark. There was no break in the trees or the shrubs, there was absolutely nothing. He was not there. I didn't end up pulling over because it was obvious that IF this happened, it didn't take place today. I said, "Jeff, he's not even there." My boyfriend was a bit confused, but I explained the light and what I saw and I said, "Jeff, I don't think this happened today." I believe I saw this man reliving the way he passed on.
I researched a bit on the road to see if I could find a report on an accident, but didn't really find what it was that I saw. This didn't surprise me considering Lem Turner is kind of a high accident prone area with the bends and the wild animals running out in the middle of the road and people swerving to miss them it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Who knows when this took place IF this took place...
Thank you for reading.
I've heard the term death echo years before Supernatural. I believe it was on a show called Night Stalker or the Twilight Zone. It never crossed my mind that it is real because I was a kid and my father watched both shows.