I have submitted my personal experiences with the paranormal but as my mom passed in 2008, I have decided to write about her experiences.
My mom was born with "the sight" as some would say, and had numerous experiences throughout her life such as seeing and her deceased younger sister crying at her bed side for a few weeks prior to the divorce of her parents.
My mom would also hear someone singing Amazing Grace, for a week prior to a family member's passing. She would always talk about the singing the minute it started so this was not just a story.
My mom, bless her soul, was prone to exaggeration but there were 2 stories that have stuck by me AND they were validated by my father.
Just some background, my dad passed in 2001 and was a man of few words. He was a wonderful father, the best one could wish for. But daddy was extremely practical and as honest as the day was long. He was a very straightforward, no nonsense person. It is because of this that I believe the following 2 stories.
My parents moved often due to my dad's work, so I cannot recall where they said this occurred. Nevertheless, my oldest brother, Desmond, was just a little boy of approx. 2 years of age when my parents moved into a new house.
They had only stayed there a few days when weird things started happening. My dad said that every single night, they would put my brother to bed then retire to the lounge to listen to the radio. At exactly 10pm every night my brother would be dragged down the corridor screaming in terror. My dad would run and grab him, literally struggling with an unseen force until Desmond was released. They could then put him back in bed, re-lock the front door and go to bed themselves. The rest of the night would be peaceful.
Dad said that no matter if they locked or barricaded the front door, it would always be open after this episode.
When they asked Desmond if he could see anything, all he said was that the "man" had a ring with a black stone on his finger.
My parents moved as soon as they could and the experiences stopped. Whatever it was, stayed behind.
The second experience that stayed with me was this:
My mom was in her 30's when she started experiencing "sleep paralysis" and turn blue from lack of oxygen. Only when dad pulled her into an upright position and shook her, would things return to normal.
In absolute desperation my parents sought spiritual help, and were told that my mother's grandfather, who had passed many, many years prior, wanted my mother to go with him. Mom's granddad, was apparently very fond of her, now he was determined to have her at his side, in death. To be honest, this sounds like bulls**t to me, but I don't suppose that matters. What does matter, is that a cleansing/shielding/exorcism/whatever thing was done and the "sleep paralysis" stopped completely.
As I said there were many other experiences but none made as much impression on me as these 2, because they were validated by my father.