A friend from college recently passed. I'm a relatively young guy mid-30s and haven't really experienced a loss like this before. This was someone who I hung out with pretty consistently at one point in my life, so it hit me more than I thought.
These days there are a lot of new ways to remember someone in the age of social media. It's so new for this generation so the rules aren't properly defined. Could be a photo posted, could be a quick story on someone's facebook page or it could be something as simple as responding to a shared RIP notice.
As is custom these days, I decided to post a tribute on Facebook and Instagram for him. I found an old photo of us and wrote something nice about him and about the activities we used to do together. But just as I was about to doze off thinking of something else, I heard my deceased friend's voice, saying my name, clear as a bell in my head. Didn't sound like it was in the room, just in my head. He said my name matter of factly, no tone or emotion that I could detect. And that was it.
I shot up like a bolt in bed. Looked around and nothing physically looked off, so I went back to sleep and this time dozed off.
He never had physically been to my house and besides talking on facebook I hadn't seen him in 6 years. But I do think it was him. I think it was him in spirit coming to say a quick goodbye and acknowledge that he'd seen my posts and got the message. What do you guys think? Has anyone ever experienced a spirit/ghost responding to something that was posted about them? Would this be possible?
In my view, it seems just as likely that your friend was responding to the thoughts and memories evoked in your head and heart by the composition of your posts rather than the actual electronic product. Maybe to let you know that he'll never forget you either ❤