This is part 2 of a story I submitted called "Visit from Grandad/dreams?" It is important to read that story first and then return to this one!
I posted the story "Visit from Grandad/dreams?" sometime spring of 2018, without having told my grandma of this experience (who had been widowed of course and very upset after his death) I didn't want to make her upset by telling her he said goodbye to me through a dream state. I told my mom, however not as detailed as described on Your Ghost Stories, and she also did not tell my grandma.
This past summer (2018), I traveled alone to Florida to visit my grandma in her house. She still hasn't healed from my grandad's death. One day, she was upset about him and I decided to tell her my story about how he said goodbye to me in my dream. I told her all of the details of the stairs, the hallway, the location of the doors, his outfit, etc.
In response to my dream she said something like, "oh -- that sounds a lot like the house we used to live in, in Iowa." I asked her more about it and she said that the house is exactly as my dream had looked; a short wooden stairway leading up to a door at the top that had a bright window in the room, and to the left a hallway that had some doors at the end. My grandparents both lived this house for a short while. She said that when my grandpa lived there, my grandad was in the best shape of his life, going on runs every day.
She also told me that MANY years ago, when later owners of the house had put the house on sale and had visitors touring it, a family claimed to see a fisherman at the doorway at the top of the stairs (same ones from my dream, same area my grandma mentioned). The man they saw, they said was a ghost. My great grandfather (on my grandma's side), who had been dead for some years before that, was a fisherman.
As I mentioned, these stories are new to me -- I knew nothing of these instances or anything of that house before my dream with my Grandpa. Given that my grandpa visited me at a place (in my dream) where he was the healthiest in life and was also dressed as though he were going to exercise, and the fact that others years ago have seen a ghost in that very same doorway of another one of my family members, I can't help but believe that my grandfather chose that location to say goodbye to me for a reason. Do you think he knew I would end up making these connections and figuring it out? Does that house just continue to hold some kind of spiritual energy in my family or act as a gateway to the spirit world?
Thanks everyone for reading, I would love to hear some comments or questions (appropriate and kind please:)