This happened about 5 years ago at St.Paul's church in my hometown of Skelmersdale.
Recently single, I moved back to 'Skem' as we call it. I was bored and needed something new to do, so I went out and bought a brand new Kona Dew mountain bike.
Bike rides became a daily thing and I would ride for miles, either alone or with friends.
One day I was going past St.Paul's church, where my grandad is buried. If I was ever going on a bike ride I would always pass there and go in to see him. He died when I was just 1 year old so I never remember him but I think maybe he met and held me at some point in his life. I would occasionally visit just to say hello and show my face to let him see how I've aged.
Anyway, the last time I visited before this day, I remember his headstone was in a bad condition and I could barely find it because I couldn't read his name. Also I would always forget where in the graveyard his resting place was and I would always be searching for at least 10 minutes until I found it, sometimes I wouldn't even find it which was weird and frustrating for me.
This one day I was riding past the church, I stopped by the gate to go in and thought to myself, it's been at least 2-3 years since I've been here and thought about the state of the headstone last time and told myself I'll never find him, so with that thought I decided to not look and come back when I had more time and wasn't all sweaty from riding all day.
As I was about to set off, I went to roll my bike and jump on like I usually do and exactly at that moment two weird things happened. My back wheel seized up and scraped and skidded across the pavement for about a foot and my hand wasn't on the brake at all, I was pushing off to leave so my hand being on the brake doesn't fit in, nor was my wheel stuck in a gap in the pavement. I also received a huge ping of tinnitus in my ears to the point where I kind of wobbled a bit. I sometimes get tinnitus I'll admit, but never had it like that before. I really believe it was my grandad stopping me from leaving and the tinnitus, for me, tells me he was present.
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