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Do Ghosts Know When You Will Die?


Before I start you must know something: I have been able to see ghosts ever since I was little. They really scared me but now I just sort of ignore it. Now for my story.

When I was 11, my gran was taken into hospital due to her second stroke; we all knew she wouldn't make it, so we were all making the most of things.

Gran was steadily getting worse and we couldn't bear the situation. My dad was taking me home late on the Wednesday night, and my mum had asked me if I wanted to say bye to my gran (as in, I'll see you tomorrow.)

As I went to walk into the room an old man wearing hospital clothes just suddenly appeared in front of me. I could make out that he was old but that was about it - he was very blurry. He just screamed at me

"GET OUT!" and I was so scared I just stopped dead. I told my mum that I would just see my gran tomorrow, and left with my dad.

As I was walking out of the ward, I turned only to be faced with the ghost smiling at me. I made me feel sick because it was a very sly, mischievous grin and I was filled with hatred for him.

The next day my gran passed away and I've always regretted letting that man get the better of me. I never got to say goodbye.

So I have a question that I would appreciate so much if it were answered:

Do ghosts know when people are at their end?

Thanks for reading my story.

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Iluvanimals8 (4 stories) (41 posts)
12 years ago (2010-10-14)
I am sorry to say that no, ghost do not know when you will die. But, some animals do
Your helper,
God's daughter
aussiedaz (19 stories) (1537 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-17)
From my own experience, I believe they do maybe not all of them... But those that have the gift of premonition... Our lives are mapped out and I have myself over the years... Escaped death through premonitions and was told some time ago by a spirit guide, that I'd live to =77... For that reason only the creator knows... I'm now 45 years old...

EmeraldAngel (4 stories) (319 posts)
12 years ago (2010-07-17)
Jenny, so sorry about your grandmother, my own grandmother is my guardian angel but I don't see her much. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with someone staring at me, I get a good feeling and relax. Faintly, I smell my Grandmothers smell of perfume and it disapears. I would talk to myself like I'm talking to God so he can say hi to Gran for me 😆 I miss her terribly but I know your Grandmother will watch over you and care for you in Heaven ❤ Take care of yourself and don't let grumpy old ghosts scare you, just tell em to quit wasting your time and bug off
ouija_lee (3 posts)
13 years ago (2009-11-16)
hey, I have to disagree with what the last person said, I do a lot of Ouija boards and have the impression they know when and how people die, like fate but fate can be changed maybe not for the best, but I do think that spirits (ghosts) do know when we are about to pass.
whitebuffalo (guest)
13 years ago (2009-08-04)
Well. I see that I am a month late in getting to the discussion part of this story as it would appear that most of it has dropped off. But for what it is worth, here is MY opinion.
No. Ghosts do NOT have the privilege of knowing when someone is going to die. There is only One who is privy to all of that information.
If everything happened just as you described here, I would be more inclined to think that the ghost was "testing" you. I like to say that human seers give off a beam of some sort that allows the ghosts to recognise them AS seers. Be it a different scent, or a light, or an "air" about them, it would appear that ghosts can pick and choose who they are seen BY, and seem to be pretty accurate.
Thank you.
jennywinchester (1 stories) (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-07-25)
Thank you so much for your comment, I'm so sorry that you didn't get to say goodbye to your grandfather or uncle 😢. It is the worst feeling 😢.It was interesting to hear about your grandmother, too. I think your she is with the rest of her family now 😊
God bless and thanks again,
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
13 years ago (2009-07-14)
Hi Jenny, I am so sorry that man scared you into not saying good bye to your grandmother. I'm sure she knows you wanted to and that you loved her very much. I know how you feel though, because I too never got to say good bye to my grandfather, or uncle. To answer your question, yes I persoanlly believe that ghosts know when someone is about to die. When my grandmother was nearing her last days she would stare in the corner of her hospital room and say that her mother and father were there, and her husband (my grandfather) too. I believe God sends them to make the transition from life to death easier and less scary. I hope I made you feel a little better. Thanks for the story and take care. 😊
jennywinchester (1 stories) (2 posts)
13 years ago (2009-07-14)
Thank you everyone for your comments!

Elner: I know, I've regretted it ever since I walked out of the ward 😭

Blackrose1985: My grandpa died when my mom was 14, but it definitely couldn't have been him because I knew what he looked like.
elner (38 posts)
13 years ago (2009-07-14)
No one knows when anyone would die except for GOD Himself and never pass the minute to say goodbye to anyone maybe its the last time you will see them ever 😭
Blackrose1985 (11 posts)
13 years ago (2009-07-13)
Could be but then is your grandpa still alive of no?...

Just wondering it could also be a old friend or relitive that you may not know of that had past away before her and had come to take her home.
God bless nad peace be with you.
katiebates143 (2 stories) (13 posts)
13 years ago (2009-07-13)
maybe the ghost was trying to prevent from you from seeing your grandma's death.
KatieChan (3 stories) (63 posts)
13 years ago (2009-07-13)
He was probley just a bad sprite/ghost trying to scare you away. I wish you the best of luck! God Bless! 😁

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