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A few years ago my dad told me the story of how my great grandmother saw ghosts. It was only a week ago that I found put the stories were true. I'm wondering if this might explain why I have seen & heard things.

These events occurred in my dad's childhood home. My great grandmother was a very religious Irish woman. When her husband passed away she was often depressed. One day while she was doing the dishes, she heard the back door open, then close. She froze. Heavy footsteps walked into the kitchen. They walked right behind her then into the living room. She did not go to see what it was. She believed it was the ghost of her husband. She felt comforted knowing that he was visiting her.

About a year later my great grandmother was taking care of HER sick mother. In the same house. While she was in her room reading she heard three heavy knocks on the front door. When she answered it she saw a black hooded figure. Once again she froze. It walked right past her, & into her mother's room. She did not feel threatened by it. However her mother died that night.

When her mother died, my great grandmother saw two white orbs hovering by the wall. When she went to touch them they disappeared.

We don't know what my great grandmother really saw but this is what she told us she saw. Is it possible that's she had a connection to the afterlife? Is it possible that I inherited it? Please comment.

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zaynab (3 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-16)
i have a similar thing happen 2 me. One night I was goin 2 sleep I'm the living room as usual. While my boyfriend (at the time) was in the kitchen weird things started reflecting on the tv (mind you the tv was off we were goin 2 bed) the reflection I saw was of a white towel laying next 2 a puddle of blood I looked around 2 see if anything similar was around me but nothing. I then decided 2 walk towards the tv as I did the reflections were normal meaning no towel nor blood was being reflected instead my reflection showed & so did the sofa's I then sat back on the sofa and saw the towel & blood reflection I called my boyfriend 2 witness it he saw what I saw but he refused 2 stay up instead he turned of the light now this is where it got scary once the light was off a man sat next 2 me dressed in white & black I couldn't clearly see his face from where I was sitting but I then got closer and saw it clearly it was my very good friend who had always had a crush on me I asked him what he was doing there & he didn't speak instead he reached his hand out 2 me as 4 me 2 hold it I was like 2inches away from touching his hand when I then said no I can't go with you... Mind you my friend was alive at the time he didn't know where my boyfriend lived no 1 ever knocked at the door it was him but in a shadow like version... I told my boyfriend about the shadow he didn't say anything 2 weeks later I get the news that mt friend who I had seen that night was stabbed at a party he ran outside where he colapsed the ambulance then arrived & took him 2 the hospital living behind a puddle of blood & a white towel the had used 2 stop the bleeding of his wound
EmeraldAngel (4 stories) (319 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-03)
Hi I also think I have the gift or I must be the most craziest person in the world with ability to see ghosts like Jamie who are shadow spirits. I can communicate to spirits like him except I am a horrible amateur when talking to them. I'm very sensitive to their emotions and wish them only peace.
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-03)
I just realized now that the two orbs that she saw were probly death & the ghost of her mother.

Tori ❤
number13 (31 posts)
14 years ago (2010-02-15)
We meet again vicuttie8. After reading 2 of you're stories this convinced me that you have this "ability" to see the inhabitants of the other world because you have inherited it from this woman in this story. Like I say before, I will like where this is going. From: Number 13. I bid you farewell for now.
Rocker_Andrew (4 posts)
14 years ago (2009-11-28)
Wow this was such a good story I do believe that it's possible that you have the same powers as your Great Grandmother! I love this story keep them coming 😁
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
14 years ago (2009-11-26)
I recently found a poeam about ghosts from when I was a child. I believe that I do have a gift & that I have had since I was a child. My freind ilayda also recalls me saying something about the man is in the trees.
Tori ❤
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-09-01)
you think that she saw the angle of death two weeks before she dided?

Tori ❤
polok (4 posts)
15 years ago (2009-09-01)
its...common your grandma has seen the
Angel of death taking your great grandmother
Soul...if you were there you could see too

But the great grandmother which had died
Have seen angel of death in the dream before two weeks
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-31)
If it comes 15 days before death then why did my great grandmothre see it the night her mother dided?

Tori ❤
polok (4 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-31)

I am polok from bangladesh

The black figure which was seen by all of
you is 100% surely "AZRAIL" (ANGEL OF DEATH called in muslim religion

I have experienced this things in my life since my 5 years when I was 15-16 years old

AZRAIL or (Angel of death) comes 2 the peoples before 2 weeks which means 15 days before death

If the person has done all good deeds in his/her life then it will come in heavenly way


If the person has done sin all of his /her life then it would come in scariest way ever
Could be in your dream or real life!

And peoples who have seen them while being young is the warning by god that YOU have sinned and change yourself...

In saudia arabia many things happened like this and they have recorded the videos
N selling them "terror of the death"

YOU all must see it
If any inqueries about anything abOUT ghost let me know
Thank you

vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-30)
Even though my family doent believe anytthing I am seeing, I know it is true. I tryed explaining this to my mother tonight but she doesn't believe me...
Im glad that I have people who do believe me & I'm not alone like my great grandmother was. Thank you all!

Tori ❤
mystia (17 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-30)
I remember back in the 1990's I went to
My cousins high school graduation.
During one of the graduates speeches, I was surprised and shocked to see a faint outline
Of a dark hooded figure going down the isles
Toward the girl making the speech. It went right to her, floated around behind her and slowly faded out so I could not see it.
My heart was pounding, I was like Am I the only one seeing this? Are my eyes playing tricks on me? I closed my eyes hard a few times, shaking it off and trying to act normal.
The next morning I found out the girl had
Died in a car wreck after graduation later
That night. Scary stuff.
ArchAngelMichael39 (6 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-29)
I know how you feel, A bad energy has once entered your life. But you should always be awear. These Vegue Images of Silluette's can only stop if you push them away. But if you do they can really get mad and hurt you. I know I found out I had this (power) thing in 2ed grade and a bad spirit also entered my life as well and I had to get my room clensed.

Please Be Careful,

Sam ❤
Tonith (1136 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-29)
Not sure about the Grim Reaper being other than the manifestation of our own culture and legends. In other countries they see different type beings according to their own cultures. In hospitals it's usually a white phantom rather than the hooded black one. So all I am saying is, it seems setting and culture have much to do with how people see an Angel of Death.
You may very well have the "gift" and it's up to you as to how you handle that gift. It can cause fear, depression and confusion if not understood. If understood, it can be a source of comfort to others who are grieving by being able to tell those in sorrow that their loved one is still very alive and well on the other side. I don't know why some have this gift while others are completely unaware. They say all are capable of such intuition if we would only open our minds and hearts to the possibility. Personally, I just believe we are all given certain gifts which makes us a natural at certain things. Yours may be the gift of seeing into the supernatural world.
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-28)
I think that I inhereted the gift but I am not poitive. That is why I am asking all of you. Read my other story. It will explain some things. Thank You All!

Tori ❤
Thegrinch17 (guest)
15 years ago (2009-08-28)
I've seen this same black hooded figure in a dream right after my mother died. But I don't think it was a dream! I think this thing was really in the room with me, watching me sleep. It started to lean over the bed & I woke up with a horrifying feeling & turned on the light. Nothing was there but I could feel it had been there. I think Death was coming for me that night but didn't take me. I have no explanations for this. I just remember that dream or whatever it was all of these years later because I've never been so afraid in my life. ❤
hannie2 (1 stories) (9 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-28)
I agree with everyone, the black hooded figure was the Angel of Death. He came to guide her to the afterlife. The orbs were the spirit of your grandmother's mother. It seems that she was sensitive, and you may have inherited the gift.

I did a little digging in my own life, and I found that my grandmother is sensitive also. I believe that I have the gift too, since I have had paranormal experiences.

Be careful what you do, you don't want to invite malevolent spirits into your life.

Take care. ❤
GhostWatcher101 (6 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-28)
For one Death and Angel of death are 2 different things. Yes, you have the gift that your grammom passed on to you. Just pay close atteion on everything you do.
book_luver123 (227 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-28)
it is quite possible that you inherited the gift. And the figure was death or the Angel of death, ❤
jerryhend1 (3 stories) (136 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-28)
I will not say that you can or have anything happen too you but I think you are trying to connet too the other side good luck...
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
Thank you all so much for reading my story. Since I published it other strange things have happened to me. I Will submit that story soon! Thank you for all your help! If you have any questions please ask me!

Tori ❤
jazzeyjay (3 stories) (215 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
I too agree that the hooded figure was what we call the Angel of Death and maybe it appears to people in different forms. The orbs may have been deceased loved ones there to assist your great grandmother's mother with her transition over to the other side. You do realize that we are born into this world alone, but no one leaves this world alone. We have our loved ones who passed on before us, we have our spirit totem animal, our Guardian and protective Angels there as well to make our transition as smooth as possible. That's the reason why when people are in their last stages, they look up at the ceiling or they are looking around in the room and talking to people they can see, but other's can't see.

I do believe your great grandmother was born with what the older people call a Veil over her eyes, allowing her to see people who have passed. You may have inherited that from her. Fear not! You can use your GIFT in a positive way. Who know's you may be able to assist lost spirits over to the other side, or maybe even solve some cold cases. Don't be afraid of your abilities, embrace them in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit!

I wish you well and God bless you!

Please keep us all posted.
dreamergal72 (6 stories) (793 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
Yeah I have the same experience of that hooded figure It scare me that night my home when I live my own I live by myself at age 18 early year we wonder what cause it for it to be there near my bed at window that night a friend of my ask me is something to do with death or something
Yes Your great granddad did visit her "your great grandma" to make sure she alright and also the it I think the hoodfigure made be angel of death to take your great great grandma "Your great grandma's mother "
GhostHousing (7 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
I agree with anyone saying it's Death, and I really don't know what the orbs could have been... One may have been your great great grandmother's spirit, the other, not so sure...
reckless_disaster97 (6 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
i agree with both durnster and bumble bee and I'm pretty sure you inhereted this "power" as many would call it. 😕
bumblebee55 (1 stories) (40 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
I agree with durnster, that the black hooded figure was Death. And to think Death would just walk into a room like that! Scary story, anyway. You MIGHT have inherited it, there's no way to tell for sure.
durnster (2 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
i think that the black figure was in fact death, as he walked to your great great grandmother, who died the same night, maybe he was there to guide her to the afterlife.
yanna_coolet08 (5 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
It is possible that somebody can connect to afterlife. And maybe you inherited it... MAYBE

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