My cousin passed away due to suicide at age 14 in August of 2007. Sadly enough, it was right before the beginning of the school year and her birthday. I have been shattered from this and believe many of my paranormal experiences may be related to her.
A few months after her death, my Aunt, (her mother) was in the shower. No one was home at the time and the door was locked. Stepping out of the shower, she realized there were two clear handprints pressed onto the mirror. They looked human, but with no oily residue, as human skin will leave behind. When my Aunt compared the sizes of the handprint and her own hand, they were almost exactly the same size. Oddly enough, a few days before the death, my cousin and my Aunt were talking. She said, "If you ever leave me, I'll know its you because our hands are the same size." I believe that she was maybe trying to tell her something, or possibly just letting her know she's OK. It saddens me to hear this because I know she must still be wandering the earth, or was, at that time, and not yet crossed over.
Very often I discover small white feathers lying around throughout my house. Sometimes they are large, dark ones. They seem to appear suddenly and with no way off getting there.
My mother was once doing laundry in our closed laundry room and said a black feather fell from the ceiling. I know departed loved ones can leave behind signs or items of importance, to be able to communicate with the living. I actually find the feathers calming and cheerful.
My cousin was my best friend we shared so much laughter in our time together. Even now I still have trouble accepting that my role model is gone.