My maternal grand-dad, a very affectionate person, was diagnosed with a cyst in the brain. That slowed him down a lot and it was painful for all of us to see him suffer. The incident relates to the last few days of his life. His health had deteriorated considerably and doctors were not too hopeful either. However, with help, he was able to do his own chores.
It was early in December, and at that time it can be quite cold in Delhi, as it was those days. During one of the nights, 2-3 days before his death, he suddenly woke up my grandma and said "they want to take me, they want to take me, I do not want to go". My grandma, also an old lady, and quite understandably a bit irritated to be disturbed so late in the night, told my granddad not to worry and told him to sleep. My grand-dad told her; no please hold me tight, I do not want to go. My grandma helped him out by keeping her hand over his chest and holding him tight.
Then next day in the night, once again my granddad told my grandma that "they are here, they are below our bed, they will take me with them". My grandma by now had sensed that something was about to happen. However, she helped him out again by assuaging his fears. Then the next night my grand-dad passed away peacefully in his sleep.
My grandma tells me that she felt his presence in the house for 6 months subsequent to his death, but once she communicated to him that he should go where he has to go, and go peacefully, he has not come back to her since. That was close to 4 years ago now.
I sometimes wonder whether it was the cyst in my grand-dad's brain which was bothering him in his last few days, or whether he was actually seeing someone who would escort his spirit.
May he rest in peace.