Ever seen somebody you know, only to later find out they died days earlier?
Those that know me, know that I’m an open-minded sceptic. A non-believer in the afterlife if you will, but open to the possibility of there being one. I listen, observe and make my own mind up based on the facts that are presented to me. With that in mind, I’m somewhat surprised that I find myself writing this article, but something very odd happened to me recently which I cannot explain. I’ve tried to work out what could have happened, but I am at a loss as to what actually did happen. For many years, I’ve heard a lot of stories similar to what I experienced and I wanted to share it with you all.
It was just a normal average day, I had parked my car at a local grocery store to get some things that I needed. I was just getting out of my car as I saw someone I hadn’t seen for a while, I’ll refer to him as Joe to protect his real identity. I don’t want to upset or offend his family and would like him to remain anonymous. He was walking a few yards from me, heading down the road. He saw me and waved, and I waved back. I shouted over to him, asked him how he was. But he didn’t reply, which I thought was a bit odd. I also thought it was odd that he was without a coat, wearing only a shirt and waistcoat. It was the middle of December. Thinking nothing of it, I went about my business and headed home.
The following day I was talking to my mum and she asked me if I had heard about Joe. I replied no, what? He died last week, she said. I was shocked and couldn’t quite articulate what I was being told when I am certain that I saw this person just yesterday, many days after I’m told he had passed away. I told my mum what I saw and she said I must have confused him with someone else, but he was as clear as day to me. Joe was a unique character in his appearance, hairstyle and dress. In no way could I have confused him, it was 100% him that I saw. He was only a few yards from me and as far as I was concerned, it was definitely him.
So the million dollar question. What did I see?
I honestly don’t know. I know what I saw, I am still struggling to understand what exactly has happened and why it has happened to me. This only happened a week or so ago, so it is still fresh in my mind and I’m still having problems attempting to come up with rational or logical explanations. I honestly cannot come up with one.
Having spent a bit of time trying to comprehend the encounter, it reminded me of an episode of Ghosthunters, the original UK series from the 90’s. A commercial airline pilot had stopped and talked to an old colleague in an airport terminal, only to find out some days later that he had died some years ago. I’ve included this episode just below so you can check it out.