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The Other World

Do you believe in the other world or do you believe that when a person dies, they are dead! There are no ghosts or are there?

In the movie, Ghost with Patrick Swayze, he was shot and killed. He gets up to chase the killer but as he looks back at Molly, his wife (played by Demi Moore), he realizes he is actually dead and he is now a ghost unable to touch or communicate with anyone.

When people pass on, sometimes their spirit remains behind for unfinished business. It sounds weird but this is called the paranormal.

Have you ever felt a presence, a breeze or a slight chill in a room when all the windows and doors were closed and locked or, perhaps heard something drop but paid no attention yet wondered how it was on the floor since it was secure on a shelf or table? 

Our deceased loved ones have the means of sending messages of love or warnings.

Sometimes we find ourselves dreaming of our deceased loved ones or friends. The subconscious does amazing things while we sleep.

I was always a believer in the paranormal but totally freaked in November 1994 with the event subsequent to my mom's passing.

I was gathering her clothing for the funeral home viewing. Blue gown and since her favorite cameo earrings were nowhere to be found, I had only dangle earrings which were unacceptable for the viewing. I reluctantly selected tiny heart-shaped gold filigree earrings with a center pearl from a small jewelry box we both shared.

My Italian grandma always frowned on pearls, stating they were bad luck and brought tears. Didn’t argue with grandma, the Sophia Petrillo (Golden Girl) of the family.

Moving forward, Mom was properly attired and viewed at the funeral home.

Six months Later
Memorial Day Weekend 1995

My son and I were getting ready to leave for the day. I opened my jewelry box to select a necklace when I stood back and froze in horror!

The heart-shaped gold filigree earrings with the center pearl were in the jewelry box. When I shared this with my son and asked if the Funeral Director had returned the earrings to him, he said ‘NO’. He was also in shock.

Clearly, even from the grave, my mom was not happy about the earrings. Was it possible that her spirit returned and put the earrings back!? There was no other explanation.

I shared this weird event with my mom’s sister who was just as freaked out as we were. She suggested that we place the earring in a small plastic box and put them at the gravesite. I totally disagreed and stated that I hoped she liked the blue gown, otherwise we are all in big trouble!

To this day, the encounter remains a mystery. There is little explanation for what I witnessed – or is there? Clearly, when the deceased is put to rest, their spirit does, in fact, roam the earth with unfinished business and communication ensues in different forms.

Have you ever felt an unexplained presence or a  cool breeze in the house, knowing all the windows and doors are shut and locked; perhaps the smell of sweet perfume or flowers in the air, yet there’s no Air Freshener?

Believers and non-believers should never question or fear the paranormal. They are either visiting out of love or sending a message.

We just need to listen and/or watch for their ‘sign’ and never question the other world.