Anyone who follows my work knows that I love anything paranormal. I find it fascinating. Death is one of the last mysteries of life, and paranormal research is a way to delve into uncharted territory that no living individual fully understands. I do not care if I am not believed, and I am not embarrassed to admit I have had paranormal experiences that defied explanation. However, I do not go out of my way to have these types of experiences, and I was once again surprised when I was contacted by my dead grandmother just days after her passing.
After receiving a bedroom set that previously belonged to my deceased grandmother, my husband and I had an interesting encounter. I felt as if she contacted me while my husband and I were installing her dresser mirror in our home. A matter of fact, I know my dead grandmother contacted my family to make sure we knew she was still around, and the following information details my experience.
The Possibility of Being Contacted by a Dead Relative
Some people wonder if it is possible to be contacted by a dead relative. Like many others, I think it is possible to be contacted by a dead relative. After all, with the vast number of paranormal reports and accounts from ordinary people, they cannot all be mentally ill or exaggerating ordinary happenings. Whether you believe it is possible or not, the following personal experience might help you decide if the dead really are able to contact the living.
Maybe you have been contacted by a dead relative, but before you say that being contacted by the dead is not possible, keep in mind that people who are not open to the possibility of being contacted by a dead relative might not realize it ever happened. They would not acknowledge a ghost it appeared right before their eyes.
Keep in mind that not every experience in life comes with an explanation, and all is not black or white. Just like all people are not evil, not all spirits are demonic. During the course of my life I have had countless paranormal experiences, and the following experience of being contacted by a dead relative is just one of many I have chosen to share.
My Grandmother’s Dresser Set
I was offered a dresser with a beautiful mirror, a tall chest of drawers, and a matching bed that belonged to my grandmother. My son who still lives in my home needed the bed, and I had never before owned a dresser and matching chest of drawers of high quality. The beautiful oak set would go very well with my king-size wrought iron bed, and I was thrilled to have them – not only because I needed the furniture, but also because they belonged to my grandmother. I loved her dearly, and I wanted something to remember her by.
Other than the furniture, the few items I received after my grandmother passed away did not have a great deal of monetary value, and unlike some other family members, I did not simply take items that were antiques or glassware with recognizable markings. Besides the furniture, I also accepted a beautiful yellow glass ashtray with swirls of color similar to that of a marble. No one else wanted the ashtray, but I remembered that eye-catching yellow glass item from the time I was tall enough to see it on a partition that once separated my grandparent’s living room and dining room. I also accepted a little crackle glass Rainbow pitcher. It has a small measure of value, but I would never sell it, and the sentimental value meant more to me than the monetary worth. The pretty little pitcher was also something I remembered as a child.
Gazing into the Mirror While Contacted by a Dead Relative
My sons moved my new chest of drawers and the dresser into my bedroom as well as the mirror that had to be re-attached with several nuts and bolts. My husband needed help with this task. Trying to provide as much light as possible, I turned on a set of six wall lights over my built-in bedroom vanity and the ceiling fan lights on the other side of the room. When the mirror was in the right position I held it tightly as he worked to attach the hardware.
As I firmly held the mirror in place I stared deeply into my own eyes since I really had no where else to look while he worked to attach it to the dresser. My gaze traveled downward toward my mouth, and I could not help but notice how the shape of my lips looked identical to my grandmother’s lips. I thought of her in the coffin. I recalled the curve of her upper lip and how it was angled – just like mine. I felt as if my mind had left my body for a moment, and I was entranced by my own reflection and the thought of my grandmother in her final resting place.
Contacted by a Dead Relative, or a Simple Light Switch Problem?
At the very moment I thought of my grandmother, the lights over the bedroom vanity turned off. I knew this was a signal from my dead grandmother. I felt she had contacted me to say she was still around. No one was in the bedroom except for my husband and I, and he was in back of the dresser still trying to attach the mirror. He could no longer see what he was doing, and I had to go back over to the light switch and turn it on once again. The switch could not have possibly moved down by itself, and this is why I was sure I had been contacted by my dead relative – especially since I was thinking of her at the time.
Caught Off Guard when Contacted by a Dead Relative
Each time I have a paranormal experience I am taken completely off guard, and I do not have time to be scared in the very least. Also, when a person is contacted by a dead relative, if that individual was not scary or threatening in life, why would they be intimidating in death? Some people are afraid when contacted by a dead relative because life after death is something that is not fully understood – if they are open to the possibility that they can be contacted at all. I was not shaken or upset when contacted in this simple yet dramatic way. I think my grandmother was letting me know she was in the room, and I felt it was her way of telling me that she was happy I had the dresser.
Have You Been Contacted by a Dead Relative?
Do you have a paranormal experience to share? If you feel you were contacted by a dead relative, leave a short comment regarding your experience, or better yet, write an article detailing your encounter and submit it to Associated Content. No one has all of the answers, and no living individual can say for certain that it is not possible to be contacted by a dead relative. Absolutely no one can convince me that my grandmother did not stop by to let my family know she was still around!