This would always happen at nite when I was in bed. I would look through a fuzzy haze in the dark and see someone standing in my doorway. Some were strangers to me that I would later recognize in old family photos. Dead family members I had never met. That truly freaked my mom out. It never scared me back then. The spirits would just look at me, smile, and wave. Over the years since I have had a few occasions of seeing dead people. One of them was Paul. I saw him the night that he died. To me it was his way of coming back to me to say goodbye. I have had many readings with mediums. I even went on a retreat with the medium John Edward just before he blew up and became untouchable.
They say that children and animals have a greater ability to see spirits. Partly because there is no fear there. It is their innocence. So it didn't surprise me one evening last week when my dog Bosco woke up and started barking at something in our living room. I stopped what I was doing and sat silently watching him. I didn't want to distract him. There were no noises outside. The room was dimly lit. I watched his head and eyes distinctly follow something back and forth across the room. It was as if he was watching someone. It didn't scare me at all. I figured it was just one of the dead people coming by for a visit. When my husband walked into the living room to see what all the barking was about I told him my theory. Lou walked over by the corner of the room that our dog was staring at.
Jokingly Lou said "Where is he Bosco? Over here?" motioning his arm up in midair as if to put it around someone.
I watched his expression change as I asked "What is it?"
"Look. . . all the hair on my arm is standing up. I just felt a chill go through me."
"Bosco I wish you could tell us who it is." I said finally breaking his concentration.
I couldn't help but wonder who it was. I have no doubt there was somebody in the room with us that nite. This has happened many times over the past year and a half since my dad passed away. My dad never had the chance to meet Bosco. I like to think he comes by to play with our dog who he no doubt would have loved as much as we do.
Do you believe in the ability to communicate with the dead? Have you ever experienced any connection with the spirit world? Have you ever been to a medium and received messages from loved ones who have passed on?