Monday, September 26, 2011
Some people believe that their deceased loved ones have contacted them from beyond the grave during a paranormal event called a “crisis apparition.” A beauty shop owner in New Jersey claims she had a conversation with a customer, hours after his dead body was found. A grandson asserts that his grandfather gave him a farewell message just moments after he died from lung cancer.
Theories for these strange events range from telepathic transmissions, to a trick of the brain. Though skeptics abound, believers claim these apparitions appear as a way to give comfort to those left behind. One woman who experienced a “crisis apparition” gave the following explanation for her inexplicable experience, “these experiences have made me believe that those we love are really not that far away at all and know when we are not doing as well as we could. Just as they did in life, they offer comfort during crisis.”
See John Blake, Do Loved Ones Bid Farewell From Beyond the Grave?, CNN Living, Sep. 23, 2011.