After meeting Sean Conway and going to ‘The Making of a Medium’ screening last night, it’s stirred a whole lot of memories for me.
I firmly believe there is something after we die, I’ve had a few experiences myself which I’ve never written about. The one I’ve decided to share happened after my dad died. My dad had a huge interest in spirituality and attended Spiritual Churches when we lived in the UK. He always vowed that when he died he would let us know somehow if there was something after death.
Anyway he died in hospital. He waited until he was alone, my mother had requested that I should be the one to be told when he died. So the hospital phoned me to pass on the news. I phoned my mum twice and each time I got an answering machine – they didn’t have an answering machine – so this was baffling to begin with.
I went to my mum’s house to tell her about dad and as we were talking about him his chair started creaking. The dog went and sat by his chair and was looking up as if he was looking at dad. Then we both got the really strong smell of dad’s aftershave, that he hadn’t worn in all the years he’d be sick. We could also smell cigarettes and he hadn’t smoked in the last few weeks before he died. It really was like he was sitting in the room with us.
So I believe dad came back to tell us he was around. I still get little messages from him to this day. Usually an immense warmth in my back when I’m stressed about taking photographs. Dad was a photographer and it’s like he is giving me a push forward,
Have any of you had an experiences like this? I’d be interest in hearing them.