Eerie encounters and mysterious events surrounding my brother’s hospital stay

Oct 24, 2023
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The paranormal has always been fascinating to me. From the time I was a teenager, I remember playing with Ouija boards, watching ghost stories, and dabbling with many other items related to the afterlife.

I’ve gotten messages from deceased relatives. Small items have moved around in my house. I’ve smelled strange odors related to people who are no longer here. Several months have gone by until recently when these things are starting to happen again.

A few weeks ago, my older brother went in for a knee replacement. We thought everything would go well until it didn’t. My brother has now been in the hospital for two weeks, with problems related to anesthesia. He has undergone dialysis to clean out his system, but something unusual continues to happen.

Regularly he has been calling out for his deceased twin sister Lynn, as well as my mother. I know things like this often happen after anesthesia, with doctors claiming that hallucinations and delusions are common. But I suspect it could be something more. When my mother was close to the end, she was in a  complete fog, with her eyes looking like tired moths. But he began seeing people in the room. When I asked her who was there, she started naming her parents, her deceased siblings, and some of her close friends.

These types of things often happen to people when they are near the end. They begin seeing their loved ones, who in my opinion, are there to help them get to the other side. When my partner’s mother underwent a quadruple bypass surgery, she saw her father at the end of the bed. She recalls a bright white light with her father beckoning her to go with him. But suddenly she was told that it was not her time. Her spirit returned to her body. Afterward, she claimed that the experience was quite magical and she regretted having to return.

My brother-in-law had a very bad car accident when he was in his 40s. He should’ve been killed, but instead, he remembers being assisted by someone on the side of the road. He was unscathed. When he looked around to see who had helped him, there was nobody there. I was entertaining a promotion when I got a message saying “Don’t just do it for the money.”

What was that all about? My mother had been gone for a few years and I suspect she was guiding me not to take the job. My partner said she saw my brother who passed away the week before walking down the street in his baggy jeans and tired sweatshirt. After she passed him, she looked over her shoulder to see his face but there was nobody there.

These types of experiences are hard to explain. Could my brother be calling out for his twin sister and mother because he is nearing the end? Does he sense they are in the room and are coming to get him? Or is it the reaction to anesthesia and the combination of his medications that are making him act this way? Time will tell. Whatever the reason, I hope that the presence of his family members puts him at ease.

Has this sort of thing happened to you? If so, what has your experience been?

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