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Thu Aug 16, 2018, 12:58 PM

5. Yes

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I had a deaf patient who told me he kept hearing beautiful music coming from 'up there',
pointing toward the ceiling during the week preceding his death.
(We were on the top floor. No one was on the roof. Just the sky above.)

I did a private duty 'in home care' for a retired physician who kept pointing toward an empty couch
a number of times during the week prior to his death.
He asked me on a number of occasions "Who is that woman? She looks like she's waiting for something."
I saw no one there. He told me what she looked like and I asked the family. They knew no one who resembled the woman.

I was doing the night shift 'in home' for a man who had made millions selling insurance.
We were alone in the house. Around 3 A.M. I heard the metal folding doors of a hall closet rattling.
I searched the house. All doors and windows were shut and locked. No one else was there but me and the patient.
The next morning his daughter came around 8 A.M. to take over. I told her about the noise.
She said "Oh, you heard our ghost." We went into the hall and looked at the folding doors on the closet.
They were wood. She said they used to be metal but kept sticking, so they replaced them with wood.
But the 'ghost' keeps rattling the old (no longer existing) metal doors.
After that night, the first thing I did when I came on duty each night was to walk through the house and turn on all the lights.
I never heard the 'ghost' again, and the patient died about 10 days later.

These are a few that stand out in my mind.

I think when you work with and around the dying, there are forces that you come in contact with, whether you know it or not.

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