Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:06 AM
I'm not sure if this would fall under the same category, and I prefer to use the word "spirit" instead of "ghost", but...
The evening of the day that my mother died...I was walking to a friend's house (I just needed to talk to someone outside of my immediate family)...I was walking along some dark railroad tracks, and I "felt" that I should look behind me. As I kept walking, I looked over my shoulder and saw my mother. She was wearing a dress with sunflowers on it (I'd only seen her wearing that dress once, when I was in the hospital as a young boy). There was a sense of calm about her, and that same sensation came over me. I didn't stop walking; she kept up with me. As this sensation of "it'll be alright" came over me, faced forward again and kept walking.
A few yards further down to track, I had another "feeling", that there was another "spirit" with her. Could it have been my father (who'd died when I was about 2 years old, and didn't have very many memories of)? I'm not sure - I didn't turn to look the second time, I just kept walking...but silently said "ok, I know you're there...".
Later, when I told my brothers about this, they were all of the same conclusion that it was my mother, telling me that she'll always be with me, where ever I go and whatever I do (that last part, I'm not so sure about), and that the "other spirit" I "felt" HAD to be my father.
I guess what I'm getting at is, in order to see "spirits" (or "ghosts"), I would have to say that 1) you need to be open to the possibility that there would be something there and, 2) not to "force" the issue of seeing a spirit - if you are meant to see one, you will. I could easily say that, because my mother was on my mind, I probably wanted to see her one more time, so it could have been a manifestation of what I wanted. It comes down to what you believe. Although, what I experienced could be readily explained psychologically, in my heart I will always believe that I had seen my mother one last time.