I am really terryfied of spirits etc....
My strangest experience is: When I was 19, my father passed away suddenly. I was in Ontario and he lived in Quebec. i had not seen him in a few months. He sent me a birthday card in January and wrote a beautiful letter saying how proud he was to have me as a daughter and to watch my health and to stay out of trouble etc.... Looking back, I realise now that he knew the end was near. I did not see it then. In March of the same year, he passed away. I was beyond devastated and full of guilt at not having had the chance to say good-bye. I did not accept his death and I could not forgive myself. I spent a year in total grief. I was depressed and upset and mad at the world. Anyways.....one night, a little over a year after his death. I was in my appartment asleep when, all of a sudden, I sat up in bed. I had the eeriest feeling wash over me, I knew someone was in my room, and I was sooooo scared. I looked around the room and when I looked at my ceiling, there was this purple glow outlining the ceiling. Needless to say, I did not sleep that night. And, the next day, I spoke to someone about it (I can't, for the life of me remember who) I was told that it was probably my dad's spirit telling me that he was okay and to let go of him....he needed to rest. So I did. That night, I cried like I never had before. I apologized to him, told him I loved him and that I was sorry and then I told him to go, that I would be ok. And that was it.....This has not happened to me since. I don't tell many people I know about this because some people would think I was crazy but, it did happen. I saw it with my own 2 eyes and I believe that this does happen. How and why....I'll probably never know.
I think the souls that linger here are the one's we are not willing to let go of immediately, for our own personal reasons or, because we un-intentionally keep them around without even knowing it.
When mom passed away, I immediately told her to rest in peace. That I loved her and that I would be ok. (not that I am happy about having her go but.....I was scared to have that experience again).
So, do I believe? You betcha!