Friday, June 12

Was Her Deceased Father Waiting For Her Dying Mother?

From my clippings: An experience of a daughter whose mother died of cancer. Did her mother see her deceased father?

I was caring for my mother in her final weeks of life. She was terminally ill with cancer.

My mother was a non believer in religion, ghosts, the after- life and anything sh'd consider 'soppy nonsense'.

Two days before she died, she was in a bad way, bedridden, her pain managed by morphine. She was lapsing in and out of consciousness. I sat with her constantly.

One evening she suddenly became lucid and pointed towards the end of the bed. "Joe," she said, the name of my father, who had died twelve years earlier. "What, Mum?" I asked her.

"He's here, waiting for me," she told me. "I can see him".

She looked happy and serene.

I still don't know what to make of it. Cynically, I could say it was the drugs, but it did seem real to her and I witnessed no other visions or imaginings. I wonder?

~Mrs. J.J.M.


  1. My mother and my "aunt, " best friends since before I was born, died less than a year apart. My aunt passed away first. Two months before my mother died, she started warning all of us kids that she was "going to die because Zee keeps telling me to get ready." Zee was my aunt's name, and apparently, she had started appearing to my mother, telling her that her time was coming and to not be afraid. Well, two months after my Aunt Zee's first appearance, my mother went in to the hospital for a stress test so her doctor could prep her for surgery that week. As part of the process, she was put on dialysis. After about a minute, she went into cardiac arrest, but they resuscitated her and put her in ICU to recover. They tried dialysis again after she'd stabilized, and again, she went into cardiac arrest and passed away. The strangest thing about this story is that my mother and my aunt had a falling out five years prior to their deaths and they hadn't spoken since.

    Mike, I love the stories on your blog, and am in the process of launching a podcast (Fearmonger) about unexplained phenomena. I'd love to have you as a guest if you can manage to spare about 30 minutes for an interview. If you can, please message me at Thanks, and keep up the great work.


    Sinatra Sycamore
    Fearmonger Podcast

    1. Many thanks for your detailed comment, a fascinating story. It does seem that certain people are linked together, whether they remain good friends or not while in this life - and even after 'death'.

      Thanks for the podcast invitation but I'll have to decline at the present time, but who knows what the future holds. Wishing you every success.