A crisis apparition is an apparition that appears either at the time of death or when someone is seriously ill or injured. There have been many accounts of people being awakened at night by a loved one, only to find out the next day that the person had died right at the time that they were woken up. While a great deal of time of death apparitions occur at the time of death, some do not appear until a day or two later.
Instances of crisis apparitions of those who are seriously ill or injured are also fairly common. There is one story from my personal experience which I will relate. When I was a teenager, my grandfather was in a nursing home recovering from a surgery. I was awakened at around 3 one morning with a sharp pain in my leg and an image of grandpa’s face. I tried to brush it off as a dream, but could not. It was too vivid and felt too real. So, I picked up the phone and called the facility fully expecting to be treated like I had lost my mind. When I asked if my grandfather was okay, a nurse came to the phone and let me know that he had fallen out of bed and got a gash in his leg, and that they were taking him to the hospital for a few stitches. She didn’t treat me as though I had lost my mind, but she definitely treated me as though I was creepy. Fine by me.
I have heard several stories of this nature, both related to me in person and also while watching TV shows and reading books. While all paranormal stories fascinate me, this particular type has fascinated me more than most. I guess it’s something about the fact that people in physical distress or in a dying state reach out to loved ones somehow…that it is an active, telepathic form of communication from person to person or spirit to person.
Have any stories of your own?
To see artwork which goes with this work, click here to go to the blog of Evangeline who I am collaborating with for this year’s A to Z!