was going into her bedroom one day when she was startled
to see a woman sitting on her bed. The woman didn't
look fully materialized but she wasn't transparent;
that is, Grace could not see through her.
did a double take and stopped in shock. There was no
outside entrance to the room, and therefore no way this
woman could have gotten into the room. The woman turned
slowly, smiled at her, and then gradually faded, getting
lighter and lighter until Grace couldn't see her any
she described the woman to her husband, he was startled.
Grace seemed to be describing his grandmother. A day
later, they learned that the grandmother, who lived
in the Middle East, had died suddenly the night before.
own grandmother appeared to her several times, usually
at difficult times during Grace's life. Grace's three
daughters slept in the same room. When Grace's older
daughter, Lori, was having behavioral problems, the
woman would come and sit on the window seat in their
room at night, nearest the other two girls, as though
to watch over them all. Years later, when Grace's younger
daughter was shown a photo of her grandmother, she said
in surprise, "That's the woman who used to be in our
bedroom at night.
one occasion the older daughter was missing, and Grace
went to look for her. She tried to get out the side
door of the house but it would not open. Grace felt
someone push her, turning her toward the cellar stairs.
When she went down, she found her daughter and some
friends there, plotting some unsavory action.
another occasion, Grace felt someone shake her from
sleep. Her grandmother was standing by the bed and said
to her, "Get up! Lori is not here." She went into her
daughter's room and found it empty. Without thinking
about it, she picked up the phone and dialed a number.
She had no idea what the number was, but it turned out
to be the phone number of a friend of Lori's whom Grace
did not know. Lori was at the girl's house. Later, she
had no idea how she had been able to do this but credits
later talked to a friend of her grandmother's who was
very old. She and Grace's grandmother had been girlhood
friends. She told Grace that her grandmother had been
psychic, that she talked to spirits frequently, and
that she was an old soul who had been here many times
in many different incarnations.