Thanks to Linda from New Jersey for this story!
As mentioned in an earlier Ghost Post, Her Daughter’s Guardian Angel, Linda has psychic abilities. This often results in prophetic dreams, which frequently spook her family. This particular incident happened when Linda was in her late twenties.
In St. Raymond’s Cemetery in Bronx, NY, there is a mausoleum that holds several generations of Linda’s family. Linda’s great-grandfather, Carmine, set this up so that the family would always stay together. Great-grandfather Carmine’s son, called Papa Nick, was deeply fond of his daughter-in-law, Vera. Vera is Linda’s mother. Even after her mother and father divorced, Papa Nick stayed close with Vera.
One night, Linda had a dream where she heard Papa Nick call out.
“Vera, help me! I’m drowning!”
This dream occurred two times in a row. When she mentioned the incident to her mother, Vera said that Papa Nick must be trying to tell them something important. The most confusing part was that while Linda was the one having the dream, Papa Nick kept calling for her mother.
After the second dream, Linda called her father to ask how Papa Nick had died. Was it at sea or on a boat? He answered that her grandfather had died of a stroke. When he asked her what had brought this question up, Linda told her father about the strange recurring dream.
“Maybe you’d better go visit Papa Nick in the cemetery and see if everything is okay.”
Her father promised that he would go check. The next day he called and explained what had happened. He had gone to the cemetery to find that a sewer pipe had backed up and flooded the mausoleum floor. One of the coffins floating in the water was Papa Nick’s. Thankfully, they found out in time and none of the coffins were damaged. It just goes to show you that when spirits want to make contact, they will find a way.
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