Thanks to Gafyn from Swansea, Wales for this story!
Gafyn has seen spirits ever since he was a little boy. Walking down the street with his mother, he would do his best to maneuver around the ghosts passing by them. Sometimes they even walked right through him. When people asked if her son was okay, Gafyn’s mother would reply, “Yes, he just sees a lot more than you or I can.”
At one point, his mother decided to bring Gafyn to see his great-aunt, Phillis Mules, who was also a Medium. She was well-known between the 1960s to 1980s and even helped with police investigations. Aunt Phillis led Gafyn and his mother into a room and asked them to sit down. Next, she called a friend in to talk to Gafyn. Gafyn started talking to the person as if everything was completely normal.
When he looked at his mother, he noticed that she was tearing up. His mother could not see the other person in the room like Gafyn and his aunt could. At his aunt’s request, the spirit had entered the room and struck up a conversation with Gafyn to test if he had the gift of seeing and hearing spirits. The ghost disappeared after a brief talk with Gafyn. Aunt Phillis had been standing with her back to the door the whole time. She nodded, smiling at Gafyn’s mother, “Oh, yes. He has it.”
One time when he was in school, Gafyn saw a little boy standing by his classroom door. The teacher gave no sign that she had seen him. Thinking the little boy wanted to join the group, Gafyn started looking around the room to find him a seat.
“What are you doing, Gafyn?” asked his teacher.
“Trying to find a chair for that little boy.”
“What little boy?” she asked.
“The one standing over there by the door,” said Gafyn.
Of course, when he turned around to show the teacher, the boy had vanished once more. The classroom door had been closed the whole time. Gafyn wondered how the boy had been able to go through the door without opening it. Years later, he realized that the little boy had been a spirit visiting the classroom.
As he grew, Gafyn became more accustomed to telling spirits apart from the living. Seeing spirits almost everywhere he looked, he had to figure out how to manage his abilities. Sometimes the ghosts scared him because they were “unusual, transparent, or ghastly.” Aunt Phillis acted as a mentor, helping Gafyn master the basics of working with spirits. She advised him never to welcome any spirits to follow him home. Over time, he learned to look past their appearance and began to view spirits as people. To read more about Gafyn’s adventures, check out Gaf’s Other Interests on Facebook.
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