January 17, 2012
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The following story was received on our paranormal story submission page.
Paranormal experiences vary between people, depending on their karmic affinity. Some people encounter spirits directly and have disturbing experiences with the unseen whilst there are others who experience it very differently, and they feel the incident has helped them overcome their current situation or obstacle.
Despite general skepticism of unseen beings, it doesn’t mean that they do not exist just because you cannot see them. I believe that there are beings all around us in different realms… we just don’t know because we cannot see them.
After reading the following story, it looks like it isn’t just me who has encountered the supernatural… Many people from various parts of the world are now writing in to share their paranormal stories with us here. How exciting!! I hope many many more people share with us their interesting experiences.
L.Lee from Washington State had a paranormal experience in July 2009 after the death of her dog, Kiki. She believes that it occurred to comfort and help her overcome her tremendous loss. It is a sweet and touching story, and it goes to show that we sometimes need a miracle to help us pull through.
Thank you for your submission, Ms. Lee.
Paranormal Experience: Ghosts
Date: July 2009
Location: Washington State
This is something that happened in 2009 when our beloved dog, Kiki, passed away. Even though I have a keen interest in paranormal subjects since I was a child, personal paranomal experiences was something that never happened to me. So what happened here was very touching and very striking.
Kiki was 18 years old — in human years — when she passed away. I rescued Kiki from an animal shelter in 1997 when she was seven years old because her previous owner, who was an elderly lady, was moving to a facility that didn’t accept pets.
In any case, after I got married she became very attached to my husband, and we both loved and cared for her as if she was our child. In fact, Kiki was one of those dogs that truly did not think she was one. She never engaged with other dogs and never behaved like a dog around other dogs. But around people, Kiki was always curious and wanted to interact with them.
She also had a very sensitive and caring side to her. Once, one of our friends came to visit us and his back was causing a lot of discomfort to him so he went to lie down on the couch. Kiki was already very familiar with our friend, and as if to comfort him, she walked over to him and lay down next to him on the floor. She was that kind of a being. On our walks, she would always bring a smile to someone’s face whenever they saw her. Why? Because no one could resist her smile. Kiki smiled a lot.
The time finally came when we knew there was something wrong with her and took her to the vet. The vet informed us that one of her kidneys had a tumor, and he didn’t recommend we pursue surgery because of her old age. He estimated Kiki had maybe three months at the most; she passed away six months later.
So during this time, we made sure she was comfortable and I began saying a lot of mani mantras to her everyday. It wasn’t really until the last few weeks of her life that her condition weakened rapidly. She managed to go on short walks even three weeks before her passing. When she got to the point where she was unable to walk on her own and lying down a lot, I had a CD player quietly playing a recording of mantras almost constantly when I wasn’t next to her reciting mantras. She passed away peacefully like this.
We moved her to the shrine room where I continued to play the mantras on the CD player. I remember directing thoughts of comfort and assurance to Kiki during this time — thanking her for all the good times we had together, how much we loved her, and that we would meet each other again. Mind you, I was also a wreck at this point. Finally saying goodbye was one of the most painful and difficult experiences to endure.
It happened on about the third day after she passed away. Her body was still in the shrine room and we would soon be moving her body to the cremation facility. One morning I went out to do an errand. When I returned and entered the house, I could hear faint sounds coming from somewhere in the house. We have a two-story house and the shrine room and bedrooms are on the second floor.
I began walking up the stairs and could clearly hear the sounds were like the hum of voices. It didn’t sound anything like any of the mantra recordings I had been playing, but as I slowly walked down the hallway toward the shrine room, I could tell that the ”hum” was the sound of mantras. When I pulled the door curtain back and entered the shrine room, the sound began to fade away. And I felt a sense that everything would be okay with Kiki. There was no mistake, the sound I heard appeared to come externally, not just something I was hearing in my head.
I was later surprised at my husband’s reaction when I told him about my experience. He seemed to take great comfort in hearing about this experience. I haven’t experienced anything else since that time, but I believe that experience helped us through our grieving process.
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