It was a month before All Hallows Eve. We were in a Jr. College in Boston. A group of friends were sitting around our dorm room. It happened to be in an old apartment building on Beacon Street. It was the late 60's.
We started telling ghost stories one by one. All of a sudden we all simultaneously heard a woman scream in our heads. This was to set the stage for the events to follow.

My roommate Billie's father Tom, had died mysteriously a few years before. He had separated from Billie's mother and was living on his own. He was a retired Top Secret Scientist for the government who had been befriended by a Customs agent. Tom had an aneurism that was lodged in his head. Any sudden fright could be dangerous to him and possibly dislodge the clot. It turned out that Tom had left all his possessions to this man, raising suspicion that he had something to do with his death.

Tom was found in his apartment. His body was in an unusual position on the bed. The Coroner had determined that he had died a few days earlier on Halloween.

A couple of times after his death Billie heard her fathers voice calling her name. One time her mothers wedding rings were found on the floor by the front door. The rings had been in her bedroom in a jewelry case.
Three weeks before Halloween the events started. Annie our other roommate was a Boston girl. She was very shy, quiet, and very level headed. One night she awakened to hear chimes blowing, and "human whistling." She was frightened and was going to wake us up but didn't. She happened to look at the clock, it as 3:33 AM. By the way we had no chimes outside on our porch!

The next week Billie had her encounter. We were all asleep. She awakened to see a misty form at the foot of my bed! She sat up and rubbed her eyes to see if the form would go away. It still was there. She wanted to wake us up, but didn't. She looked at the clock; it was 3:33 AM. She went peacefully back to sleep.
Ok, the day of Halloween came and I was freaked out. Why was the figure at the end of MY bed? We had our costume party at school then settled down to sleep. I was definitely spooked. Forgive the pun!
I was restless and couldn't fall asleep. I was in that twilight state, in between the worlds. I learned later that when you awaken and when you are falling asleep there is an opening to the other dimension - a time when it is easier to communicate with Spirit.

All of a sudden I started to see my body stretched out before me in white light. It reminded me of being under a black light. I was bathed in white phosphorus light.

I kept saying to myself, "I have to wake up and tell Billie her father is here. I have to wake up and tell Billie her father is here." I finally came out of it and was fully awake. I wanted to tell Billie and Annie what had happened. I didn't. I looked at the clock it was 3:33 AM. I peacefully went to sleep.
The next day I remember feeling like I was floating on air, almost levitating. Billie's father came to show his love to her. His Spirit entered my body and probably gave me a healing. He helped us all to see that the Spirit lives on and can return to those we love.


©2009Merry C. Battles

Author's Bio: 

Merry C. Battles, LMT has worked in the Healing Arts since 1977. She has practiced the art of massage, cellulite massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Reiki, and foot reflexology.

Merry is the author and illustrator of "Christmas Meditations on the Twelve Holy Days December 26-January 6" It is a compilation of her 26 year meditation journey with the 12 holy days of Christmas.

Merry has been a student of the ancient spiritual mysteries for as many years. Her greatest joy in life, along with her grandchildren, is to learn about the spiritual. This is reflected in all of her work.

Merry has an Expert Page on Self Growth called "Walking the Spiritual Path Expert" under Spiritual Growth.