A couple of days ago, a Reddit user put out a call for people to submit the creepiest thing that had ever happened to them, paranormal or not. That prompted one user to submit the following story about a dream about his mom that had terrified him.
One night, he dreamed he, his brothers, and his father were lowering his mom’s casket to the ground. He woke up crying. The next morning, he took time out from work to text her, telling her about his nightmare and that he loved her.
His mom texted back. She was “very much alive,” she said–and then told him she loved him too. But later on that day, he got a call from his dad. His mother had collapsed in the kitchen, and the ambulance was taking her to the hospital. She died that evening.
The silver lining, the poster wrote: “Thanks to that dream I was able to tell her I loved her and have her say it back to me one last time. I was the last person she texted.”
Other people contributed stories. While none matched the first one, this one came close. One person’s grandmother had recently passed away, and the grandkids and family were gathered in the house where she lived with one of her daughters. As everyone talked and reminisced about the old lady, they heard the sound of a music box playing. Curious, they searched for the source of the sound, and found it in what had been the grandmother’s room. It was the grandmother’s old music box, which was stuck inside a drawer. The grandmother hadn’t touched it for years because the handle that wound up the music had been stuck. It was still stuck–even though it had just been playing.
These stories make us think there are events we just cannot explain.
NEXT: See what your dreams mean by clicking through the explanations below.
Dream Meanings Baby
You're experiencing a new beginning. You have feelings of innocence and warmth. And if the baby is smiling, that means you're experiencing a very pure joy. via Getty Images
Dream Meanings Pregnant
Some part of yourself or your life is growing and developing. You might not be ready to talk about it or act on it just yet. You might also have a brand new idea or goal in mind. via Getty Images
Dream Meanings Flying
You have risen above something. You have gained a new perspective on an aspect of life. You have a new personal sense of power. via Getty Images
Dream Meanings Being Chased
You're avoiding a situation that you think you can't conquer, due to insecurity. But if you're being chased by a specific animal, you also have some unexpressed anger. Getty Images
Dream Meanings Teeth Falling Out
Teeth Falling Out
If you try to put them back in your mouth, this points to a lack of control and self-confidence. But if you act calmly, it shows you can rise above unfavorable circumstances. via Getty Images
Dream Meanings Naked In Public
Naked In Public
You're afraid of being found out about your activities and being exposed. If you are trying to cover up in the dream, you are especially vulnerable to a certain situation. via Getty Images
Dream Meanings Running Late
You're afraid of change and seizing an opportunity, but you feel unworthy or unsupported in your current circumstances. You may also be conflicted with future decisions. via Getty Images
Dream Meanings Falling
If you're not scared, you will overcome your adversities with ease. If you are scared, this signifies lack of control and support in real life. Getty Images
Dream Meanings Exam
Being Unprepared For an Exam
You're being scrutinized in some area of your life and you're feeling anxious about it. You're unprepared and may be harboring guilt about procrastination. via Getty Images
Dream Meanings Cheating Spouse
Cheating On Your Husband
You may be feeling self-guilt and self-betrayal after compromising your beliefs or integrity in some way. Or, you may be feeling some intense sexual passion. via Getty Images
Dream Meanings Snake
If you fear snakes, that means something in your life is unpredictable and out of your control. But if you like snakes, this could point to your creativity and potential. via Getty Images
Dream Meanings Death
Big changes are ahead for you as you leave the past behind. You're undergoing transformation, self-discovery, and positive development. via Getty Images