Graveyard Shift

Signs The Dead May Be Trying To Contact You From The Spirit Realm 

Erin Wisti
Updated April 20, 2020 92.7k views 12 items

The permanence of death can make the grieving process incredibly difficult for many people. The thought of not being able to talk to loved ones who have passed can be unbearable, but there could be ways to communicate with the dead. Could loved ones be trying to reach you from the other side? There are various signs the dead are trying to contact you. If you tune in to your senses and stay aware, you may get a message from beyond

From odd coincidences to outright sightings of deceased loved ones, people have reported some pretty eerie incidents of possibly paranormal encounters. While some people may find such experiences terrifying, other people gain comfort from otherworldly visitors. They considered these signs that their loved ones are still watching over them. If you're curious how to know when someone from the spirit realm is trying to reach you, keep an eye out for these signs. 

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They Come To You In Dreams

It’s not uncommon to dream of lost loved ones, as anything on your mind is bound to surface in the dream world. However, under some circumstances, dream visions can indicate a loved one is actually trying to contact you from beyond. These are called visitation dreams.

How do you tell the difference between a regular dream and a visitation dream? Visitation dreams are usually incredibly vivid. They are also short and to the point. A clear message will be communicated to you, whether verbally or telepathically. Unlike a regular dream in which you may forget details over time, you will be able to recall most or all of the details of a visitation dream.

Items May Go Missing Or Move

People who’ve lost a loved one sometimes report that items go missing without explanation. You may notice something from your closet has gone missing or an item has been moved. It may be an item that once belonged to your lost loved one or something of yours they admired during their life.

Just as you are grieving, your loved one who has passed may be missing you as well and looking for a way to connect with you, even if it is just through something you owned. 

Lightbulbs Or Streetlights Flicker Around You

Spirits are notorious for communicating through electronics. One of the most common means of electronic communication is through the flickering of lights. Spiritualists believe that electrical and spiritual energy are on a similar vibration, which is why spirits opt to communicate in this way.

One woman, for example, claimed she was able to have a conversation with her deceased father through a flickering lightbulb. She told him to flicker once to answer "yes" to a question and twice for "no." 

You Smell Scents Associated With Them

Smell is closely linked to memory. It’s believed loved ones may generate smells you associated with them in life to help you remember them and feel their presence. If a loved one is trying to contact you, you may notice smells without an obvious source. 

For example, if you smell your mother’s perfume or the brand of cigar your grandfather smoked, they could be trying to send you a message or comfort you.