Paranormal Story Archives
February 2001 Page 14
Goodbye in Dream
by Matthew F.
I had a strange experience when I was 13. At the time my granddad was around 65 years old, in seemingly good health working everyday in his large garden and orchard. Usually, I don't remember my dreams or if I do it is very vague recollection. The evening this happened, I had been awakened from a very vivid dream by the phone ringing at around 2 in the morning. I still remember the strange dream I awoke from extremely well, although it was 13 years ago. In my dream I was in the elementary school I attended when younger. A bunch of my classmates were there. When we got to the library, we sat down in the brightly colored plastic chairs they had. At the front of the center isle was a large bronze looking coffin sitting on top of the moveable reference island they had in the library. A person came into the library. I knew it was my grandfather somehow, although he appeared to be nothing but empty loose beige wrappings like a mummy. He came over and talked to me; I don't remember exactly what he said, but it had something to do with him being okay and to be happy for him. After that he climbed into the coffin and was shutting the lid when the phone woke me up from the dream. I answered the phone and it was my grandparents' next door neighbor. He told me my granddad was very sick and to wake up my parents. The next morning before school, they told me he had died from a severe heart attack around the first time the neighbor was calling us. It still gives me goosebumps when I think about it.
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