Question: Are deathbed visions real?
"At this time I am 400 miles away from my father, who is 91, in a rest home, and who has been ill for years," writes Janet W. "My mother and daughter have told me he has been visiting with his family (11 members who have passed over) for about the last ten days. The visits get more and more often during the day. Yesterday he cried and told my mother not to go, as time was close. I am a firm believer in deathbed visions. I just wanted to know if he might know the end is closer than we think."
Answer: It is very difficult to determine whether your father's experiences are genuine visions or hallucinations caused by his illness. There is just no way of knowing for certain. If a deceased person in his vision had conveyed some information that no one else, including your father, could possibly know, that would be stronger evidence for a genuine message from beyond. <p>Carla Wills-Brandon has done some interesting research in this field in her book <a href="http://erclk.about.com/?zi=15/2sbo"><i>One Last Hug Before I Go: The Mystery and Meaning of Death Bed Visions</i></a>. Also see the articles, <a href="http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa021901a.htm">"Deathbed Visions"</a> and <a href="http://paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa022601a.htm">"Visions at the Hour of Death"</a>.</p>