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A Bad Dream or Something Else?

Posted on January 6, 2010

I’ve never been close to my mother’s side of the family, except for her brothers and sister. This story is about my favorite uncle.

My uncle and I were very close for as long as I could remember. It was creepy sometimes because I was just a child and we would sometimes finish each other’s sentences and somehow know what we were thinking a lot.

When I was 11 years old, I had a horrible dream that he died. I’m not going to get into detail because its kinda gross. But all I can say is that my dream scared the toosh out of me. And three days later, my mom told me that he had passed away. I started asking questions about how he died and how they found him. I was in complete shock and had chills when she described it. It was the exact way I saw him in my dream to a T! So of course I cried because he was my favorite uncle and I love him so much but I didn’t mention my dream cause I was too freaked out.

We went through the whole process of going to his wake and his burial, three days later. And during that whole process, I felt a strong presence next to me and watching me. But the night his burial took place must have been the scariest thing that I have ever experienced in my 23 years of life.

I was laying down straight on my bed, half asleep. I was so exhausted from crying a lot so I was a bit disoriented. I started feeling something on my feet. I paid no mind to it at first until something grabbed me by my ankles. I lifted my head up so fast that I started keeling a little dizzy but I looked and I saw a man’s arms and shoulders with smudged dirt all over. He was holding onto my ankles tight and pulling himself up on the bed. I was too scared to even scream. I covered my mouth and started crying but I couldn’t keep my eyes off of him. At first I couldn’t see his face cause his head was down as he started coming up more but I realized I was looking at my dead uncle when I saw his Miami Dolphin’s pin (football), that he was buried with, on his white tuxedo. He finally looked up at me and all I saw before I closed my eyes tight, was his long hair out of place, his eyes rolled back still and dirt on his face. After I closed my eyes, the last thing I remember was whispering to please go away. I don’t know if it was real or if I was dreaming the whole time.

But the next morning, when I got up, my ankles were red and killing me! But I didn’t see any dirt on the edge of my bed or dirt. I still think about it from time to time and it still gives me the creeps. But I miss him so much and I love him.

Sent in by Jae, Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com

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12 Responses to “A Bad Dream or Something Else?”
  1. trolldoll1681 says:

    sometimes these things go on for generations. it’s strange he would come back like this. how much older was he than you? i feel for you. i used to be really close to my dad’s family, but now not. partially because i inheirited so much money from my folks. but i could have remained close to them, i would have. heck i didn’t even know a aunt of mine died till two years later. i don’t think about them so i don’t dream about them. sorry i’m ramblin on but you got me thinkin about how special family is and its sad when you don’t see or talk to them anymore.

  2. DarStarr says:

    I can’t understand if it WAS your uncle, why he would come to you in such a scary way. That blows my mind!
    I understand how you feel. Family is just SO important. I don’t talk to my Dad’s side either and it breaks my heart because my family is SOOO small. I do hear from my one cousin maybe once a year, but that is it. It’s just so crazy to me.
    My sister, brother and I are all that is left of my immediate family and I cherish them so much! But believe me, I know how tough it is.

  3. Jae says:

    I have no idea why he came back to me the way he did. Or maybe it was something else posing as him, I don’t have a clue. But every time I think about it, I get this knot feeling in my stomach and goosebumps all over.

    I know what you guys mean when it comes to family but my mother thinks otherwise. She always kept us away from her side of the family (cousins, her aunts, uncles, etc…) and every time I would ask her, it was always a different excuse.

    The same thing went for my dad. When he remarried, he completely isolated himself from us and that meant me not being able to see his side of the family either cause first, I was too young to travel and then as I got older, I had no way of contacting them myself and after a while I had my daughter. Nobody has seen my father or heard from him in about 3 years now, and I haven’t seen him in 2. It sucks cause him and I used to be so close but I feel like he abandoned me and his family. The good thing though was that my father’s side of the family finally found me and we had a very emotional but happy Christmas weekend/ reunion. And we are able to keep in contact now, so for that I am very greatful. I feel like I’m no longer missing a big piece of my ?. And being with them feels wonderful.

  4. Jae says:

    Sorry I didn’t answer your question trolldoll…. I don’t remember exactly how much older but he was around my mom’s age and she’s like around 30 something years older than I am. So at the time, he was probbaly in his 30s or 40s. He was an awesome uncle though. He was the one who got me hooked on my favorite ice cream still til this day…. vanilla bean! LoL

  5. miley says:

    how scary that night must have been. but what i dont understand and you might feel the same waywas why he gabbed onto your ankles. was it because he was trying to tell you something

  6. miley says:

    he probably grabbed onto your ankles to give you an unexpected shock. i dont kow

  7. Jae says:

    Miley, I have no idea. I wasn’t really thinking that he had something to say cause I was too scared. I thought he was grabbing onto me to get on the bed or take me somehow. Really creepy. And if he just wanted to give me a shock or scare, he sure got it! But if he wanted to tell me something, it didn’t get through to me at all. And I didn’t see him again after that.

  8. ilovejonasbrothers says:

    i dont know why your uncle would come to you in such a scary way. maybe he was trying to contact you and couldnt think how to any other way. did he ever try to scare you as a joke sometimes? my uncle does that to me sometimes…. anyways if he does, maybe he is still joking around with you or maybe hes just trying to get your attention, or let you know that hes still around…. which brings me back to think, why would he do that in a shocking way….

    oh and when you told him to please go away, and he has, that shows that he really cared about you and dosent want to scare you. i think that he was just trying to show himself to you. i dont think he ever meant to scare you.

  9. Believer says:

    That reminds me of what happened to my aunt. My uncle died at the age of 31 and my aunt was laying on the bed when a figure of a man that looked just like my uncle appeared next to her , she said that he was wearing a black cape and started screaming at her, she started praying and he disappeared into thin air.

  10. ilovejonasbrothers says:

    @Believer – thats scary. i dont think that was your uncle….

  11. Anonymous says:

    Just by reading it makes me wanna cry my moms brother died over 10 yrs ago and he was my favorite and I know how you feel I think about him alot to.i never seen his spirt or a feeling he was around but my grandma and 1 of my aunts saw him.I wish I could.But like I said I wanted to cry when I read the story.I know how you feel.sorry about your lose.

  12. anna says:

    you know what I know what you mean.I had a fav uncle and he died years ago.I cried for 3 days it was hard.I think about him all the time.I had tears in my eyes when I read the story.Im sorry you had to go through that.you had family with you so that was good.sorry for your lose.about your ankles that wicked.I hope you feel better.

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