I want to be clear I try to call myself a good Christian however sometimes I go astray. When I was in elementary school I met one of the loves of my life, Crystal we grew up together, did everything together, I didn’t have a sister so she was it.
I would like to tell you that Crystal and I had a crazy experience with the board but we tried all the time every Halloween and in between, we would get hold of some spirit who couldn’t spell or made no sense at all, that’s not the creepy life changing part of the story I am trying to tell. I am 31 now when I was 24 Crystal and I grew apart, she got into drugs bad, she hated me because I couldn’t follow her down that path at the time I had 2 kids already.
I got the call 1 year after the last time we had exchanged not so nice words to each other, Crystal was dead she had overdosed, my worst fear had come to life. We had 2 mutual friends Felecia and Brian so we all attended the funeral. I remember when they were playing her favorite Ozzy Osborne song See You On The Other Side. Felecia and I noticed the balloons swaying from side to side, we looked up to try to see an air vent or something but there was nothing. I think everybody noticed it now that I think back.
So now the funeral is over and Felecia, Brian and I decided to go play the board like we did as kids. He bought a brand new one on the way to his house when we got there we got right to it and sat around the table. Crystal are you there? right away the board started moving what she told us was startling and for me life changing. I never believed in God so much after that, the conversation went like this:
We asked Crystal was it painful to die YES what happened after you died? she said I was looking down at myself. I asked her was there a god and was it the Christian god, and she said yes, my atheist friend Brian asked her what happened, was it like a video? He laughed welcome to death with instructions, and she said yes, like a video she said she was cold but wearing a sweater still fully clothed.
We asked her what it was like on the other side and she said there are 2 doors one was heaven and one was hell she told us that there were different levels of hell and I said like Dante’s inferno she said yes she told us that my old friend Sarah was there and that she had to go because her mom was crying again and she had to be with her, so we said goodbye.
We tried to contact her later that night and when she came on it was the same Crystal but when we had thought up new questions all of a sudden she could not speak of anything she said she got in trouble every thing we asked it was like she turned into all the spirits we tried to contact when we were kids mum was the word,it got stranger than that we got off w crystal and a new stronger spirit took over the board so much stronger she said she was Sarah who also overdosed but Sarah was not like Crystal after she died we found out she did some bad unforgiving stuff in her life she told me to go kill her ex boyfriend Steve which I still talk to to this day. Felecia freaked out and said I’m not talking to you you are evil and we got off the board.
Now I want to say Felecia is one of the most serious people I know. She doesn’t make stuff up, very skeptical. She was driving home I was in the passenger side and she was talking smack about Sarah and all of a sudden I heard her scream and we almost hit a house. She pulled over and said something just smacked me in the head. We all got quiet.
The next day she reported that she will not be joining us in any more attempts to reach Crystal. Her death hit me harder than I thought it would. I found myself obsessed playing the board by myself. Crystal has told me time and time again to get off the board and to be good take care of my kids, forget her she told me she loved me and she was sorry for the argument we had that she wasn’t herself it was the drugs I had to let her go, it has been 5 years since all of this.
I had lost all my pictures of her and I was on face book and was sent an old photo of her when she was 15. God I haven’t seen that face in so long, I found myself this morning at my coffee table with my news paper and a glass I ran out of coffee cups so I had to use a regular see through glass after my first cup. I looked down and I was about to read about Libya. I was still holding onto my glass and it started moving and it spelled out arib so I played along it was her she was telling me about a tooth ace I was recently having she told me how close we still are. Brooke take care of your kids so they can fix the world. I asked her if she was happy, and she said I’m a ghost its like hell I’m waiting. I asked her if we would be together. She said don’t know be good, not a good idea to do this, be happy don’t cry. I couldn’t help it the tears were falling from my face. I couldn’t see through the glass, so after I came online, and started looking up this stuff I just wanted to tell my story. I have never seen a ghost or heard footsteps but I do believe there is another world we cannot see and my first love is in it I pray for her everyday now I have 5 kids for her to look over.
Sent in by Brooke Dills, Copyright 2011