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Deathbed visions,Do the dead greet the dying?

Instances of these unexplained visions have been recorded throughout history and stand as one of the most compelling proofs of life after death.We have all most likely heard of the aging mother or father and he she is on his last acts of their life, maybe father wakes up or mother and says oh look sally is here or oh hey uncle Joey is here with me.

Close to that moment of death, apparitions of deceased friends and or loved ones appear to escort their loved ones. The dying to the other side or the after life. So ask yourselves is their and after life? is their a life after death?

More extensive research into these mysterious visions was carried out in the 1960s and 1970s by Dr. Karlis Osis of the American Society for Psychical Research. In this research, and for a book he published in 1977 titled At the Hour of Death, Osis considered thousands of case studies and interviewed more than 1,000 doctors, nurses and others who attended the dying. The work found a number of fascinating consistencies:


Deathbed visions


Deathbed visions have been described since ancient times, however the first systematic study was not conducted until the 20th century.[7] They have also been referred to as veridical hallucinations, visions of the dying and predeath visions.[1] The psychical researcher William Barrett, author of the book Death-Bed Visions (1926), collected anecdotes of people who had claimed to have experienced visions of deceased friends and relatives, the sound of music and other deathbed phenomena.[8] Barrett was a Christianspiritualist and believed the visions were evidence for spirit communication.[9]

In a study conducted between 1959 and 1973 by the parapsychologists Karlis Osis and Erlendur Haraldsson, they reported that 50% of the tens of thousands of individuals they studied in the United States and India had experienced deathbed visions.[7] Osis and Haraldsson and other parapsychologists such as Raymond Moody have interpreted the reports as evidence for an afterlife.[10][11]

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(OPRAH.com) — Throughout my years of working with the dying and the bereaved, I have noticed commonly shared experiences that remain beyond our ability to explain and fully understand. The first are visions.

As the dying see less of this world, some people appear to begin looking into the world to come. It’s not unusual for the dying to have visions, often of someone who has already passed on. Your loved one may tell you that his deceased father visited him last night, or your loved one might speak to his mom as if she were there in the room at that time.

It was almost 15 years ago that I was sitting at the bedside of my teacher, Elisabeth Kübler Ross, when she turned to me and asked, “What do you think about the deceased visiting those on their deathbeds to greet them?”

I replied quickly, showing my knowledge back to her: “You’re speaking of deathbed visions, most likely caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain or a side effect of morphine.”

She looked at me and sighed, “It will come with maturity.”

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I thought to myself: “Maturity? What did maturity have to do with anything?” Now, years later, I look at the events we still can’t explain that happen at the end of life and realize what Elisabeth was saying.

It would be arrogant to think we can explain everything, especially when it comes to dying. My mother died when I was still a preteen. My father remained an incredible optimist his whole life, even when he was dying. I was busy trying to make sure he was comfortable and pain-free, and at first didn’t notice he had become very sad.

He told me how much he was going to miss me once he was gone. And then he mentioned how much he was saying goodbye to: his loved ones, his favorite foods, the sky, the outdoors and a million other things of this world. He was overcome by sadness I could not (and would not) take away from him.

My father was very down-hearted for the next few days. But then one morning he told me my mother, his wife, had come to him the night before.

“David, she was here for me,” he said with an excitement I had not seen in him in years. “I was looking at all I was losing, and I’d forgotten that I was going to be with her again. I’m going to see her soon.” He looked at me as he realized I would still remain here. Then he added, “We’ll be there waiting for you.”

Over the next two days, his demeanor changed dramatically. He had gone from a hopeless dying man with only death in front of him to a hopeful man who was going to be reunited with the love of his life. My father lived with hope and also died with it.

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When I started compiling examples to include in my book, “Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms: Who and What You See Before You Die,” I was surprised by how similar they were. In fact, it was hard to pick which ones to use because they were all so much alike.

Now I realize the very thing that makes them repetitious is also what makes them unique. As someone who has spent most of my life writing, teaching and working with the dying, I can’t prove to you that my father’s vision was real. I can only talk about my experience as a son and about countless other occurrences that take place every day.

I used to believe the only thing we needed to alleviate was the suffering of the dying by providing good pain management and symptom control. I know now that we have more — we have the “who” and “what” we see before we die, which is perhaps the greatest comfort to the dying.

Some interesting and unexplainable items about deathbed visions:

• Visions people experience at the end of life are remarkably similar.

• The dying are most often visited by their mothers. It shouldn’t be too surprising that the person who is actually present as we cross the threshold of life and take our first breaths once again appears at the threshold as we take our last breaths.


• Hands passionately reaching upward to some unseen force is witnessed in many deathbed encounters.

• Visions mostly occur toward a corner of the room.

• Those family members at a deathbed are not able to see the vision or participate in the conversation.

• Visions usually occur hours to weeks before death.

• Visions don’t seem to appear in other frightening situations where death is not likely, such as stuck in an elevator, lost in a foreign city or lost hiking.

• Unlike traditional health care, the law treats a dying person’s last words as the truth.

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If you find the concept of a dead loved one greeting you on your deathbed impossible or ridiculous, consider what I finally realized as a parent: You protect your children from household dangers. You hold their hands when they cross the street on their first day of school. You take care of them when they have the flu, and you see them through as many milestones as you can.

Now fast-forward 70 years after you, yourself, have passed away. What if there really is an afterlife and you receive a message that your son or daughter will be dying soon? If you were allowed to go to your child, wouldn’t you?

While death may look like a loss to the living, the last hours of a dying person may very well be filled with fullness rather than emptiness. Sometimes all we can do is embrace the unknown and unexplainable and make our loved ones feel good about their experiences.

Possible Responses and Tips

• There’s really no point in telling your dying father you think he’s hallucinating or that his mom has been dead for several years and can’t possibly be there.

• Instead of disagreeing, try asking him, “What is your mom saying?”

• Say, “Tell me more about your vision.” Perhaps Aunt Betty is telling your father that it’s okay to die or maybe they’re reminiscing about growing up together.

• Say, “It’s great that Aunt Betty is here with you,” or “I knew that Mother would come to meet you,” or “I’m so glad that Mom is with you now.”

• Denying their reality will only separate you from your loved one. So join and explore this profound time of life.

The saying goes, “We come into this world alone, and we leave alone.” We’ve been brought up to believe that dying is a lonely, solitary event. But what if everything we know isn’t true? What if the long road that you thought you’ll eventually have to walk alone has unseen companions?

I would welcome those of you who have had an experience of your dying loved ones being comforted by those already deceased to share these stories here with others. In sharing our stories, we will see that the journey at the end of life is not a lonely path into eternity.

Rather, it may be an incredible reunion with those we have loved and lost. It reminds us that God exists and birth is his miracle that carries us into life. A deathbed vision is his miracle that carries us though the transition of death into the next part of our eternity.


All in all we would like to think there is and after life and that their is a heaven a place of comfort, but in the end it is merely the dying or dead that may really hold to this answer.

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12 thoughts on “Deathbed visions,Do the dead greet the dying?

  1. I do believe in life after death.. I know it’s true..

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    Posted by k1karen111 | June 1, 2015, 7:11 am
  2. Hello Karen that is awesome. I as well believed into the after world, life after death are interesting journeys we all must take.

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 1, 2015, 7:13 am
  3. Yes, I believe our loved ones help cross us over to the other side. (great blog here) Since a child it’s been told to to me that our loved ones wait to greet us on the other side. My only experience has been with my father, between the few days between his death and funeral, I was walking down the steps to the 1st floor when I felt him next to me, so close that If I could’ve reached between that dimension of space, I could’ve touched him. I heard later on that when spirits cross over they don’t know how to use this new-found energy, that’s very true. A night or two after the funeral, I felt this electric type touch, it scared me half to death, I knew it was him but flew out of my bedroom and said, Dad, don’t, you’re scaring me. For the 1st two years I constantly felt him with me, in fact, one time I turned on a meter which showed something all around me. I was daddys girl, he liked teaching me all kinds of things, I feel he’s taught me much about the afterlife, I’ve had insight to things I’ve never known before. The woman he spent his last seven years with, she and I were very close, I called her Mom. We were on the phone one day when I decided to ask her if she ever felt Dad around her, honest to God, I knew she felt so relieved to talk about this to someone and she told me she had and her different experiences. She was one of the best true Christian women I ever met, she set a wonderful example of it also. She passed two years ago, I just know they are together again.

    My partner is a licensed RN, she graduated with 4.2 honors, quite high since 4.0 is supposed to be the best, she was also licensed in 21 states. She doesn’t follow paranormal things, I got curious tho and ask her about this subject so I could share what she said. She really loved caring for the elderly and worked much hospice and those dying in the hospital, she went over and above what the normal nurses would do, it came out of her own pocket the special things she did for the patient and family. Her two experiences with people seeing a loved one there with them when they passed makes her believe it to be true that they are there for us. The one woman who passed was married all but 70 years, he passed first but she often talked of him and told people all about him. When it was her time, Jeannie saw her reach out her hand with a beautiful smile on her face, then she was gone. Another patient saw her mother and was telling her about it, how beautiful she looked, she too reached out then was gone. We’ve talked a few times about things that happened when she crossed people over, she made it a beautiful experience for them.

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    Posted by spiritualwalks | June 1, 2015, 7:19 pm
  4. thanks iam going to write a few more blogs about the after life its a favorite topic of mine.

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 1, 2015, 8:24 pm
  5. What are your personal thoughts on it? I know on your shows this has been a subject of discussion, I’d like to hear your thoughts.

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    Posted by spiritualwalks | June 1, 2015, 8:36 pm
  6. yes ill make some notes here and write them down. i think i have a good idea based on things i have seen including my daughter and my moms death. children can see things we certainly can not

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 1, 2015, 8:56 pm
  7. I hope I’m not reading that you lost a daughter, the worst thing ever a parent can go through.

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    Posted by spiritualwalks | June 1, 2015, 9:27 pm
  8. nope meant mom as daughter watched her spirit leave my daughter was about 2 years old she knew when it happened before we ever did

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 2, 2015, 12:23 am
  9. Reblogged this on BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY! and commented:

    great article here.

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 2, 2015, 6:23 am
  10. I was with my mother in her hospital room during the last eight hours of her life. She was unconscious, but about eight times she reached her arms out as if to embrace someone. There was something child-like about these actions and made me think that her mother was there to greet her or possibly her favorite sister. I hope so. Knowing there was someone there for her would make me happy.

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    Posted by Mary Ciulla | June 2, 2015, 9:22 pm
  11. thanks for the share there Mary appreciated. i witnessed something as well very similar with my grandfather.

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    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | June 2, 2015, 11:50 pm
  12. thanks for the great comment here spiritualwalks


    Posted by BEYOND THE EDGE OF REALITY | May 27, 2016, 4:44 pm
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