We lost my youngest son in January of 2010. He was only 23 years old and died rather suddenly from complications of a rare blood disorder called "Budd-Chairi Syndrome". A blood clot developed in the portal vein leading into his liver. The invisable time bomb inside him was slowly ticking away and we had no idea.
At that time, Bryan was attending Metro State college in Denver and living with this two older brothers downtown. We had only been living in our house for a few years and it was brand new construction. Not too long after Gary’s wake, we started having some unusual things happening. I’m not sure which happened 1st. We had two separate series of events. One revolved around our doorbell and the other around the smoke alarms.
I believe that it was the doorbell that was the 1st thing. It began ~2:30 am one morning when all of a sudden, it was as if someone was pressing ‘and holding’ the front doorbell. I heard the ding, but instead of the follow up dong, it was buzzzzzzzzzz. The noise from the solenoid being energized. As if the button was stuck. Since it was 2am, I merely disconnected one of the wires and was going to check it out in the morning. Later that morning, I reconnected the wire and it was working fine. I took apart the button figuring that a bug or something got into the contacts. The contacts were clean and the button was only 3 years old. I replaced the button anyway since it was cheap. Sometime later, it happened again, only at 5:30 am this time. This time I replaced the entire doorbell system with a wireless version. I assumed that somehow the low voltage wiring going to the doorbell was getting pinched/shorted somewhere. It never happened again after that.
Next was the smoke alarms. Two or three times the smoke alarms would go off in the middle of the night. They would beep for maybe 15-30 seconds and then stop. I replaced all of the batteries and the last time it happened, is when the oddest thing occurred. In prior incidents, I would get up and check out the house obviously. But this time (and the last time it ever happened), as I was going down the stairs to the basement, I turned on the light. The door at the bottom of the stairs to the basement was closed. When I turned on the light, I saw this white mist/cloud like thing that was ~2 foot in diameter at the bottom of the stairs. I stopped in my tracks and the mist came up the stairs, around/through me. I did not feel any emotions nor did I have any sensation that something touched me in anyway. However, as soon as the entity went by me and passed the smoke alarm just behind me, the alarm went silent. And to this day, it has never happened again.
It wasn’t too long after that is when Bryan dropped out of school and eventually moved back home. We knew something was wrong, but I don’t think even he knew how sick he was. We tried to get him go to the doctor, but he was reluctant. We waited to long and was not insistent enough. By the time he knew he had to go…..it was far to late.
My conclusion is that Gary or maybe a deceased relative was trying to warn me about Bryan’s condition. Either way, I wish to thank whoever it was out there that tried to warn me. All the warning signs were there, but I did not associate them to Bryan. After his death, we have not had a hint of any paranormal activity. We are hoping that someday Bryan will let us know that he is OK and hopefully doing God’s work somewhere. We were truly blessed to have him in our life & miss him every minute of every day.