Have you ever had an instance where you felt a deceased loved one, friend or stranger was in some way communicating with you? Perhaps they appeared in a vision or you sensed their presence through sound, smell or unusual coincidence. How did you feel?
Freelance journalist, Audrey Healy, along with fellow author Don Mullan, is currently compiling a second edition of their book ‘Contacted’ (Mercier Press 2007).
The stories collected involve people who have found comfort in experiencing the presence of a deceased loved one or friend, knowing that they are at peace. In some cases people have felt contact with complete strangers who have passed on.
Both Audrey and Don are the authors of a number of books and have gathered remarkable stories in their first edition of ‘Contacted’ from people of all ages from around the world. The response to their first appeal for stories was overwhelming and they are now appealing for people to write or email their experiences, no matter how small and insignificant they may seem.
The authors are specific about the stories they are seeking. They are not looking for stories arising from contact with psychics, clairvoyants or mediums, whereby the living try to communicate with the dead. They are looking for stories from people who believe the communication came from people who have passed on.
Audrey Healy explains: “Our approach, arising out of our own personal experiences, is non-judgmental. We do not set out to prove or disprove the afterlife theory. We are simply providing a forum for people to share their own experiences before presenting them to the public who can then make up their own minds.”
Contributors can remain anonymous if they so wish and can forward their experiences to Audrey Healy, c/o Longford County Library, Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, not necessarily for publication but for acknowledgment.