Your Name: Benny
My Story As a young boy, I was a skeptic. Before I became a teenager, my dad was always telling me about spirits he has seen. He feared them. He never liked being in the dark. We went fishing when I was I guess about 12 or 13. While fishing he said where are you. I asked him who he was talking to. He said didn’t you hear someone calling for help out in the water. I said no and he kept up asking this non-existent person where he or she was located. He said someone was out there in the bayou calling for help. I really thought my dad was bonkers for a long time with all this foolishness.
But then one day I came home from school and laid down in bed to take a nap. I was 16 at the time. As I started to doze off, I felt the bed go down and thought my sister was playing a trick on me just to annoy me. When I looked around, nobody was there. I didn’t see anything, but this thing just didn’t want me to go to sleep. Even when I went to bed that night and many nights after that, this spirit, which I believe was an evil spirit did not want me to sleep. When I tried to ignore it, it would run up and down in the bed between my legs. it would switch sides. It had 2 feet that seemed to be very tiny. I dreaded going to bed at night. I could feel it crawl into bed with me. I did not see impressions in the bed as it walked back and forth up to my waist, then turn around and walk back toward my feet. It’s hard to explain but, it’s just like I had an extra sense that let me know this presence. When I tried to doze off it seemed to get angry that I was trying to go to sleep, then it would start running back and forth toward my waist, then toward my feet. This thing made me miserable. It would let up, but would come and go for several years. I somehow learned to tune it out of my life and the visits finally stopped. That’s when I became a believer. But it didn’t end there.
I was at a friend’s house and had my first physical experience with a spirit. I was in my late thirty’s or early forties then. I went to the bathroom and locked the door. I’m a fanatic about making sure doors are locked after leaving or entering. Suddenly the door just popped open. Here I go again, I thought my friend opened the door on me. When I looked out of the bathroom, my friend was sitting on the sofa. I simply closed the bathroom door again and made sure it was locked, pulling on it to make sure it was fully engaged and and it wouldn’t budge. As soon as I turned away from the door, it popped open again. I didn’t want to alarm my friend or appear like a nut, so I asked if there was anything strange going on in the house. My friend said that sometimes the door moves back and forth, but attributed to the air conditioner (?). But it didn’t stop there either.
When I was 61 years old, I had my first vision. It was a vision of my former childhood sweetheart’s mother. It stayed with me for 3 days. I could tell that this was nothing evil like my first experience. I was comfortable with it the whole 3 days. When I closed my eyes at night I went right to sleep. She didn’t try to keep me awake or frighten me, but when I would wake up in the morning, there she would be right in front of my eyes. I could tell she was trying to tell me something, but since she didn’t speak to me, The only thing I had to go on was that she always had a strange expression on her face. It wasn’t a happy expression, but it wasn’t a sad expression. I didn’t know how to figure out what she wanted to tell me. She didn’t appear to me in full form or even as person. She actually appeared to me as a picture in black and white through out the day until I went to sleep.
Shortly after this vision, I picked up my mother to taker her out to eat. Just as I turned at an intersection on the way to the restaurant, a man at a gas station opened his door on his car and this lady’s last name was neatly handwritten on the car door. Just nearly at the same time, the door on the other side opened with her name on the door. I guess it was someone with the same last name, most likely advertising something, but I must admit I was stunned, as this is not a common last name. Especially, when I thought about the timing of my turning at that instant when the doors opened as if to show me the vision was not my imagination, along with the fact this was shortly after my vision. Nobody can convince me this was a coincidence and I explain further.
I then knew I had to figure out why she chose to visit me this late in life and why. I thought about John Edward and Jean Dixon explaining that the spirits don’t actually hold a conversation with them, but they have to decipher the signs they are given by the spirits. This I know sounds suspicious. If spirits have the power to visit you, why don’t they just speak up. I guess they are limited, and I know that sounds ridiculous to many. But I am now a believer of that too. I’ll explain why.
As I said this lady had a strange expression on her face and that always bugged me. It took me about 2 years to put everything together her. I always assumed that a vision from a dead person was a message of a death warning, but I was wrong. That strange expression on her face was the sign I needed to decipher. As I said I thought maybe it was a death warning from the lady and possibly she wanted me to contact her daughter to have her have a health screening for a terminal disease. I haven’t seen her daughter since 1965 and didn’t know if she still lived in this state. I decided to take a chance and make a total fool of myself and locate her address through one of those internet companies you pay.
Sure enough it came through with several addresses and I finally hit on the right one. It turned out she lived less than 5 miles from me.
Well I sent a letter to her and she called me and didn’t think I was a nut, as she is into the spiritual world and told me and her husband both had an experience with a spirit in their home. Well, with permission from my wife and her husband, she wanted to have lunch with me. She also reconnected with my sister and they got together.
I finally discovered what her mother was trying to tell me. Remember I said her mother had a strange expression and that was the sign. That expression on my old sweetheart’s mother’s face became clear to me what she was trying to tell me. That expression became so obvious. That facial expression said, man do I have something to tell and show you. What she was trying to tell me is that her daughter still loved me. How do I know? She told me twice. Once on the phone when she called me after receiving my letter and the second (and most embarrassing) time was in front of her husband after she hugged me tight and kissed me. He didn’t get angry, but I’m sure he was hurt by that. All he said before I left is “don’t be a stranger, come over sometimes.”
You see we were in love, but my sister talked her into going out with her to places to meet guys, since she lost her boyfriend. My sister and I didn’t get along back then and I guess didn’t care if I lost the girl I originally intended to marry. My sister actually introduced the girl I loved to the guy she married. The marriage lasted a little over a year and she realized she made a mistake. She wanted to get back with me and we did for a short time, but too much time had gone by and decided to move on.
What does this have to do with my vision. I also believe possibly my old sweetheart’s mother wanted to show me and my sister, that my sister may have ruined our future together. My old girlfriend told me after we reconnected, her mother was not happy about what my sister did. My sister seemed strangely connected to my old girlfriend. It turned out the last 4 numbers of my old girlfriend’s telephone number was also the last 4 numbers of my sister’s phone number. My sister and my ex girlfriend did not see each other for about 40 years. During that time of no contact my ex girlfriend had a boy and named him Britt. My sister had a girl and named her Brittany. These may be fantastic coincidences, but considering all that had happened, I believe this was also supernatural.