The Ghost’s Leg Still Hurts?

Question from Remy:
Lately one of my friend’s friends died of cancer and left three kids behind.

I had a dream where I was watching a performance of my daughter in school and next to me was standing this lady. It was weird for me to see her there, because we weren’t close friends and saw each other only a couple of times. I knew, even in my dream, that she is not with us anymore. But she did look so vibrant, so healthy and happy, I asked her what she is doing here and she said that she came to look at her daughter’s performance as well. So I asked how is she doing? She just said that she is perfect, only her left leg bothering her when she sleeps, then I asked:
– does God exist?
and she answered:
– Yes. But the life on Earth is not the way we think it is.
and then she left the building.

I called my friend and asked for the phone number of the husband of this lady.
I wanted to tell him that his wife is happy and loves them even after her death and when I mentioned about the left leg, he started to cry, and told me that she had very painful metastases on her LEFT LEG and I didn’t know that!

I think that is a proof of another dimension which we mistakenly call Afterlife.

Answer by SmartLX:
One possibility here is false ignorance. You knew this woman was dead, which means you would probably have heard something of the story of her illness, through either local news or the school community. It’s very possible that you knew but had mostly forgotten about the issue with her leg, allowing your subconscious to draw on it.

Another option is that you had a very wide “target” to hit. She had metastases in the correct leg, but where else? Stage 4 cancer (the stage where it starts to travel around the body) can settle literally anywhere, and the colonies in her leg are probably not the ones that killed her. There may have been a great many sources of pain around her body which you could have named and gotten the same reaction from her widower.

Possibilities like these, and of course the possibility of a sheer lucky guess, prevent the kind of argument from elimination that would allow anyone to establish this as a true proof of communication with the deceased (provided of course that your story is true in the first place). It looks convincing to you, but the idea that it was either pure coincidence or a true visitation is a false dilemma, because something else might be going on.

4 thoughts on “The Ghost’s Leg Still Hurts?”

  1. The interesting thing about anecdotes like this is they normally do more to disprove the fiction the teller wants to be verified than prove it. Here Remy wants the story about a person coming to him in a dream after they died as proof of life after death, but they even pointed out in their tale that the woman in question barely knew them, so either the dead woman was more interested in talking to a near complete stranger than her nearest and dearest, or there is something special about Remy that allows contact with the dead, if the latter why are there not queues of dead people with messages for loved ones bugging Remy every single night? Neither option is remotely convincing.
    As for the supposed hit of mentioning her leg, SmartLX already did a good job of debunking that, but they forgot to mention confirmation bias, which is probably even more likely than the two (very reasonable) answers they gave. If the husband didn’t confirm the hit, that part would be forgotten to concentrate on the rest of the story. Another option is in the dream it was, say, her foot rather than her leg that Remy dreamt they were told about, and when this was mentioned to the husband, they corrected Remy, and then Remy incorporated this new information in a false memory about the events of the dream as it was already ‘close enough’.

  2. i cannot comment on the leg much but ‘YES, THERE IS GOD’ said your subconscious or/and wishful thinking, not she, because there is simply no she any longer. No brain activity. as for the leg, you must have heard of it from your friend. there is no god, get over it and live while you are here because there is no there nor after. just here and now. I had written this before i read smartlx’s answer

  3. For brevity’s sake we won’t get into all the details, but if you Google subjective memory Remy you will see just how unreliable the human memory can be. Stress and lack of sleep causes memories to be stored incorrectly, or not at all. Memories change over time too. This is well documented and proven experimentally (in other words scientifically).

  4. All dreams are is your mind processing the info you experienced recently…it sorts it and deletes things you don’t need to remember…it was not some kind of vision of a ghost or afterlife or whatever…and to call this dead persons family and tell them this nonsense is very wrong in my opinion…false hope to vulnerable grieving people…

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