Did I Get a Visit From My Late Grandmother or Not?
It's easy to chalk weird experiences in life up to coincidence. But sometimes it's so weird, you have to ask if there's another explanation. Did I get a visit from my late grandmother via a bird?
Let me preface this story by saying that I believe in spirits and ghosts and all that - I just think it happens to other people. Not to me. My life is grounded in non-fiction, science, and fact. Which is why I can't explain what happened over two days last week.
I love birds. I have a bird feeder I keep filled all the time, and I could spend hours just watching them do their little birdie things. If I see a bird close by, I'll often stop and watch. So, I get home from work the other day - we pull the car we're driving into the garage while my car was still in the driveway. We live in a normal neighborhood in New Hartford. As I exit the car, I look out the garage window, and there's a robin sitting on the running board of my SUV. Except it's just staring at me. Like - STARING at me. And it just went on like that for a minute or so. I kinda thought he was trying to tell me something.
And then - a couple of days later - it got weirder.
Our front door has a window, through which I can see our mailbox at the road. I'm walking by, and there's (the same?) robin sitting on the mailbox staring up at the house. So now I'm prepared. I stand at the door and I say, "Grandma, if that's you - give me a sign." At that exact moment - the robin flaps it's wings - still staring at me.
I'm not convinced.
"Grandma, that was great - but could you do something else?"
And doesn't that bird jump off the mailbox and hop about 8 steps closer to where I'm standing behind the door and keep staring at me? I kind of got the chills. After few more moments of staring at me - it just flew off.
So, am I insane, or did I get a visit from my late grandmother? Has anything like this ever happened to you?