Rich describes a recurring vivid apparition: As Mary and I lay sleeping on our sides and back to back in our King size bed, I felt a hand gently pressing down on my side at the waist. Still in a light sleep state, I slowly reached up and around with my right hand with the intention of placing my hand on top of hers.
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But when my hand got around to my side, nothing was there. Not a big deal, I just wasn't fast enough to catch her hand I figured. So I slowly lifted up on my right elbow and turned my head and shoulders around to look over her side. She was obviously sleeping very soundly, as her breathing was slow and rhythmic, and her arms and hands tightly nestled close to her body. It didn't really look as if she could have moved her hand around that quickly without stirring more from her very comfortable position.
It was about 3 AM, and the room was softly lit with light filtering through the window curtains. Outside, a street lamp and soft moonlight supplied just enough light to see inside the room.
Suddenly, as if turned on by a light switch, a gently swirling, glowing, blue-grey cloud (about the size of a soccer ball) appeared about three feet over the bottom half of Mary's body. It immediately began to change shape, quickly flowing into the outline of the upper torso of a human body. As the shape formed, more organized and intense shades of grey formed the outlines, and the head and shoulders took on a more realistic appearance. Within mere seconds, it became clear that the form was a female, her facial features deeply shadowed and not recognizable, but amazingly the light reflected details of her shoulder length wavy locks of hair and contrasted with the soft glow of the apparition which seemed to be now completed in less than ten seconds.
Out of the stillness, Mary suddenly spoke..." I'm sick," she said clearly. I quickly sat up and leaned over her and asked her what she had said, but she was still completely relaxed and obviously in a deep sleep. And in the same moment, I witnessed the immediate virtual evaporation of the female image floating above Mary's sleeping body. "What the Hell..." was about all I had to offer at that point...
The next morning I asked Mary if she remembered anything about this experience and all she could say was that she had a dream in which her full blooded Cherokee Indian grandmother came to her and asked how she was doing. She said she replied, "I am sick" (Indeed, it was true that Mary had been having some difficult health issues at the time.)
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