Listening to Maggie’s captivating story got me thinking about the four kinds of apparitions identified by parapsychologists and other experts in the field.
There’s your classic ‘ghost’, the earthbound spirit who hasn’t realised she/he has passed; the sentient spirit, who’s crossed over but returns will; the ‘imprint’, or replay, where an event plays like a movie on repeat in certain locations; and lastly, there’s the ‘crisis apparition’, where a living person projects their spirit to a loved one, usually to say goodbye in the seconds before death.
Maggie’s ghost was the second kind – a sentient spirit whose experience resonated with her.
Today, Maggie no longer lives in the lovely home built by a master pearler in 1919, but she remembers it fondly because even though that stage of her life carried challenges, there was a friendly presence by her side to help her through it.
For the full story of what Maggie saw, tune into this week’s episode of The Ghost Files.