The Old Man in the Graveyard

26 June 2015 | June 2015, Your Stories

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I was at the crematorium just after my boyfriend Robert died. I was putting flowers on his plot. As you can imagine, I was very upset, I just missed him so much. I also think that sometimes our emotions can play tricks on us, so I am not sure if I had imagined it or if this really happen. 

I was there kneeling by the plot crying and talking to him, telling him how much I missed him. All of a sudden I looked round and there behind me was an old man. I still do not know where he appeared from as it was early morning and the crematorium was completely empty when I arrived. The “Old Man” smiled at me and said to me, “Do not worry and be upset. He is okay and you will in time learn to deal with the loss of your loved one. He knows you loved him very much. it will get easier.” I looked at him, smiled and said thank you. I looked back at the plot and then behind me to look at the old man… and he was gone. At the time, I was to upset to think anything of it and thought he must have gone through the entrance. But when I left, I began to wonder where the old man had gone, as the entrance was quite a walk from where I was and he would have still been in sight when I looked up. I wonder if I had been crying for longer and didn’t see him walk out the gate. 

But still today I think about it: Can a ghost come to us and look human? Maybe he was a spirit helping me come to terms with my grief. Or was I such an emotional wreck that I did not even notice him? 

Submitted by Anon.

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