Okay, the music director at my church died a few months ago, and ever since, I've felt his "presence" at the church, especially in the music suite.
- He was a chain smoker before he got cancer, and, though the smell has mostly gone from the suite, sometimes it'll kick up again when I think about him or mention his name.
-I was working on something that I technically wasn't supposed to be working on (I'm cataloging the music, and I was taking a break with something else), and I felt him glaring at me. I said, "Okay, Kevin, I get it. I'll get back to work," and the atmosphere of the room got lighter.
-Every time I look at or get close to the "bell banner" at church (the banner has a bell on it for each member that has died), the banner starts moving. It doesn't move when other people could see it, though.
This last bit has (for lack of a better way to put it) a trigger warning, because it's kinda scary:
In the last month of his life, Kevin took the elevator in church a lot to conserve his energy. I also used to take the elevator, until the Sunday after he died. I got in, and the elevator smelled...mildewy, but it's always smelled like that. Suddenly, I felt like I couldn't breathe (like I was trying to breathe in water), and I heard Kevin screaming in my head, "GET OUT! GET OUT OF HERE! IT'S NOT SAFE!" I stumbled out of the elevator when it got to the main floor, gasping for air. I have never, ever taken the elevator again, and I never plan to do so in the future.