Okay so this is a short true explanation of things that have happened over the last few days, it may all be complete coincidence but its really freaked me out.
so its late winter/ early spring here in the UK and its rained for about 3 months straight (finally had some sun today)
it started about 2-3 weeks ago, my mother is a pediatric nurse and care worker at a children's hospice, they specialize in end of life patients, basically the poor kids go there to die comfortably. anyway recently shes said that shes having these strange dreams where she sees faces in strange places and butterflies always make an appearance right before she wakes up. a few weeks ago she had the weekend off work while a girl she had been seeing to was staying there. on the Sunday she got a call from a friend at work telling her that the girl had passed away that morning and she would need to come back that evening to comfort the family, which is all part of the care work. the weird thing was that earlier that morning i had opened the freezer to get some breakfast, and out flew a butterfly.
(its worth saying now that you cant actually freeze a butterfly to keep it alive and have it thaw out, they simply die if kept too cold for too long)
it turned out it was about the same time in the morning that the girl had died too. now at the time i didn't think too much of it, just a coincidence...
last week something similar happened, this time a young boy was staying at the hospice however my mother hadn't been working with this boy but had a conversation with his mother, apparently she was a spiritualist and was particularly interested in animal totems, she told my mother that she'd been drawn towards butterflies, seen more pictures of them, noticed them outside and had bought a small figurine/statue of a butterfly in flight. keep in mind that she had been seeing them flying around outside... in the middle of winter. The boy passed away late last Wednesday. that night my mother told me she had a dream of me 'doing the dishes' (which is strange in its self since i do **** all housework) on the bottom of one of the dirty plates there was a face of a boy with long curly hair. again at the end of the dream she woke up when a butterfly made an appearance. she found out that the boy passed in the morning and immediately realized that it was his face on the plate.
what happened last night is the most unsettling to me, again there was a child staying at the hospice
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