I saw my dead son’s spirit return.

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Dreams About Dead Children

Did my dead son communicate through a dream?

QUESTION: I was prompted to write having recently read your readers post about her vision of a heavenly garden. A similar experience happened to me.

In December 1993 my twenty year old son Matthew was accidentally killed in Northern Ireland. Soon afterwards I felt his presence around me and this feeling lasted for a few months.

Nearly a year after his death I visited my friends in the North of England. It was the first time I had left home since Matthew’s death. There was soon to be a Court Marshall Enquiry.

Whilst on holiday I had a vivid dream. I was looking through some railings and could see flowing green grass and a chestnut tree. Stood nearby was my son dressed in his military uniform. He looked across at me and smiled then sat down under the tree. He said nothing. I just observed him and felt immersed in the joyful peace of that place.

Mrs Carol A E

Psychic Dreams from the beyondDreams may be a contact from the beyond

As a medium I have of course spent a great deal of time comforting the bereaved. Many people describe similar dreams to yours that often happen about a year after their loss. Some psychologist may argue that these dreams are symbolic of the resolving of your bereavement. I would take things one step further: your son showed you, by means of a dream, that he is at peace.
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Have you ever had a dream of the beyond? Please post your experiences below and I’ll comment. (Craig)

And here’s a new video about of some of my work contacting the spirit world. Here I am asked about the difference between a psychic reading and a mediumistic reading. (You are also welcome to ask me questions about this on this thread too)

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Can dead children communicate though dreams?
Questions and answers about dead children communicating through dreams. This is an extract from my press columns that you can read in the UK national press or magazines.
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CRAIG HAMILTON-PARKER is a celebrated psychic medium who has confounded skeptics by the uncanny accuracy of his readings. Craig is the author of 15 books and together with his wife have their own TV series.

26 comments… add one
  • Danielle Wheat Sep 23, 2016, 3:39 am

    Our son passed away on May 26 he was 3 months and eleven days. My love is incarcerated and never got to hold him because he went to jail when I was 3 months pregnant. He only got to see him from the glass of a jail visit room. He left me due to SIDS, well my love just told me a couple of days ago he dreamed of a bright hallway he walked down and he walked up to this girl about my age she looked 28 he said and she was all dressed in white and she was holding our son and he said he looked the exact way as he did the last time he saw him. So he hasn’t aged since may in the dream, and he was laying his head on the lady’s chest looking at her and she was telling him to look its your daddy. He looked and my love said he started to reach to him and he kept like he was scared to go to him and my love started crying saying I love you I’m sorry and crying and crying to our baby to go to him and then our baby finally reached out to his daddy to go to him and the guards banged on the wall right at that moment and he woke up. I’m trying to find a mediumistic psychic educated anything on this so I can tell my love of what this dreams meaning may be. Did our son come to my love?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Sep 28, 2016, 11:06 am

      This does have all the hallmarks of a spirit communication but to be absolutely certain you would need some for of evidence and proof. You could get this is a medium who knows absolutely nothing about you and this story were to say that the spirit have a message to someone in jail. So if you see a medium to try and get this proof then I suggest you say nothing about the above story till after the sitting. To get verification you must be responsive and open but never lead the medium or feed them with information. If you can, I suggest you visit a Spiritualism demonstration and sit in the audience. Messages given there are very pure and full of proofs. See Spiritualist Churches here

  • Shannon Sep 20, 2016, 2:00 pm

    My best friend (Karen) passed in April of 1994. In November of 1995, I fell off a horse and had brain surgery and was in a coma for 6 weeks. (my boyfriend (Craig) at the time never came to see me in hospital.) While I was in coma Karen came to see me but was defending Craig. I remember being so happy to see her. But she told me she had to go to the restroom which was the room next to mine. But I knew once she did she was not coming back. And she didn’t. When I was out of coma I asked somebody to have her come see me and they had to tell me she was no longer with us again. There is a lot more to the story but I was just wondering, if that was really her or was it just some random dream?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Sep 28, 2016, 10:56 am

      I suggest you read some of the amazing books out there about near death experiences and spiritual experiences while in a coma. It could be a psychological dream of course but in many instances the communicating spirits have given verification that a spirit contact has taken place.

  • Jody Mar 4, 2016, 2:22 pm

    My 23 year old son was killed Sept 16 2015. I just now started having dreams of him. The one dream in general… his face was fuzzy and he was surrounded by a bright light. He didn’t verbally talk to me in my dream. He spoke to me telepathically. My son told me in the dream…. ” Everything is okay mama”. That was all he said to me and smiled. One thing in the dream that stuck out to me is…. he was wearing a shirt he wouldn’t be caught wearing if he was alive. I was more focused on the shirt more than anything. Then one day.. I was walking in my closet. I noticed a shirt of my grandsons. I said oh my gosh it’s the same shirt my son was wearing in the dream.

    I have accepted he’s gone but I do question why. I worry about him as if he is still alive. I wonder where he’s at…… If he’s okay…. If he’s truly happy….. If he misses me and still loves me….. So many questions that nobody has been able to answer. Is my son coming to me in my dreams to let me know he’s okay and I can stop worrying about him? If I didn’t have my faith… I am sure I would have lost my mind. Thank you and God Bless all of you who have lost a loved one. My heart goes out to you all.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Mar 22, 2016, 1:30 pm

      The shirt was proof that the dream was a real message as you had no knowledge of it before the dream. I suggest you keep looking for answers and in time maybe visit a medium of better still a Spiritualist Church in the first instance. You will come to understand that there really is an afterlife and that it can be proven to exist through the messages the spirit people give us through dreams, mediumship and so on. Take the dream as a reassurance that he is happy.

    • Maria Jul 12, 2016, 6:54 am

      I also lost my son this year in June, he was 1 month and 2 weeks, he died in my arms and till today I cant accept it, its hard for me to carry on with my life, he was healthy and beautiful sometimes I cant breath just thinking about him, I dream about him and all I want is to be with him, I know I can’t have him back but I want him, losing a child is the most painful thing in this world, I want to be where my son is.

    • Brenda Aug 29, 2016, 2:38 am

      My 39 yr old son was murdered September 7, 2015 he came to my 23 yr old grand daughter twice first time he told here he was watching over me and the other time he told her he was an apparition and I do not believe in them he stated. I was confused about that. Then a few days ago he was in my dream I cry a lot so in this dream he had his head down and his hands between his eyes giving me the notion that he was said I put my hand on his arm and he was very cold but he squeezed my hand. He was a wonderful and very thoughtful son. I am afraid that my grieving so much is making him sad and maybe he can’t move on. I want him to be at peace.

  • Ginette Jan 1, 2016, 6:41 am

    I just had a dream that I heard a kinda growl grunt sound my 5 year old daughter often makes when sleep walking and felt a child’s finger touch the outer corner of my right eye and draw a line to my ear then I opened my eyes and saw her turn and followed her down the upstairs hallway only my daughter is with my parents tonight and doesn’t own blue onesie style pj’s which suddenly made me realize the hair was not right it had more curl. She is a twin her brother was still born so would also have been 5 despite not being identical twins they were identical when born. I’m OK if it’s him but it is what he’s trying to say I don’t understand specifically the line between my eye and ear am I not paying attention to something I should be?

  • Nosipho Dec 10, 2015, 1:10 am

    I lost my 21 year old son October 2014 from a gun shot I am struggling to accept his death. Since his death I never dreamed about him but only now recently I dreamed about him. In my dream he was at the age of 14 he was just smiling at me. The funny thing is that I was crying in my dream and my husband woke me up.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jan 21, 2016, 3:06 pm

      I think that this dream is a good sign as you are beginning to remember his life. I expect that up till now it is too painful to think about all the happy and sad times you shared. Inner healing has begun and maybe his spirit has begun to connect with you.

  • Teresa Lafond Dec 5, 2015, 9:01 pm

    My 22 yr old son died suddenly this past May. I just had a dream about him. At first he didn’t look like himself but I knew it was him. We were in our kitchen. I can’t remember everything that he said but he was telling me that “they” said that it was time for him to move on and he wouldn’t be around anymore. I started crying and I hugged him. Then I woke up. Does this mean that he won’t be around me anymore? I have felt some guilt about not staying by his side in the ICU after they unplugged machines. I feel that I should’ve stayed until his heart stopped. Though I feel that he wasn’t really there anymore anyway. Maybe this dream was a way for me to say goodbye and give him a hug.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Dec 8, 2015, 6:03 pm

      Spirit are always around you. I think you would benefit by visiting a Spiritualist Church from time to time so that you get proof of this for yourself.

  • tracey Aug 30, 2015, 9:26 pm

    I wish my son would let me know he’s always around us leave a sign or something.

  • Kelli Aug 25, 2015, 9:45 pm

    I have a difficult question. My little boy Mikey died aged 8 after a 4 year battle with cancer. He completely orchestrated his death and chose to pass in my home. 4 years later I find myself having to leave this house and I’m terrified he’s there and I’m going to leave him alone? I keep being told ‘ he’s with you’ but I’m struggling to be strong. What do you think ?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Sep 23, 2015, 1:30 pm

      Mikey’s spirit has gone to the spirit world where he will be fully aware of you. His spirit is not limited to the house though of course you have many associations and memories of him there. The struggle is letting go of the memories but Mickey will always be with you.

  • Peter Turnbull Jun 23, 2015, 2:43 pm

    I lost my son aged 29 last year due to a suicide. Now I have dreams about him all the time which are of him and his sisters when they are in younger years. I keep asking myself why do I dream of them being young and never ageing. Can you explain any meaning of this.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Jun 29, 2015, 1:00 pm

      In your memory they will appear forever young but also the spirit communicators tell us that in the spirit world you can become whatever age you like – old or young depending what best suits your personality.

  • Lana Jay May 20, 2015, 1:57 am

    I lost a baby with Down’s Syndrome in 2004. She was still born at 27 weeks. I actually had an abortion, sadly! She was very ill and my boyfriend did not want to have anything to do with her. I was very depressed for a long time. My life was very rough for a long time. 4 months ago, I had a profound spiritual awakening after years of deep depression. Shortly after this was the full kundalini awakening. Right after this my daughter came to me in a different dream. I knew it was real! She communicated that she loved me so much, was having trouble with crossing over and also wanted to know what her father had learned from this. I called a friend who happens to be a medium and she worked with my daughter. She confirmed what she had communicated to me. Last week, my daughter entered my body for the first time. It was right before I went to sleep. It felt good so I asked her to come again the next night. She did. The first problem was that she started following doing it all the time during the day. It felt very uncomfortable because it made my head feel a little disconnected and dizzy. I asked my friend about it and she worked with my daughter again. She explained that I should not do this anymore for various reasons. It could be dangerous while I’m driving. She did this one day and it made me sleepy. My friend told me to ask my deceased relatives to help her continue her spiritual growth and possibly go to school. I did this and also spoke to her about not coming into my body anymore. I told her that she could come back in my dreams as she had before. At first, she did not listen. She kept entering anyway. I was told yoga she was just playing. I told her and others to not do this anymore and they do not have permission to do this. I was told that several other spirits were trying to do the same thing. I told my daughter that I understood that she was playing but if she enters again, other negative spirits could possibly do the same thing and that I also didn’t feel comfortable anymore. I guess it worked because she has not entered my body again. I’m able to get sleep again. I was also told that she had crossed over but was coming back and forth.

  • Tamar May 6, 2015, 6:11 pm

    In 2008 I was advised that at 6 months utero that i had to get a forced abortion because i was dilated too early. I gave birth to my son who was still undeveloped whilst his lungs weren’t strong enough to breathe on his own. So he died 40 minutes after I gave birth to him. Now its 2015 and I just recently had a dream of him for the first time. He looked to be about 3-4 years old and he just walked right into a room I was in. He didn’t say anything to me. He just started playing with toys and seemed happy and calm. He was carrying Lego blocks and I came up to him and asked him nicely: “What is your name sweet heart?” And as soon as I asked him that question he just disappeared into the toy he was holding as if he was magically sucked into it! I knew he was my son because he looked just like me! I just want to know was this just some random dream or was that really my premature son?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker May 11, 2015, 10:55 am

      It is hard to say if this is your dead son’s spirit or not as dreams so often also include our emotions that are trying to resolve themselves in dreams. It quite possibly could be a connection from your son but the best way to get a message from him would be to visit a Spiritualist church or see a mediums to get some evidence of survival. Our free community also offers a lot of free support as well.

      • Tamar May 12, 2015, 6:51 pm

        Thank you. Great suggestions.:-)

  • victoria hermosillo Mar 5, 2015, 3:52 am

    Me and my husband lost our son when he was a month old in 2002. My husband has had dreams where he’s talking to him. I’ve never had dreams of him. Recently I was lying down in bed and I could feel like someone had sat at the foot of my bed by my feet. I looked up and saw nothing. I’ve felt that feeling of someone by my feet numerous times before. Yesterday my husband had a dream of our son and my son told him that he’s tried getting in my mom’s head so he can visit her but he’s not able to. He also said that was him sitting by my feet. He also told my husband the name ‘mom’s little peanut’ – which was what I would call him. Then he smiled. My husband also said he was awakened with what seemed to be someone pulling his arm really fast. What do you think of this?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Mar 16, 2015, 10:42 am

      If your husband didn’t know you used the term of endearment ‘my little peanut’ then surely this is evidence that it was a real communication from your son in spirit.

  • lorraine Apr 27, 2014, 10:36 pm

    Many people ask me do I feel my son’s presence and I do not or I do not understand what this actually means as I dream all the time about him but he is alive in my dreams. My only child Jamie was brutally murdered aged 18 on 14th September 2009 and since his murder I feel my life is standing still and I just get by day by day waiting for me to be reunited with my son who I miss so much my heart aches so much I fear I may have a sudden pain that will eventually stop my heart once and for all. He suffered a really brutal death and my only hope is he stopped feeling them stabbings pretty soon as he was stabbed by two knives in total of 49 times and he was a small boy for 18 years and he only looked about 14 years old…he was to young and innocent to go like this before me his mum who was 40 years old when he was taken from me in 2009….why is he not letting me know he is here by any signs do you think?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker May 9, 2014, 12:26 pm

      May I suggest that rather than look for signs you rather visit your local Spiritualist Church and watch the service and see the demonstrations of mediumship. You may then get a message and proof of survival directly from the spirit of Jamie. Spiritualism is a good place to start your journey to knowledge of the next world if you are very bereaved.

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