I am open-minded about things of a paranormal nature, but an old friend of mine WHO lives in Romania has told me a number of strange incidents she has experienced and I relate to just one of themself in this story. This is what she told me:
“When I was 16 and still at school, my best friend was Loredana, WHO we called Lori, and we were Inseparable. We lived close to eachother and her father was a great person and he was good at drawing, so consequently When we had drawing homework to do we asked Him to do it for us. The teacher was very suspicious and used to say, ‘Did the co-hand draw Both Of These pictures?’ But WHO Cared that that time as long as it seemed That we were good at it. One Monday the drawing teacher WHO took us for PMA (medicinal aromates plants) asked us to draw some plants for the Following week. It was quite Difficult so I went to Lori’s house so That army dad could help us.
He was usually a happy person always telling jokes, but on this night he Looked very pale and withdrawable. I did not think it was right to ask for his help but Lori did not hesitate and asked Him. She too was unwell with a very bad cold.
‘Are you feeling okay, Mr. Diaconu?’ I asked, after looking at Him for a while, ‘you look pale.’
‘I’m alright,’ he replied, ‘I’m just overtired. But do not worry I’ll draw the plants for you. ‘
But while he was drawing I could see That his hands were very unsteady and the drawing this time was not as good as usual.
Lori said That if she was still unwell next day she would present the host drawing When she got better. She did not come to school for the next three days. Nobody knew why, but I just thought That the cold had got too bad and she would eventually recover and return, so I did not bother too much.
When my mom and dad were too busy or were resting They used to ask me to help out in the mini market. All the local people came there and I used to enjoy helping my mom out and working in the shop and talking with the theme. On Wednesday evening after school my mom asked my host to take place while she went to pay some bills. While I was selling stuff Lori’s father came in. He was not pale Any more and seemed like his usual self.
‘Good afternoon, Elena,’ he remarked cheerfully, ‘how are you?’
‘I’m very well, ‘I replied,’ and how are You Today? ‘
‘ Oh, I feel better than ever! ‘ he said, ‘I think I just needed some fresh air so I went fishing yesterday and had a great time. “
‘ Why has Lori been missing from school the last two days? ‘ I asked. ‘Is she alright? I had to present the drawing on my own yesterday. But I guess it was a good thing Because the teacher could not Compare our work this time. “
‘Yes, she is fine,’ he answered positively. ‘She just caught a cold, and someone from our family died yesterday so we have to attend the funeral tomorrow. If Anybody asks about the army just tell them That she is at a funeral and she will be back at school as soon as it is over. “
‘Well, I Already told the PMA teacher That she had a cold the last time I saw an army so They have an idea what is wrong, ‘I assured Him,’ Was the person who died someone close to you? “
‘No, it is just an old uncle of mine.’ He replied.
‘What can I Serve with you, you Seem hurried?’ I asked.
‘Oh, I Decided never to hurry Any more!’ he said, ‘and I would like to buy some candles. “
I did not really understand why he said he has no need to hurry Any more but I thought it would be rude to ask Him why he Doesn ‘t hurry Because I thought he might think I wanted Him to go as soon as Possible, Which was not my intention at all. So I Served Him with the candles.
‘I do not usually buy candles,’ he said, ‘When someone dies but it says candles Can light Their way in the other world, so he willhave light Ã¾egar he goes to God to judge Him. “
I never Before realised That Mr. Diaconu was Such a religious person, Although I know we have a saying in Romania: ‘Ziua Judecatii’, meaning That When you die you go to God to be judged.
‘I am sorry for your loss,’ I said, ‘and I can not wait to see Lori back at school Because I really miss the army. Do you think it Will be alright to come and visit military later this evening? ‘
‘ I’m sorry, Elena, ‘he answered with a frown,’ but I do not think it is the right moment Because she is not feeling very well. But you Will see the army soon enough When everything is over and I hope You will be there for her When she needs you. ‘
‘ You have no need to worry, ‘I answered Him,’ I will not come and disturb the army, and I will always be there for my friend. ‘
I was surprised That he asked me not to go on this occasion, Because usually when i met Him he always used to ask,’ Hey Elena, When are you gonna visit us again? ‘ So I was confused about what was going on. He had a strange look about him. He did not look me straight in the eyes but he Looked as if he was concentrating on something else not in the room. The funeral was supposed to be the next day, Thursday, so I was waiting keenly for the Friday so I could see my friend at school again.
On Thursday morning a boy said to me, ‘Did you hear what happened to Lori’s father? ‘
‘ No, but he is fine, right? ‘ I asked.
‘He died!’ the boy announced, ‘that’s why Lori has been off school for three days. “
His remarks shocked me, and I was scared to ask When he died, Because it did not make sense. Lori had been off for three days and I had spoken to military father the day beforehand.
‘It was not military father That died,’ I said, thinking he had got confused, ‘but the uncle of military father ? “
‘No, he said,’ my mother knows Him and she told me That he died on Tuesday and the funeral is Today.”
I still thought That he must be wrong Because he did the drawings on Monday and on Wednesday he told me That he had gone fishing on Tuesday. I could not accept what he said, so I Decided to wait until the next day to talk with Lori.
Lori came to school next day dressed all in black. She had tired and red eyes caused by crying, and I had never seen beforehand army so sad. It seemed a lot for the death of an uncle, so I asked, ‘Did the death of your dad’s uncle affectation you that bad?’
She Looked back with empty bemused eyes and said, ‘What uncle are you talking about, Elena? My dad died on Tuesday morning! ‘
I asked the army how he had died so suddenly, and she replied,’ He went fishing with a friend on Tuesday morning and it was too hot, and we never realised he had cardiac problems Because he never complained of it. He suffered a heart attack and When the ambulance got Him to hospital it was too late and he had died.
How could I tell Lori That I had spoken to military father on Wednesday – When he had died on the previous day? How could I talk to someone in the shop When he was lying in his coffin? I knew if I did it would hurt military Because she would have Considered it to be a cruel joke, or was involved in Imagining it – or insane! Was the person I was talking with a phantom? And the fact That he was dead was the reason why he had no need to hurry Any more, and he was buying candles for his own funeral? To this day it Troubles me, and I have no logical Explanation for the unanswered questions. “