Do people really go away forever when they die? Can people maintain contact from beyond the grave? How about by email?
According to recent events, there is a possibility that the dead can communicate through email post-humously. There have been many such cases of the dead connecting with loved ones through electronics, literally.
One such case occurred recently. In 2011 a man by the name of Jack Froese died of a heart arrhythmia at the age of 32. His friends and family naturally missed him dearly and expected never to hear from him again. One night in November, that all changed.
According to a Yahoo news report Jack’s best friend, Tim Hart, received an email message from his best friend from beyond the grave.
In an interview with BBC he said "One night in November, I was sitting on my couch, going through my emails on my phone and it popped up, 'sender: Jack Froese.'
I turned ghost white when I read it…It was very quick and short but to a point that only Jack and I could relate on."
So what did Jack have to say to his long-time friend Tim? Well, apparently something very much in character, the subject of the email was “I’m Watching,” and the message read simply “Did you hear me? I'm at your house. Clean your f***ing attic!!!”
Tim understood what this message meant, as a week prior to Jack’s death, Tim and Jack had come up into his attic and Tim had told him he was planning on giving it a thorough cleaning. Tim thought it needed a good sweeping, because everything was dusty.
One would think that one email from the grave might be enough, however yet another close confidant of Jack’s received an email message, namely his cousin Jimmy McGraw.
The email was also short and pointed, and simply warned him about breaking his ankle, which happened after Jack had passed on.
Nobody knows whether or not these emails were authentic or whether someone had access to his account, however his mother and friends contend that nobody had access to his account.
Jack’s mother simply said that you can either ‘take it as a gift,’ or dismiss it. Others who received emails from Jack from beyond the grave apparently weren’t as happy as Tim was to receive an email from him and chastised the unknown ‘culprit.’
There are allegedly some services which will send emails automatically after a certain time period has elapsed past death.
The system uses a check-in method which has the email user check-in periodically, when the member doesn’t check in for a set period of time, the pre-written emails are sent out.
In Jack’s case, that would have required some foreknowledge of his death as the topics he emailed people about were all recent events.
For now, however, nobody knows the true source of the emails, but the most compelling evidence of authenticity was contained in the email sent to Tim, as the conversation between them was totally private.
Article credit: Aaron Nolan.