The phone calls to her daughter were interrupted with what began
as a high-pitched noise similar to a teapot, then unintelligible
static and clicking, then what sounds like a muffled voice that
you can almost understand. Whether it's by cell phone or landline,
somehow the family is always connected, when it seems they need
it the most.
on the phone with Shelly* and tried to call her mother with the
three-way calling feature when her cell phone
mother and her sister were on the cell phone call which also
appeared to be linked to her land line. Mom was also on her cell
land line. Shelly was using her cell phone and during the conversation
she received a voice mail message. When she played the message
it says what sounds like "Shelly, this is your Dad. Please
believe in Jesus... holy spirit." This is only one instance
of the "game" their father likes to play, from the
One day Teresa's*
phone began to ring and when she answered it
she heard "Hello?" She recognized her mother's voice
and asked why she had called, but her mother said that she
the phone after it rang and heard Teresa on the other end.
So neither one had dialed the other's phone number, yet from
they were connected by the phone.
They can commonly
talk on the cell phone when it appears to be drained of battery
or the phone mysteriously charges
its own without being plugged in to the outlet.
on the phone having a conversation with a friend when she hears
her mom say "hello." Her friend
was disconnected, and her mom didn't dial the phone.
after the passing of her husband, Jan was having
a difficult time adjusting to her new circumstances. Her
worried about their mother and knew that she needed help.
Kerry had her digital camera and was snapping pictures
of the family,
took a picture of her mother standing by the stove and
noticed something strange in the picture that wasn't physically
in the room. She took another picture, and it wasn't there.
photo showed a stack of quarters at least 20 high next
to her mother's hand on the stove, and that was just the beginning.
is a significance to the quarters. When the newly designed
state quarters were released, Jan's husband
and son began
a collection. At the time of his passing he only needed
finish his collection. Those happened to be the first
two quarters Jan received, which were found on her husbands
bed a few
days after his passing.
appearing all over the house in unlikely places. They would appear
under a coffee
cup on the kitchen
in a pack of cigarettes, on pictures frames, on her
bag, lined up in a row by the front door, in between
the sheets of a made-up bed, and that's not all. They
appearing in midair
with an audience. A small flash of light was followed
familiar chink of a small metal object hitting the
One day Jan
was driving in her car with her daughter. When Shelly got out
of the passenger seat Jan noticed
the chair. Now this may have been change from her
daughter's pocket, but as she drove home every time she looked
over at the seat, the
quarters had multiplied. This phenomena has also
at the kitchen table. Shelly came over one day with
a stack of
she had been receiving at her own home. She set them
on the table, and the next time she counted them
quarters totaled 17.
occasion, Shelly was driving home and the quarters had been
appearing for sometime,
said aloud, "to
hell with the quarters, give me a dollar." She
reached up to the dome light to turn it on, and
when she brought her hand
back down there was a rolled up dollar bill in
Not only do
they receive quarters at home, but in public places as well.
Jan still visits the
husband a few
times a week and during one of these visits
she arrived to find 11
quarters lined up on the grave marker. She and
her daughters have found
quarters on the pump at a gas station, and heard
them hit the floor near their feet at the grocery
and recipients of these quarters are not limited to the immediate
was over one
evening and felt something in the chest pocket
of his shirt. He reached
in the pocket and pulled out a quarter. When
materialize, they are ice cold which makes
them very obvious because a regular
quarter in any pocket would be warmed by the
body heat of the individual.
sister had not yet received a quarter from her brother-in-law,
left out. She
from the kitchen into
the darkened living room and said, "Come
on, hit me with your best shot!" She
turned back toward the kitchen and stopped
middle of the room clutching her chest. Everyone
but after she got over her initial shock,
she shook out her shirt and jacket and a
hit the floor. She explained that she
felt a quarter pressed to her chest in between
her layers of clothing.
a three-year-old, who was playing in his room. He came out
with a handful of
quarters, silver half
and rare collector's coins, which were
not available to
him in his house. Note: His grandfather
also happened to collect rare
On another occasion, Shelly's son was napping on the couch,
when his mom came into the room to check
in the middle of his forehead.
daughter got herself ready for bed, and came out in her pajamas,
her mom that
the pajamas off a quarter fell out.
night the family, which included Jan, her four children,
conduct an experiment.
They gathered everyone in the same
room and asked for quarters to appear. After
and found quarters lined up on counters,
and the floor, 29 in all.
After a few
days, Jan was began thinking about the fact that she had not
in a while
was on the
trying to settle
some of her husbands accounts when
she heard and felt a quarter hit
the phone that she was holding to
also appeared on the table in front of Jan's brother who did
phenomena. They were
the night stand, in the soap dish,
and in a coffee
cup, which was
in use at the time.
All of these
quarters have added up over the last couple of years
in locked in
cabinet with other memories of
that this family experiences is not limited to
dad was an animal
and he had
a couple of cats, which
he loved dearly. Only a couple
of weeks before his passing,
died and appears
to be in
a digital image
taken by Kerry in the home.
Kerry was sitting on her father's
she got up she saw the remaining
cat moving between the sheets,
in a bed
that had been
made for days.
lived in her home for 34 years. The whole family