I thought about this after reading through the thread asking about whether you are afraid to die. My mom had diabetes complications and many stays in the hospital before she actually died. Once she told me she was near death and she didn't see anything at all, it wasn't like the stories she had read where you see the bright light and someone telling you to return rather, nothing at all. The day she died, it was so different from the many times my sisters and I had rushed to the hospital from work, home, vacations, etc.. It was as if someone was telling us this was the day we were going to lose her. She was already gone and we didn't have to rush. We all talked about it and had the same feeling, we knew before we were actually told. Of course it was still devastating but the more we talked about the day, the more I thought everything was happening as it should. My sis, who she was staying with, had to run out to pick up a couple of prescriptions and that is when my mom passed away. The night before there was a whole housefull over there, we were all talking and remembering, laughing about when we were kids. My mom was sitting there, very happy and talking along with us. Again, it seemed the way it should be with all of us there at that time. When her time came, it was only her and my dad. That night I woke up at 3am suddenly and of course started thinking of her but what I didn't know then was that my sisters all woke up at the same time, suddenly. Anyone had freaky occurances or near death experiences? It'd be interesting to hear.