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David Bowie was convinced that the ghost of his father was phoning him

April 24, 2022 | Comment icon 12 comments



Was Bowie's father reaching out to him from beyond the grave ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Hunter Desportes
The music legend, who himself passed away in 2016, had previously recalled his own potentially paranormal experience.
Throughout his incredible life, Bowie was certainly no stranger to 'out there' themes having based his most famous stage persona - Ziggy Stardust - on the concept of an alien rock star who came to Earth with a message of hope.

Back in 1969, however, Bowie had an experience that lead him to believe that his late father - Haywood Jones - was attempting to contact him from beyond the grave.

The story goes that, in the days following the death of Jones, Bowie's telephone would mysteriously ring at the same time, every day, for a whole week.

According to drummer John Cambridge who knew Bowie, the phenomenon had started after he had moved into a country house in Derbyshire.
"He said nobody ever answered when he said 'hello,' and he was convinced that it was his dad, letting him know that everything was okay," Cambridge recalled.

He added that the house itself was an old, atmospheric and spooky place at the best of times.

While he'd never directly experienced anything unexplained there, he'd heard from others who had.

No explanation for the mysterious phone calls was ever found.

Source: Mirror | Comments (12)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by quiXilver 2 months ago
So many accounts of visitations of the dying.  Particularly those revealed to occur at the moment of a loved one's death.  Compelling to me.    Even if they are a construct of the one receiving the visitation, the shear timing of it, is so potent.  To conjure such an experience at that moment indicates a level of connectedness of close loved ones, energetically, that is astounding to me.
Comment icon #4 Posted by OverSword 2 months ago
I smelled one of my grandmothers in the room a few different times for a couple weeks Ashe died. It was nice.
Comment icon #5 Posted by XenoFish 2 months ago
I saw my grandfather after he died. I chalk it up to a grief stricken mind.
Comment icon #6 Posted by joc 2 months ago
Dopamine is a marvelous thing.
Comment icon #7 Posted by openozy 2 months ago
I saw an apparition of my stepfather after he died but I had little connection or love for him and felt no grief.
Comment icon #8 Posted by XenoFish 2 months ago
I know if I chalk it up to anything outside of the "safe parameters" on here, the idea would be attacked with a vengeance. So I'm playing down the one event that really started my occult adventures.
Comment icon #9 Posted by openozy 2 months ago
I went down that path for a while after certain encounters but then was overpowered by it so I started to go to the spiritual side to try to tame it down in a way. I find you are on your own with this even in the company of like minded people.
Comment icon #10 Posted by XenoFish 2 months ago
A cold mechanistic view of reality isn't for me. I still want to believe that life is a thing of beauty, deep and rich beauty. Not just chemical reactions and entropy.
Comment icon #11 Posted by openozy 2 months ago
I believe life is a personal journey and why not look at the beautiful side, it brushes away negativity as if it was nothing.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Hyperionxvii 2 months ago
Hard drugs tend to do that.


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