By smdh - United States

Ghost in the machine

Today, my mother told me that my dead grandmother speaks to her. How? When she's thinking of her while brushing her teeth, her electric toothbrush will suddenly stop buzzing and this tells her her mother is communicating with her. FML
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  WritingWrongs  |  8

-10, thank you; nobody should ever act like an asshole to people who believe in that stuff. The people we should be disgusted with are "psychics" and "mediums" who endorse and encourage this behavior. Bad enough that someone loses someone close, much worse when they are given false hope and false peace of mind.

  AKGirlinSD  |  20

I'm with 10 & 34. If it makes the mother happy, let her keep doing that. She is probably still mourning the loss of her mother (sometimes it can take years or never). Be more considerate. Maybe even be nice, Original Poster, and ask what her mother said to your mom.


I think such a false hope just makes it harder to get over the death. It's just basically a denial of her absence in the real world, and she's clinging to fantasies. When reality does catch up to her, it will be worse than ever.

  Carmstro  |  13

The problem here is that many electric toothbrushes stop vibrating in intervals to tell you how long to brush in a certain area. It's not even abnormal.

By  spaboolly  |  26

First off, who thinks of their deceased mother while brushing their teeth? If it's happened multiple times though I could sort of understand her wanting to make a connection like that about such a strange coincidence.

By  HeyArnold91  |  8

It may be an inside thing between your mom and grandma that makes your mother feel she is being spoken never know. I lost my father and I feel he is going to speak to me in odd ways too, so honestly I don't feel your mother is crazy for thinking this.