Friday, July 5, 2013


We have all heard the phrase and song, “Pennies from Heaven.” What would you say if that was really true? What if money just materialized from thin air? Is there a connection between coins, the newly deceased and ghosts? What is the connection between coins, the newly deceased and ghosts?

In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead. Usually a coin was sometimes placed in or on top of the mouth of a dead person to pay Charon for passage. Some authors say that those who could not pay the fee, or those whose bodies were left unburied, had to wander the shores for one hundred years. This ancient tradition continues today as some cultures still place coins on the eyes of the deceased before burial.

I've even read that scientists studying the Shroud of Turin saw indications of coins, type issued at the time of Pontius Pilate, placed over the eyes of the figure, regarded by many to be that of Jesus Christ; by the impressions left on the cloth picked up on their scanners. Fascinating!

Do spirits leave pennies around for us to find?

In my experience I would have to answer, YES! I have been finding pennies and other loose change on the ground and other places all my life, but never gave it a thought that it could be a loved one who had passed on to the other side and was trying to get my attention. I just thought I was the lucky recipient of some unfortunate person dropping their money. I wasn't that familiar with this phenomenon at all. It really became apparent that this could be something of the supernatural realm after my experience at my friend’s house when we had coins being tossed around the room and against the wall. Although this is unusual occurrence, it seems this is a common sign from spirits. We had a number of objects thrown during the time at my friend’s “haunted house” and pennies were among them.

Perhaps the most unsettling thing that happened after we sold his house to contractors was the frequent times pennies were dropping from the ceiling, thrown down the steps and against the front door at my house now! We even had foreign money appear out of nowhere. We've collected German Deutsche Marks, Canadian and Mexican coins, and even a Morgan silver dollar! No gold doubloons yet. I’ll get back to this-so keep reading.

So, if pennies are from Heaven or from a ghost, then what is the spiritual significance of finding dimes? Yes, we have been finding those too. A dime has ten pennies within it. After doing some research, apparently some consider the number 10 means, “We reap what we sow.” Ten can also mean fulfillment or completion of something. What dimes and pennies mean to me may not be of significance for you. There’s no right or wrong interpretation. No matter what your interpretation is, finding loose change around is supposedly a sign from the spirit world.

So is it a deceased loved one leaving the coins?

A friend told me her story about her deceased father and dimes after hearing the spooky experiences in my friend’s house. She and her family have been long time supporters of my strange story and totally believe my paranormal encounters to be true. She told me of her and her family finding dimes around the time of construction and decoration of her brother’s new dental office. Her father had been a cement contractor who did pavements, patios, and floors. So, when a new cement floor was being put down and still wet, apparently a dime was found in it the next day. Thinking the contractors were carrying out an old tradition, when people embed a coin in wet cement near a new project to bring luck, they asked the men if they had put in the dime. No, they said. Then my friend and her brother started to find other dimes around the office, and outside on the sidewalk near the front entrance. They decided later to collect the dimes that they now believed were from her father. Pretty soon they had a jar full of dimes! She told me that she had never gotten the chance to tell her Dad a final goodbye when he was in the hospital dying from cancer and that she always felt a bit sad and that she didn't have closure. This now seemed to be a validation from him to wish his family luck and that he was visiting and watching over them. This loving act has brought a sense of peace and humor to her and her family. They continue to feel he is popping in from time to time to visit, as they are still finding and collecting dimes!

So, let’s get back to our mystery of the foreign money being left at our house. As I mentioned we have had coins other than American money tossed and thrown around our house, and that my friend was of German heritage and world traveler. I am convinced it’s a link to my deceased friend and his family. I was with a client at my home studio back in March 2010, when we had to stop in mid conversation when we heard loud sounds of coins being thrown against my studio wall that is part of my center hallway. They had come from the direction of my living room,which had no one in at the time. My client was speechless when I pick up 4 German Deutsche Marks off the hallway rug. Chills went up my spine as I remembered 3 members of my friend’s family came to this country in the late 1940's and my friend was born in this country in 1953! That same day we had Canadian coins and Mexican pesos thrown from the upstairs hall down the steps and hit my front door. Again I looked at the date. The coin dated 1967-the time my friend attended the Montreal World’s Fair held in 1967 and he also spent a great deal of time in Mexico and South American being an anthropologist and archaeologist specializing in the ancient Mayan Indian culture. What about the Morgan Silver dollar? I tell you more about this coin in a later blog.

Were my friends and his family trying to communicate with me or just some random coincidence?  I don’t have the answers only my experience to share. I did get in touch with a metaphysical physicist, connected to a university in California several months ago. His reply to me, after telling him of my dealings with solid objects materializing out of nowhere, was that he had no answers only a theory. He believed that there are different inter-dimensional portals and perhaps beings (spirits?) related to those dimensions that can manipulate space and time that allow solid objects to act differently that we have yet to comprehend.

That made sense to me. There are just too many people with the same personal story of receiving “Ghost Money” for it to be just a freak occurrence. Our failure to recognize or comprehend this is no one’s fault. Only recently do people feel comfortable enough of telling of these unique supernatural experiences and not fear being told they are crazy. We’re not!  Maybe one day science will be able to explain this phenomenon to us but for now if you feel you are being left “Pennies from Heaven” thank the spirits or a loved one who sent it. They are listening.