Everyone who has lost a family member hopes for some sign from the dearly deceased that they’ve made it elsewhere, that they’re in a better place. Most of the time, we’ll find signs in random or mundane occurrences just because we some sort of guidance so acutely. But for the friends and family members who knew Jack Froese, no searching for signs was necessary. They got concrete emails instead.
Jack Froese was a young man of 32 when he died unexpectedly of a heart arrhythmia in June 2011. Froese’s friends and family in Dunnmore, Pennsylvania were shocked at his unexpected passing.
It seems that Froese might have been displeased by his untimely death, as well. If you believe in ghosts sticking around to complete unfinished business, what happened next will send tingles up your spine: his best friends started receiving emails from Froese’s account in November, six months after his death.
The strangest part about the emails was their specific nature. Froese’s friends say that they included information about things about which only Froese could have known.
His good friend Tim Hart received an email with a subject of “I’m watching.” The content of the email spoke about a subject that Hart believes only the two men knew about—before his death, Froese had teased Hart about not cleaning his attic. The email body said “Did you hear me? I’m at your house. Clean your f---ing attic!!!” Hart said he turned white when he read the message. He later wrote a response to the email, but has not heard anything back.
Froese’s cousin, Jimmy McGraw, also received an email from Froese’s account, telling him to avoid an ankle injury that did happen long after Froese’s death. McGraw doesn’t necessarily that believe that his cousin was communicating with him from beyond the grave, but he does seem to hold out some hope that he cousin wanted to connect with him to tell him to feel better and move on.
Froese’s mother, Patty, doesn’t want to get to the bottom of the emails; instead, she prefers to label them as gifts from someone, even if that someone is not her son. She welcomes anything that keeps people talking about her son. Hart, too, doesn’t care if the emails are a prank because, at least for a moment, he could believe his friend was still with him.
What do you think of the mysterious emails from a dead man? If Froese wasn’t sending them, who was?