A reddit user Beersie_McSlurrp shared a story of how he was shocked to receive an email from his dad who had died two years ago. The E-Mail message was sent using the FutureMe site, which allows users to send emails to their future selves or to other people.
The man told his son that he “always said I will come back and haunt you”, and opened the email with the line: “Hello Son, I am talking to you from the grave, wooooooooo.”
He wrote: “Seriously, by the time you read this, I will have passed on. Hopefully by now you have adjusted well enough to life without the old man and you have managed to help your mother adjust.
“I have complete confidence you will be taking just as good care of her as I did. I have a few thoughts to share with you and a few insights which we never got around to discussing in the last few months where I was still coherent (I’m imagining the morphine will have turned me into a bit of a vegetable.)
“Hopefully I entertained you with some decent hallucinations or jibber jabber).
“The first thing I want to say is just how proud I am…”
Reddit user Beersie_McSlurrp said that it “gets personal” from then on.
He posted on the Reddit, “He told me how proud he was of me for becoming the rank of Chief (border security) and that he loved me. Really nice to receive so long after he passed.”
FutureMe says on its website: “Usually, it’s the future that will reflect back on the present. We decided to flip that around. So send your future self some words of inspiration. Or maybe a swift kick in the pants.
“Or just share some thoughts on where you’ll or what you’ll be up to in a year, three years…more? And then we’ll do some time travel magic and deliver the letter to you.”