I walked into my room and saw a young girl wearing her school uniform. She looked normal and completely solid. I was six at the time.
Glenrothes, Fife. (PRWeb UK) October 7, 2009
A new memoir claims dead people can communicate with the living.
"The dead can talk to us, loud and clear!", says Patsy Whyte (54), a Scottish author whose inspirational story memoir, No Easy Road, is just published.
Patsy Whyte was one of a family of 10 traveller children wrenched apart by the local authority in the 1950s. She was brought up in a children's home in Aberdeen, Scotland.
"I caught glimpses of an invisible world no one else could see while growing up in the children's home", she says.
She relates a number of spooky encounters in her book, published at the end of last month by Kailyard Publishing. One in particular stands out.
Patsy Whyte says, "I walked into my room and saw a young girl wearing her school uniform. She looked normal and completely solid. I was six at the time."
"She told me her name was Josie and that she had been murdered. I was too young at the time to appreciate what that really meant. We talked to each other for a good while until I fell asleep."
When Patsy Whyte woke up in the morning, Josie was gone.
"I looked everywhere for her for days afterwards. But nobody at the home had seen her or knew anything about her. I felt sad because I was looking forward to having Josie as a real friend."
Patsy Whyte left the children's home at the age of 15, angry, naive and ill-prepared, but with a will to survive which would be tested to the limit. She rubbed shoulders with the rich and powerful and the poorest in the land, and drifted into a world of violence, prostitution and drugs which almost claimed her life.
"It's taken me more than 30 years to write about my experiences", she says. "Fortunately, I've been blessed with a great memory. I can still remember people and places and incidents in the clearest of detail, even although so many years have passed."
No Easy Road adds to the growing list of personal memoirs which are available through Amazon and other online book stores. It is Patsy Whyte's first book. She lives with her partner in Glenrothes and has five grown-up children and five grandchildren.