Many of us have experienced the devastating loss of a loved one ultimately changing us deeply inside forever! For me, it was my husband, Joe, who passed away too soon at the age 62 when I was 56. He had been so looking forward to retirement planned out at age 67, but cancer took his dream turning the lives of me and our two sons upside down. That was ten years ago, a milestone. Our lives have settled in since then with his strong presence in spirit only, watching over us from wherever he is.
The first two years after his passing my profound sadness sent me on a journey of spiritual discovery. Initially, I journaled and wrote heartfelt poems to help me with my grief. Later, I discovered hubpages.com and shared some of my writings publicly. All this writing was cathartic and began my personal process of healing. Later, I read everything that seemed to fall into my hands about what happens after we pass on from this great earth of ours. I read books about reincarnation, including Dr. Brian Weiss's regression therapy series, and several fascinating best sellers about near death experiences, including Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D. and also, a few of Dr. Wayne Dyer's many books about spirit; and another great book series is Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsh, plus too many more eye opening books to mention. I didn't have to search hard for insights, like hearing about other's experiences, even TV programs that address the subject of spirit and the afterlife conveniently appeared, including Oprah's Soul Search Sundays. It all fit into my mindset at the time which I truly believe was and never is simply coincidental. When we honestly look for answers . . .
One of the first helpful books I read was authored by Bill & Judy Guggenheim entitled, Hello From Heaven that asks the big questions. The very first sentence in the preface asks, "Is there life after death?" The second sentence asks, "Do we enter another state of existence after we die?" Well, of course, my interest was peaked right off the bat. And their story did not disappoint, I found myself totally fascinated as I turned the pages of the book. The couple had completed a study which turned into a seven year research project interviewing over 3000 people in all walks of life who courageously shared their intimate and often sacred experiences with ADC's (After Death Communication) from a deceased loved one.
The authors broke down the various experiences which people shared into several categories such as . . .
- Sensing a deceased loved one's presence
- Hearing their voice
- Feeling their touch
- Smelling their fragrance
- Partial visual appearances
- Full body appearances
- Communication through a lucid dream state
- Appearance of symbols such as birds and butterflies or something meaningful to only them
- Plus several more avenues are covered.
Quote from the preface of the book: "If you are willing to read this book with an open mind and open heart, you may significantly reduce or completely eliminate your fear of death. As a caterpillar once limited to the ground, you might undergo an inner transformation and become like a butterfly free to soar. This new freedom will allow you to live your life more fully and joyously, with a greater sense of peace."
I would like to share publicly my own personal "hello from heaven" or after death communication ADC. I have intentionally kept everything non-religious so as not to exclude anyone. My hope is that in some way it might help someone going through the devastating loss of a loved one and be comforted knowing that he or she is okay. I now truly believe our loved ones do not die, but merely transform, and yes, it eliminated my fear of death.
First, you should know I have received messages from my husband's spirit in more ways than what I'm about to reveal. Once I was aware of coincidences happening in my life and was finally convinced they were not coincidences at all, but indications from him that he was aware of what was going on in my life and lovingly watching over me and our two sons, then I was open to whatever hellos from him came my way. Sometimes, they happened during moments of worry when I really needed it. It always made me feel like everything was going to be okay which, by the way, was one of the most cherished messages he brought to me through my niece directly after his memorial ceremony in loving celebration of his life.
Explanation of how my "Hello's From Heaven" came about . . .
So, to begin, a couple of years after my husband's passing, I kept seeing the number 911, especially on the clock. This had never happened to me before. It always happened spontaneously catching me off guard and because it was happening daily, I started to ask why. It was slightly alarming since the number 911 has special meaning in our society today symbolizing an emergency, but especially since 2001 with the tragic demise of New York City's twin towers. Some time later, I started noticing other repetitive numbers and even googled their meanings. Some of them turned out to be angel number which I thought was cool and comforting. One of the angel numbers I saw repetitively was 747. Pretty soon I was seeing the number 47 by itself or mixed within a series of other numbers.
Well, low and behold, one day, I finally had an epiphany. Because my husband was born the year 1947, I thought that possibly it was his loving spirit showing me in his way that he was nearby, saying hello. With this new awareness, the flood gates opened. It kept happening, almost daily, and usually more than once a day.
After a couple years of this, I shared the awesome phenomenon with one of my sons. Unfortunately, he was skeptical and believed it was simply coincidental, but he hasn't seen the list of 47's I'm about to show you all. And, by the way, this is an example as to why we hesitate to share our ADC experiences. Some people would be more judgmental or think it's crazy. Anyway, my son is the reason in the first place that I started recording so I could show my list to him. I started it about a year ago. Today this partial list is 12 typewritten pages long and growing, and I can't possibly include every single time this happens, nor the many ways in which it happens. One side benefit of it all, besides the comfort it provides me, is that I have learned some awesome interesting historical facts that happened during the year 1947.
Oh, let me count the ways, both seeing the number 47 and hearing someone speak it. As I mentioned, I couldn’t possibly write them all down, especially the frequency of times I see 47 on the clock (typically 2 to 3 times a day) or even the frequency of 47 weather temps I see on my atomic clock in the kitchen. Whenever I see “647”, its extra special because it includes both the year and month my husband, Joe, was born. BTW, it never happens when I think about it, it’s always spontaneous.
I wouldn't expect anyone to read the entire list, the purpose of showing it is to provide an idea of the frequency it occurs and why I came to the conclusion I did; or to possibly help someone questioning whether their deceased loved one may be trying to communicate with them. Some of the entries are mundane, while others are interesting facts and amazing pieces of history surrounding the number 47.
My List of "Hello's from Heaven 47's"
A TV documentary that I was watching reported that 47% of the planet earth's forests have been destroyed and by 2050, half the world species will be extinct. You can go to 8billiontrees.com for more information about these alarming statistics.
While googling information about the cold war after WWII, I read that U.S. President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 into law, creating the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.
While editing my children's book manuscript, I happened to look when I hit page 47 and happened to look at the word count too, which showed 47,000 words.
I learned from a news report that 47 homes were devastated from the tornado of May 13, 1980 in Kalamazoo, MI which had traveled straight through the downtown district killing 4 people; sadly, one of them was our sweet, former neighbor, Lucia McFall.
I watched a winter 2019 weather report showing wind gusts up to 47 mph.
I see lots of temperature readings of 47 degrees when I happen to look at my atomic clock. The best one happened in February, 2020 because it’s so unusual for that time of year.
When I happened to look, one of my Fine Art America website friends had 47 likes on her image titled, “Waltz of the Flowers”.
I read somewhere that ¼ tsp of iodized salt has 47% RDI.
In the documentary “The Last Dance” I noticed a clip of Dennis Rodman wearing a baseball cap which had the number 47 on it.
Actress, Sophia Vergara, revealed her age of 47 on America’s Got Talent during the 2020 season.
Sylvia Earl, oceanographer and advocate of “Mission Blue” said when she was a child in 1947, there was only one oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and by 2014 there were 33,000 drill sites.
I did something absent mindedly and said outloud to myself “You dummy” and right at that moment I just happened to glance at my clock which read 7:47. :O)
I learned from a Netflix documentary that in black history during the early 1900’s, Madam C.J. Walker became the first black women to be a self-made millionaire in the cosmetic industry. She even lived next door to Rockefeller. Her devoted right hand man and legal counsel, Freeman Ransom, served her from 1910 tell his death in 1947.
Lowell, Michigan Police Department's chief made an announcement on Facebook which had 447 likes when I happened to come across it.
Two days in a row when I checked the battery on my phone it showed 47%.
10:47 minutes were left on a Utube music video I was listening to exactly when I happened to check.
Season #47 of Sesame Street introduced the puppet Julia who was autistic.
447.7 GB of memory showed on my Windows 7 computer when I returned it to factory setting.
When I hit the heart emoji on my son's Facebook post about his new moped bike, it showed 47 others liked it.
While watching a TV commercial, they showed “Mom Moment #47”.
Grocery bill for 5/18/20 showed $147.53, both our birth years.
My recent article on hubpages.com about plant-based nutrition movement happens to have 5147 words.
“Game Changers”, a Netflix documentary about meat vs. plant based diet, compared the duration and hardness of erections during sleep of three young athletes after eating meat before bedtime vs. not eating meat before bedtime. After some giggles, and cooperation, they got the results. All had significantly increased measurements when not eating meat. One guy impressively had a 477% increase of how often.
A documentary about the royal family featured how in 1947, when George VI, Queen Mother Elizabeth along with Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret set sale for South Africa to reestablish their colonial grip after WWII.
Also, while the royal family, the Windsor’s, was away in 1947, England suffered a horrific winter with food and fuel shortages.
I received a sale notice from my Redbubble photography website. It was a photo of beach stones forming a smiley face. The customer bought a greeting card and the profit margin was .47! Made me smile! :O) A few days later I made another sale of a product with profit of $4.70.
When I was watching the instruction video for iPhone 6, the clock on the demonstrator’s iPhone showed 4:47 when the guy powered the sleep mode button off and back on.
When I parked my car at the grocery, I noticed the car parked in front of mine had license plate 9747.
Johnny Carson mentioned his age of 47 during a rerun of his regular TV show I happened to be watching.
During a Netflix episode of Frankie and Grace, Frankie was bidder #47 when they were attending a silent auction to win Gerry Garcia sneakers.
While watching the documentary about the musical group, Chicago, Jimmy, the trumpet player stated about their long success, “Nobody else has had 47 successful consecutive 47 years . . . nobody . . . nobody”.
During the same Netflix feature story about the group, Chicago, I learned they sold more than 100 million records including 47 gold and platinum records with seventy charting songs.
I was very moved by the story of Edward Carter who was a WWII hero and exquisite soldier who was denied the Medal of Honor because he was black. He was also denied reenlistment in 1949 because he was black. He died at an early age of 47 from lung cancer caused by shrapnel lodged in his neck from the war. President Clinton initiated a search of black soldiers who were under recognized to which Edward Carter's adult son received his Medal of Honor during an emotional ceremony.
May, 9, 2020 there were 47K corona virus cases in Michigan when I happened to check.
I saw a report that May 8, 1947 held a record cold temperature in Michigan at 24 degrees until recently in 2020.
George W Bush served the 147th during Vietnam as a fighter pilot but never saw combat.
An ash wood guitar had an estimated value of $45-65K on Antiques Road Show with the serial #0047.
Got one of those pop up notices telling me I had 47 new notifications on Facebook.
17,4447 miles I read on my odometer and at the same time the car clock read 11:11 while the song “Believe” by Adele was playing.
Comedian Dave Cook mentioned his age was 47 on Jimmy Falon’s Tonight Show in 2019.
Woke up to 7:47 showing on my alarm clock when I happened to look (happens often in the morning right when I wake up including at 8:47 and when I sleep late till 9:47).
Mentioned on a Ken Burn’s history documentary showed the amount of $474,000 was donated to The American Place Theater from the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations in the early 1900's.
Also from the Ken Burn's history special I learned that The Fisher Bothers 47th Company helped build The American Place Theater underground theater in New York City.
I read a Hospice pamphlet showing statistics from a study stating 2.2 million adults provide care in their homes for an ailing elderly loved one and provided 80% of all care received by older Americans. 40% of caregivers are employed and spend an estimated 47 hours a week on care giving.
A 2018 Netflix documentary reports that 47,000 bridges in the US are in disrepair.
The time left when I paused a nature program showed 53:47 minutes . . . both our birth years.
One day while balancing my checkbook, the ending balance was $747.27.
2019 “Dancing with the Stars” contestant, Lauren, dedicated her dance to her step father who passed away reportedly at age 47.
After leaving the beach during the sunset hour, the time on my car clock read 6:47; both Joe’s month and year of birth.
147,000 US troops were recruited to Iraq after the defeat of Saddam Hussein in 2003 in an effort to bring order to the chaos and violence between the Sunni hardliner Islamic State and the Shi’ite Muslim-dominated south.
A history documentary titled, “The 2000’s”, covered the 2008 election which announced 47 year old Barrack Obama became the first black president of the United States.
In the movie “The Irishman” I was watching, Robert Dinero’s character tells Al Pacino’s character (Jimmy Hoffa) that he’s been a member of their crime family since 1947.
Also in the movie, “The Irishman”, Robert Dinero’s character (The Irishman) shot another character who was celebrating his 47th birthday.
The documentary I watched titled, Inequality for All was hosted by former labor secretary to Bill Clinton and Harvard economist, Robert Reisch, who presented a graph of the U.S. economy the three decades after WWII. It demonstrates a period he refers to as “The Great Prosperity” of America when we had very low inequality between the rich and poor and the strongest middle class the world has ever seen which happened between 1947-1977.
Also, the documentary Inequality for All addressed the gross representation of billionaire lobbyists and one example mentioned was billionaire, Peter Theil, who donated 4.7 million dollars to Ron Paul and the Conservative PACs during the presidential campaign of 2016.
My son mentioned he made $47,000 the year he bought his house.
Saw an announcement that the budget for the movie “Home Alone” was $14.7 million.
Asked my nephew his age the first time I spoke with him after he had reunited with his dad after 20 years of being estranged. You guessed it, he was 47.
In 2020, the 47th annual Emmy awards were broadcast from celebrity’s homes due the corona virus.
When I was watching “Family Feud” game show, the answer “Blood Bank” for a Dracula question got 47 votes.
Saw a TV announcement that Dolly Parton is a 47 time Grammy nominee.
When I called Gordons Water Systems to change my soft water filter, the recording mentioned they have been in business for 47 years.
The battery life on my phone showed 47% one day and after checking it, I happened to look at the clock which read 11:47 and again later that day the clock read 2:47 and yet again the same day my stove clock read 5:47.
Watched an announcement on “Entertainment Tonight” TV program that celebrity, Jenny McCarthy turned 47.
Read a report in the AARP magazine that in January of 2020, alone, there were 4.7 illegal robo calls in America.
A caller on the TV show “Frasier” mentioned he was 47 years old on Frasier’s radio broadcast.
I read a book called Fire and Ice; Shipwrecks of the Saugatuck Area by Jack Sheridan and Kit Lane which covers many of the shipwrecks on Lake Michigan near the lake shores of Southwest Michigan during the hay day of shipping in the mid 1800's through to the mid 1900's, particularly before railroad and automobiles. One commercial vessel called the Verano went down the year of 1947 and lies just north of South Haven, Michigan in an area which lies today within an underwater shipwreck preserve.
1,147 was the instant correct answer to a complicated math problem Jimmy Kimmel gave Andrew Yang (2019 democratic presidential candidate) on his night show.
While listening to Evelyn Champagne King’s 80’s disco song titled “Shame”, which I love, I happened to notice there were 47,000 views.
My “Tranquility Stones” image on Fine Art America cost $47.
The clock showed 4:47 one day on my computer right when I turned it on
There were 47 likes on one of my Fine Art America website friend’s (Johanna) image titled, Still Life.
One day there were 47 notifications on my Facebook page when I happened to look.
During the 1980’s, every day at 5:47 the astrologer, Walter Mercado, broadcast on Univision TV the daily astrology forecast.
My computer displayed pages 16-47 on my Fine Art America’s Group page.
4.7K likes on a Utube video I was listening to titled, I Miss You, by Daryl Hall and John Oats.
License plate 477 showed on a music video by Post Malone when I was thinking about Joe.
A friend of mine told me she had $47,000 of life savings. She was 78 years old at the time.
Around the year 1680, 47 Pueblo Indian religious leaders were imprisoned by Spaniard Friars who wouldn’t tolerate their traditions in Santa Fe, New Mexico for speaking out against the Spanish. The Indian tribes including the Pueblos, Navajo and Apache put aside their differences to go on the war path led by Popei against the Spanish. It is noted as the most successful Indian revolt in history.
My phone rang at 6:47 (both the month and year my husband, Joe, was born). It happened right at the end of Leslie Jones's inspirational comedy special.
Happened to check and noticed a framed print on my Fine Art America photo website cost $47.47.
There were 1,647, 974 views on the song “Wooden Ships” by Crosby Stills and Nash I was listening to.
There were 147,000 visitors on my Fine Art America website when I happened to check.
47K likes were on George Thorogood’s song “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”.
From the documentary called, A Secret Lore, about two lesbian gay women since 1947 of which one had played in the women’s pro baseball league during WWII and the other played pro hockey. They kept their relationship secret from their families, friends and co-workers for 65 years before they finally came out and were later married in their old age.
A U-Tube video by, The Tech Guy, showed a clock in background which read 11:47.
Amazon.com showed a savings of 47% on select products on Black Friday in 2019.
When I happened to look, there were 47 likes on my photograph website of a Lake Michigan beach scene titled “I Hear You Coming”.
There was 47% battery on my camera when I happened to look.
A question I posed at the end of one of my hubpages.com articles, “Which type of rocks have you collected the most?” received 47 votes for the choice “Granite”.
There were 47 favorites on the website, Fine Art America, of Heather King’s stunning owl photograph sitting on river ice pile.
When I happened to pause a movie I was watching, it showed it ended in 1:47 minutes.
22047 views showed on a website I was looking at.
20:47 showed on the clock in the background of a TV show I was watching.
A winter 2020 forecast of 47 degrees was way above normal.
6:47 and 8:47 and 10:47 times showed on the clock when I looked during the same evening (happens a lot, but not as many right in a row).
During the movie “Airplane”, silly reporter No. 2 said while removing pictures of planes off the wall “A-47, right? Ooh, I love that one”. You had to see the movie to know how silly it was.
7:47 minutes were left when I paused the Netflix documentary, The Paleo Way, and later 47 seconds were left on the same show at 11:47pm when I paused it again.
3347 was part of mysterious phone number written on a dollar bill during the movie “Entanglement” with 5:47 minutes left on the same movie when I happened to hit pause.
Golden State Warriors game against Memphis had 47 points when I happened to look.
There was 4:47 minutes left on the clock during the above basketball game being broadcast when I happened to look.
“Now we only have to do it 47 more times” was said on a “Property Brothers” HGTV renovation show after hanging the first strip of wallpaper.
There were 447 likes on Paleo Joe's website when I happened to look.
When I happened to look, there were 47 votes on a Family Feud game show question.
I learned interestingly about the Prussian Sovereign Nation which existed between 1525-1947.
While researching about oyster shells, I learned there are 47 oyster shell identifications.
I heard an announcement that Lester, from the Adams Family TV show was born in 1947.
Happened to notice 47 was the jpg. number of a photo I was editing in Photoshop.
There were 47 likes on a cool Facebook post I was interested in.
I happened to notice when working on my bills that one of the statements ending balance number was .47.
Jalen Rose announced Paul George got 47 points in a basketball game.
When I got off the phone from consoling with my friend who was grieving her husband’s very recent death, the clock read 6:47.
There were 47 comments on two of my Redbubble website’s followers when I was visiting their pages.
I read in the paper about a special store attendant who lived in Saugatuck, MI for 47 years, but I should have written down his name.
Mike Nesmet, singer of 60’s group “The Monkies” won a $47,000 lawsuit against PBS for breach of his Pacific Arts contract.
A reading of 47 degrees was posted on my car thermometer when I was driving to Lake Michigan beach.
14,7447 on Camry odometer.
1:47 pm and 47 degrees on fridge clock at same time.
I noticed there are 47 saved passwords on my Google account.
For $47 you can get an instructional kit to sue robo callers for breaking the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act. 25 out of 26 companies had settled out of court to a clever 16 year old kid who made a lot of money doing it.
The Cortana computer instruction video provides example questions you can ask her and one of them was “What’s 47% of 9 million?”
Savannah Guthrie from the Today Morning Show had to have eye surgery at age 47 from retinal detachment after her 2 year old son threw his toy train at her.
There were 38,147 likes on a Utube cover song by Coldplay I was listening to and really liked.
Robert Rausch mentioned in a TV announcement he was nearing the age 47 when he wrote an article in the New York Times about Lake Michigan titled "A Tour of Lake Michigan, My Inland Sea".
When transferring my “writing” folder to USB20FD-G, said it had 47 items.
Someone in my family mentioned my dad graduated from high school in 1947.
The hotel room number that mom, dad and I stayed in overnight in during my son’s wedding was 647.
Right when I turned on my computer, Dec 2019, the computer clock said 3:47.
There were 47 comments on a dahlia floral photo uploaded by Doug N. (a friend on my Fine Art America website).
And right after the above, there were 47 more comments on the announcement page about our friend, Jane Mayer’s, passing. A much beloved person in our community!
When I turned on my phone one December morning, it read 9:47 and later when I happened to check again while I was waiting for a phone call from my niece, it said 10:47.
The very same morning as above, I was moving an article over to my new computer into the “documents” folder and it said it was moving 47 items.
A survey of countries for Americans to avoid visiting because of negative relations included Germany with a love/hate relationship with 47% negative votes compared to 53% positive, (both our birth years). Hmm, I could read a whole lot more into that . . .
Chili also has a 47% unfavorable rating with Americans as with Germany mentioned above.
47 seconds were left on microwave clock when I glanced at it while thawing out frozen butternut squash left over from my summer garden.
At Meijer’s grocery, the remaining balance when I was putting cash into the machine said I needed $1.47 total more to add.
While listening to a “Daryl’s House” TV episode on my computer of Cee Lo Green’s song, “Crazy”, it had 1:47 minutes left when I happened to glance at it.
When pausing a movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver titled “Marriage Story”, it said there was 1:47 time left.
A television broadcast for impeachment of President Trump for violations of Article I, was at 147 Republican “nay” votes when I checked and then again later for Article II.
When I began watching an episode of Madmen “The Gold Violin”, it showed it was 47:36 minutes long. Actually, later, I realized all the Madmen episodes are 47 something minutes long.
I happened to notice the profit margin for a scarf I sold on my Redbubble photography site was $3.47.
I noticed a friend, Peter, on my Redbubble website was selling an iPad case for a total of $47.73.
December 19, 2019, 47 tourists were on White Island off the coast of New Zealand when the active volcano, Whakaari, erupted killing 21 people.
$447 was my bank balance after purchasing my refurbished computer on line.
There were 3:47 minutes left on my photo website's friend, Heather King, of her amazing owl video when I happened to pause it.
Directly after I read a text from my sister about her son’s battle with cancer, the clock read 4:47.
During a download for Photoshop on my computer there were 47 seconds left when I happened to check.
6:47 minutes were on the clock during a “Daryl’s House” interview with Daryl Hall talking about the backstory of the song “Fall in Philadelphia” where John Oats was attacked by thugs in the street.
Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa’s cover song of “I’d Rather Go Blind” originally sung by legendary Etta James, showed time of 7:47/7:47 when I clicked on it on Utube.
347 kWh of energy used was shown on my January bill of 2020.
When I happened to be checking the earnings on my hubpages.com blog in the last 7 days it was $4.77.
I learned from a Netflix documentary how frontiersmen Wyatt Earp’s sister-in-law, Allie, to brother Virgil Earp, lived the longest among the Earps until 1947, twenty days shy of her 100th birthday.
Wyatt and Jose Earp were married for 47 years. Wyatt died at the age of 80 in 1929.
My hubpages.com article titled, Curious Collectors of Clam Shells, had 47 views in the past 30 days when I happened to check January of 2020.
On tax 2018 return, it showed taxes paid on itemized deductions was $47 when I was checking back doing my taxes for 2019.
Facebook notifications from a friend showed 47 other notifications.
When I was researching on line, one source recommended the most effective doses for vitamin B12 was between 647 to 1032 mcg.
On the TV show “Parks and Recreation”, Ann and Tom’s record for not breaking up was 47 hours . . . lol.
47 people answered “mother” to a question on Family Feud game show.
While I was getting a mammogram, literally during it when I was told to focus on a certain spot, I was looking at two digital numbers of 47 on the medical machine. I asked the technician what the numbers stood for and she said it just showed the angle of the machine she was using. Then after I told her about how often I see it and as to why, she proceeded to tell me that she rarely used that particular number.
During a 2020 weather report, four Michigan cities showed 47 degrees including South Haven, Kalamazoo, Holland and Hamilton . . . all unusually warm temps for the month of December.
Black Panther was an answer on Family Feud game show which received 47 votes.
While watching 2019 Entertainment Tonight broadcast, it mentioned that Joey Macintyre member of "Kids on the Block" boyband turned 47.
During the New Year’s Eve broadcasts, the countdown was at 47 minutes right when I happened to tune in.
47 minutes was left when I just so happened to pause the program, Parks and Recreation.
Based on a true story, the movie titled, The Two Popes, showed how during the first round of voting from the cardinals to elect a new pope after John Paul II died, that Joseph Ratzinger received 47 votes.
Saw an announcement about Susan Jeffers, renowned illustrator of 47 children’s book.
In the 2020 Iowa caucus for president, Bernie Sanders won 47% of the vote for ages 17-29.
I happened to pause the TV documentary called Our Planet right at 47:12.
47 people voted for the number one answer on a question during a Family Feud game show episode I watched, obviously, which I do often.
The Islamic Black Movement in the US led by Elijah Muhammad had 47 mosques nationwide, of which Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali were followers.
The score for Science Geeks team was 47,000 on the game show, America Says.
Sunset was right at 7:47 when I checked online, which I rarely do.
Read a report that only 4.7% of Corona virus is supposedly critical.
An interesting Netflix documentary reported President Truman remodeled and updated the White House with steel construction. At the time, it was a deteriorating 147 year old building.
During the documentary “Babies”, I was watching, the mom was woke up by the baby at 1:47 am.
Read that Jackie Robinson joined the Boston Dodgers baseball team in 1947.
I heard a report that Judge Judy makes $47 million dollars a year.
After WWII in 1947, the separate states of Palestine and Israel was established.
I learned how a women got back her deceased husband’s lost class ring missing for 47 years in 2017. It was found by a guy in Finland.
Ben Affleck was age 47 in 2020, as mention on Entertainment Tonight TV show.
While watching Family Feud game show, the score was 47 for one family just before the commercial break which mentioned Gwenyth Paltro was age 47.
The character, Woody, on the TV show, Cheers, was upset because his register was $3.47 short.
I was reading an exchange between my two son's during a group messaging session and had to giggle. Right afterwards, I closed my phone and the battery life showed 47%.
I made a sale on my Redbubble photography site of a poster of my photo titled “Forever Young” showing a profit of $4.74.
Learned how Henry VIII died in 1547 at age 56 due to gross obesity.
Little Walter, Muddy Waters and Jimmy Rogers formed an all-star trio in 1947 in Chicago called the Headhunters, and were signed into Cadillac Records.
Actress Cameron Diaz announces having a baby at age 47 in 2020. She said she loves being a mom.
I watched a 2020 TV announcement about heart throb actor, Josh Duhamel, age 47, is married to singer, Fergie.
The newspaper reported Attorney Mike Villar filed for a recount for the race against incumbent Allegan County Prosecutor Myrene Koch defeating him by only a margin of 17 votes – 8864 to 8847.
© 2020 Kathi
Kathi (author) from Saugatuck Michigan on September 01, 2020:
Thank you Lisa, I did not know there were so many ads when people try to read it. I would be annoyed too. Thanks for the heads up. Anyway, appreciate the visit!
Kathi (author) from Saugatuck Michigan on September 01, 2020:
Thank you Lisa, I did not know there were so many ads when people try to read it. I would be annoyed too. Thanks for the heads up. Anyway, appreciate the visit!
Lisa from Central USA on August 29, 2020:
Great article!! Wanted to let you know that when I was trying to read it, there where so many ads that popped up! Was very annoying and I would contact HP I hope people don’t get all that when someone reads my articles! Again, great article!!
Kathi (author) from Saugatuck Michigan on August 25, 2020:
Thank you Linda, glad you found it interesting and I agree,it's an important topic we all question some time or another in our lives!
Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 24, 2020:
Thank you for sharing your experiences, Kathi. I think it's wonderful that you are experiencing them and found them interesting to read. I have experienced some strange events that make me wonder about the true nature of reality. It's an interesting and important topic.