'My husband sees our dead relatives sat on the sofa - they even share our bed'

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David and Jane Drew have been married for over 30 years (Image: Jane Drew / SWNS)
David and Jane Drew have been married for over 30 years (Image: Jane Drew / SWNS)

A woman has insisted she and her spiritual medium husband share their home with the ghosts of her dead relatives, who often sit on the sofa with the couple and have even shared their bed at night. Jane Drew, 59, claims the spirits of her mum, Mary, and grandmother, Clara, often hang around in the couple's living room, while her husband David Drew, 68, has also seen the ghost of Jane's father standing behind the bar they used to have.

Jane - who met David at one of his clairvoyant shows - even believes she was once poked in the back by her late mum, who passed away in 2019. And in the early days of her relationship with David, Jane said the couple would be visited by various spirits several times a week.

'My husband sees our dead relatives sat on the sofa - they even share our bed' eideziqkeiqhhinvJane met David at one of his clairvoyant shows (Jane Drew / SWNS)
'My husband sees our dead relatives sat on the sofa - they even share our bed'David says he sees Jane's dead relatives around their home (Jane Drew / SWNS)

David, from Llandudno, Wales, has worked as a psychic medium for more than 50 years, and although he is now in a wheelchair and has to rely on Jane as his full-time carer, the man still receives "hundreds" of requests from people asking him to help with their spiritual cases.

The man explained: "I'm 70 next year and my earliest experience was when I was three years old. I see people all the time and nine months after Jane's mum's passing I saw her smiling, looking at me. I never really see my relatives but in 1979 I saw my mother soon after she passed over and I've never seen her since. The only thing you can take with you when you pass on is spiritual mindfulness. It's an unusual life I would say looking back."

While Jane added: "He sometimes sees my mum and grandma sat in the lounge when he walks past. We used to have a bar and David would sometimes see my dad behind the bar too. We'd be in bed and feel the bed dip down and I'd ask who that would be and he would just go to sleep and I'd be lying there in the covers scared under the duvet. Sometimes it would just be a small dip and then other times it would feel like someone really bouncing their bum down on the bed.

'I don't want children staying up late at weekends - I really need adult time''I don't want children staying up late at weekends - I really need adult time'

"It just became normal over the years. My mum's not been dead quite so long - only a couple of years - but she had this habit of poking me in my back to get my attention. One night I was sitting in bed and felt a poke in my back so I knew it was her.

"There have been some hair-raising things. What tends to startle me is when things in the house move. David kept a shaving mirror at the back of the counter and it jumped off and hovered for a second above the floor and then dropped and that happened three times. This happened when David wasn't here and if he was here, he'd have been able to explain it, but because I can't see who's there, that's what makes it scary."

David claims to have been able to see spirits since he was a child, and initially believed that everyone could see ghosts as he didn't know any different. And after he began working as a medium when he was an adult, he met Jane when she attended one of his stage shows in Blackpool in 1984.

Jane recalled: "I've always been vaguely interested in spirits and my grandma used to have premonitions with different members of the family seeing ghosts. I did believe that there was something after death, but that doesn't mean to say that everybody did and so when I went to see David I was open to the concept but had half a sceptical eye if this was genuine.

"So, my mum had bought me tickets to go and see him in Blackpool. I felt like I knew him, he was passing on all these messages to people. In the interval, he said to me 'You're the girl I'm going to marry'. I gave him a call a few weeks after that for a reading and instead of that, he took me for a drink. We got married a year later."

And Jane also said David's biggest source of joy in his work is helping people, including one woman who claimed she was being tormented by a spirit in her home until David and his "spirit helpers" were able to help the spirit cross to "the next dimension" and leave the woman alone.

But David's work doesn't come without backlash, as Jane explained: "Usually the feedback he gets is very positive and very often you get someone who'll say it's the work of the devil, but you never get it from anyone who's actually seen him. When he was due to appear at a theatre one time, he'd had a phone call from the police saying born-again Christians were threatening to slash his tyres."

Zahna Eklund

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