‘Haunted’ balloon comforts grieving mother at son’s funeral

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Few things are more heartbreaking than a parent mourning the death of a child, so when footage of a white balloon mysteriously floating from a young man’s casket towards his mother was posted online, it struck a universal chord around the world.

Joy Ganda Vibar-Alamares was grieving for her son Trebby in the Philippines. After the balloon floats in a straight line to her, it changes direction and goes around her back.

This viral video (with three million hits as of posting) was taken by my best friend, Kaypee Alamares. The mum in the...

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The video was taken by Kaypee Alamares, the mother’s sister-in-law.

A second video shows a balloon floating to one of Trebby’s siblings.

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Nearly four million views of the Facebook video have led to speculation that her son’s spirit guided the helium-filled message 'from beyond'.

What do you think?