Spirits will influence things in nature to give us signs. They'll make things like birds, butterflies, dragonflies, squirrels behave oddly or appear on an anniversary related to them (either their birthday, holidays, anniversary of their wedding or their passing, etc).
Such was the case this July 8, 2016 when a yellow and black butterfly appeared (after not seeing one all summer) on the anniversary of our dog Sprite's passing (3 years before). The butterfly behaved oddly and lingered a good 10 minutes around me and our three dogs. I recorded the last couple of minutes of the butterfly's weird visit - that told us Sprite is still around us.
VIDEO LINK https://youtu.be/slTriH59_w4
Not every butterfly, etc. is a sign. - But it likely is, if it's behaving oddly, or if the sign happened before.
In 2013, three days after Sprite passed we got a sign from him in the form of a yellow and black butterfly that flew right near all three dogs.
First, it's unusual for a butterfly to fly near dogs. Secondly, the dogs didn't go after it. They just watched it. It was as if they heard Sprite telling them "I'm here." Our three dogs and we just watched that butterfly and I took several pictures of it. The butterfly just stayed there on the grass. It was a message from Sprite that he is fine and regained 100% health as a spirit. We were all happy to see this wonderful sign from Sprite.
For a related story: http://ghostsandspiritsinsights.blogspot.com/2013/07/signs-from-loved-ones-butterflies.html
For more information about how spirits communicate with the living, either Pets or People, check out Rob Gutro's 4 books: Ghosts and Spirits, Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead, Pets and the Afterlife, Pets and the Afterlife 2 - all available on Amazon.com in Paperback and E-Book.
Purpose of this Blog
Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). *He wrote the books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate.