Michael and donna

Michael Owen and his mother Donna

Real Name: Michael Owen
Case: Unusual Phenomenon
Date: January 1998
Location: North Fort Myers, Florida


Details: Thirty-four-year-old Michael Owen of North Fort Myers, Florida, was a recovering alcoholic. His family was happy when started attending AA meetings and started a job as a boat mechanic. Sadly, he lost his control and started drinking again. In January of 1998, he died in a car accident. Two months later, his mother, Donna Theisen, was in a gift shop when she felt what she claims was an "emotional connection" with her son. She claims that she then picked up two porcelain cups from a rack. One of them said "I love you Mom" and the other one said "Michael"; Donna felt that this was Michael's way of saying that he was okay.
Donna began receiving several others signs from Michael. While at a supermarket, she found a book that seemed out of place. She opened it up and found a message on the front page that she believed was from Michael: "I am the Ancient Mariner who had a tale in his heart to be told to all. To someone I am always saying, Someday you must meet my mother." She was certain it was about him because he often referred to himself as the "Anicent Mariner".
Donna claims one night while she was working in her home office, she noticed Michael's digital clock was flashing the time "6:20". This was the same time that Michael's accident occurred. Fourteen months after Michael's death, Donna said she heard Michael's voice on the answering machine. The operator said that the message was recorded at 6:33, which was the time that Michael died. All the message said was "Follow Me". Afterward, Donna wrote a book called "Childlight" about her experiences with Michael. Donna is one of thousands of parents who believe that their children have contacted them from beyond the grave.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the September 6, 2001 episode, along with Wendy Throop. Some sources list Michael's last name as "Theisen".
Results: Unsolved. Sadly, Donna passed away in 2010.