Real Name: Wendy Throop Sunderlin
Case: Unusual Phenomenon
Date: November 1996
Details: In December of 1995, while at a party at a friend's house, college freshman Wendy Throop became the victim of a date rape. She tried to move on with her life, but became very depressed. Tragically, on November 12, 1996, she committed suicide; she was only nineteen. Her mother Sharon was devastated after her daughter's death. Shortly thereafter, Wendy began appearing to her in visions, trying to comfort her. A few weeks after the first vision, Wendy's friend Owen had rented a movie to watch with the Throops to help boost their spirits. While watching the movie, Sharon looked up and saw Wendy again. Wendy smiled, looked over at Owen, and then vanished.
At a neighbor's Christmas party a year later, Sharon became very upset and had to leave. A neighbor told Sharon's husband Bill about an unusual experience her friend Pam had. Pam had seen Wendy's face appear out of the darkness. She felt an energy from Wendy. She told her that everything was okay and that she was at peace. That night, Sharon saw Wendy in their home, and Wendy told her that everything will be fine after her death. Sharon claims that Wendy has communicated with her several times since she died, and that she knows that Wendy is okay. Sharon believes that her communication with her daughter helped her overcome her death.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the September 6, 2001 episode along with Michael Owen.