Since I can remember, I’ve heard stories of people finding pennies in strange places after the passing of a loved one.
I wasn’t sure if seeing these tiny copper coins laying around was just coincidence, or if there could be a connection to the spirit world.
It has long been believed by many that found pennies are signs from lost loved ones or angels — something to tell you that you are not alone.
But why pennies? There are so many other coins to choose from — nickels, dimes, quarters — that are circulated just as much if not more than pennies, but we don’t seem to find these silver-colored coins randomly lying around.
So, I decided to consult the Google search bar and actually found out why pennies could be the calling card for our departed.
Copper — the metal of which pennies are made up — is considered a conductor and apparently relatively easy to be manipulated by a spirit. Copper is a conductor for electromagnetic fields, which are said to be emitted by spirits.
Dowsing — a type of divination used to locate water, buried metals or elements, oil, gravesites and many other materials or items — is sometimes done using rods or other conductive metals such as iron.
Dating back to the 15th century, dowsing rods have also been used to communicate with spirits.
In those early days, dowsing was thought to be an act of occultism and satanic.
However, in paranormal investigations, the theory is that the rods act as a conductor of hidden energy sources and that spirits reside within these fields and draw upon the energy to manifest themselves.
Because spirits are thought to be connected to energy fields, they could, in theory, manipulate the rods in response to “yes” or “no” questions.
Dowsing rods are embedded into handles which are held firmly in each hand. The rods are free to swivel in response to elements, running water or spirit interaction.
Based on the thought that copper is easily manipulated by those in the spirit world, it makes sense that ghosts could leave pennies behind as they travel through our world.
So, the next time you find a penny in an odd place or somewhere you know there had not been one previously, open your mind and let yourself hold on to the hope that it could be a gift from a loved one.