Alan Hamel, the 87-year-old widower of actress Suzanne Somers, has recently shared his newfound belief in the afterlife, attributing his change of heart to a series of unusual events following his wife’s passing. Somers, best known for her role in “Three’s Company,” passed away on October 15 at the age of 76 after a long battle with breast cancer. Hamel was by her side, holding her hand, when she took her last breath.
Hamel recounted three peculiar incidents that occurred on the same day, which he believes were signs from Somers. The first was a hummingbird that flew into their home, circling the kitchen, living room, and dining room before settling on a framed photograph of the couple. Hamel was even able to capture a picture of the bird perched on their photo.
The second incident involved their fireplace, which Hamel claims ignited spontaneously. Simultaneously, music from Somers’ favorite composer, an artist Hamel says is relatively unknown, began playing without any apparent cause.
The final event occurred as Hamel was preparing to sleep. He described a sensation of feeling Somers lying next to him, a presence he believes was his late wife. Hamel and Somers were married for nearly half a century, and Somers was never hesitant to express her love for their active and fulfilling relationship.
Hamel’s belief in the afterlife has been solidified by these experiences. He told reporters, “I’m a believer now that there is an afterlife. I’m convinced of it … I think there’s something we don’t understand. I think there’s a plane somewhere … after we discard our bodies. We still have our soul. I think our soul is energy. The soul must go somewhere and do something.”
Hamel isn’t the only one in the family who has felt Somers’ presence since her passing. He shared that her grandchildren have also reported similar experiences. He expressed hope that these experiences are genuine, noting that they have made the grieving process more bearable and offered the comforting possibility of a reunion in the afterlife.
Hamel also revealed that he and Somers had previously joked about the possibility of visiting each other in the afterlife. He recalled Somers saying, “Knowing you, you’ll be on your way back before you’ve left.” Somers was laid to rest on November 30 in Palm Springs, California, during a celebration of life memorial.