Real Name: Wendy Throop Sunderlin
Case: Unusual Phenomenon
Date: November 1996
Details: In December 1995, while at a friend's party, 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 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 her parents to help boost their spirits. While watching it, Sharon looked up and saw Wendy again. She 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 her husband, Bill, about an unusual experience her friend, Pam, had. She had seen Wendy's face appear out of the darkness. She felt an energy from her. She told her that everything was okay and that she was at peace. That night, Sharon saw Wendy in their home, and she 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 Wendy helped her overcome her death.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the September 6, 2001 episode along with that of Michael Owen.