Was it An Angel?
This isn't my experience. I was relating "ghost stories" on day with a co-worker, and she told me that she had seen an angel when she was a little girl. I asked her to elaborate, and she did...this is what follows
When she was a little girl, she was outside playing one day. She came running back into her house to tell her mother about something she had seen. She told her mother that she had seen an angel in the sky. With the angel was a little girl who lived down the street. The little girl was riding her tricycle next to the angel as they both went higher up into the sky. So she told her mother this, but her mother dismissed it as a small child's imagination. A few days later however, that little girl was killed. She had been riding her tricycle in the street and was hit by a car.
Do you believe it? I do.
Basically because I know this woman - she is very honest and fairly religious. They say the little one's can see things we older people can't. I think in this case, they are right.