These are the phenomena which occur at the time of death of a person. They are largely anecdotal but in sufficient numbers to represent evidence.
A typical scenario will be someone knowing either via a feeling or perhaps in a dream that someone they love has just died. Sometimes people may temporarily feel the condition that the person had, and then have it suddenly released.
Sometimes someone will suddenly wake up in the middle of the night and see or communicate briefly with their loved ones. The timings coincide with the time of death.
An example that Peter Fenwick quotes is of a Julie Salmon who described being suddenly woken up and actually calling out “Mum” - It was 2am, so she refrained from calling the hospital, but she was later rung at 7:30 in the morning confirming that she had indeed died at 2:00am”.
It’s the repeated uncanniness of the timings that constitute the evidence coupled of the pattern of alerting a loved one to a death. There are literally thousands of accounts like these.
To me, it's common sense. If you suddenly found yourself the other side and had the opportunity to say goodbye to some loved ones and let them know you were just fine, you just would. Why wouldn’t you? You’d want to do what you could to lessen their grief.
Often the detail is undeniable and where the the death is unexpected, very convincing. An Elizabeth Daniel heard her ex-husband’s voice one morning at 4:15am in a way so clear it could have been in the room and knew that he had died. She had divorced him and remarried 28 years previously. A couple of days later she found out that she was right.
A lady called Angelina Clements told of a dream she had in which she saw symbolically from above the car accident which sent her daughter to the Spirit world. This included vivid details of a photo the car, a new Mini Cooper. The dream happen at 6:10am - the same time as the accident occurred.
The Scientific explanation is that they are merely hallucinations. As they are all subjective they are impossible to test under laboratory conditions, but the high coincidence of these occurring at precisely the time of death is astronomically above probability by chance. Neither is it common for similar things to happen and people haven’t died. Nobody has an uncanny feeling about someone dying when they haven’t!
Peter Fenwick’s research also leads him to say
“Many different areas of the person’s life seem to be interconnected at the time of death. Occasionally their animals behave strangely, their clocks may stop, bells may ring.. lights may switch on or off. All these aspects of the dying process fit neatly into a theory of consciousness in which the universe is highly interconnected and has love and light at its very core. They fit poorly with the current neuroscience idea that consciousness is generated by the brain and remains local to the brain”.
So Peter Fenwick is clearly stating these deathbed coincidences provide evidence for a continued existence because they happen and fit the model.