Vinnie Jones shares experience he believes was a visit from late wife Tanya

Danny Thompson
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Vinnie Jones attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 8th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on June 12, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
Vinnie Jones attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation's 8th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on June 12, 2017 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Vinnie Jones has opened up about experiencing what he believes to be a supernatural visit from his late wife Tanya.

The footballer turned Hollywood star has been open about his grief since Tanya, 53, died last year after suffering with cancer for six years.

Now the star has told of an unexplainable incident he experienced on the night she died.

Writing in his new book, Lost Without You: Loving and Losing Tanya, Jones shared: "The night Tans died we were all sitting outside in the back garden... it was around midnight, a still, overcast night, no moonlight.

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"One by one, people were heading inside to bed, and I told them I’d be in in a little while. I wanted to smoke and watch the darkness and be alone.

"As I sat there, I noticed above me a white light. I knew it couldn't be a star because of the cloud cover, but there it was – a simple white light above me.

Vinnie Jones and wife Tanya Jones during DreamWorks' <em>She's the Man</em> Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet at Mann's Village in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Vinnie Jones and wife Tanya Jones during DreamWorks' She's the Man Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet at Mann's Village in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

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"I already knew that when you lose someone you can start to look for things, for signs, so I was on guard. I never believed in any of that stuff and I wasn't about to start now.

"But that white light was there, and there was no denying it. It ­definitely wasn't a star and it wasn't a helicopter, or a plane, it was too low.

"I don't know why, but in my grief and desperation I said to the light, 'Is that you, babe?' The light shone above me; it didn't waver, or change. Was it Tans? There was only one way to find out.

Vinnie Jones - with Tanya at a ball at the Hilton Hotel In London [ Sport Aiding Medical Research For Kids]. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
Vinnie Jones - with Tanya at a ball at the Hilton Hotel In London [ Sport Aiding Medical Research For Kids]. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

"I thought about all the times she'd say, 'Where's my kiss?' and I'd throw her one to catch.

"So that's what I did, right there in that dark ­garden – I threw one last kiss up to the white light above me.

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"Suddenly, the light swerved, and dipped, and hovered, and then it flew – zoom! – it flew and swerved and then it disappeared away from me in that garden, and left me, once again alone."

He added: "I've since checked and re-checked the weather forecast for that night and it was overcast in Los Angeles... the sun didn't ­appear until noon the next day."

Lost Without You: Loving and Losing Tanya by Vinnie Jones is out now.

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