Here's an interesting news story about four Utah police officers who say they heard an adult female voice calling for help from an upended and partially submerged car. When they turned over the car, they found the driver, who had apparently been dead for hours, and in the backseat, an eighteen-month-old baby. No one else.
The baby survived and is reportedly in good condition.
Naturally, if you read the comments appended to this article, you'll find various skeptics rushing to the conclusion that the driver - the baby's mother - must have actually been alive right up to the last minute (despite the fact that the front part of the car was deeply submerged, meaning she was upside-down in freezing water for 14 hours), or that the cops misheard the babbling river as a voice, or that they are all "lying for Jesus." This stuff is mixed in with bigoted remarks about Utah and Mormons, and the usual snarky asides about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and Sky Daddy.
It's kind of interesting how the Internet lets you see the best and worst of human nature in the very same place. The cops and other rescue workers who braved hypothermia-inducing waters to save the child are obviously good people. The folks who post dumb and gratuitous insults aimed at those same cops (or at those who believe them) are obviously ... well, you know.
As for what actually happened, my guess is that either the mother's spirit lingered at the scene long enough to impress a telepathic impression on the cops, or the baby's spirit guardian intervened.