Saskatoon website lets you send emails to heaven
Sending an email to someone in heaven sounds farfetched, but maybe not as much you might think.
The Saskatoon-based website, Heaven's Email, lets users type messages to loved ones and then converts the emails into an FM radio signal.
Monica Brunet and her husband, Gary, started the company after getting back from a family trip to Disneyland. Gary lost his father when he was 12-years-old and wanted a way to tell his dad about their family.
"He wished he could pass these photos on of his family and what we looked like today to his father," she said.
Now, Heaven's Email has thousands of users around the world who either send messages through the site or pay a yearly fee of $11.88 to own an email address which they can use to send longer messages with pictures from any computer or mobile device.
The emails sound like static once they are converted into an FM signal and Brunet stresses the messages are confidential and never read when they are sent to the server to be converted.
She said the response from people using the site has been amazing and remembers one woman in her eighties telling her how much it meant to send an email to her husband she had lost 35 years ago.
"She sent us a message saying....that she finally was able to wish her husband a Merry Christmas."
Brunet has used the site herself to send messages to her grandma, who she was very close to.
"It's kind of like going to her gravesite, except I'm using a website," she said.
Brunet said heaven means different things to different people, but she hopes the site can help people who are grieving.
"(Heaven) can be right around you to being way up in the sky. By having it sent out via FM transmitter, the message will go to where ever you believe it to be."
The FM transmitter is located in Saskatoon and can fit in a three foot by four foot box.
For more information, visit their website.