Hi everyone. English is not my mother tong, and I was wandering : How can you express something like : " The man was talking to us from - Above the ground - From the sky - From heaven - From the other world - From the land of death - ..." Meaning being, the man is dead, and somehow, he's sending us a message (had it all prepared). I'm looking for an idiom, or a way to say so in a poetic (or at least a neutral) manner. Above the ground sounds a bit like a zombie movie to me. From the sky doesn't make it clear that the person is dead. From heaven is quite religious, and the other world is quite vague. I can't really rely on the context here, since the sentence won't have any. French is my mother tong, and we have quite a few words to denominate the land of death. I was just hopping someone would give me a few example of saying such a thing. Thank you for any answer.