I also said.. perhaps the person who saw this had a mere dream while sleeping ..or that perhaps came from God ..or from a spicy dinner or whatever. Maybe this came from those meds that are causing Tom to have illusions. Perhaps it was a familar Spirit (a demon) who knew the family history and habits of Tom and his relative.
Here is where the Israelites were warned against this kinda thing, even though they multiple times turned away from God in this very negative way. God warned...
"When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so" (Deut. 18:9-14).
Saul, started out pretty well from all outward appearances. He even expelled mediums and spiritists from the land, but then he went and violated God's word by consulting a medium/witch (1 Sam. 28:3-25). He was in fear and his end was tragic (1 Sam. 31:1-6), but Israel ended up getting a better king in David. knowgod.org