Karen V's ADC

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Experience description: 

      I was asleep in my bedroom in the 3 bedroom apartment that I rented with two women.

I was startled awake, and felt the presence of my grandmother in the room.  I felt that she was looking at me , admiring me, and loving me.  I was frightened.  After a few seconds, she left.  I looked at the digital clock and it said, 2: 10 AM .

At 6AM , the phone rang and it was my father.  I said, "Grandma is dead."

My father said, "How did you know?"

I said, "She was here last night."

My father explained that she had difficulty breathing last night and that they drove her to the emergency room.  The doctor wanted to keep her for "observation" and admitted her at around 11PM .  At 2:20 AM , she was discovered to have died after a routine bed check.  They called my father at around 2:30 AM .

My father felt very guilty because the doctor gave no indication that he felt death was imminent.  Apparently, they did not know this and my father and uncle went home.  They planned to visit her in the morning.

Did you sense an awareness or presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them ?  Yes
     
Describe:  I just knew it was her.  I don't know how.  I just did.

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?  No comment
  
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?  No

Did you see the deceased?  No

Did you smell a distinct smell, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?  No

How long did the experience last?  less than a minute

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?  both beginning and end were sudden.  She was there and then she was gone.

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?  She was loving and admiring me.  Like she was saying "Goodbye, I love you"
     
Describe:  She was loving and admiring me.  Like she was saying "Goodbye, I love you"

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Yes, that she was physically dead.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:  Experience was definitely real
     
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?  No
        
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes
     
Describe:  It solidified my belief that the soul survives the death of the physical body.

Have you ever made a death compact?  No
        
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?  No
        
To the best of your knowledge, did the deceased, during their life, ever have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual experience?  No     

Was the experience dream like in any way?  No      

Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? No

Did you see a light?  No

  Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?  No

  Did you experience a review of past events in your life?  No

  Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?  No response

  Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?  No

  Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  No

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?  No

Did you become aware of future events?  No

 Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?  No

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Yes

      Describe:  Belief in life after death

 Has the experience affected your relationships?  Daily life?  Religious practices etc.?  Career choices?  Yes, I am more spiritual in my daily life.

 Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes

      Describe:  Mother, father, and my cousin, Gayle.  They all believed me.

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?  Yes
      Describe:  I posted it on a message board once.

 What emotions/feelings did you experience following your experience?  I grieved my grandmother's death but it was probably less intense.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  Best~being loved by my grandmother one last time.   Worst~coming to the realization that she was physically dead.