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    My father's mother died when she was young. She had cancer and was in a lot of pain and chose to end her life. My father didn't talk about her very much even years after she died. He was 21 when she passed and I was born when he was 38. Our house had only 2 bedrooms upstairs, with a hallway bath. My room's door was right at the hallway to the stairs. My father would put me to bed and leave the door cracked when I was 3-8 or so years old. I had a light on in the hallway so I wouldn't be scared. Shortly after my father would go back downstairs, my door would crack open slightly and a young woman dressed in a white flowing, loose fitting gown, who hovered slightly above grown would peek in and smile at me. She was blond with short, curly hair, sort of the styles of the 1920s. She would wave at me and smile but never say anything. I could see her standing in the hallway with other people in similar clothes though none of them, to my recollection, ever looked in at me. I never felt scared, just sort of warm. This happened many times, though I don't really know how many. I am my grandmothers namesake and my father is her only child. He was very close to her and has always told me I remind him of her. Years after we moved from this house I found a picture of a woman that was the image of the woman I would see outside my door. I hadn't really thought about the experience for years, I think I considered it dreams...but it's vivid to me still and when I found that picture, the lady outside my door sprang back to the forefront of my mind and I realized it was her. Even years later a psychic told me my grandmother watches over me and I used to dream about her. I have had several "dream" experiences about various people I love who have passed and a special person who died young that I was friends with. I have even had dreams and experiences relating to my dog, whom I had for 10 years.

Did you see the deceased?  Yes

Describe the appearance of the deceased:  I did not see her alive but she was very young looking, maybe in her 20's and she died when she was in or around her 40s. she was in all white without shoes and her hair was blond and curly, like the styles of the 1920's

How clearly did the deceased appear?  she seemed like she was somewhat transparent, but I could see her clearly, if that makes sense

How much of the deceased did you see?  all

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?  she appeared younger

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?  she seemed to be very healthy and happy

Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience?  it is highly doubtful. I was young and there were no grandparents in my house then

How long did the experience last?  a few minutes

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?  gradual

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?  she seemed pleasant and happy
Describe:  she seemed pleasant and happy

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:  Experience was definitely real

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:  I just remember feeling good and warm and safe

What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have:     
          I feel blessed that I had these experiences with my grandmother and wish it would happen again as it hasn't for years

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes
Describe:  It didn't at that age but it has since. I feel very confident there is all of the above available and that we are all connected in some spiritual way

Have you ever made a death compact?  Yes
      Describe:  my mother and I have promised that she will contact me and let me smell her special pasta sauce. I didn't make a promise with my grandmother

Was the experience dream like in any way?
      Describe:  I just assumed it was a dream since I was so young

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?  Yes

      Describe:  they were in the hallway with her but they didn't talk to me or approach the door and I didn't know them.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?  Yes

      Describe:  the person was in a picture I saw years later 

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes

      Describe:  they all believed it could be possible, except for my father who says it's not possible

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?  No

What emotions/feelings did you experience following your experience?
  I felt good

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  It was good but I would have liked to have known who she was at the time
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?  Yes