One week exactly after my son David passed
away, my husband and I were asleep in bed when our travel alarm clock began
ringing. This alarm had not been used for two years. It needs to be set and it
was under other items. We both intuitively knew that it was David.
Do you have any comments about the relationship you had with the deceased: David and I were extremely close, very connected. We shared a wonderful love for each other.
Length of time between death of deceased and your experience: the first one happened exactly one week to the day. It's quite been four months since David's death and I have had several ADC's
Was the date of the experience significant in any way? The first one was one week exactly from his passing.
Details of location of experience and your activity at the time of experience: The first one was while sleeping in bed. The next one happened in David's bedroom while I was going through some of his things. The next two were out of body experiences that happened while in a conscious state.. awake and alert in the morning but while still laying in bed.
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? Yes
Describe: One one occasion I heard my son telling me that he loves me. On another occasion I was aware that we were talking but I don't remember there being actual words.
Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally, or outside of you, inside of you, or did you not hear a voice or sound but had a knowing of what was communicated? The first time I thought that I heard him talking. The next time I think that it was an inner sense of knowing what was being communicated.
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar to the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? no
How clearly did you hear the deceased? I seems very clear in my mind
Is there any possibility that what you heard was from any other source in the surroundings at the time of your experience? no
Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience? no
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Yes
Where and how were you touched? The first time David picked me up and swung me around in his arms. We hugged each other after that. The next time.. he placed both of his hands on my shoulders and looked directly at me.
Was the touch familiar? The touch was very familiar. David was known for his incredible warm hugs.
Was anything communicated by the touch? I felt the love that he has for me very clearly. On the other occasion when I went to David... I felt his concern for seeing me there. After that.. he was fine.
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience? no
Did you see the deceased? Yes
Describe the appearance of the deceased: Both times when I saw my son, he was extremely thin but looked very healthy. David had cancer and went from 195 pounds down to 125 at the time of his death. He was 6'1" tall so he was extremely thin. David had a huge scar on his head from the three brain surgeries.. also a large bald spot there from the radiation. In these out of body experiences where I went to him.. he was very thin but he looked healthy and glowing.. .very happy. He did not have a scar on his head and he had all of his hair. He had a favorite tee shirt that we put on him after he died.. which he was wearing on both of these occasions when I saw him after his death.
How clearly did the deceased appear? solid.
How much of the deceased did you see? all of him
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? he looked 21.. the same age he was four months ago when he passed away.
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? He appeared very healthy. He was thin but healthy.
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience? no
Did you smell a distinct smell, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? Yes
Describe: As earlier mentioned.. on other occasions I could smell marijuana. My sister (David's Aunt) could smell flowers and pickles.
Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar? yes
Was anything communicated by the smell? Just the feeling that David was there.
Is there any possibility the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience? no
How long did the experience last? approximately ten minutes
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? The beginning of the out of body experiences was more gradual .. the ending of them was very sudden. The beginning of the olfactory situations was more sudden in the beginning and the end.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? I could feel his incredible love.
Describe: I could feel his incredible love.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: During each of these experiences I was extremely happy. I was very excited to communicate with my beautiful son who I miss so much. We talked about this a lot during his time with cancer and he promised me and my sister that he would come to us if he could. I am so excited to have these experiences.. I think they are an amazing gift. During the experiences... I felt ecstatic.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
Describe: After the last experience (out of body) a couple of days ago.. I did not cry that day. It's only been a few months and I've been grieving my son so much. I've cried every day so many times and I did not cry that day at all. I felt more at peace because I could clearly see how happy and healthy my son is.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
Describe: It just reinforced my previous beliefs about life after death. It's very reassuring to know for a fact that when our bodies die.. that we do not.
Have you ever made a death compact? Yes
Describe: David and I and my sister Dianna all made that contract with each other. Yes the deceased in my experiences was included.
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? Yes
Describe: I started having out of body experiences after a life saving surgery when I was nine years old. I didn't realize until later that it was actually an out of body experience. Since then I have several of them.
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? Yes
Describe: He has had an out of body experience.
the experience dream like in any way?
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
Several other young people that I do not
know from this life.
I feel more at peace with my sons death. I
know that he is very well.
On the two different events.. they were
both in very different locations. The first one was at a very beautiful, lush,
green and forested place that was a home. There was a brick driveway on which we
stood. The second time was at the
mountain side where there was a lake. There was also a building that was church
I have a sense of receiving important
information but I am not able to retrieve that information now.
What emotions/feelings did you experience following your experience? joy
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
I feel very blessed that even through a
terrible tragedy like loosing my child, that I can be given something so
That I had To learn to open up to other
people let other people in my life . An
understanding that you really do exist after death.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time?
Describe: another existence beyond ours another place
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or
I know not everyone experiences this type
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
see all the above.
Has the experience affected your relationships?
Daily life? Religious
practices etc.? Career choices?
Have you shared this experience with others?
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Yes
Describe: I have had no response from any web site. BUT I will keep letting the world know of my experience.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or
substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes