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I found myself in my driveway, doing minor auto work. I heard my daughter's voice, clear as can be, talking from my bedroom to my wife in another part of the house. I walked slowly up to the window and saw her there talking. She looked up at me and, as natural as can be, she said "Oh, Happy Birthday!!" Being somewhat startled, knowing she was dead, my overwhelming feeling was to touch her. I lifted the window screen and, as I reached inside, she smiled at me and simply disappeared.
months earlier, after a full 'Jodi day' (a day spent fixing up her gravesite and
doing other things to honor her (including hours of working on her Memorial
website - www.ourjodi.com ), as I lay down to try to sleep I distinctly felt her
hand on my shoulder (tingled) and felt her pull herself up to kiss me on the
cheek - this was always her way to say 'thank you' to me.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? No
Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them? No
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? Yes
Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated: As above (#3)
Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally or outside of you, inside you, or did you not hear a voice or sound, but had a sense of knowing what was communicated? Seemed to originate from her.
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? Exactly her voice.
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present 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
As described above (#3)
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Definitely
Was anything communicated by the touch? Love
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? None
Did you see the deceased? Yes
Appeared exactly as when alive.
How clearly did the deceased appear? Completely clear.
How much of the deceased did you see? Most (Lowest legs blocked by wall below window.)
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? Same age
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? Perfectly healthy, as she had been.
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? NO
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? Approx 30-50 seconds
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Sudden
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
She seemed happy to be here.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real
Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real: It was simply too vivid; too much detail with no extraneous parts - nothing that would make me doubt.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Confusion; wonder
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Uncertain
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The BEST was simply the fact that it occurred! The worst was that it was too brief :(
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Describe: My entire outlook has changed knowing that we don't just 'cease to exist' when our physical body dies.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Took mediumship class online.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
Death Compacts are when two or more living people promise among themselves that whoever dies first will try to contact the other(s). Have you ever made such a compact? Uncertain
Planning to work such out with my wife.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
Had a couple of mediumship readings - 2 by John Edward.
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes, Only shared with people receptive to the Idea. They were all happy for me.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Yes
Posted on my website www.spirituallyspeaking.org
anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?
Just that it was a wonderful
experience which I would love to experience again
Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire. Fine just the way it is