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Alison T's ADC

Experience description:  

My Grandmother suffered with cancer for about a year before her passing.  I was there, holding her hand, when she passed over.  About a week later, I was awakened in the middle of the night.  I sat up in bed and could feel the temperature in the room drop.  There felt as though someone was there with me, but I was not afraid.  I heard my Grandma say, "thank you, thank you for all that you did", (my grandfather was also ill and I was always went to the rest home to visit him).  I asked, "grandma, grandma where are you, are you OK".  Then the other presents spoke to me telepathically and said, "you can not ask her any questions".  I continued to ask my grandma where she was and if she was ok, again I was told she could not answer any of my questions.  Grandma told me thank you again and then I could feel them both leaving the room.  The room temp just seemed to change.  I yelled out, come back, but there was no answer, they were gone.

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?            Yes

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          Yes

            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?  it was a sense of knowing what was communicated.  There were no words spoke by them or by me.

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           no, TV was off and there was no radio.

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   none

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, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

How long did the experience last?        hard to say, a few minutes I believe

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Yes  I felt she was worried about me being so sad

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Not really.  I just know if she could have said something, she would have thanked me for taking care of my grandfather

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:           I was wide awake.  I can still remember the detail all these years later.  It changed my view on death

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           calm, not as sad or angry.  Felt more at peace

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           Yes

I now know we will be together again.  I was not as sad

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      worst is that it was such a short time.  Best was that it happened in the first place

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      I look at death in a better light now.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I have a believe in the afterlife and now I know there is a god

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     I do believe in God, I believe one of his helpers brought my grandma to me.  I believe in the afterlife

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?        No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No
What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Peace knowing my grandma was still around me

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes  sort of, seem time stood still

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes

I feel I know God exists and that we do have another life after this one

Did you become aware of future events?       No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes   I actually had it before the experience, most of my life really.  May times I can just look at a person and know if they are good, or bad.

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

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

there was a "being" there, but did not see there, only heard them

Did you see a light?           No

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?            No

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes    

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

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