Andre F's Mother's ADC
My father deceased on 25 April 2011, after having suffered from severe illness for 1.5 years. So my wife and I decided to take my mother, who had become a widow, with us on vacation to the isle of Capri, Italy. We ourselves are from The Netherlands (this becomes important later on in the story). In Italy my mother of course had her own hotel room, but her room was on the same floor as our room. On August 22, 2011 at around 5 pm suddenly there was knocking on our hotel room, followed by the excited voice of my mother. She asked us to open the door quickly. My wife opened the door and I saw my mother standing in the door opening, dressed very sloppy. Obviously she had put on the first clothes she had found in a big hurry (this way of dressing is something she would never do under normal circumstances). She told us her cell phone rang while she was resting on her bed and reading a book. When she looked on the phone display it said "ENGELENZENDER". This is Dutch for ANGEL SENDER or ANGEL BROADCASTER. Now this is very weird, to get a message in Dutch on the display of the cell phone while residing in Southern Italy. No telephone company with that name is known in The Netherlands, Italy or even Europe. None of her contacts stored in the cell phone have this nickname. Also, we don't know anybody with that nickname. Later we found out that my mother's other son (my brother) tried to call her from the Dutch Caribbean Island of Saint Martin at the time point her phone displayed "ENGELENZENDER".
This is just 1 of many
strange events happening to us after my father died, but it is the most striking
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? No
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? A couple of seconds.
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Not applicable
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? No
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: My mother felt excited, like we did.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Uncertain
I am a doubter and would probably still doubt if my father appeared in front of me.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? No best or worst part.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Uncertain I started experimenting with EVP. The results are astonishing, but I remain a doubter, probably because of my scientific background.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Uncertain The possibility of an afterlife is now more acceptable to me.
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? Yes Telephone call was made by my brother. But if he calls, just his name shows up on the display and certainly not ANGEL BROADCASTER. Could it be a higher power interfered?
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Disbelief
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
1 person present during the experience
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 that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? No
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 They seemed to believe it.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? No
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? We had more experiences, also involving phone calls at the exact time (23:50 pm) of my fathers death, some months after his death. Normally nobody calls that late, at least not us. But when we picked up the phone there would be just static.
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? Yes
But only in the months after my father's death. Phone calls and radios going on spontaneously. Many things involving electricity.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes