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Experience description:  

These are two visual encounters. 

7/22/08-Woke up around dawn, it was semi-dark in the room. Saw Jerry in bed next to mine.  Was lying on his stomach as if he was sleeping. 

I reached out my hand to put my hand on Jerry's head.  When my hand got to where Jerry's head was, I felt nothing.  Then I waved my hand back and forth where his head was and still felt nothing. 

Then Jerry suddenly disappeared with my hand still stretched out toward him.  It seemed very strange to by lying there with my hand stretched out toward nothing. 

9/10/08-Woke up, it was just starting to get light outside. I looked at a small crack in the curtain and saw Jerry's head being illuminated by the small amount of light coming through the crack in curtain.  A couple seconds later, the image disappeared.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes

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?         Yes

The first experience, Jerry was lying face down, so it was hard to tell too much about what he looked like. 

The second experience (head only), Jerry did not look good, unshaven, sort of at his worst.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            First experience solid. 

Second experience-somewhat transparent.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       First time-head and most of body

Second time-just head.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       First time-couldn't tell

Second time-age he died

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            First time-hard to tell

Second time-At his worst, did not have any infirmities.

            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?        First time:  About fifteen seconds

Second time: Just a few seconds

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           No

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  No.

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:           Saw it with my eyes.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           A little scared.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Worst-A little scary

Best-Evidence of Jerry having an afterlife

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes            Gave more evidence of Jerry's afterlife existence.

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?            Mixed. A little scared, a little happy.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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?    Yes

More evidence that Jerry is out there somewhere.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Friend Don, interested but skeptical.

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?            Yes

On methadone and other meds for bad back

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.    seems OK