Ann Marie B's ADC 

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Experience description:  

I was at home on my own, hadn't been feeling very well that day so was just lying on the sofa, with the dog lying by me on the floor.

At about 2.10 I noticed a glimpse of Gold light in the corner of my left eye, by the lounge door followed by a Christmas card falling off the mantelpiece (which had been in the same place for 2 weeks), then a grey shadow moved across the room out of the door.  I looked around to see if something was about to fall on my head and it was a warning to move but saw nothing and proceeded to pick up the card and place it back with the others.

I kept looking round for a reason, but all the doors and windows were shut, and until it happened the dog was asleep so there was no movement in the room.  I decided not to worry about it and went back to watching the TV.

About 10 minutes later I received a call from the Casualty Department who passed me over to my mum (then i knew).  My dad had just suffered a Heart Attack and his condition was serious - Up until then he'd suffered from High Blood Pressure, but not been seriously ill.  I rang my sister, and we both rushed to the hospital - on driving I thought the sign was from my dead brother telling me dad was very ill.  He was pronounced dead within 10 minutes of us arriving - My mum said after he'd stopped breathing in the ambulance (at 2.10pm)

On reviewing what had happened things then made more sense- the card that had fallen was the one received from my Boyfriend stating "To the One I love"  It's made me much more at ease with his sudden passing.  On reflection I think my dad needed me to be strong for my mum and knew if he passed me a message it would help me.

Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them?            Yes

How long did the experience last?        about 5 seconds

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

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

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Only I believe he was telling me he loved me - we never communicate feelings to each other in the family usually.

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:          Can't find any other explanation for the 3 events - and the fact that I was so sure at the time the card fell that someone was trying to communicated something to me.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Was very confused.  But felt very honored and loved once it happened.

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

Gave me closure

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best part was the love I felt from my dad - worst part as my dad dying so suddenly

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            relief, sadness.

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

I knew that someone was giving me a message.

Did you see a light?           Yes

Before the card fell I saw a gold light in the corner of the room by the door.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

I've told a few people - not sure of their responses, all seem slight skeptical.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes

This sight has helped me realize that I definitely wasn't reading into things that weren't really there, and writing it down in this was has helped me to clarify things a lot more.