My experience happened a couple of months ago. When it happened, I thought of it as only a dream. Since I found your webpage I realized that it was definitely and ADC.
My dad died on June 15th 2003 of a massive heart attack leaving myself, my mum and my younger brother devastated. The day he died, we were coming back from a weekend away in their cottage up the Costa Brava, north from Barcelona (Spain). There was four of us in the car on our way back home (mum and dad, my husband and me). Upon arriving home, my dad collapsed in the front door.
He was gone in a minute and there was nothing we could do about it.
It took me a while to fully grasp the meaning of what had just happened. It wasn't until everyone left us when it hit me. Dad was not coming back. And we hadn't had a chance to say goodbye. I prayed to him, I talked to him, I told him we wanted to know he was ok and watching over us. But nothing happened. Mom kept saying talk to him, he's listening. I didn't think he was. I
thought that we just wanted to believe there was life after death because we needed to hold on to something.
And then, on our first weekend back at the cottage where we went the weekend of his death, it happened. I went to sleep. I had had some trouble sleeping but never wanted to take any pills. I felt I had to be in top form to be able to take care of mum and my little brother (21 yrs age). The fresh air in the countryside helped me go to sleep a lot quicker than in the city.
It must have been early in the morning cause I woke up straight away and it was daylight already. I was sleeping in mum and dads room. It's been a hot summer so we left the window open all night. In my dream, it was daylight. I saw dad on his summer shorts and his comfy yellow T-shirt, the sort of clothes he always used to wear around the beach cottage. He was semi-transparent
but in color. He was smiling, his arms open wide. I couldn't believe my eyes..and said.. (telepathically)..DAd? He said, Yes....I asked him...But, are you here for good then? He said: I know you can't see me very well, but I'll always be here, for good. I asked him whether I could touch him.... He smiled and nodded...I felt his face..his soft wrinkles... I hugged him and held him tight...his scent...his arms...his shoulders...his arms around my
head...We embraced for what felt like a minute or so.
Then it hit me. I had to tell mom. I didn't know what to do...I had the feeling the dad would have to go away again and didn't want my mum to be upset...Dad looked at me...as if he knew what I was thinking..almost reassuring me....and he looked sad for a moment...and then happy again...
The bedroom door opened then and I saw my mums face....And then my husband woke me up. He told me I was crying. I told him I'd had a dream about dad....And we stayed in bed for while...
I remember mentioning something to mum over breakfast...more as it'd been a dream..didn�t go into too much detail..just told her I'd seen him and I'd felt him and touched him .And that's exactly what I needed...I needed my dad's comforting hug...
Didn't think much about it for a while, and then I stumbled upon this website. I've started wondering now whether what happened was just a dream or an ADC. I'm planning on getting a few of the books mentioned in the webpage to learn more about it. I think if Dad came to me when I wasn't ready, maybe if I get ready for it, I'll be able to talk to him again.
Thank you for listening.
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: telepathically.. I remember his words clearly
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? inside
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? my dads
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
We held very tight
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? It was my dad!
Was anything communicated by the touch? It satisfied my need for comfort, knowing he was ok
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? no
Did you see the deceased? Yes
in color, semi transparent, wearing summer clothes
How clearly did the deceased appear? semi transparent
How much of the deceased did you see? all of it
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? the exact age
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? very much- he'd never been sick, he just had a massive heart attack- no warning
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 comment
What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell? yes, his scent..kind of sweaty, summery sweaty
Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar? yes
Was anything communicated by the smell? no
Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? no
How long did the experience last? a minute or so, I don't really know
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? the end was sudden
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
he went from happy, to worried to happy again
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? no
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was probably real
Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real: It could have been just a dream? Although it didn't feel like it..I touched dad...and you don't feel things in your dreams... I know I don't
Was the experience dream like in any way? Uncertain
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: very happy
What was the best and worst part of your experience? the worst was knowing that dad was worried about mums state
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
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? confused, sad that he was gone. I'm happy now that I am starting to realize what it means
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? 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 the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes