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Belle J's ADC

Experience description:  

When my dad died I was not aware of the fact that he had died because I was asleep. During this particular night (when I was asleep and he had just died and I therefore did not know that he had died) he came to me in a dream - he was standing beside me with his arm around my shoulders and we watched my mom being wheeled into an operating room. Then all of a sudden a doctor wheeled her back out, explaining that there was no need for the operation and that she would make a full recovery. Near the end of this dream my dad turned to me, gave me a hug and said goodbye. Then I was awoken by a phone call from my mom saying that my dad had died in a tragic sports accident a few hours earlier. At this point in time my mom was extremely sick and had been reliant on my dad's care for quite some time. Two weeks after he died, she made a miraculous recovery. I believe that my dad came to me in my dream shortly after he had died in order to say goodbye and assure me that I would not lose my mom as well.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  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:    My dad told me goodbye and gave me a hug. Then I woke up to learn that he had died while I was asleep.

            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?  I heard his voice within my dream.

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           Yes.

            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

I was held around the shoulders and then given a hug.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   Yes, my dad would have done the same in real life.

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  Love was communicated.

            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

He looked well and healthy.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            It was in a dream, so somewhat clear.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       All.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Appeared to be at the age at which he died.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Healthy, just as he always was.

            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?        A few minutes.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         No difference to the beginning or ending of any other dream.

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Yes

Supportive, comforting and full of love.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Yes, my dad provided visual imagery within a dream which indicated that my mom would recover from her sickness and that I would not lose her as well. This did in fact happen about two weeks after this experience.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?           Experience was probably real

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

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

I felt comforted by the fact that my dad had visited me in a dream.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes    

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           

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Happiness.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes

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

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?         Yes 

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?           Yes 

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