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Beverly's ADC

Experience description:  

When my grandmother was alive, before I married, I would drive her to visit her brothers and sisters on Sunday. I was the only granddaughter and the only one that ever did this for her. Having said that, in this dream she came to my bed side and woke me up. I was aware in the dream that she was dead and was surprised to see her. As she touched my arm i could feel the smoothness of her skin and could smell her scent. I asked her why she had come and she said I had to get up and drive her to her sister "Nell's" house because her husband "Mac" had just died and she had to make sure she was ok.  In life, my grandmother was the nurturer for the whole family and it would be a natural thing for her to do this. So I got up in the dream and I drove her to Aunt Nell's house. Granny got out and went into the darkened house, I went in with her and stood in the dark living room and waited for her.  Soon she came back and said, Nell was going to be fine and she hugged me and told me goodbye and left. The next morning around 9 am my mother called me to tell me, Uncle Mac had died during the night suddenly from a stroke or heart attack. He was in his nineties.

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:      I heard her very clearly speaking to me and felt her.

          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 her distinctly

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

          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, I was asleep

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?          Yes

my arm and she hugged me

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?  yes

          Was anything communicated by the touch?  she wanted me to take her somewhere

            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

she had her coat and hat on

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            solid

            How much of the deceased did you see?       all of her

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?            same age

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            very healthy, no she had skin cancer on her side

            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?   Yes

          What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?        everyone has their own scent and all i can say is that it was hers

          Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?   yes it was her scent

          Was anything communicated by the smell?   just that it was her

          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?       in a dream

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?          gradual I guess

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?          Yes  she was worried about her sister

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  she told me my great uncle just died

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:   It couldn't have been anymore real. It was so real I wasn't sure I dreamed it. I felt her touch.

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  Yes

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:         I was very glad to see her

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

Yes I believe there was. After all, it was me she came to. She also came to my mother when she was near death. My mother told all of us at the time her mother and her father and sisters and two granddaughters who were deceased were there by her, but she would never admit to it now.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    There was no worst, I got to see my beloved grandmother again.

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     Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?         Yes    It is too long to go into

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 my great uncle did die during the night

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          surprise

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?          Yes

I dreamed this but shared it with my mother the next morning

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

Did you become aware of future events?      it was right on the button

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

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?         Yes

Yes it wasn't aunt Nell's house, it was another uncle's house that was deceased.. My grandmother had lived in that house for a short period of time.

Have you shared this experience with others?       

N0 comment 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?      It was very real

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 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.   It repeats itself