dissipated, and I walked back into my bed and immediately fell asleep. The next
morning, I woke up at about 6:00 am to take a shower. I remember feeling quite
agitated because I didn't get enough sleep. Suddenly I remembered what had
happened to me, and I jumped out of the shower, put clothing on quickly and ran
to tell my mother. The telephone was ringing, and knew what had happened. I
put my hand on the telephone and told her that that was Grandmother, and
"something happened to Grandfather last night".- And it was right on the money.
My Grandfather had passed away in his sleep at about the time I saw the cloud of
light. He lived about 2000 miles away, and nobody had any indication that this
would happen to him at that time. He had been old and frail after his stroke
for the past several years. That experience has lead me down a much more
Was this experience difficult to express in words? Yes, Unusual the way I reacted when around the moving cloud of light. I wasn't frightened. I think there was some real unconscious communication taking place, because I just stood in front of it for several minutes.
Did you see the deceased? Yes
I didn't consciously recognize him, as he appeared as a moving cloud of light.
How clearly did the deceased appear? What I can only describe as a moving cloud of light.
How much of the deceased did you see? It floated above the ground about 2 ft, and appeared about as tall as a man, but perhaps a little wider
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? I don't know exactly, because I lost track of time while standing in front of the entity. However I think it was about 10-20 minutes.
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Fairly sudden. However, there was something else going on, because I couldn't sleep for hours prior to this event taking place. I think I was supposed to stay awake to experience this event.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? No
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? No- Not consciously
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: I was wide awake. I knew what had occurred the night before, and I had a witness that heard me say that something had happened to my grandfather before I could have known it.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
Looking back, having had many meditative experiences, it seemed that I was in another state of consciousness during the time I has some unconscious communication. However I was wide awake directly prior to this event
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: I was a little upset and confused as to why I couldn't sleep
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best part - it changed my life and path
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Uncertain
I was really too young at the time to have developed the beliefs.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes, There is another existence after this life.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes, The death of my grandfather
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I fell asleep immediately, so I wasn't upset
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
However, my mother was aware of the experience, because I had told her that something happened to her father before she was told by her mother
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, I don't consciously know. But I feel some part of me knows
Did you become aware of future events? Yes, sort of a fuzzy awareness
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
Although I think time has developed the gifts. Nothing extreme.
Did you see a light? Yes
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes, Rarely
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? No
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? Yes, Although this was the most intense and lucid
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes