Bridget K's ADC

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Experience description:  

I am walking and I see my cousin Michael with both of our deceased grandparents, it is as if they have escorted him back to me. I am so excited to see him and see that he is alright and healthy looking, however he seems annoyed and my grandparents do too. I pull on the sleeve of his shirt and say "Tell me tell me what is it like, what is it like?" He scowls down at me crosses his arms in front of his chest and with a harrumph says "It's different" I am so relieved that he is okay and that he is with grandma and grandpa that I am not at all upset that he is perturbed with me.

Did you sense an awareness or 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:  I heard him say "It's different"
     
Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally, or outside of you, inside of you, or did you not hear a voice or sound but had a knowing of what was communicated?  He spoke the words to me. I saw his lips move.

     
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar to the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?  Exactly the same voice I would know it anywhere

     
How clearly did you hear the deceased?  Perfectly

     
Is there any possibility that what you heard was from any other source 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?  No

Did you see the deceased?  Yes

     
Describe the appearance of the deceased:  He was well dressed, casual, well groomed and not as thin as he was when he passed, he looked his healthiest.

     
How clearly did the deceased appear?  Very clearly

     
How much of the deceased did you see?  All of the deceased

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

     
How healthy did the deceased appear to be?  Extremely healthy. He was painfully thin when he died and a chalky color gray

     
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience?  No

Did you smell a distinct smell, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?  No

How long did the experience last?  About three minutes

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?  Beginning was sudden and so was the finish

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?  He was upset with me and annoyed.
     
Describe:  He was upset with me and annoyed.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  No

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:  Experience was definitely real

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:  Excited, elated, ecstatic, happy, joyous.

What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have:      Joy
   
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?  Yes
      
Describe:  I couldn't wait to tell my Aunt and Uncle and Mike's brothers about it.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes
     
Describe:  When Mike made a promise he kept it no matter what the circumstances. Before he died he had paid off all his credit card bills and did not owe one red cent to anyone. This is how conscientious he was. He did not want to burden anyone and wanted no family in fighting so he asked me to be his executrix, feeling that no feelings would be hurt among his sister in laws and brothers and knowing that I would do the right thing by him and the family.

Have you ever made a death compact?  Yes
      Describe:  I made a compact with Mike to come to me and let me know he made it okay and was alright.

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

      Describe:  My grandparents were there. They were silent and didn't speak but their expressions showed them to be annoyed and impatient.

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

      Describe:  I knew that these were three significant relatives whom I loved dearly and always will and to see them all together like that, even just to reassure me was quite comforting.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Yes

      Describe:  Now I am certain that we go on. Absolutely

Has the experience affected your relationships?  Daily life?  Religious practices etc.?  Career choices?  I try to be loving and caring to all persons and not be judgmental and keep my patience.

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes

      Describe:  My relatives smiled and I think found comfort too.

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?  No
    

What emotions/feelings did you experience following your experience?
  I felt relief and less grief stricken, although I miss Mike every day of my life, I know we will meet again.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  Best part seeing him healthy again and with two grandparents who loved him. Worst part, he seemed in such a hurry and frenzied state as if he couldn't stay very long but had come out of obligation.

Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?  As he promised he came to me in my dream, I have since seen him two more times in my dreams and he is laughing and joking and making wisecracks, up to his old tricks.

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

      Describe:  I really have unshakeable faith now.

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