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Bruce H's ADC

Experience description:  

My Father came to my jobsite to visit me this day, I had just started a new job and I told him that I didn't have time to speak to him. He told me that he just wanted to say hello and that we would talk later. 

That day after work there was a storm coming so I decided to go home instead of going to see him. I called to tell him that I was sorry that I didn't take time to speak to him and we finished our conversation as we normally talked every day.I went to bed and fell asleep. 

I remember standing and looking at my Father and his next door neighbor digging with a shovel. I wanted to walk up to him but I felt frightened. Someone came to my side and touched me on my back. I didn't look at this person but I knew and felt very comfortable with him. We walked up to my Father together.  

I found myself at the edge of a cliff overlooking a vast desert surrounded by black mountains. The clouds were black and still and the sky was overcast. It was very dry. I remember watching the dirt clods rolling down the cliff when we sat down to talk. There was a lone mountain in front of us with a cave. I told my Father that I would like to explore the cave and he told me that it was for him and his next door neighbors son. We talked for a while about little things. We never discussed death and he seemed content. Afterward he just walked away. 

I started following him to the cave. I saw him go into the entrance and I tried to enter it myself. I came upon a trail lined with boulders. As I followed it up the Mountain it became narrow and dangerous. I found myself holding on to the face of the Mountain and I couldn't find the entrance. I felt death was a possibility if I kept going. I turned around and went back.  

I emerged in a lawn of grass and clover. The grass was green and felt cool. Laying in cool grass and clover is one of my fondest childhood memories. The sky was blue and the birds were singing. I looked up at an open window and heard a phone ringing inside. I began to fall. 

I fell hard into my body. I felt like my hands and feet stayed put but the rest of my body kept passing through the bed. I was certain that my back was broken. I was nauseated and numb. My wife answered the phone. I was my brother and he was crying. I asked him if Dad was dead and he said yes. He asked if someone had already called. When I handed the phone to my wife I told her that my back was broken. She convinced me that I was okay and I then I began to grasp the news. 

I stayed with my Mother at her home for a while and one day their neighbor came to the fence to talk. Out of the blue he showed me his watch and said that it had stopped working on the night my Father died and had started working again that day. I never told him about my dream.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          No     

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?  when I woke up

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?          Less consciousness and alertness than normal

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:        I was dreaming

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?          No     

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?          No     

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          curiosity

Did you meet or see any other beings?         Uncertain     The person that touched me. I felt very comfortable and secure with this person

Have you shared this experience with others?        Yes    The day of my Fathers death I shared this with my family

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No     

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:   Experience was definitely real  

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

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?          No     

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Uncertain     I believe in life after death but have always been turned off by organized religion. I do believe in God

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 so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes