Carol A's ADC 

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Experience description:  

I was sleeping and woke up suddenly just before sunset.  I felt a presence next to me.  I saw my sister in law, Joyce, at the foot of my bed.  The clarity of my vision was not the best, she looked semi-transparent.  I had a hard time seeing her face.  But, she spoke to me--not out loud, but I could hear internally what she said.  She said for me to get Mike (my husband, and her brother) "to a doctor as soon as possible because he would be in a lot of pain because of appendicitis."  She was VERY insistent. (Mike was her favorite brother and they were very close when she was alive.) She repeated what she said and then she disappeared.  At the time of my vision, my husband was not ill in any way.

I didn't tell my husband that I 'saw' his sister, because I knew he wouldn't believe me.  A few weeks after my vision, my husband began having abdominal pain. At first it was not too bad, but day by day, it got worse.  I kept telling him it was appendicitis, but he said no, the pain was too high up, under his ribcage. He couldn't understand how I could know what it was. All I could bring myself to say to him was that I "just had a feeling." Weeks went by; all the while, I begged him to do something about the pain he was in. 

Finally, I took my husband to the hospital against his wishes. The ER staff took my husband right in and ran tests.  One of the doctors in the ER said my husband had appendicitis.  My husband looked at me and was just amazed.  He couldn't believe I was right. We both told the doctor that I had been telling my husband for weeks that he had appendicitis.  The doctor replied to my husband "You ought to listen to your wife, she knows these things."

The doctor came out of the O.R. after the surgery and told me he found the appendix rolled up in some tissue and tucked under the ribcage; not the usual place for it. He also said the tissue around the appendix helped keep a lot of the infection from getting into Mike's blood; that my husband's appendix had burst a few weeks before. He concluded by saying that I had saved my husband's life; if I hadn't bought him to the ER, he would have been dead within a week. My husband had a bad infection from the rupture and was in the hospital for 6 days, on heavy antibiotics.

My husband still doesn't know that his sister came to me and gave me a message about his health.  My husband thinks I saved his life.  I guess in a way I did, but I had help from his late sister.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you ONLY sense an awareness of 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 what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:   As above in description.

            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?  Voice was not heard, I knew what was being said.

            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?   I am deaf, but I heard every word very clearly inside my mind.

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

Felt a sense of her presence.

            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

Vision was semi transparent.  I could not see her face real well.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            As in #7

            How much of the deceased did you see?       Deceased was floating in the air at foot of my bed. Mostly from the waist up, did not notice legs.

            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?            She appeared not to be overweight as she was before she got cancer.  But, she was not as thin as she was just before she died.

            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

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   No

How long did the experience last?        About 5 minutes.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Both beginning and end were sudden.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Yes,  as in full description above.

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 fully awake not dreaming.  Also, my sister-in-law was 4' 5"  There is no way that I could mistake her for anyone else.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was confused because the vision was very sudden and also, my husband was not ill at the time of my vision.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was that I got the information about my husband that I needed.  The worst part was that the vision was over so quickly.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes

I am more attuned to my premonitions and I would like to learn to contact my spirit guides whom I've never met, but believe are around.

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?        Yes

With my husband.  My sister in law was is not involved.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          N0 response

Husband's illness as told in my vision was verified by doctor.  Husband underwent surgery.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was unsure that what I was told would come true.  It was not until weeks later that it all became true.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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?    No

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes

As described above in full description.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            No

Did you see a light?           No

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?        


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 response 

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

I had an out of body experience after an accident at the age of 17.  I could describe all the people who were around me at the hospital.

In 1993, I told my husband that his sister in law (the one I saw in my vision) had cancer.  I told him this eight months before she was diagnosed with cancer by her physician.  I believe my vision was because she knew that I would be more accepting that anyone else in my husband's family.

Also, May 2003, I had a premonition that someone in my family would be involved in a vehicle accident and die from injuries.  A week later, my 7 yr. old grandson was a passenger in a car that was involved in a head-on collision.  He died the next day from massive brain trauma.

I told my husband after my grandson died that I had the premonition. No one else knows.

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.    No fine as it is.