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Cathi D's ADC

Experience description:  

In a dream, I saw my dad's face through a window that was placed up high - I could not reach it if I wanted to. Light was shining from behind him and I heard his voice say, "I'm ok... please don't worry about me.. I am doing fine now... but, I can't talk much right now" His voice was a little like static coming through a radio that wasn't tuned to the correct channel. I wanted so badly to say something and have a conversation with him but, as soon as I saw him and started to speak he was gone and the window faded away.  

My husband said that he sensed my father's presence in the kitchen when he woke up in the morning.

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 his voice say, "I'm ok... please don't worry about me.. I am doing fine now... but, I can't talk much right now". His voice was projected through static

            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?  outside

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

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?            No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

Just the face - he looked the same as I remember right before he passed away.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            solid

            How much of the deceased did you see?       just his face

            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?            maybe a little healthier than when they passed

            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

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           no

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     no

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   no

            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?        approx 10 seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         sudden appearance,  sudden fading

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Yes

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  yes

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?           Experience was probably real

            Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:           it was a dream - a very lucid dream

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes    

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           excited and joyful


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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I could not have a two way communication and I really wanted to talk to my dad

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes           

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?          No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            happiness, relief


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

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

Did you become aware of future events?       No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No

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?           Yes

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     happiness, relief

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?           Uncertain 

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes