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Charles C's ADC

Experience description:  

I was in my car with my wife. Our dog began a loud keening wail for no discernible reason. Our daughter had been ill and I knew at that moment she had died. I don't know why I just knew. I didn't say anything to my wife to avoid upsetting her then. Later the next day her friend called to report death.

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? Yes

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: The dog howling in the car

Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? no only the dog howling

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? No

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

How long did the experience last? less than a minute

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? same

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

My daughter was upset when she found out she was dead. She had mixed medications, possibly inadvertently. She was alone when dying. The coroner ruled her death a suicide due to chemical presence in her liver. This may have been a mistake on my daughters part:  i.e. mixing meds

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: Because I'm mentally healthy person, not subject to delusion.

Was the experience dream like in any way? No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: baseline

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

hard to say! grief at losing her at age 44, but relief that suffering had ended, I experienced normal emotional response appropriate for that situation.

What was the best and worst part of your experience? best part relief, worst part grief.

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

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

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

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? relief. Daughter was suffering and had suffered a great deal.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Uncertain

the howling dog was in the car. My wife wondered why the dog was so upset. We lived in North Carolina, our deceased daughter was 375 miles away in Virginia.

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? 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? 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? Yes mildly interested

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

Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? 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

wife found me dead. restarted my heart. (May 5, 2013)

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