Cheryl T's ADC 1832
I was very close to my Grandfather and spent a great deal of time with him during his last days. The night before he died I went to go visit him in the hospital. He had fallen at home a few weeks before in my presence. I watched him fall in slow motion, I sat with him waiting for the ambulance. He had broke his hip and needed a pace maker. While in the hospital he asked for his holy water and it seemed he was really ready to go. Eventually he started to heal and he was taken out of ICU and put on a regular floor, we figured that was a good sign. I snuck my son in to see him the evening before he died and my Grandfather was acting so strange considering they had just moved him out of ICU and we thought he was improving. He had glazed wide eyes and seemed almost panicked and kept saying "I want to go home" I kept telling him where he was, and that he would go home soon. Nothing I said reassured him. He just kept talking about "home" I could not stay with him due to having my son there so I called another family member to come be with him, that family member never showed up. The next morning we were called and told that he was not conscious and they did not know why! He had no signs of heart attack, or stroke, etc. they were baffled. That afternoon, he died.
After he passed we were
all at his home, where I lived with him. Everyone that loved him in our family
was there gathered. Everyone stayed late into the evening. After everyone left
my then husband and I, stayed up talking and decided to go to bed at about
2:00am. We walked in the bedroom, and laid down. I shut my eyes, and not even a
minute later I could see a flash of bright light through my closed eyes, it was
as if someone had took a flash photo of us up close. I sat up startled and asked
my husband at the time what on earth was that, He said, "I don't know but if it
happens again, I am leaving the house" I asked him what he saw. He told me that
he had his eyes open and saw a tiny light in the door way of the bedroom- it
almost looked like a firefly it was floating. Then the light burst out and
filled the room, this is what I witnessed the bright light flashing in the room-
he said it lit up the room then sucked back up into the small glowing light then
disappeared.... The next night he slept with a video camera by the bed- but
nothing happened again.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? No
It has never been hard to communicate as it was so clear.
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? No
Did you see the deceased? Yes
It was a small ball of light that burst and light up the room.
How clearly did the deceased appear? A light form.
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
How long did the experience last? A minute
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Gradual small light ball floating to a burst of light, then a sudden disappearance
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
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 someone else witnessed it with me, it made it more real to me. I had not talked about with my ex husband and years and I recently asked him if he remembered what happened and he said, "Absolutely, I will never forget what we saw"
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Shocked, at uncertain but yet a comfort feeling.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? It helps me when I doubt God.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was knowing my Grandfather loved me enough to show me that he was at peace and that there is more than just death.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes I still have doubts, even after witnessing what I saw, but it is so hard to argue internally with it, I know what I saw- there was no other explanation- how can I argue it?
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Comfort, relief, curiosity, joy
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes
My husband at the time (he is now my ex-husband) witnessed the incident.
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? Uncertain
Did you see a light? Yes
Light up the room- white with a slight blue cast like the flash of a camera.
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 Others have been touched, and joyful.
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? I will never, ever forget. It is in the forefront of my mind always.
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? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Uncertain