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Cheryl Y's ADC

Experience description:  

When my Aunt died we had to travel up to Indiana and I stayed in her house with my family and I was asleep in the bed when I heard footsteps coming up the stairs and then the floor creaked in it's certain spot and as I was rubbing my eyes I saw my Aunt in full shape and could tell what she had on, the color of her clothes and she had her silver watch on. First she went to the window, then turned to look at me and just stood there, I called out Aunt? Aunt Norma? but no response and she then turned and went out of the room and back down the stairs.  The floor boards creaked and I went after her but did not see anyone. I checked on my mom and grandmother for they were in the next bedroom and they were fast asleep and so were the rest of the household.  I guess she was telling me in her own way she was ok.  She was like a mother to me besides my mother.  We were so close, I still think of her often but I know she is better off now.  

After I had put my cat down because of illness, I see him frequently in our house running around or walking through the hall.  Sometimes I feel him sitting on the bed with me and other times he just walks around.   

There are other relatives that visit me too but the above ones were the most significant ones.

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:      See above paragraph

          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?         sound was external

          If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?         sounded exactly like them, no mistake about it

          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?          Uncertain

Some times it feels like someone is in the house watching me and I get a chill or feel like they are in bed with me, lying next to me.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?  Weird

          Was anything communicated by the touch?  No

            Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?         Don't know

Did you see the deceased?        Yes

See above paragraph

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Solid

            How much of the deceased did you see?       All

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?            Appear at the age which they died

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Looked fine

            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?       About a minute I am guessing. Long enough to know that I rubbed my eyes and she was still standing there

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?          No

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  She said nothing

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 was awake both times, actually of all the experiences I have had, I have been awake, some are in a dream but I wake up right away.

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:         During the experience I was excited, like could this be really happening? I wanted to talk to her but she left so suddenly and my cat I tried to catch up with him but he also disappeared.

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

I had closure. Knowing that they are fine and happy.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    Best part was seeing them one more time, worst part that they would not talk to me

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?       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?          Kind of sad but happy because I know they are not hurting any more


Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?          Yes

Not that same day or time but later as more of my husbands relatives died.  In the 10 years that we have been married out of our first 6, every year there was some one who died. All of his relatives visited me 2 days after.  Did not speak to me just showed themselves as if to say, "tell David all is good", showed up at the foot of my bed, just stood there for a minute, even though I asked them if all was ok, no words, just a turn and disappear.

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    Looked at me like I was crazy, but I did not care, my husband believes me.

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?      NR

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?           Yes