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Claude S ADC

Experience description:  

It was night time and I was in a deep sleep. When I woke up, I was facing a wall in my bedroom. I could hear a whispering voice and it was as if it was coming from everywhere. It sounded like a voice you would hear on an AM radio station… with some echo in it. The voice was happy and excited and words kept pouring out but I wasn’t trying to understand what was being said because I thought it was the television in the next room.  At that time my brothers went to bed late so I thought it was they watching TV.
 

All of the sudden I became very happy and thought it’d be fun to go say hello to my brothers. I was just about to get up when, to my surprise, I saw a women laying on my floor right beside my bed. She was about 30-35 years old. Her hair was long, split in the middle and black with a few silver here and there. Her skin was very pink and she was really very beautiful. There seemed to be a bluish light coming from her body and it gave her some kind of three-dimensional shape. She was wearing a very bright white dress, so bright that I couldn’t see any shadow on it. Her black hair was falling on her chest and her hands were hiding under the long sleeves. What surprised me the most was the terracotta blanket covering her feet, the color was amazing... I can hardly describe it. The lady had her eyes shut and wasn’t moving. I looked at her for a long time, about 10 minutes maybe. I was wondering who she was. I didn’t really want to talk to her because there was something odd about her and I couldn’t understand how I could see her so clearly at that time of the night. She was very bright but the light wasn’t hurting my eyes. I don’t know how but I knew she was very nice and very happy. After a while, I told myself it must have been my older sister because they kind of had the same haircut so I went back to sleep hoping not to have disrupted my sister’s sleep too much.


All of the sudden, while I was laying down and couldn’t see the lady anymore; I could feel her “reading” inside me. She read me from the tip of my toes right up to my hair. She liked me. Then I had a scary thought: this wasn’t my older sister!!! Although I was terrified, I decided to take courage and asked out loud: “Who is here?, who is here?”.


Beside my bed there was a little desk covered (I can’t remember why) with tin cans. I told myself I was going to hit them in order to make some noise and that at the same time, I would quickly turn on the light. It never happened because as I was making up my plan, the lady told me (with an exasperated and loud voice) “You’re being noisy! You’re being noisy!” I stood up on my feet to surprise her but she had disappeared. I thought she was pretty quick on her feet to run away so fast… I had not seen her come out of my bedroom! I finally went back to sleep and to this day, I am astounded at how well I slept that night. In the morning, I borrowed a measuring tape from my mother to measure up the lady from the previous night’s memories. I remembered her head coming right up to my desk and her feet, under the terracotta blanket, ending up towards the end of my bed. She was just 5 feet tall. The following nights, I started being afraid of going to bed in the dark.

 

Do you have any comments about the relationship you had with the deceased?       She was 78 years old and almost paralyzed. I never heard her voice. I remember she would stay in bed all day but once, she went out…. without anybody knowing, she went to the convenience store by our house to buy me some cinnamon heart candies. She had difficulty walking and used a walker…. it must have taken her a good hour to get there.

I used to peek through her door and liked watching her sleep. I was very young! I wasn’t even 8 when she passed away.
 

At the funeral home where she was being viewed, my sister and I drew her a picture. It represented her, my grandmother, smiling. Jesus was in the sun and she was running towards him on a rainbow. We drew ourselves laying on the grass and crying. We folded the picture and placed it under her hands, in the coffin. Our family was scandalized and thought it was very inappropriate.


Fortunately, the manager of the funeral home told our family it was fine and allowed us to do it. He looked at us smiling and asked if we wanted the picture to stay with our grandmother. We nodded yes and began to cry.


Length of time between death of deceased and your experience:         From what I remember, I saw the young lady the night prior to the day her death was announced ; April 18 1978. Curiously, only recently have I realized the connection between the lady I saw and my grandmother. The first thing we remember after an experience like that, is the date.


Was the date of the experience significant in any way?  It’s because of the April 18 1978 date that I believe the lady I saw was in fact my grandmother. I didn’t realize this until recently. I often wondered about the lady’s identity.


Details of location of experience and your activity at the time of experience: This experience happened in the middle of the night, in my bedroom. I was asleep and suddenly woke up. It was very unusual for me to wake up in the middle of the night. I could hear someone speaking very softly. It sounded like a voice you would hear on an AM radio station… with some echo in it. I was absolutely awake.

Degree of bereavement for deceased immediately prior to the experience:  Severe sadness and/or grief feelings

Degree of alertness immediately prior to experience:      Fully alert

After your experience, did you consider the contents of your experience:      Wonderful

Have you had multiple experiences?            Yes      2

Was this experience difficult to express in words?         Yes

I could feel the lady was speaking to me not only in my head but through my body. I knew she knew me really well and loved me deeply. I knew she was very nice. Words cannot describe the impact of everything she passed on to me.


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 could hear a whispering voice and it was as if it was coming from everywhere. It sounded like a voice you would hear on an AM radio station… with some echo in it. The voice was happy and excited and words kept pouring out but I wasn’t trying to understand what was being said because I thought it was the television in the next room. The lady told me (with an exasperated and loud voice) “You’re being noisy! You’re being noisy!”

 
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?       I could hear a whispering voice and it was as if it was coming from everywhere. It sounded like a voice you would hear on an AM radio station… with some echo in it. The voice was happy and excited and words kept pouring out but I wasn’t trying to understand what was being said because I thought it was the television in the next room.

 

 If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?    I had never heard her speak.
 

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

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   She was about 30-35 years old. Her hair was long, split in the middle and black with a few silver here and there. She was laying on the floor, right beside my bed.  Her skin was very pink and she was really very beautiful. There seemed to be a bluish light coming from her body and it gave her some kind of three-dimensional shape. She was wearing a very bright white dress, so bright that I couldn’t see any shadow on it. Her black hair was falling on her chest and her hands were hiding under the long sleeves. What surprised me the most was the terracotta blanket covering her feet, the color was amazing... 

She was just 5 feet tall.

My grandmother was 78 years old and when she appeared to me she was 30 or 35 years old. I never saw a picture of her young but recently, I was talking about her with one of my aunties. When she proceeded to describe her I was in shock: the description matched the lady’s except for the length of the hair. My auntie said my grandmother kept her hair short.

 
How clearly did the deceased appear?        Solid, like in real life. But she was very bright. 

 

How much of the deceased did you see?  All

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?        No

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?         When she was alive, my grandmother was paralyzed. She could hardly move and couldn’t speak anymore. When she appeared to me, she seemed in good health.


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? Between 10 et 15 minutes.

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

 

It was night time and I was in a deep sleep. When I woke up, I was facing a wall in my bedroom. I could hear a very soft voice.

 

I stood up on my feet to surprise her but she had disappeared. I thought she was pretty quick on her feet to run away so fast… I had not seen her come out of my bedroom!


Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?         Yes  I could feel she was very happy and very nice. She loved me.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  She made me understand that she loved me.


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: When I close my eyes, I can see the lady very clearly in my head. It’s as if my mind took a picture of her…. All my other memories are fading away.


Was the experience dream like in any way?         No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:   Please read the experience

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  The vision of the lady, it was wonderful.

 

The fear of the darkness that resulted from this experience lasted a long time.

 

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      When I was 8 years old I didn’t really have any religious thoughts. I believe those thoughts developed with time.


Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? I try to understand the truth and the meaning of my actions. I believe in God, in the love of life, love of people, love of animals, love of things and in self-effacement. I think life on Earth in very short. Real life is on the other side and is long.

 
Death Contracts 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 contract?            No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?  Yes   The description of the lady matched my grandmother’s except for the hair length.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?       I started asking myself tons of questions. I developed a fear of the dark but that fear disappears when I sleep beside someone I love.


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?      Yes
The importance of love, to have integrity and to wish well to everyone.


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?        Yes
I can feel people.  I try to surround myself with honest and loving people. People I get along well.


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    Nobody believes me except for my close friends and my wife.
 

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?      Hooray for true love, hooray for happiness, hooray for life.

 

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  I will describe it in an other experience

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Uncertain  I am not sure I expressed myself properly. To this day, this experience brings me many things to reflect upon and a constant need to love as well as I can.