My mother was actively
dying of cancer in the living room. I woke up around 9, my partner still asleep.
As soon as I came out of my room, my dad said "she just went" My mom had died in
a 30 second window when my dad went to answer the door for the hospice nurse. I
woke my partner up, and we went downstairs (the nurse was already in the living
room with my mom) all of a sudden my phone rang. I ran upstairs to grab it and
answered... no one replied...then a computer generated voice spoke "Goodbye"
click- the line went dead.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? Yes
It's easy to rationalize the call as the tail end of some automated telemarketing scheme, but the timing is not explainable
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? Uncertain
Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated: Well, considering my mother had just died, and the call said "goodbye" I truly believe it was her saying goodbye to me.
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? no computer generated
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? No
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: More of a feeling
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: My mother had just died. I was in shock, sad, confused
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Uncertain
too soon to tell
What was the best and worst part of your experience? getting closure and "saying goodbye" to my mom
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 I now believe there is some kind of consciousness after death
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
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?
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? a huge sense of relief because my mother was no longer in pain. Of coarse there was sadness and grief too.
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 most people write it off, my mom's sister cried.
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 the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes