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Experience description:  

I was standing in front of the hospital ward, the body of my grandfather was still in the there and I was waiting for the personal to come. About an hour before I got a call from my uncle that my grandfather passed away, but it's only there at the hospital when I felt the grief. With emotions really high I started to cry and felt tears on my chicks. Than I heard my grandfathers voice in my head. He said to me : 

David, please don't worry, I feel good here. 

I was stunned for a minute and could not think about anything, I stopped crying, but then in a few min or seconds I started to cry again, because I simply could not hold tears. And then I heard his voice in my head again, he said: 

David, I told you I am fine here. 

And that's it. I never heard his voice again. 

Please note that the conversation was in Russian language, and I tried to translate it to English as close as possible.

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?            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:    I just described what was happening above. But it was very clear, it was like my grandfather was staying next to me. I heard him very well, and twice within few min, maybe even seconds. I heard him loud and clear. It was very unusual experience, I could hear him inside my head, like he is talking to me, but he is not standing next to me.

            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?  The voice of my grandfather originated inside my head. And it was communication because you never communicated with yourself about someone else by calling your own name. You would say: He/she will be better on the other side. Something like that. What I heard was my grandfather voice and he was talking to me by calling my first name.

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           The voice of my grandfather was exactly his, it was his voice. Wasn't mine for sure and it wasn't anyone else. Otherwise I would remember.

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           I was staying alone in the hospital corridor, just outside of the hospital ward, my grandfather's body was still there, in the room. There was no one around me , at lest close to 10 yards.

            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?  It was about 4 or 5 am in the morning, everyone was sleeping in the hospital but nurses, it was silent, and no one was standing next to me.

Did you see the deceased?         No comment

When I got to the floor and than to the ward my grandfather's body was still in the room, but it was covered with blanket.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Maybe 10 yards from me.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       I didn't see him, he was covered by blanket.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       he didn't appear at all, I just heard the voice.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            n/a

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           Again, I didn't see anything, I just heard the voice.

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

How long did the experience last?        A few seconds.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         No

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

He was sounded calm, but not unhappy. He was worried about me crying rather than anything else, he wanted just to let me know that he feels good there and there is nothing to be worry about.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  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:           As I said before, you never start talking to yourself by calling your own name. Plus when you talk about person you say: he/she feels better there. What I heard is my grandfather called me by my first name and said that he is feeling good there.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I feel exactly what everyone feels when their close loved relative passed away. Grief, sadness, unhappiness.

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

It's hard to describe, you just feel better, maybe with more of the hope that the life didn't end, that there is a transformation into another place.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best that it happened, worst that it lasted such period of time.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain                  Describe:            Life didn't really changed, I just told my relatives about the experience. Other than that , nothing.     

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.?  Uncertain            I simply don't know.

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?            It was still hard to feel that someone you loved is gone, but it was different. It was like, they left us, but they are in the different world now, better one.

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?    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     My relatives believed me. Influenced, probably not.

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?           No 

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    No suggestions, very well done.