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Debbie B's ADC

Experience description:  

In my dream I was standing chatting to other colleagues during a coffee break.  Suddenly I could see my grandmother through a window in the door.  I said to myself at the time if I take my eyes off her she will disappear.  I was realizing that I was seeing her yet she was dead.  Not taking my eyes off her I ran toward the door and opened it.  My grandmother was standing there surrounded by a bright light.  I hugged her and could feel her skin and could smell her - this was very vivid.  She had such brightness in her eyes.  She said to me " I am OK go on back to your friends - I am here".  I awoke still smelling her aroma.

Was the 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:     She said " I am OK, go on back to your friends - I am here".  

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?   it was a dream - so inside of 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?     similar     

Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?   no possibility  

Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   I am slightly deaf but this is long standing

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?   Yes  

Describe where and how you were touched:     I was hugged and could feel the skin on her fore arms.

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   familiar  

Was anything communicated by the touch?   love

Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?   no possibility

Did you see the deceased?   Yes    within the dream.  She looked very healthy and glowing and her eyes were very bright.  She was surrounded by a bright light.  I can remember a grey cardigan but nothing else.

How clearly did the deceased appear?   somewhat transparent

How much of the deceased did you see?    part of the deceased

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?   not the age - I would say she looked around 50`s.  she was 89yrs when died

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?    she appeared to be very healthy

Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?    no possibility

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?    Yes

What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?    yes it was the smell of my grandmother.  It wasn't perfume but her own body odor.  She was a very clean lady so it wasn't unpleasant

Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?    very familiar

Was anything communicated by the smell?    confirmation that it was my grandmother

Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?    no possibility

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?   Yes     she was happy and smiling.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?   She was reassuring me that she was around me, (which I already knew due to previous experiences)

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?    Experience was definitely real    Because I had had previous experiences I knew it was real.  I could also smell her and felt her skin....this was very real although I did not feel it was in the physical sense.

Was the experience dream like in any way?    Yes    It was a dream

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?    Yes    I felt it was yet another confirmation that she was around.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    knowing that she is around me

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?    No        

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?    No   

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?    Yes    It made me feel there was some form of after life

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?   No

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    I knew it was a definite visitation

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 have heard voices of people shouting my name which appear to be in my head.  I feel these voices are of my grandmother and also my aunt who dies almost 2 yrs ago.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?    Uncertain    I feel it may be possible this occurred as when I awoke I was very emotional and felt like I had been somewhere

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?    Yes    the people I was talking to who were supposed to be my colleagues I did not know any of them!

Did you see a light?    Yes    my grandmother was surrounded by a bright light

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    I think some of them thought I was crazy

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 you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?      Yes    several spiritual events. Whilst working from a renovated cottage my grandmother was trying to get my attention and after an event of a feather like feeling across the left cheek and a blowing in my left ear one week later I found a breast lump in the left breast.  It was cancer.  After the surgery I had a lady in the next bed with the same surname as my grandmother.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?    Yes    but the above statement is only a small amount of what actually happened in that story - not enough space to write it all down