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Deborah W's ADC

Experience description:  

I was typing to Rick as I did pretty much daily, but on this occasion I was feeling a bit more needy that I had been. I never asked him to appear to me because I did not want him in any way to be earth bound (I have experienced things that make me believe in ghosts), but on this occasion, I asked him if, without any harm to him or intruding on what I hope is his wonderful post-life experience, he could just say "hi" somehow.

At the time of writing this, I had a little alarm clock that had not been changed from daylight savings time in October (in other words, it said 9 o'clock when it was now actually 8 o'clock after fall back end of daylight savings) I took that in stride and always accounted for fact that clock was an hour ahead.

Immediately after typing this --immediately -- within 10 minutes -- I noticed the clock. It showed 9 o'clock when, I thought, it was in fact 9 o'clock. I was puzzled, checked computer, and yes, it was now correct.

And within seconds after, there was a huge crash in the closed-in walk-in closet to the room. Huge crash, which made no sense, without someone being inside the closet, as there are no drafts, nothing being stacked in an insecure manner, door closed, etc. I am very much for gun control and gun limitations but I own a revolver which I kept handy after husband's death, in isolated house, with no dog. I took the gun, went up to closet door sure that I was about to see in intruder. I cocked the gun, ready to shoot, and slowly opened the door. There was nothing out of place whatsoever, except this: standing in front of the door, but standing upright, not on its side, was an old computer in a computer case. I was always on my computer and husband -- who never used computer -- made many critical/teasing comments about my incessant computer use. I mention this because perhaps there was symbolism in this standing computer case. But either way, there was nothing to account for the loud crash. Now I had a cocked revolver and didn't know how to uncock it -- so went out back door and shot it off. My husband had the most incredible sense of humor, and I knew right then, as I shot it off, that he was laughing.

And I knew from all of this, which happened right after I wrote asking him to make himself known, that he was also saying good bye. And though before this, I'd sensed him near me, I never did again. I felt he said goodbye.

Was this experience difficult to express in words? No


Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? No

Did you see the deceased? No

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

How long did the experience last? 15-20 minutes

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Happened pretty quickly after I wrote asking him to make his presence known.

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

Loving but laughing

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: I was awake, smart, room lit, have in my computer what I wrote to him just before this happened -- even called my housekeeper next day to make sure she hadn't changed clock. It just happened.

Was the experience dream like in any way? No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Pleased

What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best was he was making himself known as I requested -- to help me, and best was that he still had a sense of humor. Worst was not knowing how to uncock gun (not really any worst)

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.? Uncertain Well, I believe he communicated with me. What that means, I 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? Yes clock was now correctly timed. As I wrote, called housekeeper next day to make sure she hadn't changed it. She hadn't.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Pleased

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 I don't know if they were influenced but have told it to many, many people. They acted accepting -- whether they were or not don't know.

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

Had some ghost experiences while in Gettysburg with husband. Even photo. Also, I have had on many occasion throughout adult life what I call psychic dreams, where I dream what happens the next day (dream about a long forgotten couple, only to get letter next day, etc) Also, husband and I have had a few weird ESP-type sharing experiences. I know that there are other aspects to existence, but what they are I don't know.

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