Denyel L's ADC
I was leaving class, the light was turning yellow and several cars were already in the intersection turning left as I was. I was the last in a row of cars and there was a gap between my car and the car ahead of me. AS I hurried into the intersection, I heard my brother, "Stop," it was like a whisper I hit the brakes and stopped.
I felt his
presence as he communicated to me to look left. This was a feeling; I only heard
the word "stop". There was a telephone repair van heading straight at me at full
speed. I braced for impact when the van hit the front driver's side of my car.
The impact was so strong, the front passenger tire was knocked completely off
the rim and the entire front end of the car was shattered. I am sure if I had
not stopped when I did I would be dead since the van would have hit at the
driver's door rather than the front of the car. My brother saved my life. The
really weird thing is I've always felt I'd die in a car accident.
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 heard, "Stop," clearly spoken into my left ear as if my brother was in the back seat and leaned forward to say that one word.
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? External origin. I heard one word and the rest was a sense like a whisper of a wind. reassuring and calm
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? It sounded like my brother voice spoken into my ear.
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No, I had my stereo on and couldn't hear anything except the song that was playing. Eric Clapton, "It's in the way that you do it"
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
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? seconds
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? sudden, my brother presence was no longer felt when the van hit my car.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
same as when he was alive, impish, devil-may-care attitude, as nothing could ever get him down.
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? I stopped because he told me to, had I not stopped I would have been dead or severely injured. the car was totaled.
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: the last thing on my mind was stopping. I was in the intersection the light was yellow and I never once thought to look for on coming cars since there were already 3 cars that had turned left before me. I had no idea the van was coming at me and only stopped because I was instructed to by my brother. a very authoritative person in my life.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: I was in a hurry thinking about getting home and things that needed to be done when I got there. I was scared in the seconds before the van hit me.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? No
What was the best and worst part of your experience? losing my car
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Describe: I always check intersections before entering them
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? awed by it.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes
others at signal saw me hesitate
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
the seconds before impact were stretched out into what seemed like several minutes as if it were happening in slow motion.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you become aware of future events? Uncertain
if future events are measured in seconds
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 impressed
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? my brother is my guardian angel. waiting watching guiding he'll be the first person I see when I die. he's waiting for me to live my life before joining him in the afterlife.
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
other experiences concerning my now deceased brothers
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
everything but the feeling of his presence which I cannot accurately describe no matter what words I use.