Derek S's ADC

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Experience description:  

I always saw my grandmother when anything of importance happened in the family.  My mother was always able to tell when things took place in the family as were my aunts. I guess it must run through the family as my daughter now has the ability.

The night our granddaughter died she was in Raymond terrace New south Wales ( her husband was a f/18 pilot in the raaf at the time) My wife and I where at home in Melbourne Victoria. We where sitting watching TV in the evening when my grandmother appeared holding a baby, She had on her black coat at the time, she never spoke only shook her head and looked really sad. I turned to my wife and said Jacinta has just died. ( I find this very hard to write about.) The phone rang a few moments later, it was our son in law with the awful news.

Time passed and I kept seeing my grandmother at various times when good or bad news arrived. On my granddaughters third birthday she appeared in our living room looking lovely and radiant.  I told my wife she was there.  It was only for a few moments but it gave me peace.

About 8 years after I had started seeing my g/mother I awoke one night about 3am to see her standing by the bed, she was with another lady and was truly excited, for the first time I heard her speak, she told me she was moving on and she really was looking forward to going to this next level. the lady she was with was an angel ( no wings ) I couldn't see her face but I could see all the rest of her. They both glowed and where excited to be going. the angel was taking her. my g/mother told me that I wouldn't be seeing her for some time and wished me goodbye.

Our daughter had a son the following year and when he was 4 years old he was playing in our pool when he turned to myself and my wife and asked us did we know what happened when you die. we answered you went to heaven or something like that. he became annoyed and said he could remember being an old man and closing his eyes and when he opened them he was in another place. he said it was like your birthday everyday but no presents and all your friends are there. he also said that he chose to be with his Mum & Dad and that as he got older he would meet all his friends again around the world because they would be getting born now. A moment later he had forgotten everything he said and now at 14 he won't believe he said it.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No


Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?       

            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?  sound came within no words spoken aloud

            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 was the same. my granddaughter said look at me granddad. it was the only time I heard her speak at age three

            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 see the deceased?         Yes

when I first saw my grandmother she looked healthy and as time went on she seemed to glow with health more and more till the last time when she had light coming from her in a bluish/white radiance

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            80% solid

            How much of the deceased did you see?       all

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       as above she didn't look younger and yet she did look younger like having so much energy you could burst

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            G/mother had 5 strokes previous to fatal one lost use of arm and slurred speech. as above was healthy when seen. G/daughter was born with downs syndrome and only two chambers in her heart as well as having to have a colostomy operation due to blocked bowel. we where told she might live till 13 yrs old by hospital.

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

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

How long did the experience last?        with my g/mother usually about 20 to 30 seconds. the night she left about a minute

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         always sudden

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

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  yes as above. when her son /my uncle, died in England or someone was really ill. also when we had family coming to visit and they hadn't told us yet etc.

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:          To many times I informed other people before we received the news from source

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           each time it was just a normal day. I had even forgotten it was my granddaughters birthday due to a head injury suffered at 14 I tend to forget things ie b/days dates and so on

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      loss of family members then seeing them so happy and knowing we are always joined for all time

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            none that I didn't already have

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes I was shown Mrs. Gandhi being assassinated by her guards and told numerous people, also a plane full of Moslems falling out the sky, the plane had red on the tail plane. A month later we heard of the Canadian airline going down in the Atlantic carrying Moslems to Mecca. it was like watching a tv in my head. I told my wife and others

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            happy seeing grandma sad brokenhearted when my granddaughter died but really happy for her when I saw how well she was in spirit.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

when our granddaughter died I told my wife before we had the news, our granddaughter was 1200kms away with her parents.

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, as above. when i was run over in1984 my mother rang from England to ask what was wrong

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes, as above

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No

my mother saw my fathers funeral a fortnight before he died at age 27, she told me that till I was seven I would talk to the man in the sailors clothes. my father was in the royal navy I was only months old when he died.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

with my family, they all accept it and take it for granted as I have told them many things concerning them before it arises

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 daughters brother in law committed suicide age 31, she told her husband that something terrible was happening to someone close to him and she was powerless to stop it, It was 5pm, he stepped in front of a train at 5pm in Melbourne, it would seem she also has the ability. her husband flies for a major airline

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?           Uncertain 

at 14 yrs old was hit on the head by a house brick, it caved my skull in and I wasn't expected to live, lots of things happened that night but I can't remember it all ,it's just like a half remembered dreams.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes, I think I was able to answer all your questions and they covered all the major points.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    none