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Diane CB's ADC

Experience description:  

My brother had a special knock that he would use when he came to visit so that I would know it was him.  Being a divorced mom of two young boys,  he always told me not to open the door without knowing who it was.  His knock was 2 short regular knocks, then 5 rapid knocks using both hands.  While lying in bed thinking about a doctor appt. the next day,  suddenly,  his special knock pounded on the closet door in the hallway,  extremely LOUD.  It terrified me at first,  due to the loudness,  then I took it as a sign something was wrong.  I immediately checked on my two boys,  they were fine.  My brother was a "worry wart",  always double checking locks on doors and windows,  and making sure electrical appliances were shut off before leaving the house.  I checked everything in the house I could think of,  nothing seemed amiss.  I think it was just his way of saying "hello,  it's me,  I'm watching over you guys",  and maybe he just didn't know his own strength!

Was this 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:    see #3

            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?  definitely outside of me, on the closet door in the hallway

            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 knocks were IDENTICAL to the way he always knocked on our door.

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           No way possible,  it was 4 to 5 feet away from me.

            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?        5 seconds or less

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

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:           No way you could imagine it,  it was too loud and sudden

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           scared due to loudness,  then amused that he could do something like that

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

I knew he had to be okay,  and he was looking over us.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Initial fright was the worst,  best was knowing he was okay

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?            wonderment

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     They believed me

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