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Donella B's ADC

Experience description:  

One night I dreamed of my deceased stepfather (who had died nearly twenty years earlier when I was a teen).  We were riding the bus together.  "Where are we going?" I asked him.  He then proceeded to tell me that we were going to the hospital because my brother was there and he had some sort of problem with his chest.  I don't remember feeling any particular emotion as we continued our ride.  Both my stepfather and I were quite calm and rather emotionless. 

Yet when I awakened that morning, I felt compelled to call my brother.  It was Monday morning and I rang his phone a little after seven am, hoping to catch him before he went to work.  But I didn't reach him.  I then waited until twelve that afternoon and called him at work, hoping to catch him at a leisurely moment at his desk.  He answered the phone.  Suddenly, I was overcome with the apparent ludicrousness of my dream.  I mean, of course, my brother hadn't ACTUALLY been in the hospital, right?  He was young and healthy and we would have known about it, besides.  Maybe Daddy had provided me with that dream just to serve as warning for him to watch his cholesterol and stress-level or something. 

So, thinking for a moment, I tried to sound casual, "Hey, when's the last time you saw a doctor?" 

"Why?"  My brother asked suspiciously. 

I thought for a moment.  "Uh, because Daddy told me to tell you there might be an issue with your heart." 

My brother was noticeably shocked. "I didn't tell anybody..."  He began.  "But this weekend I was having chest pains and I went to the emergency room."  He then went on to say that he hadn't even revealed this information to his wife, who had spent the weekend with their son visiting her family.  He also went on to say that he submitted to a few tests but eventually wound up leaving the hospital without undergoing a thorough battery of tests because he was getting impatient with having to spend so many hours in the hospital. 

I asked him to go back and he agreed. 

Later, after undergoing a battery of tests, my brother emerged with a clean bill of health.  We were both grateful and amazed that Daddy, after all these years was still watching out for his children. 

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  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:           Because my stepfather revealed information that only my brother himself knew.   

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

It made me feel good to know that Daddy's spirit was still active and alive.

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 My brother told me he was in the hospital.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Amazed.

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?         Yes 

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

OBE's and communication with the deceased (dreams).

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