On Friday morning May 18th of 1997, I spoke with my dad on the
phone. The last thing I recall him stating was, Well son, I ain't dead yet! His
voice was strong as usual. However, through the rest of that day and then into
the (Memorial Day) weekend I had an overwhelming sense or knowing that something
big was going to happen during this weekend. I did not know whether this
something was local, personal, regional or geopolitical. Now at this time I was
courting my fiancÚ Sandy. She to had the same overwhelming sensation! Well,
Sunday night after evening services, Sandy and I were out front of her place
talking. It was approaching midnight. Suddenly I sensed an unseen visitor
present. I intuitively knew that it was dad! I said, Dad this is Sandy, She will
become my wife soon and your daughter in law. Dad seemingly, winked at me saying
that's my boy! No sooner did dad arrive from the southeast (he resided in
Ruskin, Florida at the time) that he departed northwest and headed towards
Denver, Colorado to see my oldest brother Jack.
When I arrived home about an hour later, I checked my phone messages. My
youngest brother Rick stated. Ed if you want to see dad alive one last time you
better get on a plane and get here within the hour.
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?
what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness
At all times
did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience
compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?
Normal consciousness and alertness
At all times
your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect,
such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of
solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?
your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any
aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness,
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
Yes My brother's phone message
you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or
you have any sense of altered space or time?
you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
you become aware of future events?
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
you did not have prior to the experience?
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Family and friends
you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?
did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it
Experience was definitely real I was stunned!
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or
significant to you?
I sensed that dad was flying through space as a spirit or soul with the intent
of visiting his children one last time before departing the earth!
do you currently view the reality of your experience:
Experience was definitely real With where I am at in my life and the
challenges that are being presented to my present theology, I find myself
embracing the metaphysical even more so.
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your
questioning all my beliefs and I have come to realize that Fear Based Theology
has duped humanity for millennia.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and
comprehensively describe your experience?