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Ed M's ADC

Experience description:  

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.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    At all times

How 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

Did 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.)?  No      

Did 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, etc.)?            No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     My brother's phone message

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No           

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      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Family and friends

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    I was stunned!

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            Yes. 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!

How 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 experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           
Yes     I am 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?         No                  

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