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Elizabeth C's ADC

Experience description:  

I was sitting in my lounge chair after work one evening, reading a book.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw a dark shape walk into the lounge room and sit on the couch.  When I looked at it fully, it seemed to be a mans shape, but with no identifying features, just like a misty shadow.  When I gave it my full attention, it got up, walked over to me and bent over me.  It put its 'hands' over my ears and bent to kiss my forehead.  The moment its hands covered my ears it felt exactly as if a real person had covered them. The television noise became quieter, and I could hear my blood circulating. When I was kissed on the forehead, I felt a surge of love and gratitude towards me from this 'shadow'.  I didnt know who it was, but the word 'goodbye' was communicated to me, but not with words.   

It then disappeared.  The whole thing had only taken about 20-30 seconds, and I asked my husband who was also in the room if he had seen anything.  He hadn't.   

The next day I went to work, and as I knocked on the door of my last client, I had a feeling it was him that had visited me the night before.  His wife answered the door, and told me that her husband had died the night before at about 8.30 from a heart attack, but he had been unconscious from about 6.30.   

Im grateful he came to say goodbye and let me know he wasnt frightened anymore.

General geographic location of experience:  Kingston, Tasmania, Australia

Details of location of experience and your activity at the time of experience:  Reading in lounge room at about 8.30pm

Degree of bereavement for deceased immediately prior to the experience:     No sadness and/or grief feelings

Degree of alertness immediately prior to experience:         Fully alert

After your experience, did you consider the contents of your experience:       Wonderful

Have you had multiple experiences?   Yes     4

 Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?           Yes

On the ears by his hands, and on the forehead with his lips

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   Looking back, he would kiss me like that every now and again when he was emotional, but i didnt put two and two together at the time

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  Overwhelming feeling of love, gratitude and serenity

            Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?  No.  No windows were open.  Nothing was near me.

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

Just saw a misty man sized shape, not the deceased

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Transparent...misty

            How much of the deceased did you see?       All, except not in detail

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Couldnt tell

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            The deceased need a walking frame to move about, quite debilitated.  When he came to me he was walking very upright and strong

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           No.  He actually got my attention before he came over to me

 How long did the experience last?       Probably only 20-30 seconds

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

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

He seemed happy, and content, but as if he didnt have much time.  I could tell he loved me

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Did not speak, except I felt he was saying goodbye - I heard the word in my head

 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:          I knew someone had come to say goodbye.  I was disturbed from reading by the deceased.  I knew he was sick, but I considered him to be able to live for quite some more years.  I had had previous

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was a bit stunned at first, and then confused when he leaned over and put his hands over my ears.  I then felt the same emotions he did...love, gratitude, happiness, peace.  After he left, i was quietly amazed, but feeling very calm and peaceful

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

The deceased had experienced 2 NDE's where he had dies from heart attacks in hospital.  Both times he went through a tunnel, and got to gates where he was told it was not his time.  He was very frightened of death, but after talking it over with me for many months, he seemed to accept it a little better.  After he had visited me when he was dead/dying he seemed happy and peaceful.  That made me very glad that all had worked out for him.  I am glad he is not in pain anymore, and had a peaceful death.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best - knowing he was OK, and had got through the 'dying' process without harm.  Worst - having no one believe me, and missing him.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I had had previous experiences with people who had died - a 'knowing' and seeing shadowy forms, but this was the first time I had been touched.  It seemed more real somehow

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?        Uncertain

He told me he would let me know when he died.  He kept his promise!

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes His wife told me he was pronounced dead by the ambulance officers in her house at around 8.30, which was about the same time he came to me

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            See above.  Felt the same until his funeral, where i suddenly started crying and couldnt stop.  But I think it was more for his family and myself than for him...he was OK now!

Did you see a light?           Yes, There was a certain muted light coming out of him

 Have you shared this experience with others?       

Yes     Generally disbelief.  One person was excited and interested.  I dont usually tell people. I didnt tell his family, as I didnt think it would be a good thing to do

 Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?           Yes  There have been many!!  I have had a NDE, OBE and other STE;s, and have experienced ADC x 4