Fauna L's ADC
I was going forward to receive communion at the deceased's funeral and internally struggling about whether to touch her coffin as a way of saying "goodbye". I really wanted to touch it but was afraid of getting too emotional. At the last second I did touch it and was frightened because the coffin vibrated at a very high frequency. I jerked my hand away. Then I rationalized that the coffin was air conditioned and thus the vibration. I asked others who touched it to see if they felt the vibration and learned that they hadn't.
At that point I knew without a doubt that my friend was letting me know that she is okay. This was especially significant to me because my own cancer journey was somewhat linked to my friend's journey. Even though I am in remission, I could have been the one who died instead of my friend.
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Yes
Describe where and how you were touched: My hand, which touched her coffin.
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Unfamiliar, unexpected and frightening.
Was anything communicated by the touch? No, just my awareness that she was present.
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No
Did you see the deceased? No
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? No
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? No
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was definitely real I am a sane person and there is no other possible explanation for what happened. Also, I believe she knew how much her reaching out to me would help me.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes Comfort in knowing my friend is okay and less fear for what will someday be my death
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The shock and the ultimate joy and peace of mind.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes Peace about life after death
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes Life after death
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? 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 become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? No
Did you see a light? No
Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes One person told me her sister in law had a similar experience at her father's funeral.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? No
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? I would like to know if this sort of experience is documented or has a formal name.
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 you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? NoDid the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes