It was 5 o'clock in the afternoon in August. I arrived at a meeting with the son of a friend of my mother whom I hadn't seen for about 25 years. The reason for the meeting was that his father had died and my mother wanted me to deliver an important message to him. Up until this time my mother hadn't found the courage to contact him and since she lived in another city, it became my responsibility to contact him. As I said, it was a splendid day in August and it was 10 minutes before 5 o'clock (meeting time). We were to meet in a well-known coffee shop on a very commercial street. Since I had 10 minutes to go before the meeting, I decided to walk around the street a bit. Then, at about 5 meters away I saw him coming. I believe my heart took a huge jump... How was it possible that the son, with the passage of time, looked exactly like his father? That's what I thought when I saw him. Not only the same face but also the same skin, the same way of walking. My God, how was it possible... He was the same!
I turned around and hurried to the coffee shop. When I arrived I stayed at the door since I knew he was about to arrive. Sure enough, he arrived but he didn't stop. He looked at me, smiled, and kept on walking across the train tracks that were about 10 meters away and stood there looking at me and smiling. At that moment I realized he wasn't the son I had the meeting with, but rather the deceased father. I was perplexed (well, perplexed is an understatement) and decided to go talk with him, but just as I was about to arrive where he was, he disappeared. All of this happened during those 10 minutes before the appointment with the son. I turned around and went and sat down in the coffee shop to wait. At exactly 5 o'clock the son arrived. He didn't look anything like his father. I gave him the message I had for him and didn't tell him anything about what had just happened because he wouldn't have believed it.
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? During the whole event
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
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 experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was very happy to see this person again since I loved him very much when he was alive. He was an exceptional person. Also, this experience confirmed my beliefs that there is life after death.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
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 I told my family. Some, like my mother, believed me. Others were of the opinion that it couldn't be. Others said that after such a long time my memory of what the person looked like couldn't be trusted. But I know it was him because I have photos and tapes of him.
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
Now that a few years have gone by since this experience, I continue to believe that it was fantastic and incredible, although at times I get angry because I think my friend could have waited a little before disappearing and given me the opportunity to talk with him even though I believe it was a great privilege seeing him.
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