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Gary G's ADC 2358

Experience description:  

Getting ready to watch NFL playoff game, had taken my mother's TV from nursing home as we knew her time was near.  I turned TV on but could NOT turn it off with her remote, nor could I change stations, etc.  I shut TV down by turning off the power source, then re-booted the system by turning power source back on, TV screen was black, again could not do anything with remote, I checked the wires in back of TV and placed NEW batteries in remote, still no picture. 10 minutes later, suddenly the picture came on. I still could NOT do anything with the remote, change station, turn TV on and off, nothing, so I repeated the above steps and re-booted the system, again, blank screen and could do nothing with remote, 5-10 minutes later, poof, picture came on. I left the TV on the football channel and shut down via the power source.  I called my local cable company and spoke to a technician and we went over everything, they had NO explanation and said it should not have happened as there was no power outage and the TV is only 2 years old, My Mom loved the TV.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          Yes

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? No

Did you see the deceased?         No

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

How long did the experience last?        From start to finish, 30 minutes!

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Gradual until the picture came on which was very sudden!

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           No

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?           Experience was probably real

            Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:            There was absolutely nothing wrong with the TV prior to this experience and since that day it has worked perfectly and My Mom was very much on my mind as I was in mourning.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No          

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was somewhat shocked but right after it happened I sensed it was a sign, in fact I gave the Eulogy at her service and everyone in the audience had tears in their eyes.

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

I am still somewhat in mourning, however, I truly feel she is in heaven and that makes me happy.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Frustration at first because I did not know what was wrong, however, the best part was possible recognizing that this was a direct sign to me.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:            My sister and I have become much closer!

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No       Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes            We are energy and energy cannot be created nor destroyed, we change form and move on, this I very much believe, there is so much more we need to learn.

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

My Mom and I always had a synergy between us, call it ESP, many years ago she was involved in a very bad car crash, at the time of the crash she called out my name, even though I was several miles away I heard her voice clear as a bell. So the TV experience does not surprise me.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?     Uncertain Only what the cable TV tech told me after I described the experience, that is, it should not have happened, no explanation.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I sensed it was a sign to let our family know that Mom was happy and in a better place, we were very close and I somehow knew she would give me a sign if she could.

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     I gave the eulogy and described the experience; the audience was in tears and after told me that they believed it was a sign, Hospice told me that they have heard of such occurrences.

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?       NR

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?         Yes 

Shortly after this experience I was at my sister's house and we were going through 2 boxes of my Mother's personal things, while doing this my sister found a picture which we both had never seen, it was tucked away inside a folder, it was a picture of my Mom giving me a toy truck when I was 15 months old, we both were shown clearly in the photo, it shocked us both to see it.

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?       Yes 

In 1981 I was working as a night auditor at a local motel from 11 PM-7 a.m., there was not much security at this motel, the night before I had a dream that 4 young men would enter the motel and rob me. This occurred at 3 AM, they not only robbed me but beat me with fists and a gun butt, and I was shot in the back before they left. If not for my physical condition I would have died. The fragmented bullet stopped just millimeters from my liver and is still there.  After I was shot I distinctly heard a voice say, " you will be OK", no one was there!

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