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.
Did you have any changes of
attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
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.
Was this experience difficult to express in words?
Did you hear the deceased or hear something
associated with the deceased?
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical
contact from the deceased?
Did you see the deceased?
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance
or odor associated with the deceased?
How long did the experience last?
From start to finish,
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?
How do you currently view the reality of your experience?
Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not
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?
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
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?
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
My sister and I have become much closer!
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?
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
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?
Did you have any sense of altered space or time?
Did you have a sense of knowing,
special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Did you become aware of future
Did you have any psychic,
paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have
prior to the experience?
Did you experience a separation of
your consciousness from your body?
Did you meet or see any other
beings other than the deceased?
Did you see a light?
Did any part of your experience
seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?
Have you shared this experience
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?
Is there anything else
you would like to add regarding your experience?
Were there any associated medications or substances with
the potential to affect the experience?
Following the experience, have you had any other events in
your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the
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
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of
body experience or other spiritual event?
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