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Gillian G's ADC

Experience description:  

I was driving to church, one Sunday morning, when I saw Rick on his motorcycle.  When I realized that it couldn't be him because he was deceased (not to mention that we lived in different countries), I thought that there must be a message, so when I got to church I prayed for Rick, his wife, and his children.  When I got into the car after the service I turned on the radio and there was an obscure, Scottish, song which I only associate with  him, playing on the contemporary pop station, and I felt a very strong presence of him.  I had never heard that song on the radio in the US before, or since, then.  I had a feeling of extreme happiness and love.

Was the experience difficult to express in words?     Yes   Hard to find the proper words to convey the experience

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

Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:     A song which I only associate with him, and I felt extreme love and happiness.  

Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally or outside of you, inside you, or did you not hear a voice or sound, but had a sense of knowing what was communicated?   The song was on the radio and the love and happiness was communicated. 

If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?     n/a     

Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?   n/a  

Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   no

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

Describe where and how you were touched:     Just a feeling that he was there.

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   Very familiar  

Was anything communicated by the touch?   Extreme happiness and love

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?   Yes    I saw him on his motorcycle but I looked again and it wasn't him at all.

How clearly did the deceased appear?   Solid

How much of the deceased did you see?    All

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?   Appeared to be the same age

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?    Extremely healthy, considering he had recently passed from brain cancer

Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?    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?   Yes     Extreme happiness and love.

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    That would be like trying to prove you love someone.  It just "is".

Was the experience dream like in any way?    No   

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?    Yes    Kind of a reassurance, really

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    Best: I no longer felt as if I hadn't had a chance to say goodbye.  No worst part.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?    No        

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    I wouldn't say "understandings" but I would say it felt other-worldly   

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?    No   

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?       Yes    A feeling that there was another dimension

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    I have had odd things like this happen to me from time to time, over the years, so do not feel I have new gifts

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?    Yes    Yes, a kind of glow

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    Just told my husband as I don't want others to think I'm nuts

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?    no

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?      Yes    When I was small, in an operating room, I popped out of my body and watched the proceedings from above. 

When I was in my 20's I hit an icy stretch of highway while pulling a large u-haul trailer with my vehicle.  We started spinning and the trailer would snap the car around and vice versa and I was in a total panic.  We were heading to a bridge and I just knew we were going to hit it and there was nothing I could do about it when, suddenly, a calm and loving "voice" told me to take my hands off the steering wheel and remove my foot from the pedals.  My passenger was screaming and I became totally calm.  I did as the voice told me and held her hand while I watched the bridge go by and we landed perfectly safe and upright on the grass meridian.  

When I was in my 30's I had a massive hemorrhage from a severed artery and felt another dimension, as well as extreme love and euphoria. 

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?    Yes    As much as possible