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Glenn C's ADC


I work in a book store. It was three days after Michelle had passed. Couriers began arriving with stock and I noticed one particular package with what appeared to be a single book enclosed. I decided to open this package. When I opened it, I found that it contained Muhammad Ali's memoir, "The Soul of a Butterfly". When I opened the invoice, I found that the book was actually billed to another store on the other side of the country! 

I smiled when I saw the book because I am a big Muhammad Ali fan and often talked about him to the deceased (Michelle). I opened the book at random and the chapter I opened up at was called "No Sad Goodbyes". 

Right away, I felt that the book -- which should have gone to the other side of the country -- was a gift from Michelle. Remember, it should have gone to a town several thousand miles away. 

Later, I read on the internet that butterflies are often associated with After Death Communications. The book was called "The Soul of a Butterfly".

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Uncertain

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

            Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:          The book is a physical reality. The circumstances of it coming into my hands were very odd, yet somehow "right". Michelle knew I loved Ali, and she knew I loved books. She also knew I was very interested in "meaningful coincidence" or synchronicity.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           It was as if a light bulb went on above my head. A feeling of: "I know where this came from!"

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

It was like verification that the deceased had not really gone.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was feeling like the deceased was still a functioning part of my life.

The worst was probably just the understanding that she really had died, and that it wasn't just a bad dream.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?       Yes            I had a sense that the personality of the deceased was still evident.

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?        No

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          N0 response
What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Relief that the deceased was safe and still with me in some way.

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?    Yes

I felt like I understood the interconnectedness of phenomena.

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     Family members agreed with my conclusions that the book was a gift somehow steered my way from the beyond. 

Friends didn't give my conclusions much credence.

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 know this isn't a classical ADC. But I suspect the dead may communicate with us symbolically, and that's what I believe this book was: a gift that was somehow "steered" my way, as a symbolic act that the deceased KNEW I would understand.

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?           No 

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