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Haley S's Son's ADC

Experience description:  

It was 4:30 in the morning approx. 4 hrs and 45 minutes after my partner Matthew died, I was sitting on the couch in the lounge at my mothers house with my mother and Matthew's and my son Mason. My son yelled out ''Look'' and pointed to the roof where there was a skylight he shouted ''look, daddy'' as if Matthew was floating around the skylight, Mason said ''can't reach daddy'' he extended his arms up as if he was trying to reach up to Matthew, Mason said ''oh, poor daddy, daddy sore head - look daddy uppy, bye daddy'' it was amazing, my mother and I looked at each other stunned it was like Matthew had come back to say goodbye to our son.  Since then Mason has done that once more, the same thing was said by Mason.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No


Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them?            Yes

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

How long did the experience last?        about 2 mins

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         sudden

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           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:          Because our son is only 2 years old it was like he was trying to reach up to touch his daddy.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was happy because Matthew had come to show us he was around so soon, the reality of it all had not set in yet.

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

From the early stages after his death because of my experience I understood he would always be with us.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was the fact that he came back so soon after he died, there really isn't a bad part of it.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Describe:      No, I am just more aware about life and the meaning to it.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     My beliefs have not changed much, as I have always believed that there is life after death. However I am now more aware of things happening around me, like little signs that he is still around.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     Once again I realised that there was life after death and that he would always be around us.

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?          No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I think I walked around in a daze, believing that he was coming back.


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes

Yes, Matthew has appeared in 2 photo's since he died, I feel Matthew touching me and I also see lights in our house like little balls of Xray light. Our son also talks of his father after he wakes up from a sleep which makes me think that Matthew communicates with Mason in his dreams. I read other stories on this page and there was one about Butterflies and how they would appear and follow you around, this has been happening to me and other family members.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Some people are skeptical while others firmly believe.

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

My granffather shortly after he died appeared in a photo.

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