Hannah D's ADC
It has been 15 years since my experience, obviously the emotions and extreme details have faded a bit, but the experience was very short and "to the point":
awoke (very emotionally charged, sad, but comforted) from dreaming of a "white
picket fence", then quickly switching to being in my grandparents' home..I
looked over and saw my grandfather to the left of me, sitting in "his chair" a
recliner that for years had been "his chair"(I must have been sitting because he
was at eye level). The dream changed quickly and we were both standing, facing
one another..he was holding me, and told me "Hannah, I love you" "I love you
very much". And as quickly as the dream came, it was gone, just like that! Very
quick, and to the point..lol, just realized that that was my grandfather's
personality, quick and "to the point"...very interesting:) But again, the dream
seemed as if it only lasted a couple of minutes...just long enough for him to
make his point.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? Yes
Because it seemed so very "real"..I could not in any way find the "words" to express the level of intense/sincere emotions and reality involved. It was so "real" that I know that it was true communication...I just have no doubt about it whatsoever. My grandfather DID communicate with me that night! And no one can ever tell me otherwise!
Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them? Uncertain
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: "Hannah, I love you", "I love you very much"
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? I was sleeping, it was "real" in my dream, he actually spoke it.
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? Same voice
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No, I was asleep
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
I was asleep. My grandfather hugged me while saying that he loved me.
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Familiar. It was my grandfather.
Was anything communicated by the touch? Yes, he stated "Hannah, I love you", "I love you very much"
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
He was wearing the same clothes that he would wear prior to his passing.
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? Same age
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? He was healthy, standing, and looked just the same as he did prior to his passing
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? Uncertain
What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell? I want to say his cologne
Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar? yes
Was anything communicated by the smell? no
Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? NO
How long did the experience last? Just a few minutes, very few.
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Sudden, both start and end.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
Yes, very loving, emotional, which my grandfather never really showed when he was alive.
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? YES, I was always unsure if he truly loved me...he was always such a "hard" man..he confirmed that he loved me in this dream...I asked my mother if she experienced any such dreams, etc. she has not...she is his daughter.
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: It was so real that I don't know any other way to describe it. It WAS my grandfather, and he did come to me to reassure me that he DID truly love me, to comfort me, because I was a mess, emotionally!
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
I was sad that he was gone, but VERY comforted that he came to me. It helped the grieving process.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Not sure
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No