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Heather W's ADC

Experience description:  

I was laying down on my couch watching television and mentally going through what needed to be done in the next few days (laundry especially). I looked to my left and saw my ex husband standing at the top of the stairwell, holding a laundry basket we used as teenagers to haul things to the Laundromat. He was semi transparent but it was him. I jumped up off the couch, screamed and he disappeared.  I feel him around me at times that I am worried for my sons.  Last night was the night before school started and I was worrying as this is the first year our oldest was going to be taking the city bus.  I just knew he was there, so much so that I spoke to him for quite a while. He never answered audibly but I knew he could hear me somehow.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          No

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?            No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

He was standing there full bodied, looked about how he looked at around 22 years old.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Somewhat transparent, but colored.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       All

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       No, he appeared to be around 22 years or so. He passed away at the age of 34.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            He did not have the scar he received in an auto accident at age 27, which disfigured his face.  He looked healthy.

            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

How long did the experience last?        about 15 seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         They were both sudden, I just felt the feeling as if something was there and looked.  He disappeared immediately when I screamed.

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           No

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:           I believe it was real because he was there right in front of me. I wasn't thinking of him at the time, just thinking about the laundry I needed to get done.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Fright

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

I feel he is ok, he was in a lot of pain with his addiction in life.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Worst was the fear, and continued fear.  The best is that I know he knows where we are & that we are okay.

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?   Uncertain

He told me when we were young that if he died he would come back to me.

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?            Very scared, in disbelief of what I just witnessed.

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     Most people seemed to believe. There were alot of people that said they were wanting to ask me if he had come to me but hadn't.  I was suprised at how accepting they seemed.

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?   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?           No 

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