Herbie P's ADC
I fell asleep in the living room, and in a moment - to the left, my Dad appeared. Half-asleep or half-awake, I tried to scream out the word, "Daaadddd," and my mouth moved in slow motion (which it rarely does in the full waking state).
My Dad, who looked great - probably around 48ish (he died when he was 83), started walking towards the hallway and into my office. He sat down to the left of the computer, and he started talking. But I couldn't hear him. I asked him to speak up, but I still had trouble hearing what he had to say. Only a few things were clear.
One of them was a compliment on my new computer, "Nice computer," he said. He clearly knew (knows) how much the computer means to my work - and really to me, in general). So he was definitely tugging at my heart.
Because I've been worried about my Mom, I plain just came out and asked him, "Dad? Can I ask about, Mom. What's going to happen to her?"
"Not yet," he said. "Not yet."
Now I don't mean if he meant, "I can't not yet ask about Mom. And he can't yet give me an answer (which I kinda think it is). Or if she isn't yet meant to pass into a spirit for a while (which I think it is not - because she is relatively healthy - beyond the memory issue)
My Dad then rose from the chair, walked over to me and hugged me...and I felt this incredible warmth...it was REAL. I felt his embrace and physical "heat" coming from his body - which was solid, and not transparent or anything (like in the movies).
Just before he hugged me, however, he said something like, "Oh, you have such a glow about you." And he meant that literally. Somehow he said, I had a "light" around my physical form. My "aura," apparently, is quite bright.
I was a little shocked to hear that. Me? I have a "glow"? I mean, he was the one in spirit, and he's tell ME that I have a glow about me. Either way, it was an awesome feeling of comfort, as I am, like way too many of the rest of us, so hard on myself.
Anyway, he then pulled away and started walking back into the living room and out the door. But once he left my apartment, my building became some other building - with a courtyard - and other residents that I did not recognize were walking in and out of the courtyard. There were two women specifically, that I remember. Pretty ladies. One was visiting another upstairs, to the second floor, in the apartment above me.
I then noticed a security guard. He was watching me as I was watching my father walk away. Then I couldn't see my father anymore. It's not like he vanished into thin air or anything. I just couldn't see him anymore. And the security guard said, "What's wrong? Who you looking for? The old man?" And I thought, "But my father doesn't look old." I then woke up - and realized it was the day after Father's Day.
experience difficult to express in words?
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? Yes
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? It was outside of me. And he was talking, but very quietly. I had to ask him to speak up.
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? Yes. But again, his voice was quieter - and calmer.
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No.
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
He hugged me - and I felt his solid body. Like he was alive.
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Neither. It was just a great loving hug. I can't answer this really, in comparison to when he hugged me in THIS reality. Because I don't remember those hugs.
Was anything communicated by the touch? Yes. A hug. A big beautiful hug. And right before that, he told me that I glowed. Me. I was the one that glowed - which I thought was strange. Because I was the one who was alive in THIS world. He should have glowed - which, now that I think about it, it kinda did.
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 younger, something like 48...but when he died he was 83. And he was dressed like he would have dressed on Earth. In a nice shirt, with a windbreaker-type jacket out. I think it was yellow.
How clearly did the deceased appear? Solid, but glowing.
How much of the deceased did you see? All of him.
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? He was not the age he was when he died. He died at 83. He looked like he was in his late 40s.
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? Very 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? Uncertain
How long did the experience last? about ten or twenty minutes that I can figure. I got up, and looked at the clock and it was 3:17 AM. I read somewhere that great spiritual contact usually transpires around 3:00 AM (or PM). So I figured this happened. That he appeared to me at 3:00 AM and we talked until 3:17 - when I woke up.
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Sudden.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes, Content.
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? Yes. That I had a glow about me.
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 real to me because I FELT his solid body. And experienced a PHYSICAL WARMTH.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best part was seeing my Dad.
Worst part not seeing him when I awakened.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? N0 comment Happier, more content, at peace.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes See question 24.
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? Yes Yes, when I walked into my office in the waking state, I felt his presence there.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Happy, content. Relieved that he's okay - and that THIS life is not the end. And that there are those like him, guided by God, who are watching over us.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
Yes. That my mother would remain healthy and alive for much longer.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? No
Did you see a light? Yes
A light around him.
Have you shared this experience with others?
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Yes
On my own blog.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes