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James M's ADC 1440

Experience description:  

On the morning of Sunday, April 27, 2008 I experienced an after death communication in the form of a clear and detailed dream.  Just prior to taking my shower, and going to bed, I had an experience unlike any I have ever had, and which may relate to this ADC. Just as I was about to get into the shower, I was suddenly hit with a severe pain. It radiated up both sides of my neck and across the entire back of my head and behind both my ears.  It was a pulsating throbbing pain.  At first I wondered if I was having a stroke, or a migraine headache. After a few minutes the pain gradually diminished. Therefore after my shower, I took some ibuprophine, and then went to bed.  It is believed that my friend's father died of either a heart attack or stroke.  Perhaps the pain I experienced relates to the ADC I had, during my dreams, while I slept.

      When the dream begins, I am apparently visiting my parents in my hometown of Florence, South Carolina.  As the dream unfolds, it appears that I have driven my parents; in my car, uptown to the store.  By it's location, the store appears to be the drug store, which is located at the intersection of Irby and Pine Street.  However, the interior of the store was very different.  It appeared to be perhaps as large as a Wal-Mart, yet it's decor was in the style of an old fashioned general store, similar to a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. As my parents shop, I see a bench, like an old fashion garden or park bench, and decide to take a seat as I wait on them. I sit down and watch the shoppers walking past.  Just then, Dr. King happens to walk by, and we immediately recognized each other.  He walks up to me, and I stand up, and we greet each other, and engage in conversation.  At about this same time my mother walks up and joins us.  My father is still shopping; I believe he may have been getting a prescription refilled.  Dr King suggest we have lunch together.  It is decided we will eat lunch at Burger King.  I then drive my mother and Dr King to the Burger King on Irby Street.  We leave my father at the store. 

It is a beautiful sunny day with a pleasant temperature.  As I drive down Irby Street I recognized all the landmarks, between the drug store and Burger King.  I specifically remember noticing the Julia Cinema as we passed it.  It was there that I had my first job, having worked there from June 1987, until August 1992.  I am driving my red 1997 Ford Taurus.  However, I sold it to my niece in the late Spring of 2005.  After dropping my mother and Dr. King off at Burger King, I then return to the drug store to pick up my father.  As I'm driving my father down the Street, I tell him we are on our way to have lunch with Dr. King at Burger King.  My father then replies " that's  impossible, Dr. King is dead!"  I immediately know my father is right, and am surprised I didn't remember this fact.  I grow very excited, for I then realized that what was unfolding was an after death communication.  When my father and I entered Burger King, I tell him "order for me, you know what I like."  He goes to the counter and places our order, and with growing excitement and much anticipation, I quickly make my way to the booth where Dr. King and my mother are seated across from each other.  As I approached, I noticed on the table my mother's cup  with it's distinctive Burger King logo, and the wrappers from their food, along with the trays which they had transported their food to the table. 

Amongst all of this I noticed the newspaper clipping of Dr. King's obituary on the table, as if he and my mother had been looking at it.  When I arrived at the table, Dr King says " I've got to be going now."  I slide into the booth beside him, to prevent him from leaving.  At this point, I feel like a person that has caught a leprechaun, and refuses to let him go, until he reveals his pot of gold.  He again repeats " I've got to be going now.  Placing my open palm against his chest in a gesture of don't leave, please wait, I say you are dead, and he replies yes.  I then say you must answer some questions for me, before you go.  He felt solid to the touch like any other living person, and looked very strong and healthy for his age of 69.  He always took three one hour walks everyday despite the weather.  He appeared exactly as he had prior to his death. he was wearing glasses and had a full head of silvery grey hair.  I first asked what he had been doing since he died. He replied " I've attended a hearing convention."  This was likely a joke. Dr. King was a comical fellow with a great wry wit.  At his funeral I had learned that he had experienced some hearing loss.  He then again said " I have to be going now."  At this point, knowing my time was running out, I quickly rolled off a number of questions.  Did you have a life review? "Yes, somewhat of one." Are you now aware of all your past life identities? "Yes."  Have you seen your parents? "Yes."  He then again said "I have to be going now."  At. this point, the dream ended when I was awakened by my four and a half year old daughter.

       Dr King's son, and only child is my best friend.  We are so close we are like brothers.  We grew up together, and were in each others home daily.  Sometime we even spent the night at the home of each other's paternal grandparents. The Kings lived across the street from my parents on Whitestone Drive.  When we first met in 1975, I was five and a half, and my friend was three and a half.  I have many fond memories from my childhood of Dr. King.  As a student at Francis Marion College, I took two of Dr. King's classes; The history of South Carolina, and history of the old South.                            

       Dr. King  died unexpectedly in his sleep, alone in his apartment on the night of April 10th or the morning hours of Friday April 11th.  He was discovered dead on Monday, April 14th.  His funeral was Friday, April 18th  at Central Methodist Church in Florence.  I was one of the six pallbearers.  Central Methodist Church is located on Irby Street. It is about two blocks up from the drug store in my dream, the opposite direction from the Burger King.  My father last spoke to Dr. King by telephone on the night of Tuesday, April 8th. In their conversation, they had agreed that they; along with my mother, would soon meet at a restaurant in town for a meal together.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

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:    The conversation in my dream.

            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?  In a dream.

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           Identical.

            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

I placed my open palm against his chest.  This occurred in my dream.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   Just like touching any other living person.

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  I was asking him to please wait, and allow me to ask him a few questions before he departed.

            Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?  It occurred in the form of a dream.

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

Appeared exactly as he did, prior to his death.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Solid. Lifelike.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       I saw him completely from head to toe.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Appeared to be the age he was at death.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            He appeared to be very healthy and strong.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           No. However this was a dream experience

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

How long did the experience last?        It was a full length dream. I would guess perhaps 10 minutes.

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Yes  Happy

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  He answered a few questions concerning the nature of the afterlife.  He affirmed reincarnation.

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 had an after death communication with my paternal grandmother in December 1993.  I have also had a number of other metaphysical experiences.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

It was in the form of a dream.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Excited.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           N0 comment

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Just having the experience was wonderful for me.  I just wished it would not have ended so soon, and I could have asked more questions.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:            The first time I had an ADC in 1993, it was life changing for me.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes     It also seemed to be specifically a reaffirmation of my belief in reincarnation.

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?            Very excited.  Planned to post the experience here on this website.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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

Just prior to the dream, I experienced a pain, which I associated with having a stroke.  This may have been the deceased person's cause of death.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            No

Did you see a light?           No

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?            No

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     I told my wife about it.  She found it very interesting.  In the past she has been very impressed with my ability to obtain information through divination.

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?       No

Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?            No

I had only had some ibuprophin before going to bed.

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?           Yes 

I have had numerous metaphysical experiences.  I have had 3 out of body experiences.

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    perhaps at some point you can add a question, which addresses reincarnation.