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Jamie B's ADC

Experience description:  

In bed, unable to sleep, a vision of my dad appeared at the end of my bed standing in my bedroom.  He looked young and healthy again, and in his full dress army attire, including hat.   She smiled very sweetly, and said just four words: "I never left you"   Then I "awoke" with a feeling of total serenity knowing that everything would be okay and wherever he was he was happy and still watching over us, his children.

Was this experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain

The feelings and emotions involve.   How real it seemed.

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:      He spoke the words, "I never left you."

          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?         Originated from him.

          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, it was his voice.

          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?          No

Did you see the deceased?        Yes

He appeared as he probably would have looked at the happiest time of his life.

            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?            Not at the age of death but much younger.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Very healthy, not at all as he looked later in life.

            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?       NO idea.

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

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

Peaceful, reassuring.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Yes.  Up to that point, I felt that he had left us.  I grieved very deeply.  From that point on I knew that part of him would always be here with us.

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:   Can't explain why, just know.

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  Uncertain

The logical part of me says it had to be a dream.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:         Happy to be seeing my dad again healthy and happy.  In other, less vivid, dreams about him, he had appeared, sick, older, on oxygen.

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

Yes, I still missed him but grieved no more.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    No worst part except that the vision ended.  Best part, knowing that my Dad's love is always here.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
            Yes    My belief in God is stronger than ever.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?         Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          Indescribable joy and peace.   Awe in its purest form.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?          Yes

I told my mother about this experience the next day and she said that it was odd because that morning she had awakened in her her home with a strong sense of my father's presence.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  No

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes

THe whole experience had an "epiphany" type feeling to it.

Did you become aware of future events?      No

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

More than a few times at work, coworkers have commented on seeing a kind of fog or haze around me upon entering the room or area I am in.   Don't know what to make of this and I usually just try to shrug it off.  I don't see it.

Have you shared this experience with others?       

Yes    They listened with an opened mind.  My sister tried to reinterpret the message. My dad was absent from my life for the first year (stationed over seas) and she thought maybe he was referring to that.   Also as mentioned earlier, Mom had a similar experience.

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?      He visited a few times in later "dreams."  But not in several years.  The last visit was 5 years ago.

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?  Yes 

Premonition dreams  usually involving people close to me.  Out of body experience.

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