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Jane G's ADC

Experience description:  

A few years after my father's death, I was sound asleep and having a dream.  All of a sudden, as if someone turned the TV channel I was watching, I found myself opening the door to a doctor's office.  I went to the window opening where there was a sign in sheet.  As I look on the sheet to sign my name, I saw my father's signature.  I was shocked and looked up and over to my right, where my father stood.  He was leaning on the counter, was very tanned and healthy looking, and smiled at me.  He looked to be around 50 years old (he was 76 when he died).  I could see the clothes he was wearing, everything! I screamed, "Dad!" I reached over to give him a big hug and he then just disappeared.  I was so very grateful for the experience and know if was REAL. 

Just a few months after he died, a family friend reported that in the middle of the night she awoke to find my father standing in her bedroom.  She said he had a flannel shirt on and a ball cap - his usual attire.  He told her, "Ronnie, tell the Ma and the girls I am alright."  She was so freaked out that she jumped up and tried to find one of our phone numbers to call but couldn't.  She did later the next day.  I have four sisters and they all wanted to know why would he come to her and not them.  I reasoned that he did come to her because if he came to any one of his daughters, the others would feel hurt at the time. This was his way of keeping the peace.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them?            Yes

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

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            very solid.  I could clearly see the clothes he was wearing

            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 died when he was 76, in my vision he appeared to be about 50 -very tanned and healthy looking.

            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?        1 minute maybe

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

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

he had a huge smile and looked happy

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

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           so happy to see him

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Seeing my father, that he was happy.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No        

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.?  No           

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?            Joy.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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

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?         No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

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     Shared with family and friends.  As expected, sisters seemed annoyed that dad would come to me and not them.

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