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Jane S's ADC

Experience description:  

Around Thanksgiving of 2006 I had asked Jerome to send me a sign or ADC that represented the year we met - 1988. Several weeks went by and nothing. I even went looking for something myself with that year on it - tried to find Christmas ornaments, anything with that year (I realize this may sound corny to some!)  

On Christmas morning I opened up a gauze bag of chocolate foil coins sent to me by my mother from a chocolate shop in Canada that I happen to like. The coins had the year "1988" embossed on them. I checked with the chocolatier to see if '88 had any significance to the company as far as an anniversary. It doesn't. I spoke with my mom to find out if she knew anything. She replied that she didn't and just randomly chose the bag not thinking about the year.  

I believe that this is an ADC. I first learned of Jerome's passing through an ADC five months after the fact. I was completely devastated. We were each other's first loves and our relationship ended badly. I carried regrets for many years about the way things ended despite going on with my life. The coins not only represent the year we met, but where we met - Canada. I live in the U.S. now, but grew up in Canada. I hope you enjoy this ADC. It is near and dear to my heart, just like Jerome was all those years ago. I have had many ADCs from him that I have journaled, but the Christmas coin one is the one I really cherish.

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?         No

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      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:           There are no coincidences. I asked for something from 1988 and I got it - on Christmas morning, yet.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Giddy, joyful and a little blown away.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           Yes Confirmation that he was listening to my request.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best - proof that he was listening. Plus, I really enjoyed the chocolate!

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         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 happy.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Friends and my mother who thought it was amazing.

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