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Experience description:  

After my father passed away I was staying with my mother to try and help her out as much as I could. I wasn't extremely close with my father growing up but the last 5 years of his life we truly developed a great relationship.

I was asleep on the couch in my mother's living room and all of the sudden woke up when the lamp resting next to the couch turned on. I rolled over on my side and looked up to the recliner that my father had set in for so many years and to my shock there he sat again. My father when not working relaxed in sweat pants and a sweat shirt. When I rolled over and saw him he was wearing bright white sweat pants and a bright white sweat shirt. He had a huge smile on his face that lit the entire room. My father didn't have the greatest teeth mind you, but during this experience they were as white as they could be. I also noticed an elderly woman standing behind him leaning on the back of the recliner smiling at me as well. My father leaned up and rested his elbows on his knees and through his smile said "Jason its ok, I am fine and there is no need to worry or be upset." He reached out and grabbed my hand and set there and smiled at me a little while longer and then said it was time for him to go. The elderly woman standing behind him never spoke a word, just continued smiling at me. I couldn't speak, all I could do is stare in amazement. My father reached up and turned the lamp off and I reached up and turned it back on and they were gone.

I ran to my mothers room and woke her up and told her what had happened. I told her that I didn't know who the elderly woman was behind my father. I described her to my mother as best I could and she told me it was my dads mother. I had never seen my grandma before. She had passed away before I was born. I had never even seen a picture of her but from my description my mother knew it was her.

I am married now with a family of my own and a couple of years ago we spent a weekend with my mother. My wife and son and I were going to bed. I turned the light off and laid down. I had left the bedroom door open and floating through the hallway I saw a bright ball of light. It was moving slowly and seemed to evaporate after being visible for 5 seconds or so. I called out to my wife and said did you see that? Unfortunately she was lying on her stomach and didn't. I told my mother about it the next morning and she said yeah I know I've seen it too. Your father is still in this house.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No


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?  I heard my fathers voice come from his mouth.

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           It was my fathers 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?            Yes
he rested his hand on mine

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   It didn't have a feel to it. I could see his hand on mine but I couldn't feel warmth

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  No

            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 looked better than I had ever seen him before. His skin appeared to have no wrinkles and his teeth were bright white. His hair was the same but the only two differences were teeth and skin.

            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?       Hard to say. He still looked like my father just with young skin and perfect teeth

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            appeared to be perfectly healthy

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           Not a chance

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

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           no

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     no

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   no

            Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?        no

How long did the experience last?        2 to 3 minutes

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         I consider it to be sudden I awoke to the lamp being turned on and they were there. As soon as he turned the light off they were gone.

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Yes  He appeared to be very happy

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 woke up to see my father and my grandma who I had never seen before. I saw him turn the lamp off and saw him rest his hand on mine. After it happened I woke my mother up.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           utter amazement, Grateful that he would come back to me, Relieved to have seen him so happy and upset that he left me

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           Yes, I knew he was ok

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was seeing and hearing my father again. The worst part was realizing he wasn't going to stay

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   No       I have always believed in god and life after death.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was happy for my father but also selfish that he was gone. Still grieving and missing his voice

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

Yes, I didn't really feel groggy but I felt really strange

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            Yes my grandmother

Did you see a light?           No, Not in that particular instance

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     My mother has seen orbs in her house and my oldest brother had a similar experience to mine

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