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Experience description:  

I had a dream. In my dream there was a heavy fog. All I could see was darkness and fog. There was a light behind the fog. It appeared to be headlights. There were no people visible in the dream. However, there was a presence. I could feel my friend Kevin present in the dream. It was like he was in the fog. He was telling me that he was okay. Everything was okay. That was it, the dream was over.

When I awoke I lay in bed thinking about what an odd dream it was. You see, Kevin had gone out of town for the weekend. He went on a trip with his fraternity brothers to the Ozarks. He was supposed to have come home that night. I remember thinking I needed to call him and tell him about my weird dream.

I got our of bed, turned on the radio and started getting ready for work. While I was listening to the radio they reported on a fatal car accident. It had occurred at 4:38 in the morning. The driver of one of the vehicles was Kevin. They said that he had died at the scene of the accident.

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?          Yes

          Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:      I'm not sure if was his voice, or just a sense of knowing. He was letting me know he was okay, everything was okay.

          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 think a sense of knowing

          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?        No

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

How long did the experience last?       a few seconds

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

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

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  That he was okay.

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 think Kevin was leeting me know I didn't need to be sad about him dying. He was okay and that I would be okay too.

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  Yes

It occurred in a dream

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:         I was asleep. I remember feeling confused in the dream; Like, why was he telling me this information.

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

When I found out about his death I felt that he given me this information to help me deal with his death.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    Best: knowing he was trying to help me deal with his death. Knowing that he came to me right after he died. This let me know how much he cared for me.

Worst: the confusion, not knowing why he was telling me the information. Finding out later that he had died.

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.?         Uncertain     I hope that it was Kevin talking to me, but I don't have hard data that this is true. I hope you will help me understand if these occurrences are real.

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?          I awoke, confused not sure what to think about the information. It was a strange dream and I was going to call Kevin and tell him about it that day.

Did you see a light?         Yes

I saw a light behind the fog. It was shinning through the fog.

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    It varied depending on the person. most felt that he was talking to me.

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