Jennifer W's ADC

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Experience description:  

I was grieving for his (a co-worker's) loss, and the fact that he left behind a pregnant wife, and wondered often how someone who we had only met a few times had managed to touch so many lives at my place of employment.  Also, the details of the accident were horrible.  One night Avery came to visit me as I slept and told me with a gentle smile that he was alright.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

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 heard him reassuring me that he was okay.  I saw his face and he smiled at me while he spoke to me.

            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 sounded exactly like him.

            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 see the deceased?         Yes, He appeared as I saw him in his last picture that a coworker had at the office.

How clearly did the deceased appear?            He was very solid

How much of the deceased did you see?       From the waist up

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       same age and condition.

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            very healthy

Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           no

How long did the experience last?        approximately 5 minutes

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         do not remember

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

very gentle and appeared to be trying to reassure me.

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:           Sad over the loss of such a vibrant person, especially leaving behind a pregnant wife.  Also slightly bemused about how someone so far away touch so many of my coworkers.  Each one felt loss and it appeared that all had a special memory of him.

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

He was okay and it was okay to continue living

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Very relieved and relaxed.  I was able to begin putting in perspective.

Have you shared this experience with others?      Yes

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?            Yes

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?               No