I was sleeping. I had
a dream and heard a woman speaking to me. I do not recall seeing anyone. But
she said to me "Your mama needs you. She needs you. <then I don't remember what
she said but there was something else here> then she said, "He died nearly three
hours ago." Immediately, I woke up -- scared of what I dreamed. Even though I
never called my mother, "Mama" I thought perhaps something was happening to my
own mother. I was panicked. I looked at the clock, the time was 3:58. Two
minutes later, at 4:00 am, the phone next to my bed rang and it was my
mother-in-law. She said, "Sorry to wake you, but Bill died... about three hours
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 a voice in my dream/sleep.
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? I did not recognize or know the voice. It was not his voice, it was a woman's voice.
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No. None.
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
Could you sense the emotions or mood of 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: My dream and this woman's voice woke me up. I was scared something was wrong with my mother. Then two minutes later the phone rang with news that was exactly the same as the woman told me in my dream.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Fear
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I had had other experiences in the past and this just added to them, confirming that some sort of existence after life is possible.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Uncertain 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? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Shock -- that I was told he died before my mother-in-law told me
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No comment
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? 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? Yes
Heard, not meet or see.
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Many were intrigued. The fact that the information I was told was confirmed by the phone call 2 minutes later removes doubt.
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