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Joann H's ADC

Experience description:  

I had a friend in the hospital and had been going to see him for 4 days he was by best friend and on the morning he died I was sleeping but I was woke up by something and I opened my eyes and saw a bright light over by my bedroom wall and it moved up to the ceiling and disappeared and I remember thinking why is that light in my room and I went right back to sleep. About an hour later my phone rang and it was my friends mother telling me that my friend had died and would I meet her at the hospital.

Details of location of experience and your activity at the time of experience:  I was sleeping but I had been wakened by something and when I opened my eyes I saw this really bright light over by my bedroom wall and it moved up towards the ceiling and disappeared and I closed my eyes and went back to sleep. I remember thinking hummm what's that light doing in my bedroom.

Degree of bereavement for deceased immediately prior to the experience:     Moderate sadness and/or grief feelings

Degree of alertness immediately prior to experience:         Asleep

After your experience, did you consider the contents of your experience:       Mixed

Have you had multiple experiences?   No       Was this experience difficult to express in words?            Yes

I am afraid no one will believe me

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 long did the experience last?        a few sec.

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:           because I was totality awake and I saw the light

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

What did you feel (while awake) immediately prior to your experience?            Relaxed          
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was just tired from all the visits to the hospital but I was restless and I had woke up many times that night tossing.

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

made me think that it was my friend letting me know he was ok now

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      well best part was now I think my friend has crossed over and he was letting me know that's what had happened and the worst part is I wish I had been at the hospital with him when he passed

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain     

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     I believe more in God now

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     well I had lost a lot of my faith over the years but I am certain there is life after death now and I think I will see my friend again after I die

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?            peaceful

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you see a light?           Yes  in my bedroom

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     one person and she's a lady friend of mine that I talk to on line

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?   No

Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       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