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Joanne H's ADC

Experience description:  

While I relaxing on my bed, I was just thinking about my grandmother who was at the time in a convalescing hospital when my grandfather passed.

I got up and turned off the light and continued to mentally schedule what I was going to do before I visit my grandmother, I knew I had to get up early the next day to help my mom pack up my grandfathers things, since my aunt was still upset over her fathers death.

My bedroom was fairly lighted by the streetlight, as I turned over I couldn't get comfortable so I ended up fluffing my pillows and laid back down as I closed my eyes I heard a voice at first it sounded faraway and then right in my right ear as if someone was leaning over and calling my name, I didn't open my eyes right away until the voice said Joanna its me grandpa open your eyes.

when I opened my eyes there he was in living color, I sat up and asked him why he was here he said I want you to tell your mother that I have just put a yellow envelope in the bottom dresser drawer for her only it is not for anyone else but her, so I said ok and then he asked me how was doing and I said ok but I miss you, he said I know but you don't need to worry.

I'm doing great, make sure you watch over your grandma, soon I will be coming for her, and then he said he had to go, he leaned down and kissed me on my forehead and then he was gone.  I got up and told my mother and father it was still early about 11:20, they responded by telling me that I probably was dreaming, so I insisted that they check the dresser sure enough it was right where my grandfather said it would be.

Here's the kicker.  The next day my mom had told me that my grandfathers cane and jacket were laying on top of the dresser, she insisted that the items were put in the closet and the drawer where I said the envelope was, she said that she had cleaned the drawers out but when she opened the drawer it was filled back up and the envelope on top 7 months later my grandfather woke me up to tell me that he would be coming to take my grandmother in the morning and that she was going to be ok and for me not to worry..  

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?            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:    My Grandfather called me by my name, very clear he was standing about a foot away from my bed, he clearly stated that he left a envelope for my mom and

that I was to tell her that it was for her only

            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?  My grandfather was as real as real can get

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           My grandfathers voice was very clear with his Italian accent

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           Absolutely not

            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

When my grandfather kissed my forehead I good actually feel the moisture from his lips, when he touched my hand I could feel that his was warmer than mine

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   Familiar

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  A feeling of love

            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

My Grandfather looked great! he went from 87 to 45, his skin tone was flawless

as a matter fact he was wearing Old Spice

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Solid

            How much of the deceased did you see?       His whole body

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Younger

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            No

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

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      Yes

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           Old Spice

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     Yes, It was his favorite cologne

            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?        no more than 6 minutes

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

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

Love and Joy that I was not frightened

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Yes, he gave me instructions as to where he placed an envelope

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:           The experience was real as if he was alive and visiting

their were no signs to discount it

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Absolutely not

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was very happy to see my grandfather well and young again

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

Just seeing my grandfather well made a big difference in my life

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was seeing my grandfather, I wouldn't say it was worst, my grandfather

relayed that he would be back for my grandma

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:            Length of grieving for a lost loved one is shorter

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

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes            God is real...No doubt about it

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 My grandmother passed 7 months

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            A little up-set because I was told that my grandmother would be crossing

over soon

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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?       Yes

My grandmothers passing

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     Some people do not want to talk about seeing a loved one or a friend after

they have passed.

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?           Yes 

I have filled out a survey on the near-death (OBE)

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    no