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Jocelyne K's ADC

Experience description:  

A cousin and I have been sleeping in twin beds. Still awake we were babbling. Suddenly we heard the steps of a person mounting the stairs towards the floor of the sleeping rooms, steps of somebody who is walking on wool socks. Puzzled we pricked up our ears and stopped to talk. Recognizing the steps of my father, I whispered to my cousin: “It's my father”. I was certain it being him, as he had this habit, every evening before going to sleep he mounted to assure that we slept well, and, he made the tour of all sleeping rooms (four ones) and always in the same order. I was sleeping in the most  remote room of the stairs. We heard the steps entering and leaving every room, but, when we heard them coming towards our room, we started to be scared. We had no desire to see a “ghost”, even if it was my fathers one! My cousin and me pulled the covers over our heads. The steps came closer, went first to my cousins bed and then I felt a presence at the side of my bed. He was standing between the two beds. Inwardly I said: ”Daddy, go away.”

Although I held the covers with two hands, he lowered a corner and I felt a kiss on my forehead.

The steps left towards the door, he returned to the stairs, we heard him walking down and going towards the room where my mother slept and one of her sisters.

The next morning, our aunt seeing our astounded faces asked: “What's wrong? You look as if you saw a ghost.”

We told her about my fathers visit. At what she added: “Me too, I heard everything and I felt his presence in the room at the side where your mother was sleeping. I felt that he leaned towards her, then, returned towards the kitchen from where he came before going to the upper floor. I wasn't sleeping, but I saw nothing despite the fact that I had my eyes wide open.”

My father committed suicide on the first of July 1972, so today this is now 42 years ago.

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

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

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Yes

A kiss on the forehead.

                Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?        Yes

            Was anything communicated by the touch?         An immense sorrow.

                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? No

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

How long did the experience last? More or less 15 minutes

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

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

Sadness, sorrow and love.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? 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:          I heard him and felt the contact.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?         No

What did you feel (while awake) immediately prior to your experience?          Sad      

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:        
Totally alarmed and frightened


Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?          No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  I would have liked not to experience it at that moment and at that time.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?       No      

What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have?  No particular attitude                

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.?           No       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?       Shivering.


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?         Yes

A cousin was there and she heard everything.

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?          No

Did you see a light?  No

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      My aunt sharing that she experienced the same thing.

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.   I don't know