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Julie F's ADC

Experience description:  

In 2006, a former co-worker shot and killed 6 of my co- workers. I was at home getting ready to go to work at the time, when my nephew called and told me to turn on the news. It was horrifyingly surreal. I stayed home awaiting more news. Had I been there twenty minutes earlier, I might not have been so lucky. One of the co-workers, I'll refer to her as "Mary" was a very bubbly outgoing girl with a tremendous laugh. She was a new mother of a baby girl.  

Six of my co-workers ended up loosing their life that horrible night. All died from gunshot wounds.

Fast forward about six months later. I was driving home from my night shift. It was early morning around 6am. As I was driving down the freeway, I passed the cemetery where Mary is buried. You can only see it for a brief few seconds. It made me think about her. I have had more than a few ADC experiences before, so it felt natural for me to ask her to give me a sign that she was ok where she was. I thought for a moment as the car radio played in the background. She was a huge Bob Marley fan and there is even a Bob Marley reference on her grave marker. I said out loud, "I know, Mary! How about a Bob Marley song! Play one on the radio!" Almost immediately the song that had been currently playing had ended and the next song was Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"!!! I feel she wanted to make sure I knew it was her by choosing that song as she had passed by a gun shot.

I thanked her and blessed her. It gives me the chills thinking about it. When I returned to work, I shared this with a few of my co-workers because I told Mary that I would let them know she was ok.  

Was the 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? Uncertain 

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 had requested for her to make a Bob Marley song play on the radio, as detailed in my narrative above.  

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?   NR 

If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?     NR     

Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?   NR  

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?   Yes     Yes, I felt she was fine. I sensed that she was happy to communicate that she was ok. I felt she was at peace.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?   No.    N0 comment    In my opinion, it was was too much to be considered a coincidence.

Was the experience dream like in any way?    No   

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?    Yes    It gave some closure. Sharing with other co-workers gave them a sense that she is still around in spirit.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    No worst part, but the best was having the feeling that she could hear me.                    

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?    Yes    That our physical bodies may cease to be but our spirits live on. In the case of my co-workers murder, they may have taken her physical life but a murderer has no power to obliterate a soul!    

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?        Yes    That we are eternal beings. We exist after physical life.

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?     Yes    I have had many more ADC's and other psychic experiences.

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    They truly believed what happened. Many mentioned that they go "goosebumps" upon hearing the account of my experience.

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, thank you.

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    Once, I tried to give myself suggestion to astral travel upon going to bed for the night. That turned out to be more of an uncomfortable experience so, I chose not purse it any further.