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Julie H's ADC

Experience description:  

My ex husband had passed away a few weeks earlier, and I was still having a difficult time thinking about it. I had taken a day off of work to take care of a few things, and was at home...I had been going through some photos, and was thinking about him a lot. I got up and took a shower, but just had this desire to know if he could "see" me. After I stepped out of the shower, I said out loud, "Paul, if you can see me and hear me...do me a favor.... let me know that by turning on my bedroom lamp when I go upstairs." I continued to get dressed, and slowly headed upstairs to my bedroom. As I was walking down the hall, I just kept wondering if the light would be on at all, or if I was just HOPING it would be on. As I got to my doorway....the lamp was ON! No one else was home at this time...and I had been in there just before I took my shower, and the light was NOT on. I sat next to the lamp and cried...sort of scared, but more happy than anything else. Previous to this, the light had come on for my son several times....often when he walked into the room.

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? Yes

How long did the experience last?       the light stayed on until I turned it off

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?          No

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:   Because there are no other explanations for the lamp to turn on by itself

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:         I cried....I was happy that he gave me this sign I asked for..

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

I feel that he is watching over us, and it makes me feel good...that he's around

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    the best part is knowing my ex is still around

the worst part is knowing he can watch me shower LOL

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?       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?          a little fearful that he could watch me shower and such LOL

Did you see a light?         Yes  the lamp!

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 were a little shocked...some didn't believe it

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?  Yes 

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