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Julie L's ADC

Experience description:  

I was resting on the bed at my mother's house. I felt Charles' hand on my forehead. It did not feel like a dream. He was here. He looked some younger and better. I could feel every inch of him and we talked for a long time. I asked about the reading I had with a medium. He was there. I asked if he saw his dad now, if I was supposed to forgive his sisters (as he had asked me to do in the reading). I wanted to know about the place he lives now. He said he has already planted his corn for this year. He has an onyx pickup with all the bells and whistles. When he died he went down �almost there�. He does things with people. He wants me there but I can�t come yet. We were just about to talk about whether there is an end to that life.

It seemed as though he had stayed for hours, but he started to get tired.

Then, he was gone or I had to wake up.

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:    I heard his voice.

            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?      We were actually talking.

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

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

            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

I felt his hand on my cheek.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   familiar, very gentle

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  love and caring

            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

he looked younger and healthier. He had been very sick when he died.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            solid

            How much of the deceased did you see?       all

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       he appeared younger

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            very healthy

            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?      No

How long did the experience last?        uncertain, seemed like hours

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         began gradually but ended suddenly

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

he seemed very happy and eager to tell me about his new condition

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  yes.

He was obviously telling me what heaven and the afterlife is like - I certainly did not know these things.

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:            When you experience something is is real.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

not at first, but we left the room and went somewhere else, but when it was over, I was in the same room.        

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was very happy.

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

knowing he is all right and loves me always helps

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was just being with Charles and knowing how happy he is now. The worst was not being able to go with him.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?     Yes     I know we will be together again

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            peace, happiness

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?            Uncertain

Did you become aware of future events?       N0 comment

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?  N0 comment

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     belief, comfort

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?       because I had already had other contact with my husband this experience was not transformative by itself, it was simply on e of the most important ones.

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