about 3 steps up and heard a loud deep voice. It said, "Justin, I have to tell
you something." I was looking around and then looked up at the attic door,
which is the direction the voice was coming from. I said, "ok" and the voice
said, "do you know where your Grandma is?" I said, "no but I miss her a lot."
The voice then told me that she was back with him and I didn't have to worry
about her. I started to cry because I missed my Grandma a lot, and he told me
to stop crying. He then said the words that I will never forget. He said, "we
both love you and we know that you will be just fine, you will be with us many
years from now." I suddenly stopped crying and then said, "ok". Then the voice
left, and to this day I believe that it was my Great Grandfather telling me that
his wife was with him in heaven. I guess he missed her a lot too.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? 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: It was incredibly clear. It sounded like someone right in front of me was telling me everything I wrote in my description.
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? It seemed external. I also knew exactly what he was saying.
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? I never heard my Grandfather speak, he died before I was born.
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? Nope
How long did the experience last? about 3 to 5 minutes
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? sudden. It just came and told me everything then disappeared.
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? Yes, he told me that my Grandmother was in a better place. He made me feel better, I was incredibly sad.
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 couldn't have made anything like that up. I know I was only 4, but something like that is just too hard to imagine.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: During my experience I was sad like anyone would be after missing a loved one.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
It made me feel good. I knew that my Grandmother was always with me and she would never leave.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? There weren't any bad experiences. The best was knowing my Grandmother is always with me.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
There is always spirits around you. Mostly loved ones there to guide you and protect you.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I seemed to be happier, more calm. I didn't worry about my Great Grandmother anymore, I was told she was in a better place.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
I did in a message board and they were influenced. They said that I was special and it made them feel better about their own family members who passed.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Yes
theshadowlands.net message boards.