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Karen R's ADC

Experience description:  

I saw my dad in my dream.  He was my age and in great health. I was at a get together at my husband's cousin's home.  He was there and I spoke to him. I told him how great he looked. I also told him that it had been so long since I had seen him.  He hugged me tightly. I don't remember him talking to me then.  For some reason I took a shower in my dream, and he left the house.  He then called me and told me that he was at the beach.  He is buried by the ocean.  He also loved the beach and took us there often when I was growing up.  He talked to me over the phone, when I must have started talking aloud in my sleep.  My husband woke up and said to me who are you talking to, which woke me up. I then lost it and started crying uncontrollably as I am starting to cry writing this.  I cried for awhile before getting out of bed and thinking about it.  I still feel sadness knowing that it might be the only time I can see him, I guess.  Unless, I feel sadness because it's bringing back emotions I haven't felt in 18 years.

Was the 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:     He called me on the phone after he saw me in my dream. He told me that he was at the beach.  

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?   The voice was from him outside me. 

If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?     It sounded just like him.     

Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?   No, I am pretty sure it was him.  No one speaks with that Texas accent, especially since I now live in California.  

Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   I was asleep?

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

Describe where and how you were touched:     I hugged my dad.

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   It felt like him.  

Was anything communicated by the touch?   Love

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 was about 35 years old and in great health.

How clearly did the deceased appear?   He look solid.

How much of the deceased did you see?    All of him.

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?   No he was about 35 he died when he was 43.

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?    He looked wonderful.

Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?    No. I was asleep.

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     He was OK, tranquil comes to mind.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?   No, not really. I have always wanted to know that he was OK on the other side.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?    Experience was definitely real    I touched him and he spoke to me.

Was the experience dream like in any way?    Yes    It was a dream.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?    Yes    Yes I now know he is OK.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    The best part was seeing that my dad was OK and that he was happy, the beach part was the part where I knew it was him for sure.  The worst part is feeling like he just died again.

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

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.?    Yes    afterlife does exist.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?   No

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?    Uncertain    My husband heard me talking to my dad while we were sleeping and that is what woke us both up.

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    I am not sure but yes I sort of do feel like that.

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?    Uncertain    I did feel like it was real, whatever that means.

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    I am not sure if anyone truly understand.

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?    All I can say is that I asked for this last summer and never thought it would actually happen.

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