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Experience description 2446:  

My aunt and I both had the same dream on the one year anniversary of my dads death. Hers was a night after mine but almost the exact same dream. I dreamed I was sitting in my dad's apartment apartment on his couch with him and I said to him, you know you passed away? He said yes, and he was sorry, that he didn't mean to die. We hugged. This is all I remember of  the dream. I can't be sure it wasn't just a dream but people say the deceased can communicate through dreams, and it felt significant because it was my first dream in which he spoke to me since he passed away, on the one year anniversary, and my aunt (his sister) had the exact same dream only one night later, which she believes was him.

I also want to mention an anomaly that happened. When my father passed away it was a month after I had moved into his apartment building. Naturally it was my job to empty his apartment  after he passed as I lived the closest. Anyway I was there emptying his apartment one day and I noticed that somehow my rain stick which was in my apartment had moved near the doorway to his apartment. I have no explanation for how it moved or when. I know it wasn't me who moved it though. I've had a number of mysterious anomalies happen since, as well.

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?          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 heard his voice talking to me in dream form. He communicated that he was sorry for passing away and didn't mean to.

          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 was a dream.

          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 was his voice.

          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

He hugged me in the dream

           
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Familiar

          Was anything communicated by the touch? No

           
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

I saw him in the dream. He looked normal, just how I remember him last. He didn't seem aware that he had passed away until I mentioned it.

           
How clearly did the deceased appear?            Clear

           
How much of the deceased did you see?       All

           
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?   Same age

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

           
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? It's possible it was my imagination in the dream and not him visiting. I can't say for sure.

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No

How long did the experience last?      A few moments

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?      Gradual as a dream

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

He felt badly for having left the world so suddenly.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?          No

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?          Experience was probably real

          Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:   I'm not sure. It was a dream but it felt real to me and felt real to my aunt and well who shared the dream.

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  Yes

The experience was dream communication.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:  So happy

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

I felt some relief from grieving.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?     Best part was seeing and talking to him again and the hug.

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?         I was ecstatic to finally have a dream of him and to have been able to communicate and hug him again.

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?         No

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?  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    Everyone thinks it was him communicating. My aunt was pleased to hear we shared the same dream.

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

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 

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

EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION 2445:

My mother and I were attending a "grieving mindfully" seminar together to hear a talk about using mindfulness when grieving. We both had our cell phones in our purses untouched. Hers was turned off and put into a cell case.  As we left I pulled out my phone and noticed u had 3 missed calls. Somehow my mom's cell phone called mine 3 times and left 3 messages of static. She pulled her phone out of her purse and out of the case and saw it had turned itself on and called me.  We cannot explain it but we think it was my dad communicating with us to say not to grieve and that he is still around.

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

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?       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

How long did the experience last?      Moments only

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

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 probably real

          Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:   All I know is that her phone called my phone without any physical contact at an uncanny time. Whether it is a coincidence or not is up for discussion.

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:  Surprised and hopeful

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? No

Not sure it did much to help me stop grievin the loss of him.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?     Best part is the possibility that he tried to communicate. Worst part is I cannot confirm this and there was no audible message on the static messages left.

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?          Surprise and wonder.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?          Yes

My mother and I shared the experience.

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?         No

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?  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    Some think it was him, and others think it was an anomaly and coincidence.

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.

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 

As a kid I had an out of body experience once where I floated out of body only momentarily, then was frightened and returned to body abruptly.

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