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I had fallen asleep on the couch the night of my fathers death. About 2:00 AM
my boyfriend came out to see if I was ok. I got up and went to the bedroom. I was almost sleeping when I vaguely heard a noise but did nothing until my boyfriend asked me if I heard something. I sat up. He went to look . Then came back and said everything was ok. Then he felt an urge to go check the back door again, this time I followed. I stopped in the living room doorway and waited for him. While I stood there the computer came on and flickered three or four times and went off. Well it was OFF.
As I moved
closer to it, I yelled to my boyfriend and asked him if he had turned the
computer back on. He said no. Just as I got close and came around to see the
monitor it flickered again. Three times. Then went off. We stood there and
waited for another time but it didn't happen again. As we were headed back
toward the bedroom, he looked in a room that we use for storage. Some Rubbermaid
storage containers had fallen over. These containers have edges (lips) that make
them stackable-they shouldn't fall over. The same thing happened two days
later. This time my photos that I had gathered of my dad were knocked over
and scattered under the containers. I also heard his voice, very clearly, call
Was this experience difficult to express in words? Yes, The computer.
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? Yes
Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated: I heard my father call out my name the way he would when he needed something.
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? Externally.
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 exact.
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No, I looked around.
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? 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? About 10 minutes.
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Sudden.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
He loved working with electricity.
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? I'm not sure but, I wanted to be sure to not forget to bring the pictures of dad to my mother.
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: These things don't happen on a regular basis.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Happy, and wanting my dad back.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
I felt he was telling me he's with me ; that made me feel better.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The worst is knowing that my dad is gone . The best is that he came and visited me in a way only he would have -with electricity.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
I am more aware of the other side of death now.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
I now know our loved ones do stay with us ;kind of like letting us know that they're not gone completely from our lives.
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? The same, but anxious for another visit.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes
My boyfriend, but I don't think he feels it was my father. Although the occurrence was odd.
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
I remembered the pictures for my mom- I had been meaning to bring them to her since before my dad passed away.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
I had a dream involving my boyfriends nephew and brother and eventually led to my neighbor.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
I'm not sure.
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? When I heard his voice I had just finished talking to him at my garden about how he grew tomatoes so healthy and I don't. As I walked back to the house , I heard my name .
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes