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Kathryn R's ADC

Experience description:  

I saw an image of Neville in a transparent ball (hard to describe the shape) that seemed to persist for some time, in an area about halfway between ceiling and floor. His face was visible and he looked extremely peaceful and was looking directly at me. His face looked the same as I had last seen it, except there was no sign of pain or distress. He had on some kind of aboriginal headband-red black and yellow coloring. The image was quite blurry and I can describe it as like looking through a watery image or window.  

I have also experienced recently (Friday 21 Feb) a favorite song of his playing from my mobile phone that was flat. I had not played this song or searched for it online since around March 2013.  Apart from these experiences I am certainly sensing his presence in my house.

Was the experience difficult to express in words?     Yes   I am not sure why, I feel the desire to communicate the experience to others however for some reason I find it extremely difficult to speak about either of the experiences.

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?   Yes    His face looked the same as when I had last seen him ( about a month before he died). The only thing was that he appeared very peaceful and relaxed.

How clearly did the deceased appear?   I had no trouble identifying it was him, however the image was blurry.

How much of the deceased did you see?    Only the face.

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?   Yes he appeared to be the same age, although no signs of stress or pain.

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?    He was very sick for many years, and he appeared healthy and relaxed.

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                

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?   Yes     relaxed, at peace, sympathetic to my grief.

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    I feel that in my state of grief I may have been  imagining it, however I feel now this is unlikely. The image that I saw is present in my mind in detail and I simply felt no need to question its validity.

Was the experience dream like in any way?    No   

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?    Uncertain    Not sure...however I started reviewing my life after this experience and I have lost a great deal of interest in material things. I am more interested in understanding and helping people. I have lost the fear of death I once had and I am now reading widely on spiritual matters.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    The best part is knowing that my loved one is at peace and that there probably is an afterlife to look forward to.  The worst part is wanting to speak about it but not being able to.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?    No    I am now questioning my previous ways and I can see how selfish and materialistic I was and feel very guilty and a lot of regret.   

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?    No    A change in attitude in the way I treat people and I am less materialistic and more sympathetic and understanding.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?    Yes    I feel a greater sense of assurance that there is an afterlife, although I still have difficulty believing in the existence of a central god figure. I am more confident in the existence of a spirit world.

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    I am not sure as I had a friend living in the house with me at that time who also knew Neville very well. I noticed him staring at the spot where the experience had occurred but he has never mentioned anything to me. I also never mentioned to him about 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?        Yes    Not at the time of the experience, but now I certainly do.

Did you become aware of future events?           Yes    Not at time of experience but now I do. Very accurate.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?     Uncertain    I feel that my psychic abilities have dramatically increased.

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?    No   

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?    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?      No