Kevin K's ADC 1813
My son died in October 2009. He had traveled to 37 countries before his death. He had never traveled to Asia. Shortly after his death, my wife agree to travel with my wife's brother to Thailand and China. We agreed to do this because we wanted to honor our son by carrying on with the travels that he made before his death and because he had not traveled to Asia. The trip was scheduled for April 2010. About two or three weeks before the trip I became anxious about going because of work commitments and because of the riots in Bangkok. Also, one day, I asked my son to tell me that he was happy. I had other visits and experiences with my son but I felt I need to know that he was happy.
A couple of nights
after my request I had a "visit" from my son. It started as a dream and then he
appeared. He looked very healthy and was wearing blue jeans that fit perfectly
and a crisply ironed and extremely bright white shirt. The shirt was loose
fitting and untucked and extended to his hips. The sleeves went to his elbows.
The collar was open, with a V neck, and an collar similar to those found on a
Nehru jacket. I had never seen a shirt like this. My son and I hugged. I asked
him if he was happy. He responded, telepathically, that he was. I asked, "are
you very happy?" He said, " I am very happy." The visit ended. We arrived in
Thailand about two weeks later. We went to Phucket Island. On our first day we
were driving around and pulled off the road to eat at restaurant that had been
recommended. Next to the restaurant was a dirt market. A dirt market is stretch
of dirt road with shops on the side selling local goods. We walk into the first
stall and hanging on one of the walls was the exact shirt I saw my son wearing.
I pointed it out to my wife and she said," It's the shirt." I bought it
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: I asked if my son was happy. He said he was
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? telepathically
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
we hugged when we met
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? same as when he was alive
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
Not as solid. Healthier. He had lost weight. Dressed very neatly. In life he was a flip flops, cargo short and t- shirt type dresser
How clearly did the deceased appear? Not transparent but not so solid
How much of the deceased did you see? all, but I do not remember seeing his feet or shoes
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? same age 25
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? very. he was heavier when he died. He looked very fit
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
How long did the experience last? very short, like all visits
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? He suddenly was in the dream and once we did a good bye hug he was gone.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
he was very happy. He was happy to see me and seemed happy that I was happy with the visit. I have sometimes been sad when I had a visit because I know in them that he is deceased and that he will be gone once the visit ends
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? The great part about this visit is that he knew about my future; that I would see this shirt on our trip. Obviously, time does not have the same boundaries as it does for us
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: the conversation, the hug, the shirt were all real
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
it started as a dream
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: happy.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? none
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes From prior experiences I had come to believe in life after death. I did not feel that way before the death of my son.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? N0 response the shirt. I had never seen a shirt like the one he wore. I mentioned it to many people. Seeing and purchasing the shirt later is mind boggling
What emotions did you feel during the experience? happy. Sometimes I feel sad after the visits.
Did you become aware of future events? Yes see above
Did you see a light? Uncertain
The visit takes place in a warm light, not like the Sun; more whitish
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes most of those I have shared with are believers
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
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