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Lisa A's ADC

Experience description:  

My daughter loved to travel and after she was killed, we spread her ashes across the US in her favorite locations.  When I was a child, my Aunt introduced my sister and I to Cassadaga.  Cassadaga is a spiritualist camp located in Florida about an hour from Jacksonville where we grew up.  My daughter studied metaphysics and I told her of the camp.  During our many trips to Florida we planned to go, but never did for various reasons.  After spreading her ashes in St. Augustine, one of her favorite places, we went to place some of her ashes in the cemetery there.   

My sister who studies metaphysics, myself, my son and my daughter's boyfriend were walking around the cemetery looking for the best spot to place her ashes. There were several large oak trees, which Kristy loved, and we decided under one of the trees would be appropriate.  I asked her boyfriend which one he liked and he couldn't decide.  While we were having this conversation the lights in the cemetery came on as it was approaching dusk.  My sister asked out loud, "Kristy, which tree would you like?"  At that moment the light over a specific oak tree went out.  My sister asked again out loud, "Kristy do you want this tree?", a few seconds later the light came back on.  We all knew at that moment Kristy communicated with us and had picked her tree.  

We all felt her presence and placed her ashes under the tree. It was an emotional experience that we all shared and I felt she knew we loved her and our actions were a labor of love for her.

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?        We were looking for a spot for about ten minutes, before my sister asked her to pick a spot. There was another two minutes from the time the question was asked to the time the question was answered.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Sudden, We were all surprised when she answered my sister's question and let us know she was there.

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

She was pleased that we were together in this place and were acting out of love for her.

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

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

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

No, four of us were fully awake, walking, talking, etc.  We all saw and experienced the same thing at the same time.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Happy that she communicated with us and participated in our activity.

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

I now feel her soul still exists, that death is not a final end.  I feel I will be with her once again when I die.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was knowing that she could communicate with us.  The worst was not knowing if she would be able to communicate with me 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?
   Yes     I was confident in the ability to communicate after death

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     Yes, life goes on and those who have passed on can communicate with the living

Death is nothing to fear, it is a transition into another existence

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?        Yes

Yes, we did agree in a joking way to "haunt" the other or at least contact the other in the event of death.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes Yes, everything I experienced can be verified by the other three who were there

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Sad for the loss of my daughter whom I miss so much. Happy that she chose to communicate with us and let us know that she is still with us.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

Yes, all were actively looking for the perfect spot to place her ashes.

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   only the light from the street lamps in the cemetery

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 are skeptical, but most cannot dispute the experience, since four of us verified the event

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?           No 

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