On Monday, January 13, I arrived home from work, a typical Monday. I heard the "beeping tone" of my answering machine and I proceeded to play my message. The message was an "accordion" playing a little tune, lasted for about 45 seconds and that was the end of the message. Absolutely no words were used. My dad played the accordion. Although the "tune" was not a familiar one to me, the end of the "tune" ended with notes that he use to always end his songs with, regardless what song he was playing.
contacted my family immediately and told them about it and asked them if any of
them had played a ridiculous "joke" on me. None of them had and asked who would
do such a cruel thing.
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? Yes
Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated: Simply the "accordion" music playing
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 - answering machine
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? The notes that ended the tune played, were notes that he always ended his songs with.
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? 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? Approximately 45 seconds
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Sudden
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
The "music" was a "happy" tune and it made me smile so I guess I would say his mood was a "happy" one.
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 have no other explanation.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: In awe!
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
Realized he was in a better place!
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best part is I saved the message and play it often, it makes me "happy", I feel for a moment that he is with me.
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
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
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
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? Confused, not sure if it was real or not, played the message over and over and over
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes
Witnessed in the sense that family members have listened to my message machine recording
Have you shared this experience with others?
They have no explanation either. The only possibility would be someone playing a cruel joke and the only people who knew about my dad playing accordion were family and friends and we cannot believe someone would do such a thing. And....how would they ever get a piece of music that ended the tune with the notes the way he use to always end his songs???
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
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes