made it through the surgery, remarried a wonderful man, moved back to Florida
(just as she'd always wanted to do) and then passed away about 2 1/2 years
Date of experience: May of 1989
Length of time between death of deceased and your experience: About 6 months I believe
Was the date of the experience significant in any way? Yes, my mom (her daughter) was going to have surgery for cancer within the next couple of days.
General geographic location of experience: Bedford Ohio
Details of location of experience and your activity at the time of experience: Sleeping
Degree of bereavement for deceased immediately prior to the experience: Slight sadness and/or grief feelings
Degree of alertness immediately prior to experience: Fully alert
After your experience, did you consider the contents of your experience: Wonderful
Have you had multiple experiences? Yes At least 2
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? 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: As described above, I heard my grandmothers voice over a phone in a dream. She had a very distictive voice.
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? Came throught the phone in the dream
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? Exactly her voice.
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? About 5 minutes, it was a pretty long conversation
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? sudden - I woke up as soon as the dream was over.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
I felt her mood was very motherly
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? Yes as listed above, she gave me information about my mom and that she would survive her current condition but would be gone from us within just a few years. The dream was in May of 1989 and my Mom passed away in January of 1991.
Did you believe in ADCs prior to your experience? Believed it probably could happen
Do you believe in ADCs now? Absolutely
Did you believe in an afterlife prior to your experience? Believed it probably could happen
Do you now believe in an afterlife?Absolutely
Did you believe in God or a Supreme Being prior to your experience? Believed God probably exists
Do you now believe in God or a Supreme Being? Absolutely
Were you afraid of death before your experience? Slightly fearful
Are you afraid of death now? Not fearful
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 was just so real that it couldn't have been just a dream
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
It was in a dream setting
What did you feel (while awake) immediately prior to your experience?
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: My mom was getting ready for major surgery in the next couple of days and I was very worried about her.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
Helped me really believe in life after death and that even though people we love have left this world, their love is still always with us
What was the best and worst part of your experience? THe best was just hearing her voice and knowing that she's always with me
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Describe: I've become a much more spiritual person
What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have?
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
as explained above. now I know that our loved ones are never really gone
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
This experience along with the feelings of when I saw my mom in the casket made me absoulutely positive about life after death
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? Yes
explained above about my mom's passing
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Very peaceful
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
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
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?
Most of my friends and family believed what i told them
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 thanks!
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