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Marcel S ADC

Experience description:  

At 6 pm on Feb 13 my smoke detector started to make a whining sound that I had never heard before or since, the sound stopped around 9 pm. I never thought anything of it at the time. At midnight a police officer knocked on my door to inform me that my brothers body was found at around 9 pm in Caledon (a small town northwest of my home). My thing is why me, why did he come to me. Was he telling me something like I will be ok or did he want me to get some one to find him? I don't know but would like to.

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

            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?        3 hours

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         It started suddenly and ended suddenly

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           No

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:           It was a sound I had never heard before or since

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No       

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Not sure what was happening


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

I spoke to someone who had a similar experience

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was that my brother tried to contact me, the worst is I don't know why

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:            I am afraid to talk about it and my wife can sense that something is bothering me all the time, I don't sleep well, I feel like I'm in a daze a lot

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No      

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Uncertain      I always knew about the energy in our bodies but don't understand what happens to it when we die or if the dead can control it

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?            Confusion, astonishment, sadness, anger


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

My wife

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?        

Yes     I only shared it with my friend that had a similar experience and it gave her validation

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?       Yes 

I survived a bad car accident when I was 16, I woke up in surgery

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