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Melanie K's ADC

Experience description:  

Just got in from work (I was working/living in Israel at the time). Was sharing a hostel with friends, just been chatting whilst laying in our beds, then we just relaxed. I was just looking at nothing much, I remember vaguely looking at a big clock in the room then all of a sudden I felt/sensed my granddad there in front of me, about 3 meters away by the clock, I smelt his house (although I have a very poor sense of smell), he was suddenly darting around the room I felt saying 'what has happened to me?','what's happening'. He was panicking. I could feel his thoughts and emotions, we could communicate through our minds. I instantly knew he'd just died and told him through my head that he wasn't to worry, he had just died. I told him that everybody was waiting for him on the other side and go towards the light, I told him he needed to move on and not to be afraid I just didn't know what else to say, I wanted him to calm down and give him some words of advice on what to do). He then just disappeared, although I couldn't 'see' him, I knew where he was in the room before he 'went'. I felt quite comforted. I then turned round to my friend and told her my granddad had just died and he was just here in the room in front of me. Next day, rang mum in the UK because of this, she said he had died the day before. I knew he was ill but not on his death bed, we weren't even close! He died the same time this happened to when working out the time difference. Sorry I can't put this into words easy.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes

Knowing he was suddenly there in front of me, knew where he was in the room but couldn't physically see him, talking with him through my mind and feeling his feelings and thoughts...weird!

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?      Yes

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           His house which I'D never really noticed before which is strange as I have a very  poor sense of smell (inherited)

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     His house

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   No

            Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?        No!!!

How long did the experience last?        About a minute

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         slightly gradual

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

This was the weirdest bit......yes I could sense his moods and emotions SO well, we communicated through the head, could feel exactly what he was feeling and emotions.....really overwhelmingly.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  That he had just died.

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 overwhelming, rang my mum in the UK the next day because of this, he had died the same time in the UK.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Took it as just 'natural', wanted to calm him down. But it wasn't scary or anything just a natural occurrence.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           No

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Uncertain     

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?          Uncertain
What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Didn't, wasn't really thinking of a lot, just casually chatting to friends whilst laying on my bed in hostel.

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?         N0 comment

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes    

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?   Uncertain

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 

Out of body experience I remember vividly still(26 years ago)

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

It's just hard for me to put my experience into words.