Melinda S's ADC

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Experience description: 

On August 21st the day he left, I woke at the same time his pulse had stopped, on August 25th, I was asleep, I heard his voice, I raised my ear from the pillow to hear, I had gotten a tattoo with his name a butterfly and dates...all I heard was "it hurt"?

On September 5th I was crying and had my head bowed towards his urn, and my hand on it and was holding his picture...crying and talking to him, after I said I love you, my smoke alarm went off! I got freaked out, went to my bedroom, after I composed, I went back to finish my conversation and after I said I was sorry for many went off again.

Length of time between death of deceased and your experience:  SAME TIME!!! HE LEFT, I WOKE !

Details of location of experience and your activity at the time of experience:  In bed asleep...1st time, In bed asleep 2cnd time, and Talking to him in my living room awake at his urn 3rd time

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?  Yes
Describe:  water being turned on and off, electrical things having glitches or light coming on on there own

Did you sense an awareness or 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:  some words, at the end when I heard the only two words I heard clearly were..."it hurt", I think in reference to my tattoo
Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally, or outside of you, inside of you, or did you not hear a voice or sound but had a knowing of what was communicated?  Not sure as I was awoken with the words and in a sleepy stuper

If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar to the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?  it sounded not to close to me and in a more quiet voice

How clearly did you hear the deceased?  at first not good, it was muffled almost, then I only caught the last 2 words..."it hurt?"

Is there any possibility that what you heard was from any other source in the surroundings at the time of your experience?  No I was the only one awake

Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?  No, just the pillow under one ear till I lifted up to catch the last 2 words

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?  Yes

Where and how were you touched?  like he laid his hand on my shoulder while he was speaking to me

Was the touch familiar?  It was different, it was soft and loving

Was anything communicated by the touch?  Love!...comfort?

Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience?  no

Did you see the deceased?  No

Did you smell a distinct smell, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?  Yes

Describe:  His natural body smell

Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?  Yes

Was anything communicated by the smell?  no

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

How long did the experience last?  15 seconds?

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?  Beginning was sudden, then was there and faded

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?  Sad or concerned for me
Describe:  Sad or concerned for me

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Not sure?

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

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:  The 1st was confused, The 2cnd was confused, the 3rd was overwhelmed

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Uncertain
Describe:  Don't know what to believe

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?  Yes
      Describe:  when I was a kid I used to leave my body and go places and see things. I do believe I was on my way out of this world when I nearly died on the operating table

To the best of your knowledge, did the deceased, during their life, ever have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual experience?  Uncertain
      Describe:  When he was little he told me stories I could not explain

Was the experience dream like in any way?  Yes
      Describe:  It was like the early minutes of waking from a deep sleep

Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
Describe:  When I believe I was dying on the operating table

Did you see a light?  Yes

      Describe:  Life filtered light through white feathers, or clouds?

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?  Yes

      Describe:  Only hands reaching for me

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?  Yes

      Describe:  My family friends and pets

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?  Uncertain

      Describe:  Felling the cold table under my body, then I didn't feel cold when I was out of my body, when I came back I felt the cold metal table under me again 

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?  Uncertain

      Describe:  Just a long tunnel of light with reaching hands

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  No

      Describe:  Was unconscious 2 weeks after that surgery

Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?  Yes

      Describe:  Yes I know leaving my body wont be painful

Did you become aware of future events?  No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?  Yes

      Describe:  Sometimes I foresee future events, or just know rather

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Yes

      Describe:  Closer to my family and friends

Has the experience affected your relationships?  Daily life?  Religious practices etc.?  Career choices?  I'm closer to God, Love him more

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes

      Describe:  Shock, uncertainties

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?  No

What emotions/feelings did you experience following your experience?  relief I was staying with my loved ones

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  thinking I would leave them was worst, knowing I was going to stay with them was better

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?  Yes

      Describe:  I don't take the things in life for granted I once used to

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?  No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?  Yes