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Mikayla M's ADC

Experience description:  

It seemed that I was dreaming that Jim Elliott sat on my bed and shook to wake me. In the "dream" I woke up and he told me "I have to go now, I need you to look after my sons, they won't know what to do, I need you to help them because you are stronger and you will know what to do, I have to go now, it's okay" Goodbye, (He had been in the hospital for 2 weeks following a stroke and had a heart attack as well, in the hospital- he was not very conscious and could not speak, they told his sons' that he didn't have much longer, in my dream-like state....he was healthy looking and could speak clearly) After this "vision" I woke up and looked at my alarm clock, it was about to go off, I shook the experience off and proceded to get in the shower and get ready for work. That was when my phone began ringing off the hook, Jim's ex-wife called me at around 7:30 and asked me to get ahold of her son, Steven (he lived down the street from me) because Jim had died...(around the same time that I was dreaming of his visit). I remember saying the words "I know" into the phone and I did tell her that he came to visit me that morning. I think she thought I was crazy. I got ahold of Steven, we all drove back to Massachusetts, met with his brother Jimmy, and began the long battle of getting things done...and Jim was right, his son's did not know what to do, the ex-wife tried to take advantage of them, but I was there to keep my promise and oversee that everything worked out.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  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:   I felt him shake me to wake me up, I heard his voice clearly, I felt him sit on the edge of my bed and I saw his "figure" in front of me, he seemed translucent but I could clearly see him.

            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?  I heard him clearly, but it was kind of like I knew and felt what was being communicated, like I was hearing it inside of me rather than hearing with my ears. Hard to describe, there was a peacefulness in it all.

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           it was HIS voice, but it had an ethereal feeling to it, a peacefulness, I can't describe, unlike regular talking it was more "other-worldly" and was feeling rather than sound....if that makes sense

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           OH DEFINITELY NOT !!! I know what I heard, I know what I saw/felt, I only remember experiencing something like this once before, when I was 7 yrs. old.

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?            DEFINITELY NOT!!!

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

He gently shook me to awaken me. I felt his touch on my upper torso, gentle but not really feeling his "hands" more of feeling the presence of his touch.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   It was familiar in the sense that it did not hurt or scare me but was instead a comforting presence

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  just to awaken me from what I remember, but doing so in Love

            Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?  DEFINITELY NOT !!!

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

he seemed translucent but I could clearly see him. I could see his features and his body but he had a lightness to him, not dense like a physical body is, he was more "weightless" not really see-through but like he could be. hard to explain

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            he seemed translucent but I could clearly see him. I could see his features and his body but he had a lightness to him, not dense like a physical body is, he was more "weightless" not really see-through but like he could be. hard to explain

            How much of the deceased did you see?       His whole being

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       he appeared to be the age he was, only completely healthy, no illness, marks, etc. stronger than what he was.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            he appeared to be the age he was, only completely healthy, no illness, marks, etc. stronger than what he was.

No visible scars, lines, etc.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           DEFINITELY NOT !!

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

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           I'm not sure, I didn't smell anything "foul" or any cologne, I don't remember if there was any other scent.

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     I'm not sure, I didn't smell anything "foul" or any cologne, I don't remember if there was any other scent.

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   n/a

            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?        n/a

How long did the experience last?        I don't think it was very long, he said goodbye to me, there was no concept of "time" during the visitation

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

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

yes, he had a peacefulness, it made me at peace with what he was communicating. which is unusual for me because I am a big cry-baby, but I had total peace even after I awoke.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  this is interesting...I felt and learned a lot of things after the fact that I did not know... like information about his safety deposit box (which I had no previous knowledge of) and other things....like the info was being fed into my mind when it needed to be.

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:          After I shared the experience with my mom...she informed me that my grandmother had had similar experiences/visits also, and so did her mom. Also my mom shared with me about visions she has had and I had a different visit a divine one, when I was a child that scared me but looking back I now know what it was.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Uncertain

while it was happening, I recall asking out loud, "Is this a dream?" and I believe that it was made known to me that it was not a dream.  When I woke up, I shook it off as a dream....that was....until the phone call, Then I knew exactly what it really was.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was sleeping, then when I became "aware" I felt a peace come over me

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

I was able to help his son's as he requested. I felt privileged to be trusted in that capacity, I also felt hopeful that there is "something else" out there (Heaven) when our souls pass on.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I felt privileged, the best part is that sense that there is something else out there that we "become" when we shed our mortal coils, the worst part it that I don't know if and when it'll happen again and I wish I could harness the ability so I can have peace about other family/friends' passing.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain                  Describe:            I think it helped with my Christian faith and how I relate with people

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     I believe in things differently.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     I felt hopeful that there is "something else" out there (Heaven) when our souls pass on.

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 huh?

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            When I woke up, I shook it off as a dream....that was....until the phone call, Then I knew exactly what it really was. I was okay with it, peaceful. I felt privileged that he trusted me and came to me.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

not witnessed...but my daughter also awoke sensing that something was not right

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain

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

Did you become aware of future events?       Uncertain

It seemed that everything I needed to know came to me when I needed it.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No not that I know of or aware of

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain

I felt light and peaceful. not like I would expect myself to feel upon hearing a friend/loved on is dying.

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            No

Did you see a light?           Uncertain

it seemed like the room was brighter (day like) instead of dark as it was when I woke up.

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     my mom accepted it and told me that others in my family have had experiences.

others probably thought I was crazy....smile

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?       when I was 7 yrs. old, I was in bed praying, and a man shrouded in bright light appeared at the foot of my bed, he was wearing a white robe, and he had that same sense of peace about him....but it scared me and I screamed for my mom. I was awake when this happened- not sleeping/dreaming - I wish I didn't scream, I believe my visitor was Jesus.

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 

When I was 7 yrs. old, I was in bed praying, and a man shrouded in bright light appeared at the foot of my bed, he was wearing a white robe, and he had that same sense of peace about him....but it scared me and I screamed for my mom. I was awake when this happened- not sleeping/dreaming - I wish I didn't scream, I believe my visitor was Jesus.

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    i think it about covers it.