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Minerva's ADC

Experience description:  

I have a bi-level home.  When you walk through the entrance door, you either go up a flight of stairs, or go down a flight of stairs. I had to walk by the top of the steps (which has a view of both stairways, and the entrance door) to go to the bathroom.  I always glance to the door to see the outdoors.  I saw my father coming up the steps from downstairs.  I saw the top and back of his balding head and his back as he was coming up the stairs.  He was wearing a red checkered insulated flannel coat.  I was startled at first, I was home alone, and I thought it was an intruder.  But, once he reach the top of the step, I realized that he had no legs, he was floating up the steps, then he disappeared.  I told him that this is my home, and I hope he liked it.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes

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?         Yes

I hadn't seen my father for at least 7 years before he died.  When I seen him at his funeral, I didn't look at his face much.  He had a balding head, and had gained a lot of weight since I last seen him.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            solid from first view, then as he continued up the steps, he seemed to be more transparent, and had no legs or feet.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       upper torso, I was viewing from above him.  I saw the top of his head and upper torso area

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       not sure, he didn't look as big as when I saw him dead.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            not sure, didn't see face.  He definitely had the same balding head that I seen at his funeral.

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

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

How long did the experience last?        maybe 3-5 seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         He was there plain as day, then drifted away suddenly

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

I think he wanted to see where his daughter and his grandsons live.  My sons bedroom are all downstairs where he was coming from.

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:           I was completely alert.  I had no recollection of my father balding, and had not seen his back or the back of his head.  I only seen him in a coffin for the past 7 years.  It was him!

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was scared at first, then I wanted to let him know that it's okay, the boys and I are ok.  I was happy that he came to see how we are doing.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           Yes  I felt better.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I don't know

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

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

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

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?            I was so relieved he came.  It was like someone lifted a million tons off my shoulders.  I hadn't seen my dad in years.  I was crushed by his death.

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?    Yes

I was beat to death by my ex- husband in 1991.  I had a near death experience.  I knew that the body and soul are separate in death.

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     My ex-boyfriend doesn't believe me, but my best friend said she had a similar experience when her father died.

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 

My ex-husband beat me beyond recognition in February of 1990.  He kicked me so hard that my ribs broke and punctured my lungs.  Somehow I guess I called my mother to come get me.  I don't know how I got to the car, or remember entering the hospital.  But, I kept telling the ER nurse that I couldn't breath.  All of a sudden, it was very bright in the room.  I was floating over my body.  The nurse went to the doorway and shouted "code blue".  The equipment was making a horrible screeching sound.  The light outside my ER room was flashing.  My mom was standing by the door holding my son (who was 6 months old at the time)  A male nurse jumped on top of me and started CPR, as a couple other medical staff started rolling me out of the room and down the hall.  I stayed with my mom as my body was being wheeled down the hall. When I left my body, it felt as if a hook from the center of my back pulled my soul back and up out of my body. I wanted to stay with my mom and my son, but the angel (I didn't see the face told me I must go)  I went through a bright tunnel up to the most beautiful place I had ever seen.  My grandma was there, although I don't remember seeing her face I feel she was there.  There were many angels there.  No one was talking using words, it was like all the talking was done through our thoughts.  I don't remember everything that happened while I was there.  But, right before I woke up out of unconsciousness,  I remember saying that I didn't want to come back, I wanted to for my son but I didn't think I could live with the pain????? I don't know.  But, someone was telling me I had to go back.  She told me it's was going to be hard but I had to go. It was like she put her hand on my head, and I went back down, felt like I was falling, and I landed back in my body.  I woke up and my brother was just walking up to my bedside.  No one else was in the room

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