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Moira C's ADC

Experience description:  

My father died at home with my sister, myself and his niece beside him. The time was 5.25p.m. on July 31st 2009. My father's body was removed from the house at around 7.30p.m. and my sister and her daughter left half an hour later. I had held the tears back until I was on my own. Then I couldn't control them - I went into the garden feeling panicky, then into the kitchen and back into the living room and I couldn't control the tears or the feelings of  despair. I sat in my father's chair, still sobbing, when a picture frame with a photo of my father's mother, fell of a shelf and landed on the floor a couple of feet away from me. The photo had been in the shelf for 2 1/2 weeks so my father could see it from his bed. Nobody had touched it. When this happened I immediately stopped crying and the feelings of panic went to be exchanged for feelings curiosity and almost disbelief this could have happened. I put the photo back on the shelf and tried to get it to fall off and land in the same place -- and it wouldn't happen. If it fell off the landing position was always much further away than had been the case when I was crying.

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?            Uncertain

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?      No

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:           The fact the picture frame fell off the shelf leaves no doubt this experience happened.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           It happened so fast - shock, curiosity, wondering if it was a sign from my father or his mother.

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

I felt much calmer and the feelings of panic never returned

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      No worst part --the best part I was instantly calmer and stopped crying

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?   Yes

My father and I have a password to be used if either of us were able to communicate via a medium

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 felt much calmer


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     To keep the photo frame on the shelf to see if happened again.

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?       I'm going to put the photo frame back on the shelf and will let you know if it happens again.

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 

A number of out of body experiences in my 30s. I floated up from the bed and travelled around my flat. I felt frightened. One night I was awake and felt I was about to levitate. I imagined I had spirits round my bed lifting me up. Immediately I started to go up in the air and then back to the bed a number times. I began to laugh and was immediately back on the bed with a thump. No more levitations after this

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