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Experience description:  

i was sleeping, and dreamed i was in a very old Italian villa or castle, which i had lived in. i was having a welcoming party, and had a lot of friends invited.  I was making my rounds greeting everyone i saw my aunt standing there, she looked very healthy and happy. I saw her, and was so surprised, i said, "you're dead, how can you be here?"  She said she knew she was dead, but still around.  We hugged, and i felt very happy. i introduced my husband and child to her.

After talking, i asked her how it felt to cross over when she died, if it hurt, if she was scared, she said that her illness gave her a lot of pain, but when she died, it didn't hurt, and she felt good.  i asked her if there where other souls around, and she said yes, but that i can't see them.  She then turned around and pointed all over the room , calling out different names of people that have died and where present. i asked her if she was only in that house, but she said she was able to travel anywhere anytime she wanted to. i was so surprised about all this, i asked her if i could take a picture of her and my son, so that i have proof that i saw her.  she said ok, but then explained that i cant take it from the front angle, i have to take it from a side angle, to be able to have me see it later, she said it won't be clear, but if done right i would see a shimmer on the photo. after that done she left and i woke up.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          Yes

            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?  regular conversation

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           similar

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

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   no

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

a hug in my dream which felt warm and made me happy

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   familiar

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

when alive she was very overweight, and by the time of death very thin and sick looking, but in my dream she was normal weight and very healthy

How clearly did the deceased appear?            clear

How much of the deceased did you see?       whole body

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       age she died

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            very healthy

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

How long did the experience last?        don't know

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

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

she seemed happy, and very calm

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?           Experience was probably real

            Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:          i haven't thought about my aunt for many years, and haven't grieved much at the time of death because at that time i was still very young, and didn't know how to deal with it, but the emotions that i felt, and the fact that when i dream i usually never dream about people that show their face, as well as i don't remember dreaming in color, but this dream i could feel the person, i talked to the person like she was still alive standing in front of me, and i saw her face and body very clearly

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best part was to see her again, and to see how relaxed and happy she was

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

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

believe more in the afterlife, that souls still exist amongst us, my aunt said that there where so many souls around us all the time

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            after the experience, i woke up, and felt sadness, and wasn't able to physically hold my balance for a few minutes

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

friends, my family, a building, that i don't know in real life

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

my husband, he thinks it is possible it may have been a real communication

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