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Nancy D's ADC

Experience description:  


I was walking down a grocery store aisle and this was my first time out in public after my husband died.  We lived in a very small town where everyone knows everyone.  My husband was quite prominent, being a curator in the Maritime Museum, which was very popular in the state. 

I was feeling anxious about meeting someone and was afraid that I would just fall apart of "lose it" if/when I met someone.  I heard in my right ear very distinctly Geoff's voice saying, "You'll be all right, Goat."  Goat or Nannygoat was Geoff's pet name for me. 

It had been months since I had last heard Geoff's voice.  The cancer had affected his ability to speak six months before he died!

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 heard distinctly, without a shadow of doubt, Geoff's voice telling me, "You'll be all right, goat!"  He was assuring me that I would 'hold up' in case I met someone I knew.

            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?  The voice was in my right ear, just like Geoff had placed his mouth to my ear, not whispering but in a solid, clear voice that was his, accent and all.  Geoff was from England.  His words were as clear as a bell.

            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 exactly Geoff's voice.

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           I remember being startled and turned around instantly and remember I was alone in the grocery aisle.

            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?            No

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

How long did the experience last?        A few seconds.

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           No

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  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:           I had not heard Geoff's voice in about six months due to his illness affecting his brain and ability to speak.  It was definitely Geoff's voice and accent and he called me by his pet name, Goat.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No         

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Nervous before the experience, then after I felt "elated" to hear his voice!

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

I knew I had heard from him.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Getting to hear Geoff's voice!  There wasn't any bad part.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      It has affected my spiritual beliefs and I guess in a way, my career choices.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Confirmed that there is life after death.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     That he was still "alive" and that there is life after death.

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?            Elation!  Profound wonder of the experience and what it meant.

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?    No

Did you become aware of future events?       No

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

I had one experience with my deceased father before this.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

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

Did you see a light?           No

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     I told my mother and she definitely believed me.  She had experienced a near death experience years before.

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 have had many experiences regarding Geoff after he died.

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?         Yes 

In dreams Geoff would appear to me with information.  I wasn't under any influences.

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?           No 

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 cannot think of any.  I think this has been very comprehensive.