Neal T's ADC
It occurred about 2:30 AM in the early 1990’s, a few years after my mother’s passing. I wasn’t able to sleep, so I was sitting in the dark, watching TV. Then from the next room came a white, florescent, smoke-like substance, moving with intentional volition about five feet from the floor. It stopped immediately above from the TV, in my line of vision. But even then it continued to energetically move within itself, glowing. Simultaneously I felt joy, peace and love wash over me from head to toe, with the message “You will be OK,” telepathically communicated to me. And as quickly as it entered, it returned to the room from where it came.
From this brief encounter, I felt no fear or any discomfort. It was as though it was perfectly natural, though at the time I had never heard of anything like this. I turned and knocked on the end table, to verify I wasn’t dreaming (being that in my dreams I could be hit by a train and not feel it), then got up from the sofa, pondering what just happened. Then it came to me, like an answer to my wondering, “Tell no one what just happened. If it was real, someone else will see it too. If you tell anyone else, you will never be sure,” being that someone could just mess with me, making up a story for a laugh.
So I kept it to myself. Months went by, and then Steve, an old friend of mine who was going through a tough time stayed with me for a while. He would sleep on the same sofa where I had the encounter. One morning he came to me, beaming a big smile and said “Guess what happened!” He then told me that he had—you guessed it—a very similar experience to mine.
“Was this about 2:30 in the morning?” I asked.
It was then I told Steve about my encounter.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? No
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?
Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated: See story
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? See story
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? Dissimilar
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
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? See story
Was anything communicated by the touch? See story
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No
Did you see the deceased? Yes
How clearly did the deceased appear? See story
How much of the deceased did you see? See story
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? Unknown
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? Unknown
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? See story
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? See story
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? See story
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: What other explanation can there be?
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: It happened quickly and unexpectedly. A sense of wonder.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Was no worse. The experience itself is a blessing.
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 That life continues.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes Having an experience like this and having it verified by another is a confirmation that is a blessing.
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
Whoever goes first will attempt to contact the other.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes See story.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Wonder (if that's an emotion).
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Some embrace, some not.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Yes
Shared story on paranormal section at About.com
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? 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? 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. Many questions are answered in the narrative, and hence become redundant.