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Nora B's ADC & Possible NDE

Experience description:  

I dreamed I died in a car accident and as I saw the EMTs working on my body I floated up and saw all this happing below me. Just as I started to panic, I saw something out of the corner of my eyes...as I turned my head...a white light appeard with stars in the background.  As if the stars just became much more apparent and apart of the world forming around me.  Another world had formed over my shoulders.  I glanced back and forth just to verify the dividing point of these two worlds was myself.  I can remember thinking...okay should I walk away from the ambulance.  Just then I heard my name.  I saw this man that I did not recognize and he was blurry like I had a lot of water in my eyes...just when I tried to rub eyes, he spoke again...I didn't hear him...it was like all my senses where going in and out of focus then I looked back at the EMTs and they were moving so slow...like someone pressed pause.  Then he said, if you keep looking back we won't be able to talk.  Then I turned to him again and he became clearer.  I said, "who are you?"  He said,"I am your grandfather."  I said, "I don't know you."  He said, "You might not know me, but I have loved you your whole life." I immediatly recognized him as my mother's father.  Then all these scribbled forms of light and dark started to take recognizable shapes.  I saw my father's dad, my mother's mom, etc.  A few people were not able to transform completely.  My grandfather told me that some where unable to expose themselves to me because they were not ready to.  Perfect happiness takes time, but there is plenty of help here.  My aunt, whom committed suicide, had not been there long enough to be able to form something I could recognize...that's when I realized that all these people took very generic forms...as to not upset me.  Like post cards.  I was not ready to see how they really are.  Then grandpa said that he wished to hug me.  He walked up to me and gave me the warmest hug, like warm blanket of love.  That is the best word I have to describe it.  Then he said that there were a few more friends that missed me...I looked down and saw these quickly moving scribbles of light.  As I bent down to see what they were, they flashed memories to me...directly into my soul.  Imagine someone taking a picture and the flash bulb...like that, but the flash was tactile and warm.  I could feel it and be there.  It was my dog, Casey and another smaller entity that I wasn't sure, but might be my dog Jonsie.  As soon as I realized it, he took the form of my cute little dog. My grandfather then said...this all comes more easy to animals then to us...because they don't question everything...they have blind faith, automatically.  They find their perfect happiness very quickly here. We, as in humans, get caught up in the a old forms and sometimes revert back to them for comfort...that goes away after some time passes.   

I asked my granpa if I was dead.  He replied yes you are, but not for long.  You will wake soon.  Then I asked if this was a dream, he said, "no you have not been dreaming and you must tell your mother that I miss her, wink at her when you tell her."   

Next thing that happen has caused this skeptic to stay awake at night.  He jerked me violently and said "wake!  Go see the doctor about your throat...it was kill you again...I can't always send you back.  Right then, I looked across the faces of my famiy and they started to spin into light.  Like energy and they rolled around me...like a vortex.  My grandpa voice shock me out of a sound sleep...I had a very sore throat, very dry. 

I was so freaked out by my dream that I spoke to my boyfriend about it.  He was a third year medical school student.  He said, "well let me look at your throat."  He was shocked at what he saw...I was later dignosised with servere sleep apenea caused by an oversized uvula that needed immediate surgery. 

--I told the doctor of my dream after I recovered my voice, he said that he wouldn't be surprized if I had not of died judging by the size of my inflammed uvula.  I was blocking my air way completely...and if I were to fall asleep on my back, I would have suffocated.   

My grandfather only winked when he told people that he loved them.  My mother, who is a born skeptic, wept openly after I told her this dream.  She is sure that it was the spirit of her father that saved me.  Not necessarily for my benefit...heaven looked nice.  But for my mother's benefit.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes  Very vivid, but I will try


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 have never seen this man alive; he looked like he was in his thirties...smelled good.  He was very warm.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            In a dream...as clearly as I am typing on this website...clearer-somehow

            How much of the deceased did you see?       I can only remember seeing his face very well...the rest was light.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Not the same age as when he passed.  He was 49 when he died.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Seemed fine

            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?      Yes

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           perfume-sweet.

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     fragrant

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   comfort

            Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?        none known

How long did the experience last?        seemed like 10-15 minutes, but the men in the ambulence were moving so slow...it was hard to gage.

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

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

Very happy and relieved.  But urgent at the end

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  He told me that my throat would kill me and I had an elongated ulvua.

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:          The skeptic in me thinks perhaps it was a natural response to lack of oxygen or suffocation

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

That is what is sooo crazy...it was nothing like any dream I have every had.  It was...I could feel this dream...I could smell in this dream.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           upset and confused at first, then I was jubilent...pure happiness.

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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      It saved my life and I felt my grandpa.  I had the worst, most painful surgery ever!

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         N0 comment                        Describe:      I smile more now, not that I didn't before...but I seem to breath easier(excuse the pun)

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

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     Perhaps we are all pockets of energy

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was afraid to tell anyone about this dream, we are all skeptic in my family.  Scientist and Business people...not dreamers.  I shared it with my family after  I was able to talk again, (after Surgery)...they all belived me...I don't make this stuff up.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

The EMTs were working in super slow motion...Casey was sooooo excited I could barely make out his light.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes

I didn't have to ask questions...I started to think of a question I wanted to ask, my grandfather would just automatically answer...even with "well, because Beth..."

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes  servere sleep apenea

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

I saw my body below me.

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

Did you see a light?           Yes  It has a vibration to it. A hum.  It wasn't just a light...the light was living.

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     Generally, they believe me...but I don't openly speak of it

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 am not a flake.  This wasn't easy to put down.  Grow from it.  I hope to continually grow from it.

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    This event

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