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Pamela B's ADC

Experience description:  

I decided to take my Grandbabies for a walk to the market to get the oldest some lunch. I was on my way back from the store pushing a double stroller, when a truck pulled over. I looked as anyone would when someone pulls over to you. When I looked it was my husband behind the wheel, he was smiling and really happy to see us. It was almost like he had not seen us in a long time and he was excited. I also felt like this was a kind of telepathy going on because neither one of us spoke. But I was like in a paralyzed state. I didn't think of this until later. The sight was broken when a man leaned over to the passenger window and asked me where a local bank was? He asked me twice and then asked me if I was sure. I have no ideal what I told that guy. He was the driver of the truck. But it was not him I saw, it was my husband without a doubt.  I walked away from there wondering what the heck just happened there? I still trip on it. But if anyone would communicate with me it would be my husband, he was my soul mate and I was hurting bad and still am from his suicide.

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?            No

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?            Yes

This was another time. He touched me intimately.  I knew it was him.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   Familiar. I was not afraid, it was my husband I knew without a doubt

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  affection

            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

I saw him in the truck, that I related above. He looked excited happy to see us. Glowing. Could hardly sit still. He appeared the same as when he was alive

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Solid. Like looking at any person

            How much of the deceased did you see?       His whole body sitting in the truck

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Same age looked the same.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            he was healthy and happy. No he had no illness except an addiction to alcohol

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           No way. I was up close to the truck. I either had a very good imagination or it was real. I tend to believe it was real. because if it were my imagination. I would of spoke to him and jumped in the truck!!

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      Yes

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           Alcohol. Not at the time of the truck sighting but off and on I get an alcohol smell

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

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   it was a smell I would not choose to associate with my husband but unfortunately one I smelled a lot when he was alive.

            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?        No

How long did the experience last?        I'm not sure ..I was like in a paralyzed state of time.  Didn't seem long though

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

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

He was happy excited like he had not seen us in a long time. He was elated. It was like telepathy between us.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  No

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:           Because if it was my imagination it was a damn good one...I think if it was not real. I would of spoke to him and him to me. I would of jumped in that truck and hugged him. But we just looked at each other and I got the impression of happiness and excitement from him to see us.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I had no emotion. I was like in a state of shock or Paralyzed state.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was seeing my husband. The worst part is it wasn't long enough and he was gone.

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     It showed me there is more then we know. going on after death.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     There are things we do not know for sure. I believe my husband was showing me he was okay. But now I have to believe what happened to me. our society says no. But I know what happened to me.

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?            Unbelief. What the heck just happened there. I will never forget it as long as I live.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

The babies were to young.

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

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

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     I'm not sure if they believed me. I think they thought I was going over the edge...I didn't tell anyone right away because I didn't want them to think I was crazy.

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 hope it happens again...I want him to come back and talk to me and tell me why?

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