I had a dream about Mildred (deceased) talking to me, I didn't understand.
The next night I dreamed of her with her daughter and grand-daughter. They were standing together.
Third night only the daughter and the grand-daughter in the dream.
2 weeks later I received a letter from Sandra (her grand-daughter) that Mildred had a stroke, was unconscious for 3 days and died.
I was very close to this family for the first 12 years of my life, they helped me through difficult times. After I moved to another region of the US, we stayed in contact by occasional letters or cards. I saw Mildred 20 years later on a visit to my old neighborhood, she died 2 years after that.
After I moved to
France, we had less exchange of letters but I always knew Mildred and her family
cared about me.
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? No
Did you see the deceased? Yes
Only in my dream. I recognized Mildred, she was an older person and she was looking at me.
How clearly did the deceased appear? Somewhat transparent, at a slight distance, not close to me.
How much of the deceased did you see? Only the upper half of her body
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? She looked old, probably accurate to her age.
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? She was always a nice looking woman even when quite old. She did not look ill.
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No, I was alone in the bedroom.
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? Each dream (3 nights) was fairly short -- seeing Mildred and then her daughter and grand-daughter, not hearing them only seeing them.
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Same tempo throughout - like watching a video clip.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Uncertain
She was trying to communicate but I was not frightened by seeing her. I felt her looking at me and seemed natural.
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: The follow-up event of receiving a letter about Mildred's death and timing of her stroke collaborated my dreams.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
I was dreaming and woke up afterward.
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: I was curious about the first dream. The next night, seeing all 3 women together gave me a bad feeling that something was wrong. The last night, seeing only her daughter and grand-daughter made me uneasy. I tried to ignore my feelings and think it was nothing.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
I think Mildred checked in to let me know she was leaving and to say goodbye.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? It was not good or bad, just like seeing a video. Afterward when I learned my old neighbor had died, I was sad.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? No
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?
I had this with my mother and she honored the pact. I knew when she died, even though I was living in another city and she was in a hospital, in a coma.
I did not have a pact
with the deceased in this story.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? N0 response Yes, I learned that the deceased had a stroke and was unconscious for 3 days before dying.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was very sad about Mildred's death, I thought of all the happy times we had. Her life was not easy but she was always a caring and loving person. I owed her a lot, she was very kind to me as a kid. I wrote back to her grand-daughter and we expressed positive memories about her family and that childhood time period.
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? Uncertain
The dreams did not add any special knowledge.
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? Yes
In general, I can sometimes sense impressions of strong emotions and have accurately identified places where violence or suicide has previously occurred. In the case of a girl who disappeared, I looked at the photo of the suspect and I had an impression of metal, metal tools or objects. When her body was discovered, these impressions were relevant to the case.