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Patricia's ADC

Experience description:  

It was Father's Day 2011, approximately 2 years after my father had passed away. I had planned to celebrate Father's Day in memory of my father and my late brother-in-law, with my sister and their son.

Earlier that morning, I looked at the picture of my Father, and said aloud, 'Happy Father's Day dad, I miss you so much. I hope you show up today.' I said that because there were other occasions since his passing, that he, beyond any shadow of a doubt made his presence known.  We enjoyed our dinner at a fine restaurant and the day was passing by with no sign of my Father, or so I thought. On the drive home, my nephew wanted to stop at a convenience store to pick something up. I parked the car and decided to stretch my legs outside of the car.

While I was standing there, within five minutes or so, I saw my nephew walking towards me. All of a sudden, a light breeze touched my cheek and something red caught my eye. I looked down to see a red Poppy on top of my foot. Just as my nephew approached me, he saw it too. I had tears streaming down my cheeks. We both remembered that my father always wore a poppy on his jacket in honor of war veterans. We can only surmise that because there was no wind that day, except for when the poppy appeared on my shoe, it was my father acknowledging our love for him and letting us know he is still with us.

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?        Yes

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

a light touch on my cheek

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   unfamiliar

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  a sense of love

Did you see the deceased?         No

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

How long did the experience last?        The occurrence took place in a matter of seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         It was sudden. First the breeze on my cheek then the manifestation of the poppy.

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

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:           My experience was real. My nephew was there also. I can hold the poppy in my hand.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           When I saw the poppy, I knew my father sent it to me. The tears that streamed down my cheeks were the emotions my heart poured out. I felt his loving presence.

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

I felt as if my dad was telling me not to grieve. That he is always watching over me.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part of this experience was knowing that my father is alive and well. There is no 'Worst Part' to tell about.

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.? 
Yes            The experience reassured me of an afterlife.

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

Dad spent the last seven years of his life with me. During that time, we promised that who ever crossed over first would let the other know that we were alright.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?     Yes My nephew was witness to the manifestation

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Joy, a sense of peace and comfort.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes  I was standing outside of my car waiting for my nephew to return from the convenience store.

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?    Yes   the knowledge that there is another form of life after death.

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?  No

on numerous occasions deceased

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     The few people I shared this experience with found it to be uplifting and proof of an afterlife

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?            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?       Uncertain 

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