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Patricia B's ADC

Experience description:  

I had just finished feeding my new son when Dad appeared at the foot of the hospital bed. He was dressed as he always dressed. He didn't say anything. Then he was gone. I felt very comforted and happy, but not giddy.

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

Just like every day.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            I think solid, but maybe a bit ethereal.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       All above the level of the hospital bed

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Age at death

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Healthy - as always.

            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?        a few seconds

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           Yes  curious, friendly

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:           I am just not imaginative.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Uncertain

It was in the middle of the night, but I was awake. I would have feared rolling over on the baby and not let myself fall asleep.       

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           It was very fast, but reassuring and sweet.

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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      It was just totally wonderful.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         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?            Very loved and comforted. I don't share the story often, but I would like to.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     I feel weird sharing this as I am unimaginative and most of my family and friends are, too.

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?           No 

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