Patrick W's ADC
While my wife who is the care taker for my mother in law attended to her in the
bathroom approximately 10 feet away from the couch. I heard a distinct breathing
sound to my left in the hallway leading to the bathroom. The sound was loud and
regular raspy breathing in and out.
It was exactly the same as the breathing sounds my Father In Law made before he
passed away. The sound was not
moving around it was approximately 3 feet from me and to my left.
These sounds continued for a couple of minutes.
Loud and clear. At first I was startled and a little afraid.
But then after I made the connection in my mind to my Father in Law I
asked him why he was still breathing like that and stated out loud 'Is that your
way of letting me know it's you? You know you don't have to do that. Thank you
but you need to go with Jesus now daddy.
We all love you and if you've come to check on Mom.
We have her and we will always take care of her.
Go with Jesus daddy. I love
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? Yes
Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated: Loud steady raspy breathing.
Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally or outside of you, inside you, or did you not hear a voice or sound, but had a sense of knowing what was communicated? The same sounds of struggled breathing he made before he died.
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No
Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience? No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? No
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? 3 minutes or so.
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Sudden.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
I felt he was there to check on his wife. My Mother in Law.
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 believe it was real due to the fact that the sounds never moved and were loud and clear. I also believe it had a purpose and that was to check on his wife. He was a gentleman and didn't intrude.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
What did you feel (while awake) immediately prior to your experience? Relaxed
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: At first fearful but then reassured. I felt reassured because I knew he loved his wife greatly.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Uncertain
An element of the unknown was answered for me. I feel grateful and peaceful.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Knowing that his love remains and he wished to visit again.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Describe: When uncertainty is removed a peace follows that is reassuring.