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Paula F's ADC

Experience description:  

I was asleep in bed and my boyfriend woke and went to the toilet and I heard the telephone ring I sat up reached onto his side of the bed and picked the receiver up, my nana's voice said "hello Paula" I scanned my brain and thought how does my Nan know I am here , did I give her this number, I had not long moved in, I said "hello Nan!" she said "hello Paula" again and again and at that point it dawned on me that my Nan was dead, my boyfriend walked into the room and said what are you doing, I looked down into my hands and realized we did not have a phone in the bedroom, I said My Nan just rang 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?          Yes

            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?  I heard her voice directly saying hello Paula

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           I recognized my Nan's voice straight away and was pondering on how she knew my telephone number

            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?        About twenty seconds

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

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

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

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:           It was my Nan's voice and I had had previous experiences when just awaking or within dreams that had information of a third party that I could have not consciously or unconsciously known .

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was confused as to how she had my number I had just woke up so felt a bit foggy and was in my head going over our relation and where we were between us at this present time, once I realized Nan had died before I had moved in my boyfriend walked in and the connection was broke. I have had another experience also connecting to my Nan that was sent a few months after.

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

It gave me faith that the soul carries on, not in text book god but in the renewal of the soul.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Still not knowing the truth

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     Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  No       Not this one but others have had direct messages from deceased

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

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes But not this experience

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Happy, bewildered and a little confused as to how she had contacted me, I did not realize until the very end of the phone call that she had died as I recollected it ended.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

My Partner came back in the bedroom to ask me what I was doing sitting up, I knew it was strange what I was going to tell him but I knew it was real

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

I did but in another experience a man in a white robe told me why the planets were the way they are, and showed me a red star, I woke wanting to write down what I had learnt, I felt the importance was in par with finding a cure to cancer, once I woke fully it faded away. Afterwards however I experienced life fully, this lasted approx 3 months, things seemed brighter, stars more beautiful and music when waking sounded heavenly!

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

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?    Yes but not in this experience

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            Yes

Yes but not in this experience

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    

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

Family and friends, I do keep a journal so I can remember

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?           Yes 

when I was little I had a few experiences of travelling from my bed and down the stairs out the house, sometimes out the window, but I would only go as far as the street in case I could not get back in my body, I was 5 or 6 when I had these and when I told my self go back or else you could get lost and not get back to your self, I do not know why I thought that as my family were not spiritual in any sense.

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

although to get a full picture I added others so not sure really 

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    combine other experiences as most tie in .