Was this experience difficult to express in words? 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? Originated externally
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? similar
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
How long did the experience last? a few minutes
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? The beginning seemed gradual. The ending was somewhat sudden as I woke up from the dream.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Uncertain
She seemed concerned about her children.
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: Seemed to be a very vivid dream. I don't normally remember very many dreams.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
I was sleeping and it was definitely in the form of a dream.
What did you feel (while awake) immediately prior to your experience?
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: I was happy to hear from her, but I was disappointed she didn't tell me she was OK or that she loved me. She was more concerned about her children.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? No
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was hearing her voice again. The worst part was her telling me we couldn't get married because she was dead.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Describe: I am reading the Bible again and going back to church.
What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have?
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
I am becoming more spiritual and have a renewed belief in God.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Uncertain
appeared to be a communication from her, but nothing about life, afterlife or God was revealed.
Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? Yes
One of her coworkers (the same person who gave me the news that she had been in an accident)
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes, They were happy I had heard from her.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? No
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? Just would like to say "Monica, I love you and I will never forget you. Love, Ray"
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes