I had gone to take a nap, it was the middle of the afternoon. I had been sad lately and thinking about my grandmother who died a few years earlier. I had been talking to her time to time, wondering if she was okay, and if she was listening to me. I fell asleep and I had this dream, at least I think it was a dream.
In my dream I arose from my bed, I looked at the clock it was only a few minutes after I had laid down to take a nap around 2:30 pm or so. Everything was the same in my bedroom, the way the clothes were strewn about my room, the way the sunlight came in the window, was exactly the same as when I went to sleep. I got up, opened my bedroom door, I knew I was dreaming, but everything was so real and vivid. I walk down the long hallway...and I am drawn to go to the living room. As I enter the living room, the front door was open with just the screen door closed, just as I left it before I went to take my nap.
I see my grandmother standing there, the light from the door makes her shine, or maybe she is just glowing. She looked happy and just the way I remembered her, full figured and healthy, not like she was when she died, all skinny and wasted away. No, she looked just as I remembered her in her healthy days. She was wearing the same dress she was buried in, a peachy pink sort of dress...everything about her was exactly as I remembered her. I went toward her, her arms were open, I gave her a huge hug, and she smelled of the perfume I remembered so well. I told her I had been worried about her, she told me she was okay...everything was okay, and she smiled. She seemed so happy, and I was elated to be in her arms and smell her. We stood in each others arms for a little bit, then I woke up.
Not too much
time had past on the clock, I had noticed. It felt so real, like she was there.
I felt comforted by this and amazed. I noticed everything in my dream was the
same as my house was now. Nothing blurry or different or weird very very vivid.
I got up and opened my door, went down the hallway to the living room, expecting
to almost see here there again, but she was gone. This was a true comfort to me,
to know she was okay.
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 talking but didn't see her mouth move. She sounded like she normally would. Nothing different.
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? It was exactly the same voice.
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No I don't think anyone was around, besides no one sounds like my grandmothers unique voice.
Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience? No, my hearing is fine.
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Yes
I was embraced and hugged by my deceased grandmother.
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? It was very very familiar...just like in the past before her passing.
Was anything communicated by the touch? only love and caring and reassurance that she was ok.
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? I doubt it. This was a vivid event.
Did you see the deceased? Yes
My grandmother looked exactly the same as when I remembered her healthy. She had the same dress she had on when they buried her. Her hair was done up the same, she had the same perfume on. She had that unique smell. There was so difference as to when she was alive.
How clearly did the deceased appear? very very clear...solid, not transparent at all. Just as if she was there
How much of the deceased did you see? I saw her whole body...from head to toe she had on her dress and stylish shoes, nylons too.
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? she was at the age she died but she looked healthy and not sick.
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? She looked very healthy...round and full..like I remember her...not skinny and wasted away like she was when she died.
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No... not at all.
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? Yes
What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell? I smelled her perfume, and this unique smell she had. it could be the lotion she always wore too.
Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar? yes it was familiar...she always wore this fragrance
Was anything communicated by the smell? the smell only made me more familiar with her
Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? I don't think so , since I was asleep
How long did the experience last? it lasted only a couple minutes, then I awoke
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? it seemed gradual...everything kind of moved regularly
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
She was happy and content. She seemed just fine
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? No, she just reassured me she was ok.
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: this experience was unlike anything I have ever experienced. It was vivid, it was so real, everything in my house was exactly in the same place, nothing was moved, nothing was foggy, or weird. It looked as if she just came to visit and was standing in my living room.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: I was amazed and happy to see my grandmother, I felt in awe.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
I felt certain she was doing fine and listening to me when I talked to her, I had been sad and having problems in my life, when this event happened.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? the best was seeing my grandmother... the worse was having to let her go.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have? Joy
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
well I have always believed, but this just verified it more. It made even more of a believer.
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
I have made a compact, but both are not deceased as of yet.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Uncertain
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was elated...i felt relieved and happy, and a bit amazed.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? I did feel a little lighter, like my body was much lighter and flowing freely. Not so heavy.
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
Everyone I told thought it was amazing, that she really did come to see me and visit.
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? no
Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? Uncertain
i may have been on stomach medication that's about it
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? Uncertain
i have very vivid dreams of being out of my body and traveling to other planets or visiting places, seeing other beings and even seeing God.