Robert D's ADC
My first encounter with the paranormal was when I was 4 or 5 years old. I had arrived at the Sand Springs Home on what I remember as a dreary day, my mother had just been murdered and my whole life was taking a drastic change. Since I was so young everything seems as a blur now, but I'll never forget what happened to me on my first day at the Home.
I was being shown the downstairs of the Home by two ladies who worked for the Home and a boy my age named Jack who they had selected to show me around the boys floor after they'd shown me the dining room and the living room, those two rooms took up the whole downstairs. The living room contained the offices of the people who supervised the Home and the office of Charles Page, the man who had founded and built the Home. They unlocked the door to Charles Page's office and we all went in so they could show it to me. There was a man sitting behind the desk smiling at me, he had his hands folded in front of him and he didn't say a word, he just smiled at me. Nobody else acted like they could see him, nobody said hi to him, they just acted like he wasn't in the room. When we left the room I asked Jack who the man sitting behind the desk was and he replied that there wasn't any man sitting behind the desk.
When we got to the
second floor where the boy's floor was he showed me the bedroom where all the
boys slept. Up on the entrance wall to the bedroom was a picture of the man I
had just seen sitting behind the desk in Charles page's office. I said, "There's
the man I saw downstairs sitting behind the desk", Jack replied, "That's Charles
Page, he's been dead for fifty years and you couldn't have seen him".
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? No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? No
Did you see the deceased? Yes
He looked exactly they he did in his pictures.
How clearly did the deceased appear? As solid as a live person.
How much of the deceased did you see? He was sitting behind a desk so I couldn't see his legs or waist area.
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? He appeared the same age as in most of the pictures I saw of him, somewhere in his 50's I'd say.
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? He appeared to be very healthy. He was a big Scotsman and always healthy I'm told until he contracted the pneumonia.
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No. No way.
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? 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: The only thing I can say is that I saw him just plain as day.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Well, it's been along time but I'm sure I was upset about my mother being gone and I was scared because the home was really big to a small child. and my first day there was rainy and dreary
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? No
What was the best and worst part of your experience? All my experiences have been good.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Describe: Not in any definite way that I know of, because I've been affected by these occurrences since I was young so I don't know if things would have been different if they had never happened to me.
What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have?
I was lucky it happened so young in my life because after I started to learn about religion and such it gave me something to think about and having something as solid as this experience to guide me and let me know for certain that there is life after death. It also gave me hope that my mother is alright and I will see her again someday.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes Yes ,I began realizing things are just not as physical as they seem.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes Yes. After I grew up a little I knew there was life after death and there is a God.
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
My sister made one with me but were both still alive. No, he died before I was born.
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? I was kind of scared when I realized nobody else had seen him but I thought it was kind of neat also.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes
Two ladies who worked at the Home and a boy from the floor I was going to live on were there but they didn't see anything
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? No
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
I don't know if the events are connected but I've two experiences with the Holy Spirit. Once during a laying on of hands the Holy Spirit came with a rushing sound of wind into the room and I talked in the ancient biblical language of Aramaic. Another time I was sitting watching TV when the Holy Spirit came in the room suddenly and laid down a bridge between me and a friend and my thoughts were walking on the bridge in the form of people and she read my mind ( I was thinking about a girl I had just broken up with). My friend did not see the Holy Spirit or the bridge as I did, she just read my mind without seeing anything else. Both times the Holy Spirit looked like a ball of orange-ish energy and it appeared to be the same energy both times. I have to say though that I did not see it with my physical eyes but with spiritual eyes. I've had spirits living in my house. One time an empty Dasani water bottle flew up into the air off the table right in front of me, my children have a lot of stories of experiences with spirits in our house. I've also have seen a lot of U.F.O's.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
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 Well, you know a lot of people think your crazy. I don't think anyone was influenced by it except to think I'm crazier than they thought I was.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Yes
This is the first time I've put down this much for a website but I do have my OBE listed on the OBERF site that I tell about my OBE when I met God. It's listed under Robert D's experience and it's still listed under their Newest Experiences.
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? If I were talking to you I could but typing it all out is a drag.
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? Yes
I took LSD a lot when I was younger and had several experiences when I peaked that I understood everything was God.
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? Yes
Yes, it's listed on the OBERF site.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
Well, I can't comprehensively describe everything that's happened to me as typing it all out is a drag. I could go on for hours about the UFO's and other things I've seen. I really like to tell people about my OBE when I saw God.
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire. I have none.