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Experience description:  

This is my story which I would like to share, everything I state is true and I hope this will help others in some form or manner.  My helicopter instructor with whom I had a fairly strong bond with as you do when you put your trust in others was in an accident with student. I heard it on the radio one day coming home and  some how  knew it was him that was involved. On phoning I found out he had been in a crash when doing training and had received multiple burns, the student pilot had also been burnt on his arms but to a lesser extent. I was quite upset as I had a bond with the instructor over the years I had flown and prayed hard that he might make it. The accident happened roughly on a Friday and by the next week Thursday the pilot's condition had deteriorated quite badly while the young student was doing ok. I remember clearly that Thursday as I was in a field on my farm pulling out some small trees with the tractor when all of a sudden two orbs of light appeared , they where the size of tennis balls and I can only describes as a clear silvery color like a cell appears under a microscope except there was a silver shimmer. The two orbs seemed to hang in front of me for a while and then they ascended into the sky a a unbelievably fast rate. It was 5 minutes later that my phone rang and it was my wife telling me the instructor had passed away. Unfortunately the young student passed away about a week later. I firmly believe that that day the instructor had come to say goodbye before leaving this world.

I have seen small lights around people before like little silver glowing stars but the size of a pen tip but never so large and clearly. the instructor had a saying which I believe is relevant and true. He stated "where there is trust, there is love and where there is love there is God and where there is God then nothing else is needed." Anyway this is my story which I hope brings you happiness.

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 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?  No

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           No

            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?         Uncertain

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Saw their spirit - in Orb of light

            How much of the deceased did you see?       Saw their spirit - in Orb of light

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Saw their spirit - in Orb of light

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Not apparent

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           No ways

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

How long did the experience last?        5 to 10 seconds

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           No

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 saw this clearly with my own eyes during the day out on a field. I have seen small orbs before but never like this. It was real, both sad and up lifting as the person I believe cam to say goodbye.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           When seeing the orb I felt sad as I knew this was him saying goodbye

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

Maybe, his way of saying goodbye

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Seeing such beautiful lights and confirmation of spirit that lives on

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain                  Describe:            In some ways yes          

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     Spirit sometimes warns me

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     as stated there is more to this life that continues after death

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?        No

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?            Mixed, sad for his loss but happy that it proves that there is more to this life than we know


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   N0 comment

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Uncertain

Did you become aware of future events?       Uncertain

Sometimes I dream or somehow know things that are to happen and then they do

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain

Seen lights around people or appear before me - at times since around 20

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?           Yes

An orb of light X2 , the size of tennis balls hovering in front of me for 5 to 10 seconds

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     Not sure if they believed me

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?       Nope

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 still some times see lights from the corner of my eye that mainly seen around people head area.

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?           No 

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

Yes, as far as I understand it