Sallie A's ADC

Sallie A's ADC 653

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Experience description:   

I was asleep and suddenly my grandmother appeared only it wasn't like a dream at all.  She was standing in front of me in a blue suit, purse, white gloves and a white pill box hat like she might have worn in the 60's.  She was standing in a completely white, hazy fog.  She was waving at me but did not speak.

My husband said that I immediately sat up in bed and said that my 'Mammaw' had died.  At the same time our telephone rang and my husband answered it.  It was around 5:30 in the morning and it was my mother telling us that my grandmother had died.  She had been in the hospital for angina pains but was scheduled to be released that day because the doctor's could find nothing wrong with her.  I later found out that her heart had simply quit beating.

I don't recall any type of conversation with my grandmother or that she was relaying any information to me.  She was just standing there waving and her appearance did not have the quality of a dream.  It was as if she was actually standing in front of me.

Have you had multiple experiences?   Yes     2

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

She was dressed in a 60's style suit- pillbox hat, gloves, purse.  My grandmother was extremely conscientious of her appearance and wore the same type of outfit that I remembered her to wear when I was very young.  However, she appeared to be her actual age.

How clearly did the deceased appear?            Solid

How much of the deceased did you see?       All of her.

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Same age.

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            She appeared to be perfectly healthy.  At the time of her death, she was fairly healthy and had only been admitted into the hospital because of recent chest pains.

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

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

How long did the experience last?        Seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Both were sudden.  I awoke immediately after the experience.

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

Calm, content

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

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?           Experience was probably real

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           A little confused but happy to see my grandmother.

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

Yes, I felt that my grandmother was saying goodbye to me.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes

Describe:      I have had two such experiences and they have led me to wonder about the possibility of life after death.

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.?            No

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 husband's uncle and I made a pledge to contact each other if one of us died first.  I did not receive any contact from him after he died.

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?            Very confused because right after the experience my mother called to tell us that my grandmother had died.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes, My husband

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

Although I was face-to-face with my grandmother, I distinctly has the sense that we were not in the same place, if that makes any sense.  She was in the white fog but I was not.

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?         No

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 formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?   No

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?           No