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Sally P's ADC

Experience description:  

I was lying in bed after crying myself to sleep on Dec. 26th, 1972, the day my Daddy was buried. All I remember is that I was praying so hard to have him back right now, and then I woke, suddenly, in the dark, wondering what woke me. I felt warmth, something heavy, or pressure, like the space around the bed was a cocoon with me and the bed inside. It was still, peaceful, and I opened my eyes. I knew that Daddy was there before I opened them. I sat up in bed. Like someone else said in another post, he was standing at the foot of my bed, and there was a hazy aura around him, like he was stepping out of a cloud, and the circle framing it all was faintly glowing. You could see him from about the knee up, which may be due to the height of the bed, but I think the aura started there and went up. He was wearing his usual white long sleeved shirt and khaki pants.

I said aloud, "DADDY!, I love you, please come back, I'll do anything (pleading)". Without his lips moving, I heard him say, "I love you too baby. Don't cry for me, I don't hurt anymore". He was soon gone and I was begging him not to go. I lay back down and cried myself to sleep again, but it was NOT a dream, I was very much awake. When the second encounter happened a year later, I was close to sleep, but had been praying all night in front of a candle burning for him on the anniversary of his death, asking God to forgive me for being so selfish as to want him immediately back on earth, because that would've meant he'd still be suffering. This time we talked what seemed a long while. I don't remember all the words, just that they were comforting, and happy, and HE was happy, and content. We ended his time laughing and saying I love you! I hated him leaving, but was glad he didn't fade away as fast as the first time, and I was by this time just grateful that he was at peace, because he suffered so much on earth.

I know he is around me a lot, especially on long road trips because he makes his presence known (he was a truck driver), and keeps me company when I get stir crazy. Sometimes I just "know" he's there. It feels warm and then his face floods my mind, and it makes me smile.

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          Yes

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:    Without his lips moving, I heard his voice say, "I love you too baby. Don't cry for me, I don't hurt anymore". It was very clear, and it was his voice.

            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?  In my head, internally.

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           Very similar, exactly the same.

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           No, no one there, or awake in the house.

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   No, but I don't think his voice came thru my ears; just in my mind.

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?            No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

He was dressed in the usual: khaki slacks, white shirt.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Solid but with a hazy background like he stepped out of a cloud and it waited at his back for his return.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       From the knees up.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       He was the right age for when he died.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Very healthy and happy looking, no pain on his face! He'd had heart problems all my life and the last 5 years had quit working because of it, and his face showed the progression of it. I am the same now, and remember it clearly, and know now how he felt.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           There were no sources of light on in the room at the time.

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      Uncertain

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           Sometimes later I've smelled Old Spice and know he's there. Not sure about this time though.

How long did the experience last?        First time about 2 minutes. Second time seemed like about 30 minutes to an hour, a long, happy visit.

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

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

Absolutely; he smiled, sometimes just serious, but never sad.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  It's made me have NO doubts anymore that Heaven exists. Daddy told me there is no pain, so fear, only happy times.

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:           Because I was awake, and remember it all, and I didn't suddenly wake up wondering if I was dreaming, or confused. Afterwards I just went back to sleep, and woke normally in the morning KNOWING it happened.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           At first I wondered is this really happening? Then I realized it was quite real, and it hurt to see him go so fast, but after that I felt better.

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

I stopped being angry with him, and God, and the confusion left.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best: Seeing Daddy, knowing he was at peace and out of pain.

The worst: having to watch him go back.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      I pray a lot more freely and frequently these days.          

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     Much more strength/faith in my beliefs.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     Faith in Heaven, an afterlife there, and God being the one to meet us there as our Maker and Father.

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?            Sorrow, pain, alone.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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?    Yes

I believe my Daddy, and he told me Heaven is real, and joyful, and peaceful. His happiness was proof of his words.

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 "knew" things, felt them, knowledge of my young son while he was at school, or hurt, crying, laughing. Later it expanded to family, then friends, then some strangers.

Did you see a light?           Yes

An aura of off-white light

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     Many people, and they don't seem surprised. So claim the same type of experience.

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?            Uncertain

I don't know if any of them were researchers.

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your 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?           Yes 

Near death, respiratory arrest; Hearing was the first thing to recover, and I heard them saying I was "coding", then the Dr. said, "WAIT! STOP! She's coming back". I thought I was shouting, "DON'T SHOCK ME!", but I was only thinking it. He asked if I could hear him and finally I said, "don't shock me!" and he laughed, and said they were ABOUT to!

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

The questions are well formed. 

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    I can't think of any changes need at the moment.