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Sara S's ADC

Experience description:  

I was laying in bed but not asleep. The whole room seemed to fill with warmth and light and wonderfulness. I felt pure love and happiness. At the time I didn't know that my Nana had died but in the morning I went downstairs and told my mother that my Nana had died. And it was true, she had died that night.

Was this experience difficult to express in words? Yes


It was something so special and something that I had never experienced before.

Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them? Yes

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?        No

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

How long did the experience last?       Maybe a minute.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?          Can't remember

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

Love and happiness.

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:   My friend once told me that she had experienced an after death experience and I did not believe her. After my experience I now believe her. Now that some years have passed since the experience I sometimes wonder if it could have been a dream but I don't think it was. Why did those feelings of happiness and love come to me on the night my Nana died? How did I know she had died before anyone told me? My experience happened about the time of her death. My husband has had an experience where he has seen a light but he thinks its a trick of the mind. I don't agree.

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  Uncertain

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:         Love and happiness.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?          N0 comment

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    The best part was that my Nana was sending me a message that everything was wonderful and happy. The worst was that she had died and I would no longer see her.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?       No     

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          Love and happiness and crying.


Did you see a light?         Yes

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. They might not believe me.

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 

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