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Sarah & Linda's ADC

Experience description:  

Linda and I were sharing a romantic moment in my bedroom, when all of a sudden, a song came on Iheart radio called "Mirrors", by Justin Timberlake. A few minutes into the song, Iheart radio began buffering for a few seconds at a time, especially during specific moments in the song. I felt the presence of someone in the room, standing somewhere at the foot of the bed. I asked Linda if anyone had died, but we could not think of anyone at all. I knew that my 89-year-old grandmother had been in the hospital, but I had no idea what condition she was in at the time. The song, in question, went: 'If you ever feel alone and the glare makes me hard to find/Just know that I'm always parallel on the other side", which is when the radio began to buffer.

A few hours later that same morning, I heard my father come upstairs and say to my mom: "She's gone. Her heart has stopped", and I knew then that he was referring to my grandmother. She wasn't technically dead at that time, but she had had a heart attack sometime early in the morning and needed an emergency team to help resuscitate her. I didn't know any of this at the time, and so I attributed this experience as my grandmother's way of letting me know that she was leaving the physical world and that she would always be there in spirit. She was musically-inclined and therefore it makes sense that she wanted to communicate through a song. She also wasn't very considerate when she was at the door, so she wouldn't have cared what was going on at the time when she needed to deliver a message.

Was this experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain

I felt the impact of the energy, which at the time, was a tad bit unsettling, given the circumstances. However, once I found out that my grandmother had passed away (later on that same morning), it all seemed to make sense.

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?       Yes

          Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:          The radio was buffering, and the songs lyrics were revealing.

          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?     They originated outside of me.

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

          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?       No

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

How long did the experience last?      4 minutes.

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of 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:   If it feels like a sign, it is. The soul always knows.

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    It happened at an inconvenient time (worst). It reaffirmed my beliefs (best).

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          Some fear, but mostly peace.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?          Yes

My partner, Linda, was present with me during all of these experiences.

Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?          No