Sonia C's ADC
I had turned all but 1 light off in the apartment prior to going to sleep on the night of the 17th. At approximately 2:15am I was awakened by a loud pull-click of ceiling fan chain. I turned my head towards the sound to see the kitchen had been flooded with a soft pale green light. I rolled over thinking that I was dreaming, and began to hear sounds in the apartment living room such as glass falling, picture frames falling and vases hitting the floor. I sat up in bed and took my shirt off as I had began to sweat profusely, but refused to believe that someone was in the apartment. I rolled on my side to face the kitchen and noticed that the pale light was gone. I thought to myself this is creepy it sounds like someone is in the apartment. It was then that I thought, wouldn't it be scary if someone walked by.
This is when I saw it what appeared to be a man walking past my bedroom door. I began to scream, but it didn't leave the apartment, it didn't trip on the clutter of boxes that I had in the hallway, I could not hear its footsteps. I called the police and continued to scream. I didn't hear the door open as it had a loud plastic sweep at the foot of the door to block draft. The door handle simply clicked and I felt it gone. Prior to this experience I had been experiencing strong male perfume odor in my apartment when ever I came home. Lights that I had left off were on, and when I left them on over night they were off in the morning. My glasses were completely twisted at the nose bridge and arms one morning after I left then on the coffee table the night before.
On the night of the incident I asked my ex husband to come pick me up as the experience had frightened me so. On the second night at my ex's apartment I woke up to my fathers who sat beside me in bed with one hand on my hip and the other stroking my forehead as he did many nights when I was a kid after coming home from a night out. His touch was soft like silk, and not at all cold, nor was it warm. It was simply a feather like touch with sufficient weight for me to feel his touch. It was completely comforting and peaceful. I opened my eyes and could feel his phantom touch and I said hello daddy. I miss you and I love you so much. I felt so much peace and comfort.
On the night of the
intrusion I plugged in my cell phone in the kitchen, and went to the living room
to turn the lamp off and I heard my father's voice in my head clear as if he had
been standing next to me and he said, "Sonia, always leave a light on" I turned
the lamp back on. I then got my phone off the kitchen counter and plugged it
next to the night stand, because the voice again told me; "tonight may just be
the night that you need it. I believe that my father saved my life that night.
What I can't be positively sure of is what he saved me from. I am not yet able
to say for sure if what I saw and heard in my apartment on that night was a
living man or something else. What I do know was that theft was not the
intention. I also know that something personal was stolen and my father's hair
was moved from where I put it and tucked away behind his parent's photograph in
my photo album. I am pretty sure that moving the hair was my father's way of
letting me know that he was indeed there on the night of the intrusion. Demon,
spirit, ghost or flesh I will never know the origin of the other being in the
room, but it was not my father.23
Was this experience difficult to express in words? There isn't much that I can't express in words, but this experience was absolutely life altering and terrifying.
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?
Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated: Please see description above.
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 voice just activity
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 voice
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? at a later time
Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience? absolutely not
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Yes
Please see description above
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? familiar
Was anything communicated by the touch? comfort
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? no
Did you see the deceased? No
I saw that other thing, person or being
How clearly did the deceased appear? The other being was solid
How much of the deceased did you see? not sure what that other being was, but I saw the whole person
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? I didn't see my father, I saw that other being and it appeared to be a male.
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? N/A
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? Yes
What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell? Male perfume/cologne on the weeks prior
Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar? very nice male perfume
Was anything communicated by the smell? the presence of male perfume
Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? no
How long did the experience last? 15 minutes
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? sudden
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? yes, he told me to leave light on
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: Life altering. I have not been the same person since
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Extreme fright, like I have never felt before
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
Dad came to see me. It was comforting to know that he was looking out for me and that he saved me from what ever the intentions of that other being were.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? I no longer trust the dark or being alone.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Describe: I can no longer live alone
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes There are other things out there
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes Nobody is ever really dead
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
Yes with my grandmother, but she is still alive.
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? extreme fear
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Only the bone chilling screams from me, which I believed to be impossible.
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 felt protected
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
After I went back to get my belongings from the apartment one week later, I was frightened by fishbowl laughter coming from the right side of my face, something was laughing in my ear.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? Yes
That other being
Did you see a light? Yes
Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above? Yes
at my ex's house
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? First time that I am sharing it formally
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? There is more, but not much more.
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
Never on meds during my mourning period. I had to manage it naturally, because of the demands of my job.
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
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire. This was fine. I hope my experience is somewhat helpful.