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Stephen R's ADC

Experience description:  

At the time I was undergoing a kind of appraisal and general meeting with my line-manager. He came into my office and I drew up a chair next to mine so that he could see my computer screen as I had a view to showing him the latest activity on my patch. After some initial discussion he (my line manager) then began to do what he thought he was paid to do and, go into some lengthy discussion about some tender that I had submitted to a local authority and review my sales figures for that month.

Anyway, these sort of meetings always bored me stiff and, in my pretence to appear to be very interested in his wisdom I turned to my left and looked him square in the face - as though I was hearing a revelation!

As I did so - I found myself staring into the face of my Father - not 5 inches away from my face! Time stopped and I simply starred into my manager's face in awe - seeing my father's face clearly superimposed on his.

To my mind this event lasted just milliseconds and simultaneously - minutes.

I forget how our meeting was concluded but I do know that Stuart, my line manager was not aware of my ''freezing in time and space'' to perceive such truth.

Degree of bereavement for deceased immediately prior to the experience:     Moderate sadness and/or grief feelings

Degree of alertness immediately prior to experience:         Fully alert

After your experience, did you consider the contents of your experience:       Wonderful

Have you had multiple experiences?   Yes     Both in dream form and waking awareness.

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?            Yes

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          No

            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?         Yes   As in my experience of metamorphosis of my manager's face into that of my Father's

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Transfigured over the face of that of my colleague.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       Just his face.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       At the initial event his face appeared as it was when he died. However, in subsequent appearences he has appeared as a cyclist and looking slimmer - yet he died with the severe lung disease - Emphysema - or COPD as it's now called.

I actually chuckle when I see my Dad - in my minds-eye with his bicycle and looking 30 years younger. It seems to me that - THAT'S LIFE!

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            He knew that he was in god's waiting room - so to speak.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           Not even the remotest chance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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

It was a though my Father was simply saying - Son, I am here still!

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  In terms of the deceased passing on information, My mother once came to me in a dream and showed me that she is now happy and contented in a 'THATCHED COTTAGE'' I am serious. So in that regard, YES; I get get info' from the deceased.

Anyway; why do we add 4 more letters to the word DEAD and then say DECEASED! Are we all in denial about mortality!?

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:           I was awake and IT HAPPENED.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No 

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I now know that I was undergoing what is now called a ''lucid dream''. Call it what you like - I know that my experience wasx REAL.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      N/A

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     Just to say that my spiritual self was re-enforced.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     Just a confirmation as I believe in the everlasting Soul. Can there be NOTHING? If so, doesn't NOTHING, by virtue of the fact that we have just acknowledged it's existence in conversation - become SOMETHING?

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?            Only contemplative

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

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

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?            Yes

Did you see a light?           No

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?            Yes

It was like time freeze-frozen and my office just vanished.

Have you shared this experience with others?     Yes    

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?   No

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       Yes. I would like to add that my experience was REAL - OK!

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

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               No

I have many experiences to convey. I have no time for such questionnaires though.