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Experience description:

I was sitting in a quiet living room reading a book when this young man walked into the room.  He was transparent, but I saw him in color from head to toe.  He vanished after 4-5 steps into the room.  I said `hello` to him and there was no response from him. I have not seen him since.  I believe he is a young man who died from an accidental gunshot wound while rabbit hunting with friends.  This accident happened at least 30 years ago.  Maybe 40-50 years ago.

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?            No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

He was a young man of about 17-18 wearing blue jeans with a wide cuff rolled up. He was wearing a red plaid shirt with the long sleeves rolled up half way to the elbow.  He had short light brown or blond hair.  He was wearing boots.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Somewhat transparent, in color.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       All of him as he was walking.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       He died as a young man and appeared to be the age at which he died.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            He appeared to be a robust young man.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           No, I was home alone.  There was no tv or radio on, I was enjoying the quiet and reading.

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

He seemed to be going somewhere.

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 know what I saw was real.  I have learned of other sightings of `ghosts` in town.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was thrilled to have seen him and have been waiting for him to contact me again.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Happiness, curiosity.

Have you shared this experience with others?        


No specific reaction. I have learned who it may have been from others who knew the young man and the details of his death.

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?   Yes, I just relayed it to another site.

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       no

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?           Yes 

There was another unexplained experience in 1967 that happened while I was driving on a country road.

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.    none