On 15th October 2002, I had been talking during the evening to a number of people at a social club about signs from the other side. When I went to bed that evening, I put our bedroom light on (its a normal ON/OFF switch) immediately it flickered a little, it dimmed slightly, then got brighter a couple of times. I said "Come on love, show us what you can do". Over a period of about 30 seconds, the light bulb gradually grew dimmer and dimmer as if some one was turning down a dimmer switch. The room eventually finished up in total darkness. I immediately turned on a light in another room, and that light was fine. I later checked the bedroom bulb in another room and found it didn't work any more. I have spoken to many people since about this, including an electrician, and all have never known a light bulb to burn its self out over nearly a minute.
documented many other contacts over the weeks since she died, and can pass you
these if you wish to telephone. 15th October was the last date that anything
happened with the electrics (in our house), but other things have happened since
then and continue to happen. It would take hours to list them all on this web
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
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: We were wide awake, we'd had no previous problems with the electrics. Before the house had been rewired, we'd had endless problems. I believe my wife chose to play with the electrics because there would be no way we could dismiss these occurrences as electrical problems. It cost a lot of money to have the house rewired, and we often had pride, and laughed after the work had been done, specially during the dark cold winter months, because we knew that we'd not be having any more problems.
the time of her death, we were due to move house. She obviously knows that we
have not now moved, and came into our existing house to make these things
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Pleasure, and gratitude in the knowledge that even after she had died, she had been able to give us 100% proof that she is fine, and one day we'll all be together again.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part is knowing that she is with us and sees us. I accept that she can't always do these things, but put that down to only having so much energy or something like that. I shall always believe that she is waiting for us, and loves us dearly. There is no bad part to the experiences, or any of the other ones not documented here.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
I had thought that I was a Christian, but I am now more inclined to believe in the faith of Spiritualism.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
Absolute proof that there is life after death.
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? Uncertain
When she was sedated in Hospital, I asked her to give us some signs that she was OK if she could.
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? Happiness!!
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes
My son and I witnessed the full power cut. Only I witnessed the bedroom light on the other occasion.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain
No but I did have one before. On 3rd July I was reading a book during the evening. At one point I had the urge to pause. Three word came in to my head
Castles, flowers. I carried on reading, and these words all appeared three pages
later. It was a knew book, I'd not flicked through it, and it wasn't a work of
fiction (so there wasn't a story) that I was reading and could have predicted
what was going to happen next. This is the one and only time this type of thing
has ever happened to me with a book. Alfred, Castles, and flower together, have
no significance to me.
Have you shared this experience with others?
Some found it astounding (those with after life belief). I think one or two others probably thought it was my / our imagination.
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? I believe that her love for us, and her generosity when on earth, were fundamental to her wanting and being able to give us these signs. We were extremely close, and she her self called us "soul mates". A few weeks before her death, we'd even talked about how much closer we'd grown over the years. I adored her, and took hundreds of photos over the years. Many of these were framed and displayed even while she was with us. She was very sincere, and always put others first. I believe that her earth qualities, some how gave her the desire, and the power to do what she's done for me and our son. During her last hours when sedated and on a ventilator, I talked endlessly to her. I said she was going to be with Jesus, and her daddy. I asked her to give us the strength, to carry on. Hours later I held her, as the ventilator was turned off. I believe she knew I was there, and was determined to let us know that although gone suddenly, she's fine.
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? Yes
The incident with the book described above. Also many times I thought I'd heard my name called out, (in the weeks after she died) - when in bed.