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Susan S's ADC

Experience description:  

My mom had been in a coma for about 2.5 day, she was slack jawed, her lungs rattling.  I'd just cleaned her mouth out with a sponge on a stick.  She suddenly grabbed the stick with her teeth.  Trying to get her to let it go, I told her she "had to let go." She did finally.  I walked into the kitchen to drop it into the trash and heard her say, just "overhead",  "always remember how much I loved life" it was her voice.  When I got back to her room I discovered she'd passed.

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:    just heard her voice and statement.  There was another experience, will relate in another statement.

            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?  the voice seemed to be over my head, clearly hers, externally.

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

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           none

            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?        as long as it took to say the sentence,

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         sudden, "in passing"

it was important to her to be known for what she said I think

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:           it really took me by surprise! then it was hard to deny, then 2 additional experiences were added to this one

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was stressed because I was the only one caring for her and was unsure of what to do

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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      appreciation that she'd communicated something.  I've heard a voice thru much of my life, quite a times at least, surprised at this one.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain                  Describe:           

Because of my stress and anger, I've also made some very bad choices within several years after her death,  things have fallen apart.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes    

I was surprised that there could be an actual physical "auditory" form of communication.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Uncertain     

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

No, but God "set up" an experience that came later.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Uncertain

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I felt   anger, partly because I'd been so concerned about her that I'd never talked to her about matters that were important to me and I wished I'd "cleared the air" on.


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     probably some disbelief

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?            Yes

they usually listen but make no comment

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?         Yes 

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

will describe later, I'm writing this at 3 am.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes

but not comprehensively