Sybil S's ADC
On this day I had received notification from my mother's doctor in Florida, via my sister who lived in Florida, that Mom had experienced a massive, terminal brain bleed, but that the damage was too extensive to repair and that her family must say their last good-byes to her. My husband and I had made airplane reservations to fly to Florida the next day from Maine to see her for the last time.
I was crying myself to sleep that night with the thought that I would never again be able to talk with her. Then I heard a voice, which I knew to be my Dad's, and he said: "it's okay honey, your Mom's going to make it". I KNEW that Dad KNEW. I quickly turned over in bed and said to my husband : "Mom's going to make it!". He replied: "What?" and I said: "Dad just told me Mom is going to make it!". My husband again replied: "What?" to which I told him that I had just heard a voice which I knew was my father's, telling me my mother was going to make it even though we had been told differently by the doctor caring for my Mom.
The next day we arrived in Tampa Florida, rented a car and while driving the several hours to reach the hospital I contacted my sister who also lived in Florida. She announced that Mom had experienced what the doctor called a "Window of Grace"; on that day, one of Mom's friends had come to say her last good-byes and when she was leaving said "Good-Bye" to Mom and Mom replied "Good-Bye" right back to her! Upon this, the surprised and confused friend notified the nurse, who notified the doctor, whereupon the doctor decided Mom should be rushed into surgery.
My Mom did
"Make it". And she lived another 7 years and was able to receive many wonderful
experiences of love and joy with myself and other family members. My Dad KNEW.
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 hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? Yes
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? I heard it in my head as clearly as if the voice were in the room
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? The same as if he were alive
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? No
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? Few seconds
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? Sudden
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: The feeling was very real and the proof of the information proved itself, as I was told to believe differently than the message from my father.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: I was grieving at the thought that I might never again speak with my Mom, trying to absorb the information that had been given me that she would be dead soon-this emotion had nothing to do with the contact from my deceased Dad, except that he likely KNEW differently and wanted to console me by telling me this.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
I felt very blessed to have had such clear correspondence from my Dad. Also, I felt immense gratitude that my family and I were given another opportunity to share in a loving way with a mother who gave so much to us.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best: My Mom did survive.
She had a hard, long struggle to get her faculties back, and never got them
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 I learned to try to better trust such voices when they came with that feeling of knowing.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes I have come to understand that we are still very connected with our loved ones 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? Yes
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes The doctor said Mom was going to soon die, and that is what I was told. My dad told me she would make it, and I later found out the information from Dad was correct.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
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? No
Did you become aware of future events? Yes
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
Another time, I was very disturbed with an upcoming difficult time I thought was coming when again a voice, this time more subtle, unidentifiable, reassured me that everything was going to be Okay and would resolve on its own. And it did.
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes I have told many people. Usually those who I have gotten into similar conversation with and they had their own unique similar experience.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? No
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
Yes, but nothing this clear and undeniable, though.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes