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Tim G's ADC

Experience description:  

I had just returned from a visit to Chicago, where my in-laws-to-be resided. My fiancÚ and I had spent time with her elderly Grandmother who is so kind and smart like mine was. Upon returning to Los Angeles, I went to my usual yoga class. Before class I started to lay on my mat, closed my eyes and was very relaxed. In my mind I spoke to my Grandma, about my trip and how I envied my finance's ability to still talk with her Grandmother. I told her how I missed her and wished that she would be able to be at my wedding, which was steadily approaching. Within moments, I felt physical hands caressing mine and moving thumbs on the tops of my hands in a circular motion. I felt the electricity as if invisible mechanical hands were holding mine. In my mind I told her, "I can feel you, I know you're there, this is incredible. I miss you Grandma" This sensation continued for 3 or 4 minutes, until she was gone. This made me so happy, I had no doubt it was her. My grief subsided and I felt very blessed.

The best part of all of this came on my wedding day a month later. When my bride-to-be faced me at the altar we were told to hold hands. We hadn't rehearsed this part, you're just supposed to do what feels natural. She took my hands in the exact same position with her thumbs on top of my hands. When I thought about it later it really made me smile.

Was this experience difficult to express in words? No


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? Yes

She held and caressed my hand and moved her thumbs in a circular motion

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? familiar

Was anything communicated by the touch? that she was there

Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? no sound

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? 3 to 4 minutes

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? gradual start and end

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

it was a reassuring touch, maybe slight regret I'm not sure

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? 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: never felt anything like that before. also the timing of it all.

Was the experience dream like in any way? No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: exhilarating, I felt loved and reassured by her.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes

i felt good. I didn't feel sad, felt she conveyed a message to me

What was the best and worst part of your experience? Worst part not knowing when I will communicate with my Grandma again

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Describe: outlook on death. not to be afraid.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes your energy continues to travel elsewhere when the physical body dies

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? affirmation that these special moments are real


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? Yes

experience speaks for itself

Did you become aware of future events? Yes

the hand holding at wedding was a prediction I figured out later

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes

I've been visited by passed loved ones in aura color, shape demonstrations. I've also been touched by a friend twice

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? No

Did you see a light? No

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above? No

Have you shared this experience with others? Yes some listened and were interested. others didn't believe or shrugged it off

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

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