was kneeling in front of my uncle's casket at his wake praying. I saw a
transparent image of him rise from his body facing me. I heard nothing, but saw
his mouth moving rapidly and gesturing as if he was trying to tell me something.
I remember thinking he seemed very distressed. I looked away self-consciously,
thinking is this for real? When I looked back the vision was gone.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? very alert
Was the experience dream like in any way? no
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was kind of freaked out to see this image of my dead uncle.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Uncertain I have just wondered what he was trying to tell me, if in fact what I was seeing was "real".
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? No real effect -- I think I have mostly put this out of my mind. Since I cannot verify it and it seems like a possible hallucination I have passed it off as some freaky experience that I do not want to think about.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No response
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I have had other odd experiences I have sent to you that I have felt more open to share. This one I have told fewer people about, because it makes me uncomfortable.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Uncertainty regarding the whole event, a little fear at his apparent state of anxiety and what that meant -- was he warning me?
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes