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Tina's ADC 2088

Experience description:  

It was a few days after my brother had passed away and I was pacing  my Mother's driveway just after  midnight mourning my brother and asking God to send me a sign that he was okay. I felt confident that he would as while my brothers friends had gathered that evening and we began to talk about him the living room light flashed a few times. After everyone left I was pacing the driveway speaking to God, mourning and praying. I looked into the sky and a light came down almost like a firework, through the tree across the street with shimmering sparkles and was there briefly it came very close to me and then pulled back up into the sky. It was very real so real I asked my friend/now husband if he had just seen what I saw and he said yes that was not of this world as sad as I was I believe I had just received the answer I was looking for. A few years after my brother's passing lights would flash at the mention of him and strangely enough I gave birth to my daughter exactly 3 years to the date of this experience and as I walked to the hospital window there was a car parked out front that had a tag that said "Boo" my brother's nick name maybe a sign he was there or coincidence not sure but not very likely that a tag would be on a car in front of my hospital window reading an unusual nickname. I still wonder about the light I saw and what it was. I know it was beautiful shimmering it calmed me at the moment but didn't relieve my grief just answered my question at that moment...was brother okay? the light came and I felt peace and he was trying to let me know.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes

Often wondering what it was and still thinking about it,  the only way I can describe it is like a firework that came down from the sky in a shimmering light for a very brief moment and then pulled back up into the sky....as it came down through a tree across the street it looked as though it nearly touched me before it was pulled back up.

Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them?          Yes

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:    I dreamed my phone was ringing  and it was my brother's voice on the line saying "I am crossing over now" another voice said softly in the back ground "we aren't suppose to do that" this was a dream but I believe yet another sign of him letting me know he was okay

            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?  just a soft voice on a phone line

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

            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 comment

Did you see the deceased?         No

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      Yes

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           For a few years I would smell his cologne Obsession it doesn't happen anymore

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     his cologne

            Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?        no

How long did the experience last?        briefly

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:           I know what I saw and 2 people cannot witness the same thing if it did not happen

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

the only thing dream like was the phone call     

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           amazed

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

it took much time for me to mourn the loss but knowing he was okay made it easier to get through

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The sight of the light I will never forget

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            closure

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

My now husband but friend at the time experienced this with me

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?       No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

only during the phone call

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

Did you see a light?           Yes

it was as described above like a firework shimmering

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

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?            Yes

We had a few beers but not enough for both of us to experience what we saw together and for sure not to see what we saw it was amazing

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