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Vicki W's ADC

Experience description:  

I was driving to town and all of a sudden something just came in my mind really strong (hard to describe how but very powerful) Something said your grandfather is going to die. Some how I knew what grandfather and what to do.

I went home, called and quit my work. I packed the next day and left for KY.

Not long after I arrived my great grandfather became ill. I thought oh, that must be it. It must be my grandfathers dad, most called him "poppie. "

He had to be put into a home because of his medical condition and again I said oh that must be it. Now looking back I must have known better but did not want to face it. I had told only 2 people, my mother and a friend that something happened to me, to make me think my grandfather was going to die. 

3 months after I arrived my grandfather had a stroke. He was rushed to the hospital. He needed surgery and I was hysterical that he would not come out of the surgery. He came out ok so I questioned myself again saying oh that must be it.

A call in the night saying he was serious and come to the hospital threw me back into hysteria because deep down I knew.

After a couple of days in the intensive care waiting room I decided to go home and take a shower.

When I returned and stepped off the elevator every one ( all the family) was leaving his room. They said a blood vessel burst and it was only a matter of time.

No one wanted me to go in the room alone but they were typing to help my grandmother. I told them I was going in no matter what.

I walked in alone and as I stepped to the end of his bed something happened. 

I could not feel sadness. It was like an overwhelming sense of joy, peace, love, warmth, and a sense of knowing that its ok.

It was something more then words can ever describe.

I walked to the side of the bed and said goodbye grandpa and all I could do is smile because I was so filled with joy or something I couldn't explain and knew he was fine.

After that I handled his death very well helping my grandmother deal with his death.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?          Yes


It is hard to describe because it was like mind to mind communication or more like some one sending me information.

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?          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?        The only way to describe is that it happened in a moment.

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

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

I am not sure if it was my grandfather or some one else telling me about my grandfather.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Yes, something told me my grandfather would die and then he did within 3 months. It was helpful because I got to spend time with him before his death. 

After his death something told me he was ok and gave me what I can only describe as a moment of a feeling that he feels about where he is going.

It helped me deal with his death.

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 was real because there was no way for me to know in advance he was going to die soon and no reason for me to think he would.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           At first when I felt he would die It was more of a shock. Then a overwhelming sense of comfort and indescribable happiness.

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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The worst was finding out my grandfather would die but the best was understanding he was ok.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      It has affected my belief in religions.

 My grandfather was never religious and something told me he was ok. Many religions do not believe some one can be happy unless they follow practices.

It made me do research into different religions and I wanted to understand how they came to be.

It also helped me to open my mind to things that I do not understand and can not explain.  

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     My beliefs are now strong about life after death.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            No      

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?         Yes, I was told my grandfather would die and he did.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Happiness and did not cry anymore.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes

I had a special knowledge of his well being.

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes

I became aware he would die and then was there as the events occurred.

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

I have had several experiences later in life seeing and hearing ghosts or spirits. I also had a visual vision that warned me of a fire on the stove only moments before it happened.

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     I have told family and in special instances for a couple of friends to help them deal with death. I know my mother was influenced because she has opened her mind to more things.

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

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       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?           No 

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

I explained as much as possible. I was accurate but the experience its self was hard to explain in words. 

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    I had two experiences related to one event. It would had been helpful for you to have addressed that issue because they were so connected to each other. 

I am not sure if you would consider this one long event or 2 separate events.