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Wanda H's ADC

Experience description:  

I was in the kitchen and started to feel a tingle on the side of my face and head. It lasted long enough that I thought it strange and seriously thought I may have been having a stroke or something else going on. I realized that my husbands grandmother was in the hospital dying and stopped to pay attention to what I was feeling. I got the feeling that she was touching me to tell my goodbye. I received a sense of understanding and peacefulness. After a minute I said in my mind, that if it was her, thank you for coming to let me know she is ok, but she should move on now. Within a few seconds, the tingling stopped. I checked the time and it was 12:37. When I got home my husband said he had to tell me something, I told him I already know, your grandmother passed away. When I asked him what time, he said it was 3:35 east coast time, which was 12:35 our time.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  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?            Yes

Side of face and head. Tingling.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   unfamiliar

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  I got the feeling to stop and listen with my mind.

            Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?  No. I was in a kitchen. No breeze. Nothing different that any other time.

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?        About two or three minutes.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         It was sudden enough that when it started, it took me only a few seconds to stop what I was doing and take notice. When it was over, and I said goodbye and for her to move on, it took maybe five seconds.

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           No

It was peaceful, understanding of my emotions, and like she had instant knowledge of my thoughts from when she was alive.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  No real information, just sharing what she was feeling, which was not excitement or sadness, just kind of like she was moving away, and had things to go do.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?           Experience was probably real

            Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:           It felt like personal proof. But, just because it was an unexplainable experience now, in the future it may be explained as something medical.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was knowing her feeling of peace. And her seemingly unconditional understanding and pure love she relayed to me. The worst was the beginning when I was not sure what was going on.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      I have been working on clearing my mind to be more accepting to messages through meditation and yoga. yoga has been the most helpful for me to open my mind and heart. With this, I seem to receive more memorable messages and visits in my dreams, and intuition.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     I knew that if I felt her, there was no reason why I could not feel others. She was very in my face and blunt when she visited me. I pay attention to any odd tingling I have now. when I ask them to move on for now, they usually do.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Uncertain      It did not prove to me that there may be a god. And it did not inform me of where she went after leaving me.

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 knew by her visit, that she had passed, when I got home, this was confirmed with the time.

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

I felt a little more open to acknowledge a presence when it is around.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I finally shared it with her daughter, but she did not seem to relay any kind of acknowledgement or emotion to me. I told my husband I already knew she passed before he told me and even gave him the time she visited me, but he did not seem as impressed as I was.

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 

When I was a small child I was at a lake with some family and friends. I slipped on a rock and went under water. I was not breathing under the water, but it did not feel that way. I felt someone grab my arm and lift it up out of the water so someone could see it. Then, my aunt grabbed my hand and pulled me up. The feeling on my arm was not her, it was not a feeling of a person, but an unseen sudden raising of my arm.

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