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Will C's ADC

Experience description:  

I was having a particularly difficult day. I went to the garage, with the lights off, sobbing and begged my father that I could just "know he was with me". Immediately after my request I heard plainly in his voice, "close your eyes and you will." Being absolutely startled and shock I obeyed and experienced two blinding flashes of white light followed by ice cold chills radiating from my shoulders to my feet. I had an immense sense of peace and calm wash over me. I came in and told my mother and wife what happened. My mother said just prior to me going into the garage she told my father "help him, he needs you now".

Was the experience difficult to express in words?     No  

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

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:     Clearly communicated voice. In other experiences I will often see or hear a repeated phrase or scene.  

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?   The particular incident in the garage originated externally. Other experiences are internal or a sense of pure knowledge. 

If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?     Similar but refined. I knew immediately who's voice it was.     

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?   Yes  

Describe where and how you were touched:     Cool sensation.

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   Unfamiliar to anything I've ever experienced.  

Was anything communicated by the touch?   A sense of peace and calm.

Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?   Unlikely.

Did you see the deceased?   Uncertain    I didn't see a personage. I have seen him in other forms in other experiences. Some examples are: arm/hand holding mine, swirling type of energy, entire being. (All in a hypnogogic state.)

How clearly did the deceased appear?   Partially obscured/clouded. Like looking through a light fog.

How much of the deceased did you see?    Parts and whole.

Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?   Appeared to be about 20 years younger. Slimmer, no graying hair, rejuvenated appearance.

How healthy did the deceased appear to be?    He appeared normal. He was on life support for 2 weeks before passing and was very ill.

Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?    No.

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?    No                

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?   Yes     It felt as if he were in charge and there to fulfill my request.

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?   None.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?    Experience was definitely real    It was unlike anything I've ever experienced. I don't believe it to be contrived or imagined.

Was the experience dream like in any way?    No   

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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    It was all great, I wish I saw him and it lasted longer.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?    Yes    I was headed for a period of serious depression and that stopped it.    

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?    Yes    Knowledge that he is not far away from us.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?    Yes    I was unaware of the actual physicality of some manifestations.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?   No

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    I felt as if I was given knowledge and peace. I was like the light transferred the information.

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    Nothing more than abilities I already had.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?    No    Not in this particular experience. In others while in deep meditation or in a hypnogogic state I have experienced separation.

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

Did you see a light?    Yes    Intense white light like two strobe flashes seconds apart.

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    They believed it was in fact a legitimate visitation.

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?      Yes    I have had OBEs prior to the garage visitation.

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