My mother had a prolonged death- and slowly died over a period of weeks while in the care of hospice. A few days before her death while she was mostly alert, she was talking to someone in the room that none of us could see. She kept saying "take care of the babies" as she would stare off into the air above her. We never knew if she was hallucinating or actually seeing something or someone we could not. Anyway, after she died that night, we took care of the necessary procedures with the nursing facility, my wife and I headed home. Nothing seemed unusual or different when we got home and we soon as we were both tired, we began to get ready for bed. I had just lain down and looked toward the doorway of the bedroom and there I saw this sort of green hovering light that was in sort of the shape of a human body. It looked more like some sort of mass of energy than any actual form. It hovered there for a few minutes and then disappeared. I never saw it again.
I am a person of faith
but also a person of logic and science. For months after seeing this, I tried
to convince myself that I really didn't see it, that somehow my mind played a
trick on me. But I know that it was real and I am convinced it was my mother's
final visit before departing to the beyond.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? No
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? Uncertain
A green hovering energy form that stood in the doorway of my bedroom for 2-3 minutes.
How clearly did the deceased appear? Not in human form, more like an energy mass.
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
How long did the experience last? 2-3 Minutes
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? gradual - the form faded away slowly.
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? No
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? No
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: As a person of logic, I know the brain is capable of many things under stress. But this was real.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Uncertain
Somewhat dreamlike, but I was not asleep.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Uncertain
It was somewhat comforting to think that my mother may have visited. I don't know why but I sense that she wanted to make sure we were okay before she left.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Lack of control over what was happening, both good and bad.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? No
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?
In a jokingly manner, my spouse and I have talked about this. I doubt either of us actually believes the other.
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? Uncertain
Spouse was present, heard me describe what I was seeing but was in further state of drowsiness and was unsure if they saw anything.
Did you see a light? Yes Green hovering light- see above.
Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above? Yes
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Mostly disbelief. Most people attribute the experience to stress.
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? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes