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Experience description:  

It was very simple.  I was asleep then I had a vivid dream: Peter showed himself to me in the dream.  He then stated to me, "I'm still alive."  I tried to respond by saying, "how can that be, I had your body cremated."  He then said, "don't worry about it."   

I then woke up.  It was morning and I was wide awake.  I did not know that his body was being cremated on the very day I had that dream.  Several days later, the funeral director called to tell me that I could pick up Peter's ashes.  I looked at the date of cremation on the box and it was the very day I had the dream.  I was not aware of exactly when they were going to cremate his body as the funeral director only told me that he would call me in about a week after he initially received Pete's body. 

A few months later, after intense grief, I woke up in the morning and while still in bed, looked out the window and said, "It looks like it's going to be a nice day."  I felt a presence in the room, thinking that someone was laying on the couch.  I looked up, and stunned myself into the reality that no one was there.   

A few years later, I was half awake almost waking up from a night's rest.  I was trying to remember the name of a bay which Peter and me anchored our boat in.  I then said, "Peter what was the name of that bay?"  I heard his voice very clearly and he said, "Helms Bay."  I then was wide awake.

Was this 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?            Yes

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          Yes

            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?  voice originated from inside

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

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           No.  I was alone in my RV in Alaska

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   Not at all.  My hearing is great.

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?            No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

His appearance was better.  Like he was younger.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            transparent somewhat

            How much of the deceased did you see?       mostly his face

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Did not appear to be the age of where he was at death

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Perfectly healthly looking in my vision.  He had many problems before death, end-stage osteoarthritis all joints, cirrhosis of liver due to agent orange exposure, diabetes.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           I don't believe so.

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

How long did the experience last?        Briefly.  Less than a minute.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Beginning was gradual.  End was sudden.

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


Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Not that I know of.

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:           There is a fine line between spiritual realities and scientific realities.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

See above narration.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Relaxed.

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

It made me think that perhaps our souls do go on to live and our bodies transform into another form of energy to continue to mesh with the earth so in essence, we live on.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      There is no best or worst part.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      My relationships.  I can empathize with others who have lost loved ones due to death.  I feel the need to pass on the good news, i.e., life after death.             

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
     Yes.  It validated that the spirit world may be real.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Uncertain      Uncertain but if we believe there is life after death, it certainly eases the pain of grief.  It could be a psychological response or maybe the spirit world is real.  Or maybe both psychological and spiritual are valid.  We really don't know until we cross that bridge.

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?        Yes

I asked Pete to stop by sometimes and watch over me, maybe intervene if need be so that I don't make any horrendous mistakes in my life.  Be a spirit guide.  He said he would.   

He also told me when he was alive that he knew what it was like to be dead though I did not question the subject further.  After he died, I looked at some military medical records and it turns out that when he was a very young man he was resuscitated after an accident.  Perhaps this was his meaning of no fear of death and that he knew what it was like?

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No
What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Happy, but still grieving.

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

Yes.  Went to visit a psychic in a group meeting.  She said that Peter was with us and that he stated, "he tells me that you did not listen."  And she was right.  I did not listen to Peter and I did not listen when he was telling me that he was dying.  I did not want to accept that.  She also said, "He tells me he is not going to incarnate again."  Peter always used to say that he hopes not to incarnate again if there is such a thing.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

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

Did you see a light?           No

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     Yes.  They are neither surprised nor skeptical.  They only wanted to listen.

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?       Only that I hope to have another one.

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 

No, I am not on any medications. And I don't use illicit drugs.

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?           No 

No and I hope I don't.  When it's my time, I just want to go.

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Can't think of any.