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Christopher M's Mother's Experience

Experience description:   

My Mother was taking care of a 96 year old man that was my Grandma's neighbor. He had been in the convalescent home and had come out to live in his house again. He needed help with his taxes and other things. My mom took on the job to watch him close to 24 hours a day. One night my mom was watching him and all the sudden he started to breath heavy and my mom knew he was dying, so my mom held his hand and told him it's all right to go everyone's going to be ok. So within about 10 minutes he died. When he died my mom saw a bright green light leave his body float above him and then disappear. She believes it was his spirit leaving his body at death. My mom said that she always felt guilty for not being there when her Grandmother died so this was in a way making up for it. I know that my mother was not Drunk,Using Drugs, or seeing things so this couldn't have been a hallucination. My mother saw one of our churches priest in a hair dresser and she asked him what the green bright light could've been and he said it was a message from god trying to tell her something. In the same house that this man had died in there were women from another country staying upstairs in the house and they had said they saw a women on the stairs wearing a hoop skirt that was the color blue.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No


Did you see the deceased?         Yes

When the deceased died a bright green light arose from his body and then floated there and then disappeared towards the ceiling.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Very bright and somewhat transparent.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       All of the deceased.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       It was not very observably since the deceased was pure light.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            When the deceased died they were 96 years old and so I supposed they had many health issues.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           There is absolutely no possibility that what my mom saw could've been from some other source.

How long did the experience last?        About 5-10 minutes

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         They were more sudden, at the beginning my mother was a little scared to be with Harold when he died but she said after it happened she was overwhelmed and that death is a beautiful thing and that there's nothing to fear.

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:           My mom views this experience as real and not as not real because she experienced this happen with her own two eyes and there was no way she was seeing things since she hadn't been drinking, taking medications or doing drugs prior to her experience.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           My mom felt kind of frightened because she didn't know what was going to happen, but after Harold died she said it was peaceful and beautiful.


What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part of my mom's experience was seeing Harold's spirit leave his body, the worst part was knowing he'll no longer be with us in the physical realm.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:            My mom now believes that there is an afterlife and she says that she now understands life better after this experience.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     My mom believed that there was an afterlife, but she never thought it was possible until she had this experience. My mom also said she never understood death until this experience happened.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?   Yes     It gave my mom an understanding to what happens after someone has died and left this world, It taught her that there is an afterlife, and that there is some part of us that lives on after our physical body dies.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?     Yes The man who had passed on was not religious but he did belong to the Martin's club in town.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            The emotions my mom felt following the experience were Joyful, Confident, cheerful, sad, and spirited.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

My Mother was taking care of a 96 year old man that was my Grandma's neighbor. He had been in the convalescent home and had come out to live in his house again. He needed help with his taxes and other things. My mom took on the job to watch him close to 24 hours a day. One night my mom was watching him and all the sudden he started to breath heavy and my mom knew he was dying, so my mom held his hand and told him it's all right to go everyone's going to be ok. So within about 10 minutes he died. When he died my mom saw a bright green light leave his body float above him and then disappear. She believes it was his spirit leaving his body at death. My mom said that she always felt guilty for not being there when her Grandmother died so this was in a way making up for it. I know that my mother was not Drunk, Using Drugs, or seeing things so this couldn't have been a hallucination. My mother saw one of our churches priest in a hair dresser and she asked him what the green bright light could've been and he said it was a message from god trying to tell her something.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No

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?           Yes

When the deceased died there was a bright green light that left his body and float above his body and then disappeared.

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     My mom told a friend from Boston about what she saw and experienced and she asked him why god choose to show her and he said well god only shows these special things to certain people and you were one of the lucky ones. We were out to diner with our family from CT and we were talking about ghost, and my uncle said "I don't believe in ghost or any of that stuff," and then my mom said when I saw Harold's spirit leave his body I was completely convinced there's an afterlife.

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?       I must state that this was a life changing event for my mom and I, and it turned my mom from a half believer to a full believer.

Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No

When this experience happened to my mother she was not taking any medications that would make her see things or hallucinate.

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 

My mom said that when she used to live in Connecticut that one day when she was younger she was really mad and down about something and so she went into her living room and she said she felt the presence of a angel come and make her happy and peaceful.

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

These questions help explain exactly what happened during my mother's experience.