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Conan M's Experience

Experience description:   

Had very vivid dream that I was lying on the side of a gravel country road with a white t-shirt on.  I was injured but not sure why- I tried to examine myself to see what was working and what wasn't.  I could not sit up because of very painful trauma to my abdomen.  I had begun to realize that because I could not sit up I was in very serious trouble and was pretty sure I was going to die.  I started to panic and kept saying over and over that I was too young to die and this can't be happening.  Next thing I remember I was hovering, looking down on myself lying on the ground- the panic had washed away and I felt at peace and completely calm.  At this point I woke up and was very shaken by the power of this dream. 

It was a Saturday morning and as I was lying there contemplating this dream that I had just had the phone rang.  It was my mom calling me to tell me she had some bad news.  My cousin was killed overnight in a one car accident in the middle of nowhere in Arizona- he had fallen asleep at the wheel, hit a tree and was ejected.  Died on the side of the road.  I was stunned at the coincidence.

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?            No

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

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:    heard thoughts, see above

            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?  sense of knowing what was communicated

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

Did you see the deceased?         Uncertain

difficult to say, initially I thought the body on the ground was mine in the dream

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            solid

            How much of the deceased did you see?       only remember top half

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       age current

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            healthy

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

How long did the experience last?        don't know

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         both beginning and end were sudden

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

panic at first, then calm

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:           I know that the incident I dreamt about occured.  I can't verify the positioning of the body or which side of road, etc.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

This was a dream

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           as though I was experiencing the dying myself

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The worst was the panic, the best was the calmness

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have?         The simple curiosity that we hardly understand our existence     

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Uncertain      Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Uncertain            Not sure about "spiritual".  Just the realization that there is some kind of consciousness after death

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 telephone call that morning virtually describing the circumstances surrounding my dream

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            shock, disbelief.  Too coincidental to ignore

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?    No

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?         Uncertain

I have had dreams that come true.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

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     I have told only the members of my family.  Their reaction was more silence than anything else

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 have had some other dreams that have come true.

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 

In this dream I did

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

I felt that I had experienced the death of my cousin as my cousin.  Like I was actually in his place experiencing it first hand.