This past summer, I was awakened in the middle of the night and in my half-dream
state, I saw my grandfather sitting at the foot of my bed.
He was in the form of a spirit, I could only see his outline made of
glistening sparkles of light (impossible to describe) but somehow I knew it was
him, and oddly, I wasn't afraid (I guess because I thought it was a dream?) He
kissed my forehead. I felt the
love-- it was gentle and fatherly and somewhat sad.
Then I suppose I fell asleep again.
In the morning I remembered this and thought it was weird but assumed it
was a dream and didn't think anything more of it.
far as I knew, my grandfather was alive and well at that time.
In reality, he was in his bed at home dying.
Someone was supposed to be bringing him food and neglected to do it (he
was in his late 90s and could no longer drive.)
He was found and sent to the hospital, where he stayed in intensive care
and then hospice for a few weeks until he died.
During that time, he rallied a bit and we thought he would get better, but his
last days were spent in a non-responsive state.
The last time I saw him, he was lying in the hospital bed unable to speak or
open his eyes. I talked to him and
said my good-byes-- when I did that, I had a very intense feeling of love wash
over me-- like a spiritual hug. Like
my soul had been hugged with warm love.
Someone unseen in the room had hugged me, I am sure of that.
I don't know if it was his spirit or possibly an angel or deceased family
Anyway, I believe that my grandfather visited me in spirit form to say good-bye
shortly before his death.
has visited me at least twice in dreams since then (it's been two months since
Any associated medications or
substances with the potential to affect the experience?
Was the kind of experience
difficult to express in words?
Yes It is hard to explain how he
appeared, he was a light form
At the time of this experience, was
there an associated life threatening event?
What was your level of
consciousness and alertness during the experience?
I was half-awake
Was the experience dream like in any way?
I thought it was a dream because
it was in the middle of the night, but it was actually quite lucid
Did you experience a separation of
your consciousness from your body?
Uncertain When he kissed me on the forehead,
I think I may have been out of body too. It felt as if I were sitting up next to
him-- if that makes sense.
What emotions did you feel during
None that I can
remember, just the love which is the type of love we don't normally experience
on earth. Pure and honest and just LOVE.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
Did you see a light?
Did you meet or see any other
Did you experiment while out of the
body or in another, altered state?
Did you observe or hear anything
regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?
Yes I saw my grandfather who was
dying but I had no idea about it at the time.
Did you notice how your 5 senses
were working, and if so, how were they different?
Did you have any sense of altered
space or time?
Did you have a sense of knowing,
special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Did you reach a boundary or
limiting physical structure?
Did you become aware of future
Were you involved in or aware of a
decision regarding your return to the body?
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts
following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?
Did you have any changes of
attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
How has the experience affected
your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?
This particular event did not
affected me in that way, I have been somewhat psychic for about a year now and
this is just one of the events that has happened.
Has your life changed specifically
as a result of your experience?
Have you shared this experience
Yes Told my husband, I don't think he
knows what to make of any of this but he believes me.
What emotions did you experience
following your experience?
Well I guess I
was happy that Grandpa wanted to come say bye.
But I was sad when he died, obviously.
What was the best and worst part of
Hm, best is:
it was a special experience to be treasured?
Worst: No worst
Is there anything else you would
like to add concerning the experience?
communicated in other ways (I THINK).
There have been little things that happen that make me think so.
One morning I woke up to someone tapping my shoulder and I think it was
him (He is a bit of a prankster). There is other stuff too but it's kind of too
bizarre to mention here.
Following the experience, have you
had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced
any part of the experience?
Did the questions asked and
information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your
Please offer any suggestions you
may have to improve this questionnaire.
Y'all are doing
a good job in putting this out there. I
think most people have experiences like these but there is a stigma in talking