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Thomas P's Experience

Experience description:   

I was sitting in the chair facing my Dad and holding his hand {I had been for sometime] when my sisters changed positions. My youngest sister sat next to me and very shortly afterwards a flash of light just appeared, very bright but not blinding about a meter above his head and just below the ceiling, I'm known to be a COOL character however my instant response was quote "       What the f...k was that" This happened directly in front of us and

y sister Jean's reply was " I don't know what was it" The centre of this was what I saw clearly, this was roundish/oval shaped and kind of crystal like, clear however not see-through, like one of the small jelly-fish found on the beach. the closest thing to compare it to would be a camera flash in your face however that would kind of be blinding, this wasn't. The light was kind of clear, white and bright. and it lasted about 1.5 seconds and the light would have been around 1 meter across.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          No

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:    No Sound

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

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

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:           This was real and the reason why I am doing this is to hear of any similar experiences.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No   

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Astonishment

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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      All mesmerizing and Wondering

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     I witnessed evidence of something more.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Uncertain     

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?          No
What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Astonishment and Blessed.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

I was holding his hand facing him and my younger sister had just sat next to me, she had been stroking his head and saying quote "I love you Daddy", in his ear for approx 10 minutes off and on. My other sister took her place and immediately after was when it happened.

Did you see a light?           Yes  As described

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     Some are puzzled others wonder and some believe, however I can understand the first two because without seeing how can anyone believe, I personally without seeing would not believe it.

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?       On trying to rationalize maybe it happened due to a combination and circumstances and so it appeared, whatever anyone suggests its all speculation because we don't know, and the people I've spoken to about it have suggested angels, soul, ancestors, Dad telling us he was letting go etc., etc., All I know is that it was real.

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