This anonymous scientist now retired, worked as a survey statistician for a major US government agency. He was originally trained in physics, in which he has a B.S. degree. This experience took place in 1994 when he was 62.
I would emphasize his comment on his experience, “…. found that this is such a common experience after the death of a close relative or close friend that it is considered a normal experience.” Apparent contact with a deceased loved one is indeed much more common than we ever suspected, and grief counselors are now being trained to accept it as normal and not make a person feel that they are strange for having such experiences. Such experiences are accepted enough now to have an acronym, ADCs (After Death Communications). They may go on much longer than six weeks and still be in the normal range.
Voice From The Dead
Three days after burial of a colleague from work, while getting ready to cut my grass, I heard a voice inside of my head that distinctively was the voice of my dead and buried colleague.
I had just pulled the starter cord on my lawnmower and the motor was at full roar when I heard my dead colleague’s voice clearly use a phrase unique to her of “-her distinct chuckle- Bye, Arlie.” I had a sensation on the back of my head like you get when you brush against spider-webs.
Out of curiosity, I asked a close friend of my colleague if she had an unusual experience relating to her friend. She said she had received a phone call on the same day as my experience in which her friend told her to play the three numbers from the dead friend’s license tag in the next lottery drawing. She said she did not play them, but that the exact number came up. She told me she thought she was going crazy. I told her she was not, because I had done a little research and found that this is such a common experience after the death of a close relative or close friend that it is considered a normal experience. But if one continues having similar experiences longer than six weeks after burial, one should seek counseling.
Contributor’s Comments on the Experience
I have a much stronger belief now that there is some kind of existence after death. And I have a very warm spot in my heart for my dead colleague because she took the time to contact me after her death.