There are many people throughout the world who report having some type of interaction with the afterlife. This type of testimony gives support to the testimony of those who have a 'near death experience' in report that a part of us lives on after the physical death. It is estimated that 20% of the population has had some type of communication with the afterlife.
Dr. Judy Long of the Research Foundation devoted to the study of 'near death' testimonies reported that the majority of people who came to her web site were dealing with grief and the loss of a loved one. Many people find comfort in the testimony of those who have visited the other side in an effort to help them envision what and where their loved ones may be. If you have an 'afterlife' experience through some type of communication with a deceased loved one, consider sharing your story that others may find comfort in the collective testimony that a part of our loved ones live on in the world to come.
For centuries, we have heard stories about the spirits of dead people appearing to the living. Often, we jokingly refer to them as "ghosts" and write off these accounts as superstition.
It is obvious to the serious investigator that these stories are based on one central fact. The "dead" continue to live and, in some instances, have the ability to contact those who are still in physical form.
Recently, this phenomenon has been investigated more thoroughly, and is referred to in the research literature as After Death Communication (ADC). Types of ADCs which have been reported include, according to Guggenheim: sensing a presence, hearing a voice, feeling a touch, smelling a fragrance, visual appearances, sleep-state ADCs, out-of-body ADCs, telephone ADCs, ADCs before the news, validated ADCs, and ADCs for protection and intervention.
A majority of these events prove to be not grief-induced hallucinations, as some want us to believe, but actual appearances. We know this is true because of the self-authenticating nature of many of these contacts. In these cases, the spirit gives previously unknown information to the living person which, upon investigation, proves to be true
People share their stories and from it others find hope.
If you have a story you would like to share - submit it to the collection.