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. Yet, this phenomenon
has been the basis for some of the most famous works of literature
and drama, two examples of which are Shakespeare's Hamlet
and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
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.
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.
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
reported that 40% of Americans have had ADCs. Some say that
among widows the number rises to over 65%. There have been
an estimated ten million people who have had a near-death
experience. This means that ADC's may be five times as common.
It is time to take this phenomenon more seriously.
are a number of true stories in this section. I know personally
all the people whose experiences are recounted here and can
attest to their truthfulness. I believe that first-person
stories of this type have even more power to convince than
other such stories which may be read in books.
DEATH COMMUNICATION STORIES