Over one hundred people showed up for my talk and sat on folding chairs. For the first 45 minutes I described our basic research and then, as often happened, we stopped for a 20-minute coffee break. Then I continued until all the questions were answered. During the coffee break, five or six people came up to me and in low voices told me about visitations from a loved one who had died. I also heard two stories of encounters with angels. These were normal healthy people.
I took a few notes and when we returned to the talk (with the permission of the tellers and without giving away their identity) I told what I had heard during the break. I then asked for a show of hands of adults who experienced some kind of visitation from “the other side,” either a transitioned loved one or an angel. With a roar of laughter, almost half of the audience of over a hundred raised their hands.
The question and answer period with lots of participation from the audience lasted for another hour and a half. It appeared that they too were experiencers of visitations from across the veil, and their interest and participation helped me answer some wonderful questions.
I ask this question now at other talks I give and I get about the same percentage of hands and the same roar of laughter.