A study on “dreams of the deceased” is being conducted by researcher Kevin Kovelant. He is currently looking for stories by the public on their personal experiences.
Here is Kovelant’s explanation:
I am currently working on my Master’s Thesis at John F. Kennedy
University, in Pleasant Hill, California. I am collecting stories of
people’s experiences of dreams of the deceased. Have you ever had a
dream of a dead friend or relative that felt like it was “real Have
you dreamed of someone, only to find out the next day that they had died
during the night? If so, I would love to hear your story. Right now, I
am soliciting dream reports of these types. Based on the reports I
receive, I may be interested in talking further with you in a series of
If you are interested in participating in this research, have a dream to
share, or have any questions, I can be reached at
We all have stories like this, but only by sharing them can we work towards greater understanding of what is usually called “psi”. Instead of simply constructing theories that mirror our own worldviews, maybe it’s time we returned to the phenomenal experiences themselves?
Daniel Dennett – armed with his heterophenomenology – would remind me here that, although we can listen to the dead, we can’t really believe anything they say. Personally, I recommend a little gratitude, not Cartesian doubt, when in conversation with one’s ancestors.