In my dream I remember
being surrounded by darkness yet facing me was a bright light that didn't hurt
my eyes. Suddenly Pepper appeared accompanied by a male figure that I couldn't
see. He was so happy to see me! he jumped up and licked my face. I felt so much
love. The next day at work I received an email from my ex-boyfriend saying that
Pepper had died the previous afternoon. I felt that Pepper had said goodbye to
me and thanked me for loving him the last few months of his life.
Was this experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain
It's hard to describe the joy I felt when I saw Pepper.
Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them?
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased? No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Yes
Pepper jumped on me and licked my face. I Hughes him.
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? The touch seemed to be embed with great love and a sense of peace.
Was anything communicated by the touch? Not sure but I went away from the dream feeling like Pepper was thanking me for being kind to him. I had broken up with his owner a few months beforehand and had felt guilty for leaving Pepper, who I knew was sick and would miss me.
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? Yes, I felt a presence, a male presence but I could not see him. he appeared to be accompanying Pepper on his journey.
Did you see the deceased? Yes
HePepper was back to looking like adog in his prime - happy, healthy, jumpy
How clearly did the deceased appear? Solid
How much of the deceased did you see? All
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? He didn't look sick. He looked like a dog in his prime.
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? He appeared healthy.
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? It was a dream so no.
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
Joy. Gratitude. Love. He was happy to see me.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience? Experience was probably real
Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real: I'm not sure if it was coincidental that I had dreamed of this not knowing that Pepper had died.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Yes
Well, it was officially a dream.
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: Loving and loved.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
I had felt guilty for leaving Pepper when my boyfriend and I had broken up. but what could I do? I felt that Pepper was just so happy to see me; he loved me unconditionally.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? There wasn't a worst part.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Uncertain
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes It partially confirms to me that there is something beyond this life. I hope Pepper is there to greet me at the end of my life.
Death Compacts are when two or more living people promise among themselves that whoever dies first will try to contact the other(s). Have you ever made such a compact? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I remember when I had found out that Pepper had died I chose not to tell him about my dream because I thought it was something special between me and Pepper.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
We weren't in a room but a space of infinite blackness save for the bright light in front of me.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? Yes
The male presence that accompanied Pepper.
Did you see a light? Yes
Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above? No
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes A few. pet lovers seem to find comfort in my story.
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? No
Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes