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Amanda B's ADC

Experience description:  

I had Minka for 12 years, I was very close to him. My cat lived with my parents while I was attending college. He recently became sick with liver failure and my parents had to put him to sleep. I was very crushed and sad that I was not able to see him before he passed away. On Friday at 11 my parents put Minka to sleep. I called my mother a few hours later and we cried for a while about it. That day after work I came back to my apartment for a brief moment, and when I was leaving I heard Minka purr for a about 4 seconds. I spun around to see if there was a cat in the apartment but there was no cat. It was completely quite in my apartment when it happened so it could not of been the television or radio. I than called my mother and told her what happened, and she was said you are not going to believe this, but a little bit ago I heard mink purr also. She explained the fast purr the same as I did. It was my cats starting off purr when he wants to be petted, and my mother said it also lasted for a few seconds.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          Yes

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:   I heard my cat purr for a few seconds, I heard it very clear and I believe he was communicated to me to let me know he is alright.

            Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally or outside of you, inside you, or did you not hear a voice or sound, but had a sense of knowing what was communicated?  I heard the voice from the outside

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           Yes, very much so

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           no, my apartment was completely quite

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   no

How long did the experience last?        3-5 seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         gradual

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?           Experience was definitely real

            Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:          I believe nay experience was real, because I know what I heard and that was my cats purr, and I believe it more because my mother heard it also.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           When I heard my cat I was very confused, but I was not even thinking about him at the time it happened. I was actually getting ready to go out to eat with a friend.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           I feel like now I have a new guardian angel

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part of the experience was to know my cat is doing good and he is no longer in pain, and the worst part is I keep waiting for another sign

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I just want to learn more about life after death

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     I guess now I want to learn more about understanding afterlife, and death.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I felt really good that he made sure to let me know he was ok. I felt more at ease.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Uncertain

My mother experienced it the same day I did, but we live two hours apart

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     They just thought that was really neat, I felt some people did not believe me.

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 the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes