My cat Sylvia, died in May 2007. We loved each other and were the best of friends.
Anyway, Sylvia was sick for about 6 years with heart and lung trouble. She died the end of May 2007 from kidney failure.
Anyway, my story is this: I was very very upset about something and I had not slept well for approx. one week. I was laying in bed, tossing and turning, I was in a totally traumatic state of mind.
I called out. "Sylvia where are you.!! Sylvia where are you.!! " Then I said, "Oh No! Sylvia is dead. If Sylvia were alive I would be concentrating on her and not my problems. Nothing is going to help me out of this turmoil, not even prayer, just Sylvia."
Then I turned my body to the other side and closed my eyes. Now I tell you I was still awake, but looking into the blackness of my eyes. All of sudden, I saw vivid gold. Out of the gold, I saw Sylvia. She peered deeply into my eyes for about a minute with intense love. Then all of a sudden it went black again. I also felt her presence next to me. I fell asleep right after the experience.
The next day, I went to my church. People were stopping me telling me how good I looked (I should have looked lousy, I didn't sleep for a week) I was glowing. Also, since that happened, I have not had a sleepless night.
Sylvia came to help me. To let me know she was still around me, and is there to help me.
I am truly blessed.
Oh by the way, when Sylvia was alive, sometimes she would appear in my dream to give me a message. I have not had a dream about her since she has passed. Only that one experience when I was awake. I am hoping I will get to see her again.
Boy am I lucky
experience difficult to express in words?
Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them? 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 her jump on the bed
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 and felt her jump on the bed
If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive? The same
Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No
Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience? No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Uncertain
I felt her presence
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? familiar
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? No
Did you see the deceased? Yes
Sylvia was a black and white cat. When she appeared to me her head was a little wet looking.
how she looked on her last day when she had passed. For some reason (I don't
recall) her head was a bit wet. She was sickly when she died, when I was her in
my vision she was clear and radiant surrounded by gold.
How clearly did the deceased appear? Very clear
How much of the deceased did you see? Just about 100%
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? Appeared to be the same age
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? She appeared very healthy and happy. No infirmities, but she appeared to me with her wet head.
Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? no possibility
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? Maybe a full minute (maybe a little less)
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? She was surrounded in gold, and then all of a sudden it turned black. I still felt her presence for a 20 seconds after
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes
Totally fine, showing me she loved me, like an angelic vision
Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? My cat didn't talk, she just told me with her eyes that she loved me and was there to help me.
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 saw her clear as day -
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: See above
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
I went from a sad and chaotic state to a happy and relaxed one
What was the best and worst part of your experience? My trauma was the worst part. The best was seeing Sylvia, her love towards me, her angelic spirit, and the fact that I am no longer in a traumatic state
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Describe: I am not sick. I was becoming ill
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife,
That that little cat could possibly be an angel? Or would I be able to connect
to her for help and continued friendship of love.
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
But, I did say before that there were times that Sylvia had appeared in my dreams and sent me a message. So I guess she was just doing what she had always done, protecting me.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes I mentioned before that people said I had an "unusual glow"
What emotions did you feel during the experience? See above
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Uncertain
Just the fact that God knew that I needed my cat, and sent her to me...
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
Only the glow that I told you about previously
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? No
Did you see a light? Uncertain
I saw solid vivid gold - I guess maybe this was a light. It surrounded Sylvia
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 They believed me.! A friend that had been caring for his sick cat said, "After all my work with Vijay (cat's name) I hope that he visits me!!!
Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? Yes
I have a friend that is an astrologer and psychic to ask her opinion
Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? 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? Yes
I have had many, but they are personal
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes