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Barbara S ADC 2479

Experience description:  

I was due to have minor ortho-surgery the next morning. I had already had 4 joint replacements, and I went to bed thinking that when I woke up after anesthesia this time, his would not be the first face I saw. Sometime in the middle of the night, I woke up feeling unusually cold. I put my hand out and felt his body in bed with me in his accustomed spot. I said "You're back.He answered, "Yes." It was like he had been away on a business trip. I felt his body beside me for a short while and then I went back to sleep. This experience comforted me greatly. Without a doubt I know he was there.

Did you see the deceased? No

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? Yes

What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell? a warm smell

Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar? Every person has their own personal smell and this was his.

Was anything communicated by the smell? The fact that he was in bed beside me.

Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience? no

How long did the experience last? Maybe 15 seconds

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? No

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know? no

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 felt him there

Was the experience dream like in any way? No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:
Comforted, content

What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best part was feeling him there. Worst part was the overwhelming cold

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Uncertain Still not sure about existence of God

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? Certainty

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? 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? No

Did you see a light? No

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 Reactions were positive. Have no idea if they were influenced

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site? No

Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience? I would like to have him communicate again and again

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