Three days ago (6-19-2014)i started smelling a burning plastic smell. it got very strong and my husband smelled it also. we started searching around the house looking for the source. my husband went out to the solar shed to make sure everything was ok and I went into the kitchen where the smell was the strongest. I happened to see the glow of fire at the bottom of our electric/propane oven I tried to turn it off and couldn't. I then called for my husband. the oven had turned on by itself at a temp higher than it can go but was not really on. no lights indicating it was on and the back was extremely hot. we unplugged it then plugged it back in and the oven was fine.
Yesterday morning (6-21-2014) while getting ready for work, I was in the kitchen getting water for our dogs. My husband was in bathroom. A snow globe of my mothers was sitting on a shelf and started playing music by itself. My husband came from the bathroom and we both started to watch it. it was playing at a normal pace usually it starts really fast then slows the tune down as it winds down. I picked it up to see if it was turning on the winder, and it was turning like someone had turned it all the way.
Almost every day since my mothers death that I am at work I find a dime on the ground inside or outside. I have to add that 11 months before my mother passed, my sister passed and the rosebush I planted for her keeps dying and coming back to life right now it is gone like it has been eaten down by dogs or rabbits. so I cant really say which experience is from mother, sister or maybe both.
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Did you ONLY sense an awareness of presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them? Yes
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? No
Did you see the deceased? No
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? No
What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell? I have once sprayed my perfume and got a scent of a perfume my mother wore when I was a kid, Shalimar, I am currently using a white musk spray which might be an ingredient in the perfume.
Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar? I have once sprayed my perfume and got a scent of a perfume my mother wore when I was a kid, Shalimar, I am currently using a white musk spray which might be an ingredient in the perfume.
Was anything communicated by the smell? no
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
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Uncertain I felt happy for the snow globe, somewhat freaked about the oven
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 I was fully awake and alert and my husband also experienced the same he was also fully awake and alert
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Uncertain I cant explain this
What was the best and worst part of your experience? oven- fear of home burning, snow globe- knowing my mother loved her snow globes and the thought of her with us
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Uncertain it makes me want to know more and see my mom and sister
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes all 3 different experiences have been witnessed. the last 2 my husband has been with me
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 meet or see any other beings other than the deceased? 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 I have told 2 people and they both have had their own experiences
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 just want to know what they mean
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 when I was 12 I almost died from having a fever over 107 degreesDid the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes