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Carol R ADC 2498

Experience description:  

Informed on morning of 8/27 son killed in car accident. From that moment I was surrounded by loved ones 24/7. Even when I walked my dogs late at night, I was never alone except Weds 8/31, when everyone but best friend went home to prepare for next day wake. At around midnight, 9/1/16 insisted my friend go home, I'll be fine walking dogs myself, did it all the time. She left, I walked usual route and as I came to the hill on my road, house in sight, suddenly a ball of light with an tail like a comet was spinning around me from left to right. I stopped, and said 'what the 'f' was that, looked around for car headlights! Started walking up hill again and the orb started circling again,  I stopped,  looked around for a light source,  nothing! Crossed the street in front of house,  stopped at mailbox and that'd when the biggest orb of light streaked across my neighbors house,  always left to right,  spun around towards trees again looking for light source, nothing! Ran into the house! I saw it,  it was real, assume it had to be Austin but I have always remained skeptical!

Background Information:

Was this 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 smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?   No

How long did the experience last?      Off and on for about 5 minutes

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?   Uncertain

It seemed persistent

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 experienced it and questioned it everytime it happened!! All 3 consecutive times!

           Was the experience dream like in any way?           No  

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: At that point I was just going through my normal routine but more solemn!

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?         No

What was the best and worst part of your experience? it's been confusing

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     I know I saw the lights, however I need more than lights to assure me my son is at peace!

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?           weird actually,  called a friend immediately to inform what I saw,  but I don't dwell over it. The experience randomly pops into my memory and I remind myself that it happened. However, the devastating loss of my son takes precedence

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?        No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?           Yes

At one point the orb looked like it rippled.

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?         Uncertain

just the circle of light with a light trail like a comet.

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    Surprisingly, most believe we are energy and when we die that energy has to go somewhere. Even after what I saw I've always believed that we're like a light bulb and when we die it's lights out and that's it.

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?      Only that I want to believe it was Austin, I'm sure it was but I am still not convinced that he's okay without me.

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