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Carolyn M's ADC 1408

Experience description:  

My son passed away 11/28/05. He left his beloved cats in my care. Smokey was a Siamese mix about 10 years old. I kept Smokey as long as I could until the day I knew he felt pain. I took him to the vet and sat in the car with him before we went in. I prayed over him and told him he was going to be with Darryl and he gave a little meow when I said Amen. He died at about 11;30 on 3/13/07. I had come to love him so much but I knew he would be in heaven with Darryl so in that way I was happy.

  Smokey had a ritual he went through every night. As soon as I lay down, he would jump on the bed and walk over my legs from one side to the other, several times until he was satisfied that he had found the best place to lay down. With his cancer, he had lost all weight, from 13 lbs to 3. As he walked over my legs he was as light as a feather. There were no other cats in the house.

  When I laid down that first night without him , it was hard. As I lay there I did not feel him jump on the bed but I felt him walk on my legs back and forth just as when he was alive. After a few times I raised up on my elbow hoping to see him in the body but there was nothing there and the steps stopped. I did not feel him jump on the bed, I believe my precious son carried him to the bed and I take comfort in knowing they are together.

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?            Yes

felt familiar steps across my legs several times

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   the touch of Smokey's stepping over my legs was very familiar. He always slept at the end of the bed.

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  I felt wonderful. Now I knew for sure they, our precious companions, do go on with us. I am so happy that Darryl has Smokey back home with him again.

            Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?  No. This was totally familiar to me

Did you see the deceased?         No

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

How long did the experience last?        only half a minutes or so

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           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 was wide awake. The experience was so familiar to me and I felt such delight. It was as real as ever.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           happiness because I knew it was only his body that died and he was alive with Darryl. I think Darryl brought him to the bed so Smokey could give me "goodbye" for now.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           Yes

I was still in heavy grief over Darryl's death. Even though he has given me so many gifts in the form of pictures, the smell of tobacco and a picture in my computer that I never put there. The last contact was 12/10/07, the second anniversary of his memorial, he clearly said "mom". it was wonderful to hear his voice if only that one word. The visit from Smokey was healing too.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      All contact has been wonderful

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         N0 comment                        Describe:      I am much more spiritual and more thankful to the Heavenly Father and Jesus and I do attend church where I did not before.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     As I said before, a knowing that we go on but more knowledge that we do.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     I now know for sure that we go on and our precious beloved pets go on with us

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?            calm and filled with wonder

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Some think I am crazy but those who have had their own experiences are delighted to hear about it .

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?            Yes

I told of my son who died 11/28/05. That experience is under the name Carolyn M , I think on 12/10/06 in your list

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