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Dawn B ADC

Experience description:  

I was standing in the kitchen with my husband at my side making flowers for my son's upcoming wedding. I was texting his fiancé and sending her pictures of the flowers. At 2237, I lost my balance, lost vision, scooted the stool under me and began to place my glasses on when I felt 'Sean is dead', I looked back at the flowers scattered on the floor and thought, 'This is a waste of time because Sean will not get to enjoy these'. My vision came back into focus on the phone and I completed my text at 2227. The phone rang at 2231 from the fiancé stating that Sean was hit by a car.

Sean was out for his bachelor party and had been playing ping pong with a group. He broke a paddle and felt bad. They crossed the street to a Wal-Mart to purchase another paddle not realizing it was a Neighborhood Wal-Mart and they only sold groceries. He and the group crossed back over the road and two of them were hit by a car. 911 was called at 2228. My experience was at 2227.

I hung up the phone and told my husband, unlike a normal response when your child has been hit by a car, 'Holy cow. I felt that. Toby, I felt that! I felt what just happened'.

I was about to tell him but the phone rang shortly after.

My son's best friend died in the ER within the hour. Neurology spoke with us in the ER about Sean, 'I cannot fix him'. When asked if my child was going to pass the neurologist stated, 'yes, you all have less than 48 hours'.

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?          No

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

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Yes, I feel like his soul passed through 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?      Less than 1-2 minutes.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?          no

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:     100% real. I am an emergency room nurse for 27 years. I have never spent time in a mental institution. I do not take medications of any sort, especially something for mood or behavior. I do not drink. I have stated the same story for everyone to hear from the moment of my experience.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: whoa! What the hell just happened?

What was the best and worst part of your experience? The worst part was that my son passed from his injuries. The best part of my experience was that I was stronger during my son's passing for his sister, brother, dad, and fiance. My son was 5 days away from his wedding.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes                Describe:     My husband and I are closer. My surviving children and I are closer. I am at more peace, although I research about souls constantly.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?          Yes    Souls are 100% real. There is no tie greater than that of mother and child.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes    Something happens to the soul. We 100% have one.

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?           What the hell just happened? What has happened to me?

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?      Yes

Strong, strong words 'SEAN IS DEAD'

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?         Yes

Almost. I felt as though I was going to pass out and lost balance but did not.

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?         No

Did you see a light?         No

Have you shared this experience with others?        Yes    I have told EVERYONE. And, no one has questioned me and I have not heard anything bad. I have asked my ex husband and current husband if they believe me and both have said 'yes'. I have contacted a priest to talk with him about my experience and felt 'put off' after speaking for 30 minutes. He seemed more interested about saving my soul and me returning to church than giving me clear evidence to look up concerning souls.

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

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