Dawn B ADC
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.