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Dawn K ADCs

Experience description:  

It was Easter 2006, at about 1 AM. It was not hot or cold outside, so no AC was on or windows were open. I was praying and crying and talking to God about why He had taken my twin sister. My eyes had adjusted to the dark, and I was lying on my back. All of the sudden the ceiling fan, which I had been staring at as I prayed, started to turn around slowly. It did one complete rotation and then stopped. There was no draft in the room, nor had it been on for hours. I felt that she was saying she was somewhere...still alive.

Also, at another time, I felt something touching the back of my head as if someone was playing with my hair.

I had two dreams about her. One, she had left the hospital and we knew she was still going to die, even though she was lucid and seemed healthy. The other she appeared to me while I was sitting in a chair and I fell to the floor in tears. She knelt down beside me and hugged me and told me everything would be alright.

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?   Yes  

Describe where and how you were touched:     On the back of my head, as if someone was playing with my hair or rubbing my head.

Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   It didn't scare me.      

Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?   No

Did you see the deceased?   No                      

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?    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    I am a very logical person. I trust evidence and science, but I know what I experienced was real.

Was the experience dream like in any way?    No   

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?    Yes    I was at peace knowing my twin sister was still there and would be waiting for me.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    Best- that kind of thing had never happened before.

Worst-I wish I could've seen her.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?    No        

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?    Yes    It gave me peace and certainty that there is life after death.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?    Yes   

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?    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?           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   

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?    No        

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