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Deidra G's ADC

Experience description:  

When my husband passed, he was in the hospital very ill. He had been there a week and 1 day, and I had been up for two days straight, my mom came to stay there with me to help while I got some sleep in a bed next to him. 

When I woke up in the morning, I went to check on him and his body was cold, he wasn't breathing, and had no pulse. The medical personnel came in a pronounced him. I was so upset that I was asleep, I was in the bathroom talking about with my mom. We went back out into the room and I looked at him, and he was breathing! Mom and I both went over to him, and touched him and his body was warm. Called medical staff and they couldn't believe it. They said nothing like that had ever happened before. No one dies, is pronounced and comes back. I took his hand, told him I loved him, told him I would miss him, but if he was ready to go, I'd be alright. He nodded his head. He left then, and was gone that time. I firmly believe he came back so I could say good bye. I was listening to one of those medical shows and they were saying that a body has to be dead for at least an hour to be cold. Yet, my husband came back from that for me. It took my mom weeks before she could even talk about it. She was just so shocked.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes


Just so unbelievable, stunned!!

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      Yes

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           Two weeks after his passing I smelled cigarette smoke in the corner of living room I was in.  Now he never smoked in there and no one had been in the house that smoked.  Both my dogs came over to the area and started sniffing the air. That is how I knew I wasn't imagining it.

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     Cigarette smoke.  My husband was a smoker but never in the living room.

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   Just that it was my hubby popping in.

            Is there any possibility that the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?        No

How long did the experience last?        Just a few minutes.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         More like  it was there long enough for me to smell and both dogs to smell it, then it was gone.

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

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:           Because all the medical staff and my mom witnessed it.  The smoking one, my dogs both smelled it.  Dogs can't lie.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           When in the hospital definitely sad, upset, miserable.

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

It was just such a shock that he left and came back, I was relieved I got to say bye, but sad because he went away.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      That I got to say goodbye and worse is that he went away for good.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      It's made me more spiritual.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   N0 comment            Never really considered life after death communication before.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     I know there is definitely life after death, and my husband will be there waiting for me. I am ready to go anytime and happy to do so.

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?            Other shock and relief that I got to say goodbye.


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

My mom and the medical staff

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     Some where awed, and some just look at you in disbelief.

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

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 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       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