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Experience description:  

The visual experience is all I will address here. Sunday, 7:30 am, 01-15-11, my eyes were closed but I was preparing to arise to prepare for church. My cat was lying beside me but started butting me with his nose.  After several butts he began to meow and when I finally opened my eyes I saw my deceased wife looking at me from a distance of about 5 feet. Apparently the cat had seen her first. She was beautiful, looked to be much younger, was wearing her glasses which is how I always remember seeing her.  She appeared to be wearing a white robe or gown which gave her a saintly or angelic appearance. I lay watching her in awe for what I would judge would be 15 or 20 seconds before she just slowly faded out.

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?            No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

            How clearly did the deceased appear?              solid to translucent

            How much of the deceased did you see?          Upper torso

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       See 3 above

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?                See 3 above

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?              Absolutely not

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

            Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:             My vision is above normal for an old person, and I know what I saw.  This experience was real.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Awe

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

   I am not certain but I believe the grief of losing my wife who I was married to for 65 (plus) years was significantly eased by this experience because it gave me more positive feeling that we may be together again throughout eternity, if I understand what eternity is.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?     

    Best: Increased faith that this is not all there is to our life, and that we have a chance to be with our loved ones again.

    Worst:  None

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No    If only the cat could talk.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?               Normal

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     All believed that my experience was real.  Some said they had similar experience or claimed to know others who had.

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

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?          I've said it all

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?           Yes 

    See response at beginning of this questionnaire for my other spiritual event.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes