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Helen M's ADC

Experience description:  

The night of my mother's funeral my two nieces were helping me to pack some things in my mother's bedroom.  One of my nieces took some fairy wind chimes off the ceiling, wrapped them and placed them carefully in a box.  The sound of chimes rang out distinctly and we all looked at each other and smiled.  They went outside to look for chimes, and there were none.  

I scattered my mother's ashes at the Harbour in Saltcoats, Ayrshire, her childhood home.  When I went back to the states I asked my partner if he thought my mother was happy with what I had done.  The next morning I got up to feed my dogs and when I came back to the bedroom there was a Thank You card lying in the doorway.  It had not been there when I left the room.  On the inside it said, "Thank you darling girl, for everything".  It was a card my mother had given me several years before, and it had been safely put away. 

Some time later I went to the sink to do my dishes and on the counter was a 1921 silver dollar that my mother had given me several years before.  1921 was her birth year.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No

Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          Yes

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:    Wind chimes that were packed in a box.

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

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   No

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?            No

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?        Seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Sudden

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           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:           I had two witnesses

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

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

I knew my mother was still around

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      That she was able to give us a sign-Best

That it was so brief-worst

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         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?            Delight


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes

Sensitive, psychic abilities

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Believed me

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?           Yes 

Yes, when I was twelve years of age I fainted on the stairs and saw my body falling from above.

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