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Jennifer S's ADC

Experience description:  

Two experiences. One is constant since two days before he died to present.

It's an aroma I can only describe as the smell of chocolate. Its significant because I have never experience the smell before and it comes and goes, no matter where I am.

The second experience: My father came to me in a half awake state, I knew it was his essence, he didn't say anything, I just felt complete love and peace.

I was about to wake up but somehow my father helped me to go back to sleep.

I woke up just knowing that was real.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Uncertain


Describing what it looked like

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

Surrounded by dads love and peace and also a guide was with him to help him

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   familiar, just knew it was him

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  love and peace

            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?         Yes

In a half awake state, He was a blue, swirly, ever shifting light, directly behind him was a yellowish, pearl swirly ever shifting light, a guide or someone helping him to come to me.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            very strong lights

            How much of the deceased did you see?       just the lights that but knew who and what they were

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            He was whole, a light being

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

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           not at the time of the dream but daily off and on.

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     It is the smell of chocolate, first i thought it was flowers but when i was eating a chocolate cookie i realized it was chocolate. Also the same smell of a candle I had burning before he died to help him on his journey.

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   Love, I'm here for you

            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, it has no pattern, it has appeared in the states, in Italy and Switzerland where I live. I can be sitting in the same place, it was not there previously but comes in bursts.

How long did the experience last?        The light was very short, the smells come off and on all day and in the night

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

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

total love and peace

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  Just to tell me he was alright and that I would be allright

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:           Cant describe it, just have to say its a knowing deep within you.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

It happened while I was half asleep

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           total love and peace

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

yes, for a few days but then the grief came back

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      the all knowing of peace and love.

Worst is it didn't last forever!!!!

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     happy I have had personal experience, always read about others

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            No      

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?   Yes

I told my dad to let me know if he made it because he wasn't much of a believer until towards the end.

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?            peace for a few days


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?    Yes

all loving beings and peace

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?         Yes

just the aroma

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?            Yes

guide or helper behind him

Did you see a light?           Yes

already described it, actually it was indescribable in human terms

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     husband, he believes me, others in family or more skeptical

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, shortly after my grandmother died, 20 years ago, I got a phone call from my sis to tell me grandma died, I started to cry, it ways rainy day but right then the sun came through the window and warmed my cheek. I knew it was a kiss from my grandma to say all is well and goodbye.

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