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Kathryn A's ADC

Experience description:  

It was about 8:10 pm, my husband and I were watching TV.  My dog growled and I felt something in the room.  I got up from my bed and walked to the end of my bed, my husband was sitting in a chair on the opposite side of the room.  All of the sudden I could smell roses as if I were standing in a huge rose garden. The smell was so strong.  I asked my husband, do you smell that?  He said no.  I said, it smells like I'm standing in the middle of a huge rose garden.  He told me, that sometimes happens when someone dies.  I was worried because my mother is aging so I called her right away to check on her.  She was fine.  I guess I should mention.  My good friend Rebecca was living in Texas at the time of her death, I was in West Jordan Utah.  She had been on her social media telling everyone how sick she was and it wasn't getting better.  I told her to go to the doctor but she kept telling me she didn't have insurance and could not afford to go.  I begged her to go and said her life was worth more then not having insurance.  About a week later I noticed that her daughter had posted on her mothers page saying she was in the hospital with Pneumonia and they had induced a coma.  I didn't check back for a few more days when I thought I should go check her page.  It was at that time that I found out that she had died at 10:10 pm Texas time on the same evening I smelled the roses.  I didn't think to remember the exact date of her death but I checked it against my experience and realized she had come to say good-bye to me.

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?         No

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

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           Roses....her favorite flower!

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     Yes

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   A beautiful soul was felt

            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?        15 Seconds

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

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

Happy to see me, I felt loved

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:           The smell was so strong and my dog must have saw her because she started growling and I could FEEL her presence and her emotion.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

What did you feel (while awake) immediately prior to your experience?            Relaxed          

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

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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      It was all a good experience except when my husband said oh that happens sometimes when someone dies, I thought it might be my mother..who was fine.

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   No      

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? 
No            I already know we go on after we shed our bodies


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?            Panic that my mother might be in trouble

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain

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

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?       Yes 

I was laying in bed getting ready to go to sleep and then I was above a neighbors house in my mothers neighborhood in California.  I was in Utah.  There were two other beings with me, one on either side of me, on the left I sensed a male presence and on the right a female presence.  We were all just floating in the sky just above roof level and I could see tiny sparkling frost or what appeared to be snowflake shaped objects but really small EVERYWHERE!  Crystal water perhaps?  There was nothing communicated to me from these other beings that I can recall.  I felt safe and was utterly amazed at the beauty.  It was dark outside and the streetlights were reflecting these particles and they were beautiful.  Very sparkly and very colorful and all of them were different shapes.

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