Kathryn A's ADC
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