Kathy G's ADC

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Experience description:  

My husband and I had to bring our kids to their respective other parents households.  It was very cold and blizzard conditions.  He left in his car going north of Denver and I left in my car going south of Denver.  On the way to bringing my son to his Dad's, I kept praying.  Praying for the Lord and my grandfather to watch over us and keep us ALL safe.  Not only my son and me, but my husband and step-daughter.  I got my son to his Dad's okay, and then started back home.  I was still praying because I wouldn't know if something happened to my husband and daughter. 

All of a sudden, this aroma went through my car.  I looked around and my windows were up, there wasn't anything in the car that could smell that good.  Then I realized it was my Grandfather cologne.  I could feel his presence in my car.  I arrived home before my husband did, and when he got home, he asked me if anything "strange" happened while I was in the car.  He said they both had this wonderful aroma go through the car.  He made note of the time, as did I, because I knew it was my grandpa, and when I told him what time, it was the exact time as when I experienced it.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?          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?           My Grandfather's favorite cologne: Aramis

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     Yes.  He always wore Aramis.  For years, I could remember him getting it for gifts.

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   I knew that he was there watching over us like I asked him to.

            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?        Not at all.

How long did the experience last?        possibly 30 seconds, if that.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         No.  It was all of a sudden and then it was gone.

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

I sensed he was there and letting me know I would be okay.

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 wasn't the only one to experience it. We were over 30 miles apart.


            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was really scared and freaked out about the snow.  It was a real blizzard.  But after that I felt at ease, calm, and sure that everything would be okay.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      It was all great and nothing was bad.

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

            Describe:      All through my life, my grandfather was there for me.  I now want to give back to the elderly and be there for them whenever they need me.  I quit my old job and now work with seniors.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes

I know that God does hear our prayers and allows them to be answered.  I asked for Him and my grandfather and they were there.  I used to be scared to die, but after that I am not.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes

My husband smelled his cologne also. Same time.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Happiness, peacefulness

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

My husband and step-daughter

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes

Some were disbelieving. Family members and CLOSE friends who are also Christian understood.

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

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    NA.  I am just glad that there is a place where I can share my experience!! Thank you.