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Linda H's ADC

Experience description:  

I was shopping in a grocery store, had been talking to several friends in the frozen food section and I noticed my cousin at the meat section she was talking to a foreign lady, I rolled the buggy next to her and she turned around, smiled and I asked her how she was and she said I am fine. Betty had been sick for many years and was on oxygen. In the dream she was so pretty as when we were kids she wasn't wearing oxygen. My Mom was standing over in a corner of the store, not saying anything just looking at me.

Another time, my Aunt Gert prior to her death told me that whichever one of us went 1st we should come back as a yellow butterfly, she died 10/11/01. The day of her funeral as we turned the street by her home to go to the grave site, yellow butterflies drifted across and then when we got back to her house 5 butterflies were on a tree limb outside her kitchen window, my family knew the pact we had and we all believed it was her, her mom, dad and 2 brothers letting us know they were together. In my home I have many yellow butterfly objects as a reminder of her, often I see one fly by, and thru the years I will sometimes walk in a store and see a yellow butterfly on something in the store such as a ceramic piece, picture, etc.

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?          Yes

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:    She was clear when she said I am fine

            Did the voice or sound seem to originate externally or outside of you, inside you, or did you not hear a voice or sound, but had a sense of knowing what was communicated?  I knew what she said

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           same as when she was alive

            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?         Yes

She looked like she did when she was young, her hair was neatly styled and she was smiling, wearing a light colored top

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            solid

            How much of the deceased did you see?       waist up

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       no younger

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            healthy

            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

How long did the experience last?        only a short time

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         gradual I was just in a store and saw her

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

Smiling Happy

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:           My brother and I over the years will call each other to see if one has had a certain dream as we had dreamed alike alot, I have had many dreams come true, at one time I was writing my dreams down.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was so happy to see her well again and know she was okay


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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      My Mom not saying anything

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

Have you ever made such a compact?   Yes

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?            Happiness


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?    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?            Yes

Yes, a friend Kim and my Mom, plus the foreign lady.

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     just that it was Betty letting us know she is fine

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

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       no

Were there any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?           Wellbutrin taken twice daily

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?           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.    I have enjoyed sharing this with you. The day she died we were standing on her porch after her bady had been taken and a beautiful rainbow appeared, I made pictures, it was like she was telling us then she made it.