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Maria L ADCs

Experience description:  

Occurrence 1

My mother passed away on 9 March 2001 after a 1-year battle with stomach cancer. On Valentine's Day, I had given her a gift-wrapped rose which she then put on the altar(she was Catholic).

On Easter Sunday, about a month after she passed away, the rose inexplicably disappeared. We had noticed it on the altar just two days earlier(Good Friday). It has never been found, despite the family looking in very nook and cranny.

Occurrence 2

Soon after the first occurrence, a vase of silk flowers my mother had bought was mysteriously moved from the TV console where it was placed to a sideboard a few meters away. I had noticed it on the console just a few minutes before I saw it on the sideboard. A friend whom I confided in asked me to check whether there were numbers on the vase as she told me of a common phenomenon-associated with local Chinese culture-of people buying lottery with numbers ostensibly from deceased relatives . I turned over the vase and saw a price tag: $29.00. Though skeptical, I bought the number at a lottery outlet the next day out of curiosity -my first and last try at this form of gambling. The number 0029 came out as a consolation price on that day ! Though I didn't win, I am convinced it was a message from my mother.

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?       Yes

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?   No

How long did the experience last?       Not sure

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           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:         It was a concrete occurrence witnessed by me and my family members

            Was the experience dream like in any way?  No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:          Occurrence 1:  I was just doing some work on the computer which was next to the altar when I noticed the rose was missing, and was at first angry, thinking one of my family members had removed it. Then very puzzled after I asked my family members and no one had touched the rose at all.

Occurrence 2: I was watching TV when I noticed the vase had been displaced from the TV console to the sideboard. I was very perplexed at first and couldn't believe my eyes. My other family members couldn't account for it either.

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

I was assured my mother was in a better place, still existed in some dimension and that she had forgiven any hurt I might have caused her while she was alive.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?     I was comforted by my mother's message of love from the other side, and know there is existence after death

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?       Uncertain                  Describe:      I became interested in spiritual matters,  and the afterlife, especially in the last few years. I have just read Dr Eben Alexander's 'Proof of Heaven' and Anita Moorjani's 'Dying to be me', and watched videos on NDE and reincarnation on Youtube.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Uncertain      I was more spiritual but decided to leave the Catholic Church as I found it too dogmatic

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?   Yes     That there is some sort of existence/ consciousness after death, which sparked off my interest in reincarnation, and other spiritual matters later on.

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?           Initially bewilderment, then wonder and amazement after the possibilities/implications set in

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

Witnessed by members of family

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?     Uncertain

I have experienced many unusual coincidences-or synchronicities according to Carl Jung

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     Sort of non-committal acceptance by other family members(my husband, my domestic helper who looked after my mum when she was ill and my daughter-but she was too young(6) when her grandmother passed away)

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?      My experience has provided me with irrefutable evidence of after-life existence and I find solace in that

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?      No 

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