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Marie O ADC 2190

Experience description:  

The cat was sick and my husband believed she should be euthanized because she was in pain from arthritis and was suffering from kidney failure. We were giving her water injections under the skin and giving her pills to help her kidneys function but she was failing. The day of the appointment with the vet she got up and walked around and I had doubts that it was the right time for her to go. My husband believed it was time. I agreed and after felt I should have waited until I was sure. It was very traumatic during the procedure and felt as though I had done the wrong thing. I worried over this for about a month when falling asleep on the sofa I "dreamed" that the cat was walking towards me through a dark void. She was like a cat shaped translucent form. She walked towards me and put her nose on my cheek. I immediately woke up and could still feel the touch for several seconds after. I felt then that she forgave 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?            Yes

On the left cheek by the cats nose

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   both

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  love and forgiveness

            Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?  No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

a cat shaped translucent form similar to the creature in Predator

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            translucent but with a partial cat form, like outlined

            How much of the deceased did you see?       part of the deceased

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       Younger and short haired while in life she was a very long haired cat yet I knew it was her

            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?           I may just have been an odd dream which coincided with a feeling of touch on the cheek.

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      No

How long did the experience last?        about 15 seconds all together

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         sudden. I woke up immediately with a start

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


Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  no

How do you currently view the reality of your experience?           Experience was probably real

            Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:           The feeling of the touch was real the dream could just have been a dream.There is no way to know for certain.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Uncertain

It was not a usual dream with images of ordinary things. I have had after death communications with my parents and they all included a void.        

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           No emotion as she came towards me. only shock that the touch was real and it woke me up

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

I was relieved of my guilty feelings

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was the feeling of the touch while awake giving me to suspect that it was really the cat contacting me

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      Not feeling guilty   

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Uncertain            I think it was real but there is no way to know for sure

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?        Yes

I made my sister say she would contact me if she died first. she is still alive. the cat was not included.

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?            Wonder. Relief at feeling I was forgiven for my part in her death

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?            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     My husband. He believed it was real and told me to just accept it for what it was; the cat visiting.

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?            No

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes 

The void during visits from deceased parents on different occasions

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

While watching the wind blow the trees I came to know that all our lives are exactly as it they were meant to be and events were unfolding perfectly and simply.I felt euphoric.

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.    No