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Melinda A's ADC

Experience description:  

My beloved little black poodle licked chemical poison off the floor of a borrowed camper. We took her to a vet as  soon as we realized something was wrong.  She was at the vet for 3 days, fighting for her life. Sunday morning  (the third day) at 2:00 am,  I was awakened by the sound of her trotting down the hall to my bedroom. She jumped up on the end of my bed and traveled up to my lap.  I sat up and hugged her. She licked my face.  I put my face down on her neck, I was so glad to see her.  I could smell her, it was really her! I missed her so, that I just breathed in her smell.  She licked me again, then tried to turn away, I grabbed her and asked what she was doing here. She licked my cheek again and turned and jumped off the bed and disappeared...Six hours later, at 8:00 am I got a call from the vet.  His assistant had gone in the office at 2:00 am to check on all the sick animals. My Tuppence died just before the assistant arrived.  Her body was still very warm when he found her just a few minutes after 2:00 am.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Uncertain

It was difficult to tell others, because of the fear that they will not understand

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:    I heard her trot down the hall, I heard her jump up on my bed, I knew she was there.

            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 hear it from outside of me... no different than I had heard many times before.

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

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

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   NO, I have above average hearing.

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Yes

I felt her jump up on my bed, I felt the bed move when she jumped up. I felt her walk over my legs, I felt her in my arms and in my lap. I felt her fur on my face and arms and I felt her nuzzle my face and lick my cheek, with the same warm tongue, as always.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   Very familiar!

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  Yes, she loves me.

            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

She was the same as she was before she are the poison. She seemed fine and normal.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Absolutely solid, I held her and touched her.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       every part of her. she was a small dog, but she was all there.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       yes, I did not realize until six hours later that she was dead. I thought it was really her.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Very healthy.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           NO, we had no other animals in the house.

Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?      Yes

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           She was a dog.  she smelled like a dog, she had the aroma of the flea shampoo that I always used to bathe her. She smelled like she always did.

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     yes, very!  She smelled like she always did. She was a dog.  she smelled like a dog, she had the aroma of the flea shampoo that I always used to bathe her.

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   I knew it was her.

            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?        about four or five minutes.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         It began suddenly, I am a light sleeper, so many sounds will wake me in the night. It ended as she jumped off the bed and disappeared.

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

She was glad to see me....she loves me

Did the deceased give you information you did not previously know?  I believe she came to see me. I was with her at her birth, I cared for her all her life. I believe she came to tell me goodbye, even though I did not realize it  until I learned of her death six hours later.

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 had many OBEs as a child, I Probably had a NDE (but did not realize that was what it was. I was changed by the NDE experience. I developed MANY spiritual gifts after that. Since childhood, I been a vivid dreamer and  gained information from those dreams. I had prophetic dreams and warning dreams and dreams that just frightened me until I learned to understand that God was trying to tell me.   I know the difference between dreams and reality....I know that they are both real. I know that this experience was not a  dream.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was startled awake, and a bit confused. I was so glad to see her!  I almost forgot that Tuppence was in the vet hospital for the first few seconds.  Then I remembered that she was not at home, she should not be here, and  that she was sick at the hospital.

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

I believe this experience gave me closure, and helped me learn to trust.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The worst was to lose my beloved friend, the best was to know that love survives physical life.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:            I t has  made me a more loving person, and is one more example of my very mystical life.    

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     I believe that pets have an afterlife, just like we do.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?   Yes     God gives us what we need. And I needed this. I still grieved for my lost pet, but it was so much easier, knowing that she came back to see me.

I never really considered dogs going to heaven, but I believe mine did. At least I am sure that she came to tell me goodbye, before she went.

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?            Uncertain

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?     Yes The time of her death, 2:00 am...was the exact time that she visited me. Six hours after this experience, at 8:00 am I got a call from the vet.  His assistant had gone in the office at 2:00 am to check on all the sick animals. My Tuppence died just before the assistant arrived.  Her body was still very warm when he found her just less than five minutes after 2:00 am.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I felt her love for me.  She came back to see me, to tell me goodbye.  That makes me emotional.  I loved her so, and I know she loved me.  Her spirit could not move on until she told me good bye, and I will be forever grateful for that experience.

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?    Yes

Just love.  I know of her love.

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes

I suspected she might have died, but I did not know it until I got the phone call.

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

I have before, and I know the difference.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     Only a few,  Many people do not believe me. But that does not matter. I know that it happened, and that is what counts.

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

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

I had many OBEs as a child. I bounced around my bedroom like a helium balloon very often and even learned to cause it to happen. I probably had a NDE at age 4, (but did not realize that was what it was. I have 9/12 of Jeff Long's indicators)  I was changed by that experience. I developed MANY spiritual gifts after that. (some very unusual and more  metaphysical) Since childhood, I been a vivid dreamer and  gained information from those dreams. I had prophetic dreams and warning dreams and dreams that just frightened me until I learned to understand that God was trying to tell me.

I know the difference between dreams and waking reality....I know that they are both real. I have a waking reality and a dreaming reality and I believe they are one  in the same.  I know that this experience was not a  dream.

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