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Natalie T's ADC

Experience description:  

1st experience was during a very sad time...I could smell him...his smell surrounded me...I recognized it immediately.  2nd one is I wrote him a letter to get my feelings out on paper and put in on my dresser and I went to bed.  The next morning the letter was moved across the room...I think he wanted me to know he read it.  3rd on is I believe he came us as a butterfly. He was coming to the glass doors over and over to get our attention and we all came outside and the butterfly stayed.  We all talked to him and told him we love him.  The butterfly stayed outside our door for 8 hours and did not leave.  That night it left and we never saw it again.  But I know it was him...giving us a sign that he was still here and he was okay.

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 see the deceased?         Yes  only in the form of the butterfly

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

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           In one of the experiences I could smell him...I knew the smell well because the blanket they wrapped him in had that smell on it.

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     yes, it was his baby smell

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   just love

            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?        the smelling one was only for about 30 seconds, the butterfly one was all day

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         sudden

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:          I was always sure they were real but even more so after I had the ADC's from my sister this year.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Loved and comforted

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

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     How amazing and loving God is.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     Those were my first ADC's and they brought me a greater understanding of God and His love for us.

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?          Yes My family saw the butterfly

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            comfort

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

My husband and other children

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes

As I said before in the other description of ADC with my sister...I have a gift from God of Psychic ability

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Uncertain      Only with some.

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