Early this year I blew my knee out and often due to the discomfort of it, I found myself sleeping on the couch. It had been a really rough year since I had to put down my little dog ( I called him Sweet Baby, even though his name was Rango). Anybody that has had a dog, knows the unconditional love that they provide. He was my little love. He was a little life that I could care for again since my children are grown. In my "dream" I was in the living room and I saw my little sweet boy show up and I said to him, " Sweet Baby, I am so happy to see you. I have missed you so much." I knew that he wasn't supposed to be there because he was gone physically. In my dream, I called out to my husband and said, "Ken, you have to hurry. Sweet Baby is here and he is going to leave if you don't get here soon." I was overjoyed with seeing my little love and I rubbed his head with my fingers like I used to do and I could literally feel his little skull under his little furry head. I rubbed behind his ears like I used to do and he was so happy. I scratched his sides and kissed his head. I told him again how much that I had missed him. He finally had to leave. After the "dream" I woke up and was surprised to find that I was asleep. It was so real. The touch of him, the smell, the reality. There was nothing weird about it (like dreams have a tendency to do). It was amazing.
Was the experience difficult to express in words? 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
Describe where and how you were touched: I rubbed his little head and pet him like I used to. He responded like he always did. Very happy.
Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar? Extremely familiar.
Was anything communicated by the touch? Love
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 He looked healthier, but the same.
How clearly did the deceased appear? Solid
How much of the deceased did you see? All of him.
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
Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased? Yes He was very 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 I believe it was real because there was nothing strange about it. Most dreams have some weird/strange element to it. This was like real life.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best was seeing my little guy. The worst part is knowing that this may be a one time visit of this caliber.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? No
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? 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? Yes I have always been sensitive to spirits.
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
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes They all feel that this was a real visit.
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