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Pawla's ADC

Experience description:  

This experience was not about me.  My dog was hit by a car and was dying.  I held him in my arms while a friend was driving to the emergency vet.  The dog was whimpering and I was talking to him, consoling him.  The moment he died, I was leaning over him and felt a warmth pass through my body that was over him.  I was in great distress because I loved my dog, like a child, and he was dying in my arms.  However, at the moment of death, when I felt this warmth pass through me, there was a peaceful feeling and a smile appeared on my lips.  I will never forget it.  I knew that it was okay. When we got to the vet, I told them he was dead and they said they would examine him.  When they returned to tell me he was dead, they asked if I wanted his body and I said, no.  He is no longer there. It brings me great joy to know that animals have souls and live on.  I have no doubt about that.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes    

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    N/A

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    Normal consciousness and alertness

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Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  No       N/A

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?
            No       N/A

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Peace.  Happiness mixed with sadness at my loss.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No       N/A

Did you see a light?           No       N/A

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No      

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No      

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           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            Animals have life after death.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?     Yes     Don't think I am crazy, but it also involved another pet.  I have always had pets.  I was in a car accident and I had another dog with me.  The dog jumped out of the window and panicked and ran in the middle of the interstate.  I could not open my door, it was smashed in.  A gentleman stopped to help and we were both calling to the dog to come.  It was in the middle of an always very busy interstate with 5 lanes.  Everything was in slow motion and there was no sound.  I was on the side of the road at the time.  I was yelling in slow motion as was the gentleman who was helping.  There was no sound of cars, no sound of our voices, everything moving in slow motion, but no cars.  My dog turned halfway across the interstate to look back at me and I knew that I was calling her name, but my voice was in slow motion and far away.  She turned to come back.  She was "running" back in slow motion with no sound on the earth.  Then, when she made it back to the car, there was the sound of traffic and cars appeared and were travelling fast.  It was a miracle.  Everything appeared in a dreamlike state.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     They were amazed.  I did not tell many people about the first experience with the dog who died in my arms.  I did not think people would believe me.  I told more people about the second experience.  I am not sure if they believed me or not.

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely real    I believe that the "soul" of my dog moving through me at the time of death was to let me know that he lived on and to have a peace about his death.  I know that the event with the accident and my dog running in the road was real and I picture it like it was yesterday.  I am not sure why, but can only assume that it was not her time to go or I even thought that "God" knew that I would not be able to handle seeing my dog run over by a car and spared me from that.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            Both experiences were amazing and meaningful.  Animals are spiritual beings that continue after bodily death and I believe that animals have a purpose on earth also and are watched by "others" outside of our realm of existence, just like humans.  These were not NDEs, but thought that this was one place to share these experiences to give hope to those who love animals also.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real    see above

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           
Uncertain     

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No      

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        no

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

Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?   My experience was not an NDE, but an unusual event with my dog's death and miraculous survival of another dog.  It would be interesting to hear of others who did not die and come back, but who experienced unusual events during a death or NDE or highly stressful/emotional event.

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EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION

My dog passed away on November 11th. I had to make a difficult choice to put her to sleep as she had bone cancer and I felt I had no choice left but to let her go .I asked the Creator to take care of her and I prayed a lot . I missed her terribly and worried that I had made the wrong choice . I had an  experience during my sleep. I had woke up around 6:30 am and decided to fall back to sleep, I was then suddenly jolted awake .I remember feeling totally aware that I was surrounded by darkness but I was not alarmed or frightened by this. I said to myself " I must be dying?" I felt sad suddenly for my family as it was close to Christmas. I then saw a tunnel. It was black with beautiful blue lights around it that twinkled. My dog came through the tunnel towards me she was excited to see me as I was her .I remember her jumping into me and I was able to touch her. I felt so much happiness! She then turned and ran up into the tunnel. I followed her upwards and saw a light at the end of the tunnel. I felt pulled upwards, like there was a magnet drawing me up. I then felt a presence of someone or something I wasn't sure...but it was blocking me from going any further. I heard a voice that softly said "no." I felt like I was propelled backwards into my body. I wanted to try again. I tried three separate times to go up to the light. There was an impression of a huge hand in the tunnel that I saw during this period it was full of different soft colors that changed and blended together. I finally gave in and felt like I was thrown back into my body. I had difficulty moving my arms and legs at first and was worried that I may have had a stroke, but I got up out of bed shortly after that.

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?          Yes

            Describe what you heard, how clearly you heard it and what was communicated:    I then felt a presence of someone or something I wasn't sure...but it was blocking me from going any further. I then heard a voice that softly said "no."

            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 distinctly heard the word "no" it was an external voice.

            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 deceased was my dog

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

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   I'm not sure as I was asleep.

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

My dog jumped into me. I ran my fingers through her fur.

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   It was familiar. It felt as if she were alive and I was touching her.

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  I felt joy.

            Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?  no as I was alone in my room ,sleeping.

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

My dog was totally grey in her face when she died. When I saw her ,the grey was not as apparent and she looked younger.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            She felt solid but yet I knew we were both transparent .I'm not sure if it makes sense it is hard to describe

            How much of the deceased did you see?       I saw all of her.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       My dog was totally grey in her face when she died. When I saw her ,the grey was not as apparent and she looked younger.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            My dog had fallen the night before and cracked the bone in her leg. The cancer had spread into her shoulder and she was having difficulty walking. When I saw during my experience she was running at full speed towards me. I felt the impact as she jumped into me.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           no, I was in my room by myself sleeping.

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

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           no

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     n/a

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   n/a

            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?        n/a

How long did the experience last?        I'm not sure. It was 6:30 am on the clock ,I remember checking it before I went back to sleep. When I got out of my bed after the experience it was 8:30am.I am not sure when it began though.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         It began and ended very suddenly. I was extremely aware through the whole thing.

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

joy and happiness and a sense like she wanted me to go with her

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

            Please explain why you view the reality of your experience as real or not real:           It felt like I was totally aware and awake , like I had been sleeping in a deep sleep but then totally awake.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

It felt like I was totally aware and awake , like I had been sleeping in a deep sleep but then totally awake.

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I felt sadness at first as I thought of leaving my family at Christmas time. I felt compelled and excited to go up into the light with my dog. I also felt  pulled upwards like being pulled by a magnet. After I felt alert but slightly frightened as I had difficulty moving my arms and legs.

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

I knew my dog was in a better place.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I miss my dog, but I know that she'll be there along with other family when I go.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:      I feel more at peace .At times during the day sometimes I have felt supreme joy, this feeling comes out of nowhere.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     I feel more at peace with my own death. Before I was scared of it.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            No      

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?            I felt sad that I could not be with my dog . I miss her, she was a good friend to me .


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

I felt very present.

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?         Yes

I have had things move in my room. I have also heard my dog follow me up the stairs...I heard her tags on her collar jingle. I turned around to look and there was nothing there.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

I felt as if I had no body but sensed I was there.

Did you meet or see any other beings other than the deceased?   Yes

then felt a presence of someone or something I wasn't sure...but it was blocking me from going any further. I then heard a voice that softly said "no." I felt like I was propelled backwards into my body. I wanted to try again, I tried three separate times to go up to the light. There was an impression of a huge hand in the tunnel that I saw during this period it was full of different soft colors that changed and blended together. It blocked me from following my dog.

Did you see a light?           Yes

It was a bright light at the end of a tunnel. I felt like it resembled the moon.

Did any part of your experience seem to occur in a place other than the location described above?            Yes

in a tunnel

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I have told a friend and two family members. They believed me. I'm not sure if they were influenced or not?

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 

yes I have sensed other family members that have passed. I have felt someone holding my hand. I have also smelled my grandma's perfume.

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