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Robin C's ADC

Experience description:  

First experience- The morning of my aunts death.  I was in the back yard and say a large hawk approach my property. It soared above where I stood for 10 minutes. I felt an overwhelming sense of my aunt freed from her Alzheimer's body.  It was a red tailed hawk.  Watching as it eventually flew away, it flew towards the morning sun and I was blinded by the light and had to turn away. I quickly turned back to see if what I saw was real. There it was flying off into the distance. 

Next- Exactly 24 hours after they removed my aunt from my home my smoke detector went off.  I raced down stairs in fear of fire. There was nothing. It was 3:50am. I could not get the alarm to shut off and had to physically remove it from the wall and remove the battery. Freaked me out. Overwhelming sense of my aunt. 

Next- Day of her funeral.  After her funeral, I was watering plants on my deck. Out of the corner of my eye I saw movement.  Flying parallel to me was a butterfly. It flew directly in front of me and turned flew towards my face touched my lips an fluttered and then flew back to the course it had been on turned and flew into the near by woods.  I was kissed by a butterfly. 

Next- same day but at night.  Son (my aunts favorite) and I were sitting on the front porch.  I saw a toad hopping across the lawn and pointed it out to my son.  The street light allow us to see the frog.  The next thing we heard was rustling around in the leaves next to the porch. My dog was so interested as to what it was that she went over to investigate.  Sniffing around.  All of a sudden the frog we saw hopping towards us across the lawn started singing.  EVEN with the dog sniffing around. It was loud and the first frog I had heard in the spring.  NEVER heard on in the front yard only the back near the pond.  When I called to the dog to come, as I did not want it to hurt the singing frog it stopped.  My son turned to me after hearing about the other things that happened and said, "It's another sign." 

Next, a bird flying on my small front porch. Odd 

My favorite smelling flower is gardenias.   When walking by the chair my aunt sat in I distinctly smelled gardenias on two separate occasions.  Another time was in the back yard as I was entering my sliding glass door.  I have no gardenias. But I know and love the smell.  It only lasted for about three good whiffs and it was gone.

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 hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?          No

Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?            No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

I did see her one night when I was partially awake.  My eyes were closed and an image of her came to me.  It was how she appeared aged and alive in her bed.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Almost transparent

            How much of the deceased did you see?       Just her face.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       At the age she died.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            The same as she died.

            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?      Yes

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           I smelled my favorite smelling flower on three different occasions.  Gardenia

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     Sweet smell of the flower. EXACTLY like the flower

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   No just gave me a feeling of warmth and peach.

            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 way.  No gardenias in my house or yard.

How long did the experience last?        Enough for three whiffs.  Less than a minute

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

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

I sensed 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:           I STRONGLY felt my aunt in all the experiences.  They came from out of the blue and WHAM.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

What did you feel (while awake) immediately prior to your experience?            Relaxed                        

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was at peace and in awe.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?           No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Feeling the love and approval of my aunt.

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

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.?  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?          Yes A psychic validated it was my aunt and I did not tell her what happened.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I felt a strong sense of my Aunt.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Yes

One of them was.  A frog singing to me.

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

I can communicate with my dog.

Have you shared this experience with others?        

Yes     Amazement. Yes they thought it was incredible.

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?           No 

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.    Perhaps--- How did the deceased feel about you?