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Sarah O's ADC 1863

Experience description:  

I have had many overwhelming feelings of Michael being there, but along with feeling him next to me, this time a could also smell how he used to smell and I can only occasionally smell it in his room even after no one has been home for hours and he has been gone a year... he must be there with me. I have also had many vivid dreams of him where in some we talked and others he just looked at me and smiled.

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:    very clearly Michael has said that he is always with me and watching over me and for me not to forget the advice he has given me over the years... he also told me once to get out of the house

            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?  inside and partially just having the sense... the house one was internally and I heard it

            If you heard a voice or sound, was it similar or dissimilar from the voice or sound the deceased made when they were alive?           I have heard both, but this instance sounded like Michael... no it was a deep dark voice telling me to leave

            Is there any possibility what you heard was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           no I was completely alone at the time... I believe it may have been something other than Michael telling me to leave. It seemed like a demon but I'm not sure

            Was there any possible impairment to your hearing at the time of the experience?   no

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

I could feel him beside me, his arm on mine

            Was the touch familiar or unfamiliar?   familiar

            Was anything communicated by the touch?  closeness

            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?         Uncertain

I saw him in the mirror, he looked exactly the same

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            solid

            How much of the deceased did you see?       mostly all from the top down

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       same age or a bit younger

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            completely healthy

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           not at all possible

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

            What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell?           his cologne

            Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?     yes he wore it all the time

            Was anything communicated by the smell?   a sense of him being with me

            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?        minutes

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

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

he was calm and happy

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 was all around me and there was no other explanations

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Yes

it felt unreal like it could not be happening.. except for the smell which seemed very real

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           I was usually thinking about him

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

it made me know for certain he had not left me

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      warm nice feeling, remembering he is gone

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes                 Describe:            makes me less suicidal           

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
   Yes     that he is always with me

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?            Yes     helped me to believe more in god

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

we had talked about it

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            relaxed and peaceful and no longer lonely

Did you see a light?           Yes

in one dream I saw him smiling at me at behind him was just light (it seemed like heaven) but that's all

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     some of the experiences... they thought it was cool

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

 Is there anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?       nope

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

it was difficult because I've had so many diff experiences 

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    none :]