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Susan S's ADC

Experience description:  

I was going to the north side of the building to pick up a trailer to put into a dock on the south side of the building.  I looked over to my leg and saw the balloon.  I watched it hover it did not move up down or sideways for about 1 min. I had to continue working. I picked up the trailer and on my way back to drop the trailer the balloon was on the rooftop of the building.  I continued to the other side of the building to drop the trailer and the balloon was floating down to where I was dropping the trailer.  I went over and picked it up and the balloon says Happy Birthday, With Love.

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

Did you see the deceased?        No

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

How long did the experience last?       I have received about 15 balloons since my husbands death.  The first one was 3 days after his death.  I have felt his presence every time.

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

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:   My son passed away in 2001, On his birthday, holidays etc.  My husband and I sent him a balloons.  I have continued to send balloons to my son and also my husband.

          Was the experience dream like in any way?  No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:         Happy,

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

I know that we will be reunited

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    The best part is that I know my husband has not forgotten me.  The worst is that we are so far apart, but so close.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?          Uncertain   

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? 

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?      Yes

Since we sent balloons to my son it was unspoken but I think that we both knew if we could we would.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?         Yes The first balloon that was sent and the last one people were around me.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          thankful, that I was married to such a wonderful person

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?          Yes

one of my co workers was with me

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

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   

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?  

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