Venus W's ADC
I was lying on the sofa watching t.v. Caring for my younger siblings. I smelled a scent and as I turned around I saw my Great Grandmother hovering upright towards the ceiling. She had an odd smile and raise both her hands towards me as if she was calling me to her. I put my head down covered my head with my hands and waited for her to touch me. I felt her presence enhance and then I noticed that the scent was gone and the room felt lighter. I ran out of the house across the street to where my mother was at. Needless to say they all laughed at me.
Length of time between death of deceased and your experience: about 3 days after
Was the date of the experience significant in any way? I found out that during the time I saw her she was in a plane going back home to Nova Scotia.
General geographic location of experience: Canada
Details of location of experience and your activity at the time of experience: In the dining room lying on the sofa watching t.v.
Degree of bereavement for deceased immediately prior to the experience: No sadness and/or grief feelings
Degree of alertness immediately prior to experience: Fully alert
After your experience, did you consider the contents of your experience: Mixed
Have you had multiple experiences? Yes too many to give acqurate number
Did you see the deceased? Yes
She appeared to look the same as when alive. Maybe not as solid looking. She was wearing a pendent.
How clearly did the deceased appear? somewhat transparent.
How much of the deceased did you see? Cannot recall seeing her shoes.
Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died? The same age as when she died
How healthy did the deceased appear to be? appeared 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! Not at all.
Did you smell a distinct smell, scent, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased? Yes
What smell, scent, fragrance or odor did you smell? it smelled like perfume (not very sweet)
Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar? Her home use to smell like the scent.
Was anything communicated by the smell? not sure
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? It felt like 10-15 minutes
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? I would have to say the beginning was sudden and the ending appeared to be more gradual.
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 was awake when it occurred and looked straight at my great grandmother for a couple of seconds, even blinked my eyes a couple of times just to make sure. It was when she raised her hand to me I became scared.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
What did you feel (while awake) immediately prior to your experience? Confused
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: I felt unsure at first than scared. I also wondered why she raised her hands to me.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
I spoke with her and told her I was sorry I was afraid of her. I told her that I loved her and would never forget her last words to me a couple of months before see died.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best was seeing my great grandmother again because I was not allowed to attend the funeral I had to watch my brothers and sisters. The worst part is not knowing what she wanted from me.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes Describe: I do not judge anyones religion. I have become more curious about religion and spiritual material.
What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have?
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes It made me question life and what it really means.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes I realized that there is life after death. However, why they visit remains to be a question for me.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes My sister confimed that she saw my great grandmother that same night.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? questions as why she came to me and why she raised her hands towards me. It was an uncomfortable and frighting experience.
Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others? Yes
I found out almost 20 years afterwards when talking to my youngest sister that she too have seen our Great Grandmother that same night. She did not tell anyone about it.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
I felt stranged lighter in weight
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 been able to see other deceased individuals
I can sometimes feel what people are feeling,
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Some laughed at me. Others had no response, others listened and ask more questions.