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Vivian M's ADC

Experience description:  

There was no fence between Mary's property and mine, but there was a fence behind our homes and on the other side of her home. We lived in the middle of town, no forest around. I was in my house, doing routine tasks, and glanced out the window into Mary's backyard.  There was a beautiful doe deer peacefully grazing on grass and plants.  Minutes after that, I learned that Mary had died.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  No


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?         Uncertain

There was no fence between Mary's property and mine, but there was a fence behind our homes and on the other side of her home. We lived in the middle of town, no forest around. I was in my house and glanced out the window into Mary's backyard.  There was a beautiful doe deer peacefully grazing on grass and plants.  Just after that, I learned that Mary had died. The deer was gone ... not in her yard nor mine nor in front of our homes (a regular street lined with houses with fenced back yards.)

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            The deer was completely clear and easy to see.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       All of the deer

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       No

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            Healthy deer; not an elderly woman

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           It is COMPLETELY unlikely that a beautiful doe would be in our neighborhood.  There have NEVER been deer seen here before or after this experience.

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

How long did the experience last?        Over a minute ... I was staring at the deer because it was so completely odd to see a forest animal in our neighborhood.

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?         Neither

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

Peaceful, relaxed, at home, serene

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 was completely visible and the timing was just after Mary's death.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:           Awe

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

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      It made me feel like Mary was OK now.

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

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?            Wonder


Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           Uncertain

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My daughter and son-in-law believed me and were supportive. Everyone else scoffed at me.

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