The second experience was with asking for a sign, I have been doing a lot of reading since my husbands passing and I read to ask out loud for a sign, I asked for a penny from him to tell me he was ok, 3 hours later, without being told about my request, a friend leaned over, picked up a penny and said "here this is for you". For the next three days, both myself and my son found pennies everywhere. (this was approx. 3 months after my husbands death)
experience (6 weeks later) was a result of my skepticism about the pennies. I
rationalized that everyone finds pennies everywhere, so I decided to ask again,
out loud, for another sign. My husband used to collect old Canadian nickels,
ones that had sides to them instead of the plain round ones, and I had not seen
one in a very long time, so I asked for one of those. The next day, I received
Did you sense an awareness or presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them ? No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased? Yes
Where and how were you touched? I was alone in my sons room and I felt a touch on my bum.
Was the touch familiar? The touch was familiar in that it was a very likely place for him to touch me.
Was anything communicated by the touch? I don't know for sure, I was upset and I felt comforted by the touch.
Is there any possibility what you felt was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience? No.
Did you see the deceased? No
How long did the experience last? Seconds
Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden? It was a touch only.
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience: I felt shocked at first, kind of spooky, but when I realized what it must be, I was happy that it happened.
What other attitudes and beliefs about your experience do you currently have:
Other Attitude or Belief
Curious, I feel the need for information and find comfort in the exploration.
Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience? Yes
Describe: It comforted me.
Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.? Yes
Describe: I don't know if understanding is the right word for me, but I definitely feel differently about life and death now. I don't know yet about my belief in God, it was non-existent before, now I believe that anything is possible.
Have you ever made a death compact? Yes
Describe: My husband and I lost a very good friend a few years ago, it was very devastating but it gave us the opportunity to talk a lot about death and we did make a pact to try and contact one another.
Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event? Yes
Describe: My aunt described a dream of walking toward a warm, bright light and turned back only because she heard my other aunt calling her name. My aunt died three days later.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? The experiences have made me think about things a lot more, with regards to how I choose to live my life and makes me re-consider what things to teach my son. It has only been 5 months since my husband passed and I feel that I have a lot of things yet to learn from these experiences.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Some people agree with me that there is some possibility of contact, some seem
to look at me as if I am just experiencing a symptom of grief.
What emotions/feelings did you experience following your experience? Comfort, the feeling that we do not die, spiritually.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was the fact that I feel like we connected but I also feel sadness because even if we can communicate in some small ways, he is still gone from here.
anything else you would like to add regarding your experience?
On the day of his passing, my husband experienced what
appeared to me to be hallucinations, he was talking to people that weren't
present (to me) and smiling at them, he seemed happy to be talking to them.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Describe: The prospect of an afterlife and the possibility of "angels" has helped me with my grief considerably.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes