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Maggi C's Experience

Experience description:   

I was walking home from work. The previous days had seen heavy snow and the results had frozen on the ground. 

Walking along my familiar route, alongside the local cemetery, an elderly lady appeared, coming toward me.  

She lost her balance and I moved to help her......But I slipped on a patch of ice and lost my balance. When I'd regained my balance and looked to the lady, she'd gone......

But there was nowhere she could have gone TO! She was elderly and frail. No way could she have sprinted away, out of my sight in the moment it had taken me to regain my balance.

Was this experience difficult to express in words?  Yes

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?          No

Did you see the deceased?         Yes

On way home from work.

            How clearly did the deceased appear?            Solid.

            How much of the deceased did you see?       All of person.

            Did the deceased appear or not appear to be the age at which they died?       I don't know, since I didn't know the apparition.

            How healthy did the deceased appear to be?            An elderly lady, appearing infirm.

            Is there any possibility what you saw was from any other source present in the surroundings at the time of your experience?           No possibility.

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

How long did the experience last?        Approximately two minutes.

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

Could you sense the emotions or mood of the deceased?           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:           I saw a real person!

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      No best or worst. It was what it was.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?

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?   No

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?            Confusion and excitement.

Was the experience witnessed or experienced by others?           No

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No

Did you become aware of future events?       No

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?  No

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     Some were outright skeptical and mocked. Others believed at face value.

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?         Yes 

Did you ever in your life have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual event?       Yes 

Came close to dying and felt a presence.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?                     No

No answers I can supply to your questions can ever describe what I've experienced. 

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Don't be so clinical!