The smell of death

Have you ever felt that someone of your friends is going to die, and then your hunch was confirmed? Have you thought about someone's death, and then find that the thought was real? Is not the ability to predict the death of an innate, though largely hidden, human capacity?

In December 1970, Linda Wilson, a housewife and mother from New Jersey, went to the neighbors for Christmas lunch and immediately felt something unpleasant. "I felt the" smell "of death, — she said. — I always felt that something freezes the nostrils, as if I was on the street in the cold." It found the smell disgusting, cutting off the Christmas tree and savor a delicious meal on the table. The husband has a neighbor who invited Linda to dinner, had Parkinson's disease, but no one, not excluding his doctors did not expect his death. (The disease itself is usually not fatal.) Linda Wilson celebratory dinner that day did not bring joy. "I have all night kept her eyes on Peter. It was madness, but I kept the confidence that he will die soon. He ate with ravenous appetites, and he had a flush in his cheek, but as soon as I threw at him, I was trembling. anything like me before this happened. " A week later, Peter fell ill with pneumonia. Five days later, he died. Is Linda could smell death?

One famous psychic told me that he saw death standing on the upper floors of a skyscraper, waiting for the elevator. When the elevator arrived and the door opened, he was horrified. All four passenger elevators was Aura. In the elevator came another man, and then it glow disappeared. "This is a sign of death, — said the psychic, — I wanted to tell them to go out and wait for another elevator, but he knew that no one will listen." The door closed, and the elevator car flew twenty-two floor, killing five people who were inside. For some mysterious reason did not work the emergency brake.

There is evidence that some animals can sense death. Rosalie Abryu that pioneered the breeding chimpanzees in captivity, told us the case concerning the death of the female of her kennel. At the time when indoors chimpanzees died, her male that was in the park and started to scream. "He cried for a long time, looking around as if he knew something, and then when he died chimp, he led
themselves the same way. He shouted, screamed and screamed. And he looked. Lower lip dropped, as if he saw something that is not available to us. His cry was nothing like what I usually hear. From it froze the blood. "

Vultures find a dying animal? We know that the hyenas and jackals are attracted to the place where the dying animal, sounds and smells. "But the vultures seem — says biologist Lyle Watson — perceive a different signal and detect even hidden corpse with incredible accuracy." Buzzard really excellent eyesight due to the structure of the retina, which enables them to detect the slightest movement of the remote. Once one vulture finds food, others immediately flock to the meal. But sometimes it is impossible to explain their occurrence. Watson said: "I saw the vultures who come and sit in the dark, as patient members funeral, around a wounded antelope, although in this case was not about scavenger animals to get their attention." Many scientists believe that a dying body can serve quite a powerful signal when subjected to sudden and violent attacks.

Clive Baxter work on what he calls "primary perception" of plants, widely known, and is worth looking at one of the most exciting of his experiments. Baxter — an expert on recording devices on a lie detector. As one of the leading authorities in the use of the polygraph, Baxter in 1964, was called to testify before Congress on the use of recording devices in the government. Currently, he is the director of his own school in New York City, where police officers improve their skills.
Baxter made an accidental discovery, he found that plants that are connected to a lie detector, obviously, feel when he approaches them with the intent to cause harm. They seemed to read his thoughts.

Began months of research. In one experiment, three philodendron were placed in three separate rooms. Each was connected to the writing device, and the room was sealed. In a separate room in the fire was a large pot of boiling water. It was constructed a device that is programmed to reset to arbitrarily designated time in boiling water for a large number of live ocean shrimp. In the room where the plants, there was no one and no one knew exactly when the shrimp are cooked alive. Previous experiments have convinced Baxter that plants respond to human thought, and now he wanted to know whether there is communication between all living things. Do plants respond to mass mortality of shrimp?

Experiment was repeated seven times. In five cases out of seven, after the shrimp were thrown into boiling water, writing device registered a strong manifestation of the activity. Baxter interested in the following: "Could it be that when a living cell dies, it sends a signal to other living cells?" Now, after seven years of experimentation, he is sure of the answer. "I would say this: any living organism that suddenly killed, sure sends a message. More gradual dying includes preparation for death, and we find that in this case the little plants react or do not react at all." If this is also attributed to the person's death, a sudden, random, violent death must be one of the most "recognizable" friends and family.

Baxter later discovered that his plants "sympathize" not only the lost shrimp, but to respond to all kinds of life forms. They are very responsive to the egg batter into the room. This makes it possible to believe that plants are aware of all the vital signs and that, when these manifestations of life are dying, they send signals in all directions — the messages that can be taken susceptible recipients.

Obviously, this is what happened to the two twins, twins Bobby Gene and Betty Joe Heller of Purley, North Carolina. From birth, girls were inseparable, so much so that they were not fully persons. Betty Joe was a shadow of his sister in every way-in thoughts, desires and actions. Bobby Gene was worth getting sick as her sister fell ill.

Shortly after the twins school parents noticed that the character of Bobby Gene and Betty Joe began to change. Bobby could sit for hours, staring into space, she refused to talk to anyone else. And, as usual, after a while my sister started to behave just as strange. Girl, deeply attached to each other, keep farther away from the outside world. They did not come out of his room and interrupted communication with friends and family. In January 1961, Bobby and Betty were placed in Brontonskuyu state psychiatric hospital in Morgantown, where he was diagnosed — schizophrenia. For a whole year they were held on drugs and used intensive psychiatric treatment. But no one could get into their world. In 1962, the doctors decided to divide the sisters and put them in the opposite wing of the building. They should not have contact with each other. Doctors hoped that mental isolation can destroy strange connection between the sisters.

For weeks, it seemed that this can happen. And one spring evening Bobby had a catatonic fit. Shortly after midnight, the head nurse found that she had died. Aware of the extraordinary closeness of girls in trouble for Betty Joe, she called in her office. Betty Joe was found dead on the floor. Both girls were curled up in the fetal position, both on the right side.
Dr. John C. Rice of the North Carolina Society of Pathologists conducted an autopsy and ruled out the possibility of suicide. Leaving a field blank "cause of death" in the form of certificate of death, he said: "I find no visible evidence of injury or illness that could cause death." As always in life, and in death Betty Joe followed her sister. Scientists, psychiatrists, who have studied this case, had to admit that the first death, the death of Bobby Jean, was to feel her sister, who immediately lost the will to live.

The case of the sisters from North Carolina is not unique. At Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Dwayne Thomas, head of ophthalmology, and Dr. Thomas Behrendt been studying options for a large number of brain bioritmiki twins twins. Each of the twins were placed in a separate room and shot both electroencephalogram — EEG. Duane wrote in the journal "Science", that, when one of the twins was observed alpha rhythm (8 to 12 Hz), another EEG sensors, located in a remote room, recorded the same. The same coincidence biocurrents brain rhythms occur even when the twins are placed on different floors of the building. There is no special telepathic communication between twins and synchronization of rhythms occurs naturally at a subconscious level. Researchers believe that the twins may be predisposed to telepathy because of the great similarity of the structure of the central nervous system and brain. Common genetic twins, as you know, is the cause of similar appearance of wrinkles, gray hair, bald, destruction of the same teeth and even simultaneous occurrence of cancer. This explains the observed twins tend to die at the same age.

There is evidence that death can not only recognize, but also to predict. Even a few months. In recent years, scientists are studying the possibility of prediction of death long before any physical signs — thinness or pallor. Scientists from the University of Chicago, after serious study of developmental psychology have found that elderly people, there are various psychological changes about a year before their end.
Dr. Morton E. Lieberman of Praytzkerskoy medical school began searching mental signs approaching death after a conversation with a nurse. She alleged that can predict the death of their patients in the nursing home for about a month, because, as she put it, "they begin to behave differently." Dr. Lieberman is so interested in what began exploring.

During the experiment, which lasted three years, Dr. Lieberman suggested elaborate tests eighty men and women between the ages of sixty-five to ninety-one years old, not suffering from any physical or mental disease at the time of the study. For a year after the study forty subjects died. Dr. Lieberman compared the test results of the dead and of the survivors, who lived an average of three years longer. He found that those who died during the year, had a lower level of adaptation to reality, less power.

For example, they gave poor results in the so-called verification test "cognitive function", such as the ability to memorize pairs of unrelated words, and were less inclined to introspection than members of another group. Those to whom approaching death — explains Lieberman — avoid introspection, fearing that notice it. " Those who are close to death, there was no urgency and aggression, they were more submissive and dependent than others. Finally, thirty-four of the forty deaths per year demonstrated awareness — as a rule, on a subconscious level — approaching death. When they were shown a series of images of old people in different situations, and asked about the drawn, this group has a tendency either directly describe the deaths (for example, saving a drowning), or abstract, such as mysterious journey into uncharted territory. This suggests that the dying process is much longer than the doctors said.

Dr. Lieberman believes that the psychological changes that appear in the elderly, show how the approach of death is related to the physical process of dying. Perhaps, he says, "it signals the body that receive mental expression." Sometimes patients themselves found a premonition of death. "Some patients have told me," I could not live the year ", — says Dr. Lieberman — and they were right." However, all the knowledge of impending death could exist on a subconscious level. Dr. Lieberman said that if one of those whose death was near, let yourself introspection, he could accept the call of death. It is quite possible that, after proper training, we can learn to recognize over the years or months of their own time of natural death.

Nurse who is interested in the study of Dr. Lieberman psychology of aging, was able to understand the subtle changes in mood and behavior of their charges, although she did not realize how it can so accurately predict death. But psychics are more sensitive to these and other changes, heralding death. In his autobiography, entitled "Beyond the coincidence of" psychic Alex Tan cites numerous cases in which he accurately predicted the death of an otherwise healthy person, per week or per month. Having to read auras, Tan advised young women not to marry a man with whom she was engaged: he was almost absent aura. "I did not have the heart to tell her that he was at death's door," — says Tan. A few weeks later, the woman wrote Tan, "you said to me in response to a question about the man followed me, do not see a future for me with this man. He was found dead of a heart attack next to the bed on Sunday morning. Sincerely Florence Wilson" .

Another time she wrote about Tana unwell husband. "What you see in the future for him?" — She asked. "And this time — is responsible Tan — I saw death. And as a woman so just asked me a question, I decided to answer it as straight. I wrote to her that her husband's brain cancer and die from it." Subsequently, the woman wrote Tan: "Regarding your prediction of cancer, my husband, who, in your opinion, was to result in the end. Eight months after your prediction of my husband died of cancer of the lungs and brain. Sincerely Mrs. Elenor D. Murray, South Portland, Maine. "

Hundreds of doctors and nurses reported seeing "ghosts", "haze", "clouds" and "colored light" around the human body at the time of his death. There are also more subtle harbingers of death — physical, psychological and mental. Dr. William Green, Sidney Goldstein and Arthur Moss of Rochester, New York, studied the hospital records of patients who died suddenly. The data show that the majority of these patients were in the doldrums from a week to several months before sudden death. In 'article in "Akayvzov Internap Medicine" Dr. argue that depression can be caused by hormonal changes *, she prepares for the central nervous system, to accept death. That above all lead to depression? Perhaps the depression they came from awareness, though peripheral, they will soon die.

A man of fifty-five years had worked at Eastman Kodak Plant in Rochester, New York, and has always been very unorganized and irresponsible, and when it came to work, and that had to do with the family. One summer he started to give everything in order and in the workplace and at home. He was just crazy about it. He felt depressed, but physically healthy, but he double-checked his insurance paid overdue bills, wrote to friends, with whom no contact for several years, and ended all business correspondence. Shortly after the completion of these works, he died of a heart attack. Looking back, the wife of the late realizes that he knew something of the approach of death. If doctors to collect evidence, it appears that depression, they observed in all patients, not the cause of death, and is the result of a premonition of death.

Deep depression of another species is one of the five "stages of dying" as defined thanatology Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. The case of Mary Sparks, a business woman from Florida, provides an illustration of five stages of Dr. Kubler-Ross.

Mary Sparks felt was going to die. She did not know there was this sense of her before or after she first noticed a bump under my right breast. "I'm out of my mind the thought of it," — she said her daughter Katie twenty five years before his death. Mary so successfully replaced the fear of death, more than a year that did not pay attention to the mound, which she suspected was growing up. When the tumor was diagnosed as a malignant supposedly radical mastectomy and could not prevent the spread of cancer, Mary allowed himself to die. But not immediately. First it was the phase of "denial," "anger", "deal", "depression" and "acceptance."

Denial — the first reaction of the dying, "No, not me." This, according to Dr. Kubler-Ross, a common reaction. "This allows the patient to get together and eventually resort to other, less drastic ways of protection.

Denial ultimately leads to a deep anger, "Why me?" Pyatidesyatipyatiletny dentist, dying of cancer, according to Dr. Kubler-Ross: "The old man, whom I remember from my childhood, is on our street. His eighty-two years, and he does not need anyone else. And it hurts me, why this did not happen with Old George and me? "

Anger turns into a deal — an act that often imperceptibly delayed the moment of execution. Difficult patient may suddenly become sociable, and he is waiting for rewards for good behavior, that is, life extension.
The phase of the transaction the patient usually falls into a deep depression. This stage, according to Dr. Kubler-Ross, has a positive side: the patient weighs the terrible price of death, ready to give up everything and everyone he loves.

Finally, comes the acceptance, when the doomed subordinate sentence. During this phase, some are beginning to talk about visions, voices, tunnels and bright light — that usually see people in a state of clinical death. About a week before his death, Mary Sparks, daughter talking about peace, she is experiencing, said: "If I knew it would be that way, I would accept death from the beginning, and she did not resist and would have behaved like a child" .

If Mary Sparks was patient of Dr. Kubler-Ross, she would have immediately told about the five stages of dying. More importantly, it would have been assured that there is a sixth stage — life after death. "I know that there is life after death — says Dr. Kubler-Ross,-I have no doubt." This is a strong statement from the lips of one of the leading professionals in the field of death and highly valued professional. How can Dr. Kubler-Ross be so sure?

In the early 1970s, has worked for a time in thanatology, Dr. Kubler-Ross suffered his first OVT — just such as the separation of the physical body, which coincides exactly with the what happens in a state of clinical death. After a busy day of about eight dying patients, Dr. Kubler-Ross could rest. Her OVT began spontaneously. Later, she could not believe the woman, who was in the same room and told me that she had a kind of dead — no breathing, no pulse. Knowing about the images characteristic of clinical death, but being a little information at the time of the research thrust vectoring, Dr. Kubler-Ross began to read everything that has been done in this area.

Soon she visited Robert Monroe in Virginia. Dr. Kubler-Ross had read about it in the OVT he wrote the book "Journeys out of the body," and it made a great impression experiments Monroe Dr. Charles Tart of the University of California. Applying the technique of relaxation, Monroe developed his abilities and at the same time taught us how to experience the OVT, and Dr. Kubler-Ross learned instantly. One night in Virginia, trying to sleep, Dr. Kubler-Ross suffered a profound experience:

"I had the most incredible experience in my life. If you try to say in one sentence: I went through the death of each of the thousands of my patients. I mean physical pain, shortness of breath, agony, pleading for help. Pain is indescribable. Was not no time for thought, not for anything else, I was able to breathe twice between two bouts of unbearable pain. I could catch my breath for a split second, and I prayed — I think I prayed — the shoulder on which to lean , the man's shoulder, and represented the man's shoulder, on which to lay his head.

And there came a thunderous voice: "You will not be given." Exactly. And then I went back through the agony and turned in bed. But I did not sleep, it was not a dream. I lived every death of each of my dying patients. "

She continued to plead with God to help her, and then a voice: "You will not be given." She was furious: "I helped so many people, and now no one will help me." This explosion of rage suddenly made her realize that she should do it alone and no one can help her, and then her suffering ceased and replaced by "the most incredible experience of revival."

Experience the revival described by mystics, mediums and ordinary people, but perhaps no one before Dr. Kubler-Ross did not have that experience and did no special training. She — a keen observer, and should consider her journey in detail, as she told me about them in an interview with Ann Nitzke of "Hume Bihevior." Light, as we shall see, plays a huge role in the revival of Dr. Kubler-Ross.

"It was so beautiful that words fail to describe. All started with the vibration of the walls of my stomach, I looked — eyes open, in full consciousness — and said to myself," This can not be, "I mean that anatomically Physiologically it was impossible. They vibrate rapidly. And then all that would be in the room I have looked: my legs, wardrobe, window — all the millions of molecules to vibrate. All vibrated with incredible speed. And in front of me was something that most resembling view vagina. I looked at her, focused on her, and she turned into a lotus bud. And while I considered — all growing amazement — incredibly beautiful colors, scents and sounds filled the room, bud opened, becoming a beautiful flower.

Behind him rose sunrise, the brightest light, which you can think of, but he did not hurt his eyes. And as the flower opened, it was the whole fullness of this life. At this point the light was open and full, as if all the sun focus here, and the flower was open and full. The vibration stopped and millions of molecules, including me — it was all part of the world — merged into one. I was part of it. And in the end I thought, "I feel good, because I am part of it all."

Later, Dr. Kubler-Ross added: "I understand that this description may seem crazy to anyone who has not experienced it. But it is the closest to what I can share with you. It was so incredibly beautiful that if I gave to experienced Feel like a thousand orgasms at once, the comparison would have been very distant. To do this, really, there are no words. We have the wrong language. "
Impression of Dr. Kubler-Ross was so deep that lasted for months.

"The next morning I went outside, everything seemed impossible. I was in love with every leaf, every bird, even in the gravel. I tried to walk without touching the gravel. Gravel and I said," I can not go to you, to not harm you. "They were as alive as I am, and I was part of this whole living universe. took months, so I was able to describe all of this at least to some extent appropriate words."

The experience of Dr. Kubler-Ross with what mystics call "cosmic consciousness", but gave her the opportunity to believe that there is life after death, which is the duration of things, not only in space but also in time. Finally, in the life after the death of her former patient visit persuaded Mrs. Schwartz, who appeared after his death and burial. In the words of Dr. Kubler-Ross about his meeting with the death of the fourth kind, Mrs. Schwartz was a fully human form to thank the doctor for care, and to encourage her to continue working with the dying. First, Dr. Kubler-Ross decided that hallucinates, but because the presence of Mrs. Schwartz continued, she asked her guest to write a few words and sign. Note there is now a priest, who also took part in the funeral of Mrs. Schwartz and who confirmed the authenticity of her handwriting.

Since then, Dr. Kubler-Ross often sees patients who have died, and even recorded a voice of one of them, Willie. "I understand that this too, — says Dr. Kubler-Ross — and I do not want people to take anything for granted. I myself am rather skeptical. Scientist in me wanted to Mrs. Schwartz signed the note, even though I knew it was it was she visited my office. And I had to tape the voice of Willie. I listen to it, and sometimes I think that all this is — a huge amazing dream. leaves me awe and sense of wonder. "

Because of its "advanced ™" and stories about what he has seen the world Dr. Kubler-Ross, which her colleagues at one time was considered a leading scientist in this field, has lost many of them their authority. But Dr. Kubler-Ross holds fast his faith in life after death. Her experience, proving the duration of space, time and matter, it is the same as that Dean WR Mattyuz offers as a working definition of life after death. His theory, which has obviously biological sense, states that "the center of consciousness that exists in life, does not cease to exist after death, and so the experience of the center after death continues to experience in one's lifetime, just as if a man woke up after a short sleep."

Source: "Interesting newspaper. Incredible" № 16 2012

Category: Unexplained Phenomena

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