Many widows and widowers, as well as others who have lost close loved ones, or nearly lost their own life, frequently experience seemingly unexplainable signs or events. Simple things like a light turning on and off, the repeated appearance of coins on the ground, a familiar symbol showing up many times over, a lucid dream of the deceased, a familiar smell, or a feeling of someone's presence. While there are many books and articles with descriptions and anecdotal examples of these unexplained events, little data has been collected to provide evidence that these experiences are in fact common, often reoccur, and are very real. Our Western culture is largely skeptical of these events and many even get uncomfortable feeling they conflict with their own beliefs. As a result, when survivors describe their experiences to others, they are often met with polite doubt, critical skepticism, or even thoughtless clichés, like "oh sure" or "get over it." Instead of feeling supported, they have to spend energy defending themselves, withdraw from connecting with others, feel isolated, and gradually reluctant to share future experiences.
While there are many books and articles about unexpected signs and relationships, most were written before the increased availability of organized bereavement and other support groups and social media. Today, these provide a new opportunity to collect and share a large sample of data that was previously unavailable. The Angel Tracking Project is designed to collect this data, utilizing a short ten-question, web-accessible survey. The resulting information, once collected, will be posted to help comfort survivors, loved ones and friends, reminding them that they are not alone, and their experiences are very common and genuine.
If you have experienced unexplainable signs yourself, please help support this project by taking the anonymous Survey on the next page. The third page provides you with real-time, online Survey Results, including comments that are fascinating. The fourth has Background information. On the last page, you can add your contact information to receive final results, new information, and references.
Please forward the web link to others you know that have had similar experiences so they can get involved.
If you have had unexplainable experiences please take the short ten question survey below. You can also leave specific observations. The survey is voluntary, completely anonymous, and confidential. It uses secure encrypted transmission and no IP address tracking of identity information. The results will only contain the anonymous survey statistics and selected observations. Use the back button to return here and view the current results using the link on the next page. Please add your name on the Feedback page to learn about future results. **Does not display correctly on iPad yet**
This project was started in March 2017, so it is fairly new. It is a survey to document that unexplainable survivor experiences are very real and very common by collecting a large amount of data from survivors that are ordinary people. You can view the current results in real time as they develop using the link below.
After a significant number of survey responses are collected, the results will be posted in popular, non-scientific websites. Previous articles dealing with unexplained signs suggest the "theory" that unexplained events are real, but they are only based on anecdotal descriptions from a handful of interviews. Left to form their own opinions, believers will probably remain believers, based on their pre-existing "beliefs," and skeptics will continue to dismiss. AngelTracker is not intended to be a scientific study to prove/disprove or explain the unexplainable. But if a sizable number of the responses provide confirming evidence that these experiences are very common and real in a large community, that result should provide some comfort to the survivor community. The goal is just that simple.
Be sure to read some of the comments attached to the question summaries. They are incredibly interesting.
Two years ago my wife died of cancer. Shortly after, odd inexplicable events started occurring over time: lights flickering on and off, pictures falling off the wall for no seeming reason, pennies showing up unexpectedly (I'm up to 17), unlikely landing of a butterfly on my hand, etc. We’ve all heard folklore about such events described as messages from loved ones who have passed. I have been a scientist and technologist for over 40 years, so I've always been a natural skeptic. But these very personal and very vivid experiences dramatically changed my world view. Soon after, I heard first-hand descriptions about similar experiences by other survivors in my bereavement support group. Later, while exploring several on-line support groups, I discovered many other survivors sharing personal stories about a wide range of unexplained experiences. Hearing about how common these unexplained experiences were opened my eyes to the possibility that they were real, occurred frequently, and very common in this community. But I also discovered the fact that many kept these unusual experiences to themselves.
This triggered my curiosity, I decided to investigate topics I’d never researched, like spirituality, and recent developments in quantum physics and biology I hadn’t been watching for decades. I learned that a growing number of respected scientists have become more open minded about links between spirituality and science for the first time since discarded in the 17th century for a mechanistic worldview. While today's conventional science still cannot provide complete explanations, that doesn't mean that the events don't occur and are very real. Rapidly evolving concepts of a conscious universe, an entangled quantum universe interconnected everywhere, have become hot topics in the science research literature, general interest science articles, and even minor Hollywood movies.
This knowledge inspired me to continue my journey to learn more about unexplainable phenomena. I have since plunged much deeper into both the related science developments, as well as the spiritual side - which was a new horizon for me to explore. While my new passion is driven partly to explore the science to convince the skeptics, I became aware that the large survivor community cared more about knowing they were not alone in their experiences. That need for comfort became the inspiration for the Angel Tracking Project, to fill the gap for missing data that unexplained experiences are in fact frequent and very widespread. The fact that we can't explain these events today doesn't mean they do not happen and are not real. This is not a systematic research study. The goal is not to prove anything or change minds; it just hopes to inform both the survivors and skeptics that the raw, unsummarized data, confirms that these unexplained phenomena are very real, common. and frequent.
Scientist & Spiritual Wonderer