Allan T's Experience
I was a mule packer working at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, transporting food and supplies on mules to Phantom Ranch, located at the bottom of the Canyon. The work was good, but physically demanding. By bedtime I was tired.
On this particular evening, I laid down in bed with my wife. I was on my back with my right arm raised above me and under my pillow and head. I thought to myself " I can't go to sleep in this position or I will have a crippled right arm in the morning. I realized that I could not feel my right arm at all. I had not been in bed two minutes yet! I then realized that I could not feel any part of my body. No arms, No legs. I could not feel the bed, the covers, my head on the pillow, nothing!
That is when I started feeling that sinking floating feeling. I had felt it before. It was neat, I always liked it. The next thing I know is that I am out of my body, outside, somewhere. it was dark, night. I did not know where I was, but I knew I was not in my body. I even said to myself, "hey, I'm out here cruisin' around" I was floating in the night.
I then saw what appeared to be a light colored trail/road/pathway. I was not sure what it was. I floated down to take a look at it. I was earthen. I tried to take a step and walk on it. I had no foot, or the foot I thought I had could make no purchase with this ground. This surprised me and I ascended back up in the air. I still knew I was out of my body. I then floated directly over some multi colored lights that were spaced apart. I wondered what town I was over. The lights were green, yellow, amber, red, and not in any set pattern. I had to be a small town I thought.
I then thought " Well I'm out here. Lets go someplace. I didn't know where to go. I then decided to go see my ex wife. I chose this because I thought that would be far away I guess. I didn't really care if I saw her on not. I was troubled. I did not know how to go there, or even where it was. I did not know how to make myself go somewhere!
The next second I saw a golden (I don't know what to call it) connection emitting from a spot in my forehead, curving and bending through space and connecting me with my body. I quickly flew through space (what a ride) and almost slammed back in my body. Except I didn't slam onto my body. My re-entry was cushioned at the last instant.
The next day I had to take more supplies down in to the Canyon, (my job) I thought about this experience all morning. Did it really happen? I knew it did. I knew it wasn't a dream. I had not even gone to sleep when it happened.
Then it happened. I was in the Red and Whites, steep switchbacks in the Kiabab Trail. I could look down on the trail as it crossed the plateau. I realized THAT was the white thing I tried to walk on last night. I was looking at from a much different view but that was it. The trail went across a white limestone on the plateau. I could never see it the way I saw it last night unless I flew over it. I entered the inner canyon and on to Phantom Ranch. As I rode through the Phantom Ranch camp ground it was about 7:30 AM. I saw all these tents that campers had erected during the night. Red, yellow, green. I then saw a young man exiting his tent. He had a candle holder in his hand. I noticed another tent had one hanging inside it. I realized that these were the lights in the town that I had drifted over last night.
The time I had gone to bed would have been the time people were getting in their tents and preparing for bed and had lights on in their tents. That is it. I would like to do this on command.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Awake
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I am not sure. I had no physical form
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Wonderment
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No
LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures? Yes Yes, I recognized the location I flew over.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes
I tried to go see an ex wife, a friend. Couldn't get it done.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes I verified my location
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes I had an extra sense. I have been told it is a third eye.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes When I flew through space and re entered my body it was an E ticket
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No I did not return on my own. It just happened!
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? No effect
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Wonderment
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Being out there, cruising around.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? Want to learn to do on command
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes