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Amy R's Experience

Experience description:   

The event happened on Saturday, June 19, 2004 while I was at work in the hospital.  It was early morning and I was still not fully awake.  There were two other women in the office with me.  The office was small but we each had our own areas to retreat to.  I was sitting behind a cubicle going to try to finish reading a book.  The room was quiet and the air conditioning was running.  I was only 16 pages into the book when I heard this low repetitive whirling sound, thinking it might just be the air conditioning I brushed it off went back to reading my book.  The sound did not diminish, so I walked around the corner and asked my co-workers if they heard the noise, they both said that they heard nothing.  I go back to sitting in the chair and I hear the sound again but this time louder and getting faster.  I looked over the cubicle thinking perhaps the ladies were playing a trick on me both of them were quiet and reading magazines.  I sat in the chair and as I started to read the first line of the 17th page, I started to hear the whirling sound again this time even louder and the repetitiveness increasingly fast. 

I saw what I can only describe as television static and then I started to see the colored outlines/silhouettes of a field of people their faces were hazy and distorted.  I felt their emotions. They were excited, nervous, impatient, and had not one feeling of danger.  I saw mountains in the background, soldiers dressed in fatigues standing, a huge open area with a runway, and a white plane taking off.  My breathing stayed steady the entire time.  After seeing the plane everything went away. 

Once the static was gone it was exactly 10am on the pc clock. I wrote down on a piece of paper next to me what I saw and even the time frame as I regret never looking down at the pc clock to see when this started.  That same day I showed my boyfriend the piece of paper and described what I saw to him.  He had no answer for me he just said wow.  Early Monday morning, June 21st, around 830-40am I told my mother about what I experienced and let her read the paper I wrote on (which I still have and will keep for my entire life) she looked at me and said I wonder if this has anything to do with the contest going on, I looked at her with a puzzled look.  She explained about the X-prize contest which was to see if a privately manned vehicle could go beyond the Earth’s atmosphere.  I had no prior knowledge about this contest.  My mom suggested that we should watch it as it was going to be televised. I remember sitting on her bed at the tv went live to the Mojave Dessert airport I could not believe what I was seeing the exact same thing I had experienced two days earlier in the same time frame.  I was shocked and I cried because I was confused.  Why was I allowed to see this two days before and now I see it live?  What was the purpose?  Was there even a purpose?

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No     

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          Yes    It was hard to place into words because it was like nothing I had ever seen pr experienced.  I saw colored outlines/silhouettes of countless people they were all standing and waiting

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No     

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?            Read #4

Was the experience dream like in any way?  Not at all.  I was fully awake, alert, and even at work when I experienced this

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Uncertain     I can not be one hundred percent either way, so I choose uncertain due to the nature of the experience.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          No feeling of fright, more of confusion, nervousness, impatience, and excitement.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?          Yes, a repetitive whirling sound.  Upon hearing it and noticing that two other people in the same office as me did not hear it I felt nervous.

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?        No     

Did you see a light?         Uncertain    

Did you meet or see any other beings?         Yes    I saw a whole field full of people.  They were in a large field in the dessert with mountains in the background.  No words were communicated.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?          Uncertain    

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?         Yes    What I experienced happened two days before the actual same event occurred.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?     Uncertain     I was in an observation mode.  I listened to the sounds, and felt the emotions of the people, and saw the settings. No smells that I can remember.  The sight was different because it was nothing like viewing right here and now.  It was static scattered snow and then colored outlines of the silhouettes of hundreds of people.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes   

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Uncertain    

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?           Uncertain    

Did you become aware of future events?      Yes    Too accurate for my own good.  For a few days afterwards I was still in shock and confused.  I cried for a little while and I am sure that seems silly, but that was the only way I knew how to express what I was going through.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?          No     

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?            Yes    I have had psychic experiences since I was young girl.  But nothing to this extent.  In the past two years, I have become a more spiritual person.

Have you shared this experience with others?        Yes    My boyfriend, and my mother.  I know my boyfriend was not influenced in any way by my experience.  I think that my mom might believe in the phenomena of psychic ability.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Shock, disbelief, scared, nervous, and excited.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    Not understanding just what the heck was happening!  Seeing it happen on tv

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?    No response     I am not quite sure I understand the question the way it is worded.  Perhaps re-wording this question would do a world of good.  I have experienced many other things in my life, none of which were produced nor reproduced with substances or medications.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.          You should have this question (which I think #28 was implying but ever so subtly) Have you had any prior experiences while taking medication or substances? Please explain and describe the substance/medication.