As I looked out of the big tall window of granny's big living room, I was watching a grey squirrel who was climbing near the window in the tall tree with red bark and bushy greenery. I looked beyond the tree up to the sky. The sky was pale blue with a few clouds. I think it was morning or afternoon.
Suddenly I was somewhere else. Instead of seeing the squirrel and tree, I was looking at planet Earth through space. I seemed to know it was planet Earth. It was quite far away but I could clearly see the blue and green of it. Earth was quite well lit up, I suppose by the sun. All around was dark space. I can't remember much about what else was around because I mostly was just looking at Earth. I didn't feel anything was abnormal, though I was a bit surprised at how suddenly I was out there. I thought it was rather nice to be doing it. I didn't really think about how I got there. I was just there, watching the Earth and thinking, 'That's the Earth.' I probably already saw pictures of it in my mother's atlas, I'm not sure. I don't know how long I was there, I don't think very long.
was back in the room, at the window. I told granny and my brother I'd been out
in the sky and saw Earth from out there, but they didn't take much notice. I
felt excited that I had suddenly gone outside of the Earth and into the yonder.
I don't think I could have imagined it, because I was so young. There was no
television, no sci-fi, in those days. In the early '50s, there was nothing
that could have influenced me to have that experience. I always hoped it would
happen again, but it didn't. I have never forgotten it, and the experience
vividly remains in my memory to this day. I'm not often on websites like yours,
but I saw it and thought this may interest you.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
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? Normal
Was the experience dream like in any way? No it was reality.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain I didn't even think about my form at the time, but don't remember seeing my own hands etc. or really having a body at all, yet I felt normal as me.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt interested to be viewing Earth so suddenly after just watching a squirrel.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No I don't remember any sounds, just the visual awareness.
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? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? No Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes I knew I had got outside Earth into space, though I was a bit too young to verbalise,but I knew.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes I knew and felt good that I was able to be outside looking at Earth.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
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?
have the ability to locate things that are lost, for other people, at times. I
have some ability to perceive other dimensions, in dreams but I don't like to
think about other dimensions, I busy myself with my life day by day.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? It hasn't made much difference, but I do regard myself as privileged to have been able top travel out of my normal young life.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I only once told my daughter..she was interested.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I was happy and excited it had happened.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? It was wonderful to be out there..no negatives at all, just wonder.
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 I suppose it made me go back over it again, it still rather amazes me, and I think when you are freshly born onto this planet, you are more able to sort of float around!
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire. I think you should make it easier to remain anonymous, by allowing a tick box for those of us who don't want to supply personal details at all.