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Annie C's Experience

Experience description:   

I smoked a considerable amount I wont lie. it was my first time. I felt light at one point walking down the street with my friends. Being tired of listen to a friend prattle on about his crush I tuned out. Next thing I realize is I'm floating away. Now I'm thinking, oh man I'm really high, but then I started to notice the tops of the street lamps, and I could see far out in the distance over the low rise apartment buildings. Thing is I could still hear my friend talking beside me. The realization kind of scared me when I noticed all these things, I out of nowhere I just snapped back into my body, looked over at my friend in awe. He hadn't noticed anything. I definitely wasn't high anymore completely sober. I always thought that because my mind was so relaxed that it was possible. I have thought about it everyday since then. I still cant believe the feeling and the view. I could really see everything around!

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes            marijuana

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     Walking down the street with friends, it was hard to explain because I was above the streetlamps, watching my friends and I walking down the street, but was still able to hear my friend talking next to me. Its not something you just tell people. I have thought about everyday since then

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?           very alert instantly

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No I was focused on the floating above the streetlamps.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I felt invisible. that's the best description

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            At first I was in awe, when I focused harder noticing the landscape and top of the street lamp, I was scared (I am scared of heights) and snapped back into my body

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           nothing unusual, just my annoying friend

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      

and it hasn't happened again

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?          Yes     I could hear my friend talking next to my still walking body louder than before it happened. I could see above the apartment buildings. I could not feel anything, there was no smells.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain      I don't know how long I floated until my fear  of heights kicked in. It felt long but we had only walked about 100 meters

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Uncertain            I felt I wasn't the only one able to do this at that time

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?       Yes     After taking in the amazing experience I looked down and saw the streetlights and myself and my friends walking. My fear of heights kicked in and I instantly snapped back into my body. I felt the 'snap' and my eyes opened as if I had woken up from a dream( keep in mind I was still walking down the street) I stumbled when my eyes opened again and I looked around amazed.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain      since then I feel on a few occasions have been able to feel a presence. For example: m grandfather died and my mom 2 years after had cancer, I was sad, and my room filled with the banana smell my grandfather had smelled like. My second grandfather passed away 3 weeks ago in an accidental drowning. the night before sitting with my mom and brother talking something (summer time) freezing cold blew into my ear (like someone blowing one quick blow) and a slight whisper, I felt odd and even sad, dreadful. like something bad happened, the next day we found out he was missing, he was found in the afternoon in the lake. time of death matched the blow in my ear. one more example would be 5-7 years ago while moving my friend. In a closed room we were talking about girl stuff, when out of the corner of my eye I noticed a shadow move, writing it off as a car passing by fast, I turned my head back to my friend. While my head turned a heavy metal candle holder on her flat top TV flew past me and completely across the living room.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I started to look up/reading anything scientific, historical, paranormal, neuroscience.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       previously didn't believe in anything like this. and I don't care as much about life, I feel there is something much more important afterwards. I am now considered a loner, as nobody I run into that seems normal enough does not believe in the paranormal as I do now. it is hard to get people to see my point of view, and facts considering all the research I have done.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain      I wouldn't link the events of my life together. but I have made wrong choices and feel I have put myself into a mediocre existence as a result of not caring anymore what happens in this life

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     after I snapped back into my body my friends just ignored me I have not told anyone since

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  amazed! like never before being able to see another side of the planet, other than what they taught me in school.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      the best part was the feeling of floating. the worst was snapping back to  my body and never being able to do it again no matter how much weed I smoke

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        It has changed everything I now see about the world and inspired my independent research

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 do not think I have left out any detail