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Betty M's Experience

Experience description:   

As I was teaching my daughter to ride her bike I remember thinking how happy I was that this was the last time I had to scuff my legs on the pedals of her bike.  A voice a man's voice came to my mind and kept saying "Child Molester, Child Molester"  now because I live in the country I dismissed this voice as just my imagination.  I kept teaching my daughter how to ride.  Then it started with my eyes, a TV like screen came across my vision from the left moving toward the right side of my face.  Once the screen covered my entire vision--I was there.  It was dark the water reflected the light.  I myself remembering thinking it looked like our lake.  I stood looking at this body in the lake that floated face down, it was obvious he was dead.  I don't know how I knew but I also  knew someone very familiar was standing behind me, I was comfortable with them as if I been with them before I didn't have fear.  Instead I raised my hands and asked Where? Where?  The voice replied in confident slow manner Skaneateles Lake......pause...where the children swim.  I saw a man with jeans a multicolored shirt.  Some how I remember a hat a baseball hat,  but I don't remember at the same time.  I just stood looking at him floating I was totally devastated.  Then wham I was back in my body.  I couldn't get over it.  At first I tried to tell myself it was my imagination.  Then approx 2 to 3 weeks later a body was found in the water a man.  I searched to find if there was a connection to him, there wasn't.   

In addition my neighbor came over to my house with a paper handing from her hand.  I have only spoken to this neighbor about 3 times in the year I lived here.  When she got close to me she said "I want to tell you something about your neighbor ....Without hesitation I answered "he's a child molester.  She asked "How do you know.... I started to shake and chills crawled across my body.

About three years ago I found a dog park that seemed to fit my need of allowing my dog freedom from his leash and the ability to meet many other canine and people friends.  My standard poodle was smitten by another dog.  They seemed to share the same temperament and loved being with each other.  One day the owner and I got into conversation and when I found out she lived in the village of Skaneateles I asked if she remembered the body they found in the lake.  She stopped walking and asked me "why did you ask me that?" I was so embarrassed and felt horrible for asking her such a depressing question.  I answered honestly and said " I don't know"  she then told me she was the one that found the body that day.  Then I opened up to her and told her my experience of seeing this event prior to it occurring.   I told her there was a hat there.  (Such and odd thing because the waves would surly taken this mans hat off,--but still this confirmation was important )  I described the body correctly and she said she would ask her husband who was also present about the hat. ( she was in a state of shock and didn't remember).  The next time I saw her she confirmed there was indeed a hat.   

Years have gone by since my experience, yet! there again are coincidences and confirmation.  I believe the dogs knew more then we knew.   

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?          Yes   

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?            Wide awake

Was the experience dream like in any way?  No, it was not

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Yes    I was so stunned by seeing this body I never looked at mine or at the voice behind me, but I had a comfort level with them as if I knew him.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          stunned, shock, felt I must be experiencing too many depressing thoughts.  Especially being a nurse  It frightened me that I could not tell anyone, although I planned on asking a friend one question "When was the last time they found a body in the lake",   but I didn't get to see this person in a atmosphere when I could ask.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?          No, not that I remember.  I noticed I didn't even hear the water of the lake, which was unusual

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?        Uncertain     The man behind me was such a comfort to me I felt the need to just focus on what I  could do to help in some way.

Did you see a light?         No     

Did you meet or see any other beings?         Yes    The being stood behind me, but I never felt the concern to look at him

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

Yes, the death of a man was investigated to be an accidental death.  In addition the confirmation that the child molester lives across the street and he had spoken to my daughter while she played with her friend.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?                  Yes, the death was listed in the paper.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?     Yes    Only my vision I did not hear the rushing of the waves but I did hear the beings voice.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?            Oh, yes the Mind and body are not the same

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?           Uncertain    

Did you become aware of future events?      Yes    The death and the child molester

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    Yes, my hunger for knowledge of the spiritual has grown to almost a obsession.  I also get information about people in the form of pictures.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?          Yes    Yes, the need to know more. to listen to the experiences of others

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I pray with more intensity, I like the PSI games on the internet.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?       Yes          Yes, I still searching for my role in this life and what my mission is.

Have you shared this experience with others?        Yes    Some start to talk about their experiences, others just stare like your from another world or have plain lost your mind.  Until you give them their messages or act on the messages.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  shock. Questioning my self and why me.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    I loved my experience even though it was a content of negative.  The experience put to rest my final fear of death.  I realize the mind and the body are not one.  There are better days to come.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?          No,

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?          Uncertain    

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?           Yes   

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.   I would like to understand if my experience was astral projection or was it a OBE.  I'm still confused.