Charlotte H's Experience
At the time, my mother and her new husband had left to start their new life in Kaitaia, New Zealand. I was devastated and alone. Or so I felt.
This night I had gotten cocaine and a large bottle of vodka 100 proof. I was going to party with a friend, but she never made it. So I commenced by myself. Singing and dancing, just generally playing, in my apartment alone except for my small dog, 'Bobby'. After, several hours, I remember lying down on my bed.
There was nothing to signal that I was about to enter a different dimension, or a bright, white light. No tunnel. No angels. I WAS FLYING! Over trees, land below and then water, lots of it! And I didn't have a body! Then, I am on land. And had a place where I guess I thought my 'things' were, but I didn't have any possessions with me. But it was a motel. I remember the single story motel very well. It had aluminum awnings that were each a different color. And across the street was a two story building, that looked like it would be in New Orleans. With ornate stairwell and windows with shutters. Red brick. Finally, I am around a pretty blue pool with red flowers in flower pots. Across the pool, there is a man with shoulder length hair, holding his arms out for me. I don't remember if we embraced or not. But this is the part of my experience that was rather unclear. I remember, I would 'think' where I wanted to be AND I was there! Everything was light and fun, no hang-ups, no worries. Then, again, flying and home waking up!
Upon waking, I remember 'knowing' what I had experienced was NOT A DREAM. I wondered whether I had over dosed on coke and vodka. I went into my living room and sure enough the coke was gone and just a shot or less of vodka. So I was pretty intoxicated, for sure.
That was 1983. Now, it is 1988. And I have just arrived in New Zealand to visit my mom and her husband. On a day outing, just me and mom, She was taking me to see the 'other' island. We had boarded a ferry (the car, too) to the other side and first thing I feel like I have been here before! My mom assures me I have not.
So, I ask her to please pull over so I could explain to her w/o getting into an accident. (I never got used to driving in NZ, wrong side of the road and going the wrong way! Right turns were the worst.) She pulls over. I asked if she remembered when I had 'the dream', cause up until now, that was all I thought it was, a dream. She said yes, she remembered. I told her this is where I was! She didn't doubt me, she just listened. I told her just down the road there would be a motel with different colored awnings. And across the street a two story building, with outside ornate staircase, windows with shutters, etc.
With that she started the car and we were both somewhat startled, when sure enough a single story motel with awnings, but not colored different. The awnings tan and brown. But the building across the street was exactly as I described it. I decided to ask the people at the motel about the outside of the motel. The motel clerk, (was actually the owner) She hadn't had the motel very long, so she didn't know. But she knew of some postcards in the basement that were from the past owners. She retrieved them. The postcards revealed that the awnings were just as I described 5 years ago! The motel had been remodeled to ready it for sale.
Wow. I had heard of
astral traveling, so I was familiar with what happened to me, but here it was
completely validated! Not a dream...an OBE!
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? Yes I was using large amounts of cocaine and drinking vodka. I may have died. I am not sure.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes Hard to explain the movement, coupled with the fact, I had no body. Just energy.
Flying over trees, land
and water. Then, I was somewhere I had never been before. It was beautiful, but
not different from earth. Later, I found out my 'energy' went to New Zealand.
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Uncertain Large amount of cocaine. And drinking 100 proof vodka. I suspect that I may have passed over, but not sure.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Somewhat alert, because when I joined my body again, I felt great! No hangover, as you would expect. And I remembered the experience!
Was the experience dream like in any way? In just about EVERY way. That is why I concluded it was a dream. But I had BEEN there!!! And to prove it, the awnings, which present day were changed in color for the remodeling!! But the old postcards told the facts, as I remembered them!! Each awning a different color, yellow, green, pink, blue, red, orange and white.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain I knew that I was just 'energy', no body.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Great joy. And having been depressed, for so long prior to my OBE, I was elated!
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? No No heaven or hell. No amazing creatures.
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes The man could have been my mom's husband. But it also may have been Jesus! I don't know. Apparently, that is EXACTLY what I did. I felt abandon. I was depressed. And I sought out my mom. Whereas, I didn't know where exactly she was, because I was on the other island!
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes As I stated above, YES! The motel and the two story building across the street.
Just as I had described
them, with the exception of the awnings. But after looking at the old motel
postcards, the awnings 5 years earlier, were not as they were NOW, no, they were
all different colors, just as I saw them in my OBE. Verified.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? No I don't know. But all I had to do was 'think' and BAM, I was there!
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes It seemed I did, but to explain it? I don't think I can do that.
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 It just happened. I don't remember returning to my body.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Yes I had a dream, that I was fully aware I was dreaming, consciously! The dream no big deal, but the fact that I knew in my dream I was dreaming WAS HUGE!
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes No longer would death, my death haunt me. Peace had taken over where fear had been.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I am not sure. I don't share this experience with many people, for obvious reasons.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes My mom. A few friends, but that doesn't go over too well.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? No best, no worst. It just was.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? We are energy. It never ends. Neither do we.
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 As best I can. Possibly under hypnosis, I would describe it with more detail.