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Charlotte's Experience

Experience description:   

I was about 5 years old, and at the dentists. I was lying on a bed, like a dentist's chair, and as I was so young, instead of a needle in the mouth they gave me gas as an anesthetic.  Initially, upon receiving the gas, I remember pink. I'm not sure if everything went pink colored, or I just felt pink, I can't quite remember. So, I'm lying in this chair, and I get bored, so while the dentist is working in my mouth, I sit up and climb down off of the bed/chair, and walk around to the top of the stairs. The staircase is narrow and steep, and there is a door at the bottom, I think it has glass in it. This is the main memory. Then, I THINK, but I'm not sure, that I walked down the stairs and outside. That's all I remember. I would love to undergo hypnosis to see if I remember anything else.

I'm not sure if this event changed my beliefs, or world view, as it was so long ago that it happened, and I can't remember what my beliefs were prior to the event.

I have more experiences of OBEs, lucid dreams, premonitions, etc from when I was older than this also.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes            Under 'gas' anesthetic at a dentists surgery.


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No       It happened when I was very young, but I have a fairly good, although basic, memory of the event.

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?           The experience seemed to have a distant quality to it.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Possibly. I don't really remember. I think it may have been very quiet.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I don't recall actually looking at my 'separate body'. I could feel it, as I was walking in it, and it felt just like my 'normal body'. As I remember this experience, I can remember if from to viewpoints; outside of my 'separate body', watching it go down stairs from above and behind it, or inside my 'separate body', looking out of its head/eyes.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Calmness.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Sorry, I can't remember. I think the experience may have been quiet, as I remember it as peaceful/calm.

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            There was nothing unusual about the situation. I experienced it exactly as I would have had I been in my 'normal body' in an everyday consciousness.

Did you see a light?           Uncertain      I think that the whole environment that I was in may have been lighter/subdued in color.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Uncertain     
I think I opened the door to the street.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No      

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?    No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain     

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Uncertain      Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?     Uncertain      I am reasonably psychic, in that I know what will happen next in my life, I can generally tell what other (spatially distant) people are doing if I try and 'feel' them, and I have had visions, lucid dreams, OBEs, hypnotized myself at a young age without being aware what I was doing, can 'control' future events to some degree etc...However, I am not aware if I could do any of these things prior to this event, as I was very young.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Uncertain      Too young to remember.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Mother - thought I must have been dreaming

Partner - casual reaction

Friends - casual reaction

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?                No OBE-type events have since been triggered by anesthetic that I am aware of.

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