I am French and a former fighter pilot in the air force. In 1986, when I had just taken off from the base, I suddenly went out of my body, projected on my left, still inside the cockpit. So I saw myself laterally. Frightened by the experience, which lasted only a few short seconds, I immediately returned to my body. I have a fairly vivid memory of that moment despite the thirty years that have passed.
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? Uncertain More or less moderate risks linked to the exercise of the fighter pilot job.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? High level, given the time when it happened (a few minutes after take off).
Was the experience dream like in any way? I don't' think so.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I was clearly on the side of my body, external to it.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Scared.
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
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? 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? No
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Uncertain Don't know if the return to body was induced by my fear, or other reason.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
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? No.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Surprised...
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Trouble.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? "Best" : could confirm that life is not what we currently imagine.