Chris H's Experience
When I was about 8 years old I had several out of body experiences. For no reason, because I was not sick or dying. I would just leave my body. I remember being in a dark void that had a dark tunnel. I was always on the outside looking into the tunnel, I think I saw a small light at the end of the tunnel a few times.
I did not know where I was and I had fear of this tunnel because it was dark and because it was dark I thought it could be bad or evil. I also felt that if I entered it, that I might not be able to get back to where I was. The next part was reentering my body which always was with much speed and force which made me very hot feeling. The reentering produced a lot of heat.
I am not sure how many out of body experiences I had, a close estimate - I would say between 6 to 10. One time I did see my body but most times I did not. One time I was able to travel into the future of my own life. I always saw the tunnel but the two times that I did not see it was the times I say my body and the time travel.
During one of my out of body experiences, I made a conscious decision that I would enter the tunnel to see what would happen. I entered it and right away I felt pulled in with great force. I panicked and pulled back to get out the tunnel. It took all I could to pull out of the tunnel and when I got out I was slammed back into to my body with great force. With sweat running out my body and the heat.
Because I did not know what this was, I prayed to God for whatever this was to stop. After that night it never happened again.
I never told anyone because I could not express in words what was going on. and at that age I did not know about OBE or NDE. It was real to me, not like a dream because I was able to make decisions like normal and my conscious was there.
When I was in high school, I befriended a monk and I decided to tell him my story. He know right away it was a out of body experience that I had. He told me about the tunnel and the small light I could see at the end. I told him I always had fear of the tunnel but he said it was ok and safe to be in and even if I traveled to the other end that I could get back to my body if I wanted.
I did not know about
NDE and he did not call it that. But when I was in college that's when I heard
about NDE and started reading about them. Man if was like so real, I could
relate. I did not have an NDE at all but the OBE was so similar to a degree, I
could really relate.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain I was young and did understand what was going on...
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? not sure
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness? Normal consciousness and alertness
Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)? Uncertain
Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)? Uncertain
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Just normal emotions as if I was just walking around.
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No I saw the tunnel. Only one time did I try to enter it, but pulled myself back out.
Did you see a light? Yes a small pin hole of a light.
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experience a review of past events in your life? No
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? No
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
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? Yes In my own life only. But they did not have any meaning at the time.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes well in 1969 I saw the Spirit of my brother who died a few months before.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I was in high school, so in about 1976... Ten years after.
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened: Experience was definitely real
Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?
How do you currently view the reality of your experience: Experience was definitely real
Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain
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 so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes