Coney A's Experience

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Lying in bed at night.  Felt strange feeling of wanting to float which scared the hell out of me.  Then I said, as a researcher, lets see what happens if I let it go. I floated to the ceiling, saw my wife sleeping and my body.  I left the house, floated above all the cities till I got to a woman friend's house.  No feeling of cold, noise and definitely not a dream. 

Stood at the door and thought of opening it when it dawned on me that I could walk right through the door which I did.  In the living room was the mother and father and the woman all watching TV.  No sound just sight.  She was drinking a beer and laughing with family.  I turned and left, floating the 50 some miles back home in a matter of seconds.  At times I was afraid I would not get back to my body, strange feelings.  Then I sat on my body and felt myself going into my body and the floating went away. 

The next day after getting to the work place where the woman and I worked, I asked her; ‘How was the beer you had last night’?  She about fell on the floor and looked like I had shot her.  She asked how did you know?  I proceeded to tell her where the family was sitting and watching a funny show and her laughing but did not tell her how I knew as I wanted her comment.  She said yes and that was the first time in a year and a half that she had drunk a beer. I then told her of my experience.  Two more times this happened and when I had that feeling I willed it to come on faster and it did.

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?          No

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Fully awake, knowing it was not a dream and really afraid and yet feeling in control

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No way in any of the three times

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

I was me, the soul, the spirit or whatever we call it. No feeling of love, hate, emotionless, no physical feeling at all like hot, cold, wind, smell or any physical feeling whatsoever.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            As stated in #6 above

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No, none at all

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? Yes

As stated in the story is the answer.  No I could go through objects no need to move them

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes

The woman verified what I told her. The second time I asked her to explain what she was doing at a certain time and she proceeded to tell me that she was getting a shower and had the feeling of a presence for a brief time. I then told her I came to visit her again at her apartment to which she had moved since the first experience.  I then handed her a written account of what I saw when the out of body experience happened.  She had to sit down while reading it as she was really flabbergasted at what I saw.  I did get in the shower with her so that explains her ‘presence feeling.’

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes

Sight normal, hearing no sound, taste none, touch none.  Emotions none on first OBE, after that some sound and some emotion.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

In the fact I could move from place to place in a matter of seconds.  The last time I actually left earth but got scared and came back for fear of not getting back.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Uncertain

Don't know what you mean by knowing

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No

Afraid of not getting back

Did you become aware of future events?       No

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

There was a fear of not getting back the longer I stayed outside my body, but the freedom was enticing to say the least.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes

Only to the effect that I had premonitions that 95 percent came to pass and of certain events that happened to this woman friend without an OBE, that after comparing notes were all true.  You see we are both researchers with this research company and wanted to see if I was crazy or not.  So when something did happen we each wrote notes and later compared so as to eliminate a inducement of facts that were not there.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes

I believe the soul is maybe energy that uses the body and passes on to either come back or leave the earth.  I felt that I could go to any planet I wanted when above the earth on the last OBE.  This could explain a lot of so called ghosts that people see or paranormal events that cannot be explained.  Who knows because the Lord Almighty said he was within each of us and we will return to him.  So could be that part is returned to the universe as energy. I do remember reading a research study of people dying and body weight at the time of death measured and the body loses about 400 grams that can't be explained by any scientist to this day.  But he fact remains that the 400 grams is constant no matter the body weight, whether it's a 60 pound frail woman or a 500 pound man. When my mother died I knew the moment she did die as I got up and kissed her good bye and the heart monitor showed the blip that was like no other I have seen and as a researcher in labs I have seen a lot of heart graphs.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Not at all has it affected anything except to wonder what it would be like to experience it again.  Have not had an OBE since 1983.  Nor can I create it like I could.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain

I wish I could do it again so I could push the envelope a little more

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

Only the woman friend.  But I did mention to my wife that I had an OBE but gave no details.  I did go to A Princeton NJ research place describing my events at the urging of the woman friend.  They got real interested in me after I passed some tests they had me do and I was mentally evaluated by them also.  But I could not afford the time they wanted to do more studies of me.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Elation that there is a power within us that we don't comprehend.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      There was no worst part at all.  It was all positive

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Nope that's about it.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No

Even having my leg amputated in 1989 due to a motorcycle accident there was no experience, none, at all like the OBE.

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.    none that I can think of.