I grew up in Connecticut. The very first time I had a trip was when I was 9,
maybe a little older . It was late at night and I was sleeping in bed, I woke up
and put my arms out in front of me and I felt the ceiling with my hands ( I know
it was the ceiling because the paint was that bumpy type, not smooth ). I also
felt what was inside of the wall, I felt the insulation and the wood. I was so
afraid I never opened my eyes the whole time.
Since then I have found myself in all kinds of places. I got used to it and it basically became natural to me. In the beginning I had a hard time getting back inside, but I learned a trick, all I would do is just think myself back in and at the same time lift my arm. I haven't really figured out where I go on these trips, but it doesn't seem to be from this time. The places are normal looking, houses, people, roads, etc. But sometimes as I am traveling a person, or persons would see me. Every time, and I mean every time someone sees me they become fascinated.
I remember cruising through this field, I came across this man in coveralls working (some kind of farmer guy ) I circled around him a few times until I caught his attention. I said "Hi" and for some reason which I regret I also said to him " You realize your dead, don't you? I wish I hadn't of said that to him. It annoyed him and he told me to go away, so I said bye to him and left.
Whenever I meet people I always write down what they were wearing, the names, the date, anything I can remember. I came across these two women once, they saw me before I saw them and one of them said " Don't scare him away " I said hi to them and asked them if they knew what the date was, and the name of the place where I was. They just stood there and looked at me smiling. I don't have my records with me( left them at my parents house in CT) so I don't remember what they said.
The last few years I have decided to stop taking as many of these trips, if I wake up outside of my body sometimes I just decide not to go anywhere. Also a tip for some of you, get one of those digital clocks and put it by your bed, that way when you find yourself outside your body, look at the clock and see how much time passes. I have been gone what seems like forever, and I mean forever, just to come back and see only a few minutes have past, and sometimes the clock is still at the same time.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? fully conscious
Was the experience dream like in any way? no, but its easy to fall into lucid dreaming on a trip, I call it fading out.
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? same as when awake
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? rushing in ears, talking if I have a conversation with someone
Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure? No
Describe: I have never seen this tunnel to date
Did you see a light? No
Describe: I have never seen the so called light either
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes
Describe: Seen all kinds of people, only talking I do usually is just gather info on dates and places
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes
Describe: Yes, a few years back I watched an airliner crash into a group of trees, I heard the people screaming. I wrote it down when I woke up, the next day a jet went down. I got all the records at my parents, and I think a person on the plane was a guy named, Brown, he was a congressman or something like that
Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions? Yes
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
Describe: Time is not the same as when awake
Did you have a sense of knowing special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
Describe: I know that heaven and hell don't exist, its all a matter of how you perceive your world your in at the time
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 to return to the body? Yes
Describe: A few times I have debated whether or not to come back
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Yes
Describe: I do, but I am not about to risk my credibility by saying what it is that I do
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? I can't take as many trips because I get the feeling that I need to back off and pay more attention to what I am doing here
Have you shared this experience with others? No
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? No
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