Connie T's Experience

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Experience description:   

I had an experience that had taken me to a place I had not physically been to before. None of the surroundings were familiar to me and I sensed it was a large city. I was hovering over what appeared to be an area that was demolished, a gray smoke filled pit. While viewing the area feelings of fear, terror ( in the sense of someone had done this and it was not an accident), confusion, death and devastation over whelmed me. The last thing I had seen was the face of an Arab man I have known for many years flash in front of me so quickly and abruptly and filled the entire vision of the screen I was seen

( for the lack of a better way to describe the view of his face it was like being in a movie theater and the picture of a person filled the screen).

I awoke, sweating profusely and trying to catch my breath. I awoke just a few minutes before the alarm clock was set to go off, now I do not remember the exact time. I put little thought into the experience other than trying to understand for a short time what it all meant. I got up and went about my usual morning routine which keeps me busy right up to the time I head out the door for work. When I got into the car I turned on the radio as I usually do and and the news was on announcing that terrorist had hijacked and airplane that was heading for LA. I shut the radio off because I did not want my son to be afraid. I told him that I was not going to take him to school and I dropped him off at his grandparents house.

I continued to listen to the radio on my way into work and and called my boss who had told me about one of the World Trade Centers being hit by an airplane ( this was the first I had her about New York City).  I had not watched TV so I was unclear on what had happened, when I got to work I immediately went to find a TV and saw what was happening in New York. It still had not occurred to me what I had seen earlier that morning while I was asleep.

All hotel managers went immediately into a meeting and when we held hands to say a prayer was when all that I was shown during my sleep came rushing back to me and I was terrified to think what I had seen in my sleep, was a reality a few hours later. I avoided the news after a couple of days as much as possible, I did not want to know the awful details of that day. Some days later ( I am not certain of how many) they showed the pictures of the highjackers on an airport surveillance tape at the bottom of the screen it showed the time of morning on Sept 11, 2001. I was "freaked out" because it was the same time as was on the alarm clock pacific time when I awoke from the experience. At that moment I felt as if I had stepped into their minds and saw before hand the terrible acts that they had been scheming. Everything that took place that day to me and to the world will be forever etched in my mind, but a scar that I personally experience is my fear of falling while in an airplane every time I fly, I use to love flying before this and had no fear of falling. Now when I fly I find myself saying a prayer constantly throughout the flight particularly when taking off and landing.

I have had other experiences but they were not visual like this and they seem to take place on another plane that was peaceful and enlightening.

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.      At the time of the experience no, but that morning while driving to work I remember see the destruction at the World Trade Center, but I did not know where I was!


What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?  It all felt like it was real and I was there but not in the physical sense, I was very obervant of the surroundings, even down to the smell.


Was the experience dream like in any way?  No!


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


What emotions did you feel during the experience?  See question #4


Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No


LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations familiar from religious teachings ie. Heaven, Hell, Hades, etc.?  Did you encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?  Yessee question #4


Did you see a light?  No.  No this was not like previous experiences it was not astral but of this realm


Did you meet or see any other beings?  No.  There were not others physicaly there it was on their feelings that were there.


Did you experiment while out body or in another altered state?  For example did you attempt to visit a family member or friend at another location?  Did you eyewitness an event that you would not have known about had you not been out of body?  Did you attempt to move a physical object while in the astral/etheric universe?  No


If yes or uncertain, what did you do and what was the result of the experimentation?       Describe:Of the above asked questions I can only respond to seeing an event I did not know about, until after it occured.


Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes.  Part of the events that I had been shown before it all occured were later validated on TV.


Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?  Yes.  I could only smell and sense what was being felt (not physically being touched)

through the sense of emotions that I could associate with.


Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Uncertain.  The location that I was at it felt as though that was the only location.


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.  It all took place prior to the actual event. But because this was so visual I shook it off initally as a frightening dream. I do not dream with pictures very often. Normally I have experiences that are based upon feelings only no visuals.


Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?  Uncertain.  Outside of the fear of the dream, I felt the sensation of being thrusted back.


Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?  No. 


Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Yes.  I did not want to be shown any frightening experinces before there time.


How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices?  I try very hard to always be compassionate with people even when they are doing things that annoy me or are not the way that I would do them. I also feel that there is more to why we are here from what the common belief is and I am searching to find my path. 


Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes.  With two dear friend's who understand me. One of them was frightened but both were very interested in understanding why I experience some things.


What emotions did you experience following your experience?  see question #4


What was the best and worst part of your experience?  I can't say that there was a best part, it just was, and I accept it for that, but of course the emotions that I was feeling coming from other sources than myself were over whelming


Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?  no


Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?  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?  Yes. 


Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.  Are there any other questions we could ask to help you communicate your experience?  Not that I can think of.