I was around the age of 5 to about 7. And I had a dream like no other. Out of every thing it is the one dream I can remember, better then I can remember most of my entire childhood. The dream was very short but intense. There was some guy and me. We were both back in the old west. It felt like I was actually there. I remember we were both wearing cowboy cloths, and he had a cowboy hat on. For some reason that I don't even know I collapsed to my knees. For some reason I think we were having a wild west shoot out, but I am not sure if I was the bad one or if he was. I don't remember having been shoot or anything like that. The dust rose from the ground as I fell to my knees. Then the next thing I knew was he was coming slowly towards me. I knew that he had spurs on. I remember having my head slumped down while he approached and picking it up as he was about two feet or less away. While he was walking up I begging for my life, for him to have mercy on me. Then with out saying anything the whole time he lifted his gun pointing it at the right side of my skull when he stopped right in front of me. The gun must have been Around six or so inches from my head. I was begging to live, and for him to spare my life. Then the gun went off I remembered the scene went black and I could feel the exact spot he had the gun, I could feel that part of my skull. I could feel the bullet enter my skull, go through my brain come out of the roof of my mouth and continue on till it felt like it left the bottom of my jaw. After that I jumped out of bed crying and scared with the same pain running in a straight line through the top of my head all the way to the bottom of my jaw. All the while being that young I thought that I had died.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain It was unlike anything I have known. It was a dream but yet had so much clarity and I felt the pain as is I was physical there.
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? Like any dream consciousness was less the being awake. I did not notice the sky or pay attention to the buildings.
Was the experience dream like in any way? It was a dream but I felt the pain from my dream even after waking up and being up after awhile.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt weak and defeated when I collapsed to my knees. I felt despair, panicky, desperate begging for my life
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No sounds except for the gun.
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? No
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? Yes I try to live the best I can. Treat everyday as my last but don't worry about dying because I know the outer side is so much more incredibly better.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes I am not afraid of dying
Have you shared this experience with others? No
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Worst the pain and temporary fright.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? NoDid the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes