Setting: I was 5 years old, laying in my bed trying to go to sleep at night. My
childhood bed sat long ways against a wall. This wall had a shelf on it for my
ceramic figurines. On the opposite wall was my bureau which had a big mirror on
it. If I look at the mirror from my bed I can see the shelf with the figures on
it in the mirror. On the other side of my room, in the corner, was a chain from
the ceiling with clothes pins, and this is where I kept all my beanie babies, my
Experience: I couldn't sleep, even though it was my past my bedtime. I liked to
look at my figures on the shelf. I looked at them through the mirror, and I saw
them fidgeting around and chattering to each other. When I looked at them
directly, they shushed themselves. Then I looked to my beanie babies, and they
too were fidgeting, but they seemed to be in pain. They were asking me to please
unclip them from the hanging chain. It was very wondrous, but I felt bad for my
toys, making the experience slightly unsettling.
Any associated medications or
substances with the potential to affect the experience?
Was the kind of experience
difficult to express in words?
At the time of this experience, was
there an associated life threatening event?
What was your level of
consciousness and alertness during the experience?
Awake and alert
Was the experience dream like in any way?
Did you experience a separation of
your consciousness from your body?
What emotions did you feel during
Did you hear any unusual sounds or
The figures and
toys were kind of whispering to each other
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
Did you see a light?
Did you meet or see any other
Did you experiment while out of the
body or in another, altered state?
Did you observe or hear anything
regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?
Did you notice how your 5 senses
were working, and if so, how were they different?
Everything seemed to be normal
Did you have any sense of altered
space or time?
Did you have a sense of knowing,
special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?
Did you reach a boundary or
limiting physical structure?
Did you become aware of future
Were you involved in or aware of a
decision regarding your return to the body?
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts
following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?
Did you have any changes of
attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
How has the experience affected
your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?
Not much has changed, except I
still think about it now and then
Has your life changed specifically
as a result of your experience?
Have you shared this experience
Yes I told my mom, and she said my
mind must be "playing tricks on me" because I was tired. But I did not feel
tired, and I didn't have a particularly tiring or stressful day.
What emotions did you experience
following your experience?
unsettled and confused
What was the best and worst part of
It was cool to
see my figures and toys moving around. But it was sad to see my beanie babies in
Is there anything else you would
like to add concerning the experience?
Following the experience, have you
had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced
any part of the experience?
Please offer any suggestions you
may have to improve this questionnaire.