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Dani C's Experience

Experience description:   

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 favorite toys.

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?     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?           Awake and alert

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Not really

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No      

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            wonder, unsettled, fascinated

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           The figures and toys were kind of whispering to each other

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? 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?          Yes            Everything seemed to be normal

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?   No      

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?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         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?  I felt unsettled and confused

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      It was cool to see my figures and toys moving around. But it was sad to see my beanie babies in pain

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the 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            

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    thank you