experiences happen at random, approx. 2 to 3 times per week and have been
happening for the last couple of years. I can be at work, at home, just about
anywhere...suddenly my head feels like it's swimming, I feel tingly and numb,
and it's as if I'm not quite connected to what's happening around me. I
experience the events of the next 30 seconds to 1 minute as if I've already
experienced them before. I know what is going to be said and done by the people
around me before they say or do anything. It's almost like a deja vu feeling,
but much stronger, and I'm physically affected by the feeling for a short period
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes
These experiences happen fairly regularly, but are always different.
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? Conscious, but "removed" from the present. I'm aware of, but not participating in, what is going on around me, and know what's going to happen before it happens.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Not usually.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
See descriptions above.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Feel very detached from the present moment, and a bit nauseous.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No
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 response
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes, I experienced the events personally.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes
See descriptions above
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes, See descriptions above
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes
I knew what was going to happen before or as it was happening.
Did you become aware of future events? Uncertain, See above
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
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