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Diana N's Experience

Experience description:   

I have had something happen to me last year that is even hard for me to believe to this day, however it did happen, it is true, and WAS NOT a prank or joke played on me. I have only told few people about this . It was a summer afternoon. I was in the kitchen making my kids lunch. My daughter was in the living room with my younger son watching cartoons and my older son was in his bedroom playing video games. When you walk out of my kitchen, you pass through the hallway to the living room. As I was walking out of the kitchen to bring the lunch I made into the living room...my older son was walking up the hallway and we both stopped to not bump into one another. I then continued on to the living room to the younger two to give them their lunch. (which took all of 5 seconds) I turned back to go into the kitchen ..as I did I told my older son lunch was ready assuming he would still be in the kitchen. He wasn't there.

At this point I thought it was odd he wasn't there since he had just walked in seconds before...but no big deal. He must have (very quickly) left the room. I walked down the hall into his room and he was in bed with his blanket covering his legs ..half laying down with his arms propped up on his pillows. I noticed that was the same position he had been in when I had last checked on him (which was right before I started lunch) So at this point I still thought nothing of it. I asked him why he left the kitchen so quickly because his food was ready. He looked at me weird and told me he hadn't been in the kitchen. ( my son is 13 yrs old...like any 13 year old he jokes around... but after our talk and even to this day...even he is freaked out by this) I started to laugh and just dismiss him and say, okay... whatever... well come on. ..your food is ready... turn off the game. He starts to question me as he gets up ...asking me why I said he was in the other room when he wasn't and so forth. As he got up I notice that he's wearing a black t-shirt and shorts. When I saw him walk up the hall he had on an orange shirt .

I know from my son's reaction that it was not him who I nearly bumped into only minutes before. It was less than a minute from when I saw him walking to the time I was in his room. Our hallway is pretty long and we have all natural hardwood floors. I would have heard him running (and he would have had to run to get back so quickly) and change his shirt on top of it. I even looked around his room for an orange shirt. ..and then around the house. I only found a few orange t-shirts hanging up in his closet that had prints on them that I knew weren't what I had seen. I asked my daughter if she had seen us almost bump into each other and notice him at all ..she saw him as well. I know a lot of you will think he played a joke on me and I'm just gullible or something. ..but I assure you I'm not gullible at all and I KNOW he didn't do this as a joke. We bought our home and moved in a year and a half ago.

This happened about 6 to 7 months after we moved in. Nothing happened before this and nothing (like this) has happened since. Also I sure as hell wouldn't have wasted my time writing this on here if I thought it was a joke played on me. I know spirits are known to mimic people we know and are close too. I've heard it most referenced to poltergeists or doppelgangers. (although I don't feel doppelganger fits this because in most cases that I have read, they are known to mimic exactly what the person is doing and that's not what happened in my situation.) Why a spirit would want to pose as my son and walk up the hall right as I am walking through? I don't know. It never said anything. It never gave me any reason to think anything was odd. When we paused in the hall not to collide we had eye contact and that was it...no words spoken...I gave him a little smile and continued on into the other room. Besides the things that have happened to me since my grandma has passed away in Feb.... I have only had a few things happen in my house since this happened with my son.... and they can easily be debunked considering it was electrical. And since my daughter saw him just as I had, I rule out being crazy. So that's it. If you feel my son played a joke on me that's fine. I know that what I saw in my hallway and what I almost bumped into wasn't him... I won't spend my time trying to convince anyone otherwise.

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?           I was wide awake making lunch for my 3 children in early afternoon.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Once I knew it wasn't my son I felt nervous, excited, intrigued, scared.

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           

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Uncertain      It wasn't my son so I assume it was another being or my son somehow had an out of body experience.

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 response           

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?       it hasn't

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         No response            What emotions did you experience following your experience?          confused

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best...it intrigued me  worst ..it scared me

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      

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.    no