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Dick B's Experience

Experience description:   

I entered a turn on my motorcycle too fast. I have no memory of this part. it is always a bone chill of fear when you come close and something you can always recall in detail.  Instead, this time, I was viewing me riding my cycle, even noting the dust from my rear wheel, as I was riding off the shoulder of the road parallel trying to dissipate speed. I seemed to be viewing from 20 ft altitude and 75 ft away from the bike. In the next instant, all of me was on the bike trying to regain control. the bike slid from the shoulder into a ditch to a sudden stop from 50 mph [police estimate]. I sustained 3 broken badly ribs which gave no end to pain and misery ,still. I used to think it was just physics and the lay of the land that dictated outcome in a accident. it was that sudden stop with no sliding, just like flying a plane into the side of a mountain, that almost killed me......5 YEARS AGO I CRASHED A ULTRA LIGHT AIRPLANE. I WAS APPROACHING THE  RUNWAY AT 250 FT ABOVE THE GROUND WHEN A SUDDEN GUST OF WIND GOT UNDER MY WING AND FORCED ME INTO GRAVEYARD SPIRAL SPIN. I WAS UNABLE TO QUICKLY REGAIN CONTROL AND SOON BECAME DISORIENTED FROM THE SPIN ITSELF. THE WING OF THE PLANE WAS PERPENDICULAR TO THE EARTH AND I WAS CORKSCREWING DOWN. MORE DISCONCERTING ,WAS THE STROBE EFFECT OF FULL EXPOSURE TO THE SUN FOLLOWED BY THE FULL SHADE OF MY WING IN ROTATION. IT TOOK NO MORE THAN 30 SECONDS TO IMPACT FROM TIME OF LOSS OR CONTROL .MY EYES COULD NOT POSSIBLY ADJUST TO THIS LIGHT CHANGE. IT SEEMED LONGER, OF COURSE. I KNEW I WAS GOING TO DIE AND THAT WAS THAT." THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT WAIT AND HOPE IT WILL BE QUICK ."I MULLED THIS OVER AND OVER. SUDDENLY, CRASH-BOOM FOLLOWED BY SEVERAL MORE CRASH BOOMS...I OPENED MY EYES IN A BROWN CLOUD ALIVE, MAYBE? I CRAWLED OUT CUTTING MY LEFT THUMB, SLIGHTLY. THAT  WAS MY WORST INJURY. THE PLANE WAS TOTALLY DESTROYED AND DID NOT RESEMBLE A PLANE AT ALL. THE WING TIP HIT FIRST THE PLANE CART WHEELED TO A STOP. I HAVE PICTURES I TOOK IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CRASH. EVEN HAVE SOME OF THE EMERGENCY VEHICLES APPROACHING...............WHY OUT OF BODY THIS TIME IN A COMPRESSED TIME FRAME AND NOT IN A CLASSIC SCENARIO LIKE  5 YEARS AGO?

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?          Yes    

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           fully conscious

Was the experience dream like in any way?   I cant say..

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes    

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            surprise mild. relief to back in my body in a emergency. it was as clear ,the  experience, and as real as anything before or since.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           it seems like it was quiet while viewing myself.

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 notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes     just the quiet during the experience

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain      only the time to separation where I could not recall entering the turn. the instant of re-joining was seamless .I was looking at myself and merged into myself without hesitation or shock.

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 know that I had a out of body experience.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       how to separate the crash experience from the out of body experience? the " life is to short, adjustments must be made, syndrome"

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     PATIENT UNDERSTANDING .HUMORING

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  WONDER, AWE

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I WAS OUT. I CAME BACK

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