Dick B's Experience
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