Dominick V's Experience

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My first OBE was when I was 19. My grandfather died. That evening I had an OBE where I met my Grandfather in a park. We were face to face & he was telling me that I shouldn't worry because he still existed & I could visit him anytime I wanted. He told me that he would wait for my Grandmother until he went to his final destination. I would meet him twice a week for 9 years.

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 in bed but awake.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, I saw color & it is more vivid than dreams.

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

I am still me just somewhat transparent.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Confusion. I wasn't sure how I got there.

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?    Yes

I recognized a heaven like place and a definite Hell.

Did you see a light?           No

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes

At first only people I had known who had died.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes

I had always attempted to visit my Grandparents.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes

On Sept 9th 2001, I was visited by hundreds of spirits all talking at the same time, asking me to warn their loved ones that something terrible was going to happen, There were too many & I couldn't make out what they were saying. I didn't realize what it had meant until 2 days later 9/11/01.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain

Touch seemed to be the only major change. I could not touch my relatives.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

I felt as if time didn't exist.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

Sometimes I was aware of the return, other times I didn't remember.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes

I know we all exist even after we die.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Has not affected anything.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

I have told my Wife & Mother & they both believe & wish they could have a OBE.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  relief, Joy & Love.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best part is being able to contact dead relatives. Worst part are strange spirits who need help.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No