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Donna F's Experience

Experience description:   

At the time I was exclusively dating someone. He would sleep either at my place or his mothers at the time. So when he said he was staying home it was nothing out of the ordinary. I dreamt that night that I was up in the corner of a bedroom looking down. It was a small room. Just enough to fit a double/queen size bed an older type dresser, long and short with a television on it. My boyfriend was in bed sleeping with someone. They were both sleeping, not entangled. I had never seen this person before. She was quite large and I could tell it was nighttime but I could see clearly. There was nothing special at all about the surroundings. I didn't think too much of it afterwards. I was working at a bar at the time and the woman from my dream came in. She didn't want anything because she was waiting for someone is what she said. She left but I stepped out to watch her. She met my boyfriend just a bit down the block. I later asked him who she was and he said it was the mother of his child. I had never before laid eyes on her or seen a picture. As a matter of fact I remember him stating she had been a cheerleader so I had a picture her being slim and fit in my head. Imagine my surprise. Of course this lead to other questions as it turns out he had been with her off and on through out our relationship and he had been there that night. I just couldn't believe I saw it. I didn't know what to make of it. I did not recall any flying sensation, bright lights, seeing Earth from space or looking down and seeing my own body, seeing anyone that has passed away, nothing of the sort. Just exactly what I said.

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?           Sleeping

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Of course

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Curiosity. There was no anger or sadness seeing the person I loved with someone else just a simple matter of fact "oh look" and just like oh okay. Perhaps I just didn't register it as real and just as a dream.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Not that I can remember 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?           No      

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?   Yes     More experiences after the first.

When my grandmother passed away I saw her in a dream. At first I thought it may have been another dream. We were very close. In this dream she stood on the opposite side of a void. It is the only way I can describe this space. It was like I knew there was nothing in the black space between us. She looked well and happy. She spoke to me and I to her but neither of us used our mouths. It was our thoughts. I told her I missed her and wanted her to come back but she said no, she loved me but she was happy where she was and didn't want to be here any longer that it was too hard. Her side was beautiful, colorful but not too bright. We said goodbye. Whatever it was it helped me deal with losing her.

I also saw someone else that I briefly knew that passed away. She was close to a friend of mine. Again I thought this was a dream. The puzzling part was she was pushing a baby stroller. I didn't mention it to anyone until I heard someone talking about a child the woman had lost some years back. So I asked what they were talking about and they said that the woman who had just passed had a toddler that had been hit by a car so many years before that. I still didn't say anything to anyone but imagine my surprise again. In the dream the woman who passed was coming out of an elevator pushing a stroller. I told her she should come back because her kids needed her. (She had four other children) She just smiled and said they'd be fine. I was kind of irritated with her for leaving. Next thing you know I was awake.

I have also seen people that I know who are alive and I spend time with them in my dream. Weirdly enough after the last couple times they have contacted me just to say hey I miss you. I have never mentioned oh yeah I've been having dreams of you since its sounds a little creepy.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I'm unsure. I have never been a religious person really or had any strong beliefs in any religion etc. I do think though that my belief in ghosts or other beings, other paranormal experiences has turned more towards believing that those things can happen. How? I'm unsure.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       No

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I pay a little more attention to things I dream or think may be a dream.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Positive reactions. Most people have their own experiences to share.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  confusion

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was realizing I saw or was shown something. There was no real worst part to it. Unless you consider having broke up with said boyfriend. There was hurt attached to the break up but it was a good thing.

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.    Nothing that I can think of off the top of my head.