In 1989 my family and I
migrated from Italy to Canada. In 1993 my parents gave me as a sweet 16th
birthday present a ticket for the summer to my home town of Perugia, Italy.
Approx. 2 weeks before
my departure I had a dream. I found myself in front of my childhood friend's
door. I found it peculiar to be there but in the dream I told myself 'it's just
a dream'. I knocked and after a while my best friend came to the door and looked
around but didn't see me standing there and as she was closing the door I
As I stood inside their
foyer and while trying to get their attention these are the things I saw: first
of all it seemed like it was lunch time, all the women of the house were running
around trying to set the table, and coming in and out of the kitchen. Why do I
say it was lunch time? Because out of own curiosity of the time of day I looked
outside toward their balcony and the sun was shining.
Then I turned my
attention to the house. They had renovated the house. Where there used to be
once upon a time my friend's sisters' bedroom was now the kitchen. Beside the
kitchen was the new bathroom with granite like tiles from head to toe. And to my
left their dining room was still the same but they had changed the arrangement
of the dining room table and the TV. As I kept on trying to get their attention
and calling out for them I started walking toward the end of the foyer and I
opened the door to what used to be their living room which was now my friend's
bedroom. And further down the hallway the old bathroom was no longer there and
her parent's bedroom had not changed.
After again trying
without avail to get their attention I finally woke up from my dream.
My first feeling was that it was a dream warning me not to expect much, and I
actually tried to convince my parents to cancel my ticket for fear of rejection
from my friends. But I'm so glad I went for that trip. I'm so glad to have had
such a beautiful experience because when I actually went physically to my
friend's house I saw all that I saw in my 'dream'. All the changes in their
house, their cooking and eating routines and also the absence of their family
pets made me realize it wasn't just a dream, I think literally travelled there
associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?
was 100% alert. I was looking from my own eyes, not from the outside looking at
myself and my surroundings. I felt touch, emotion, I heard sounds, their sounds
and voices. I smelled their delicious lunch and felt their stress while trying
to have everything prepared and perfect for the arrival of the man of the house.
Was the experience dream like in any way?
thought it was a dream until I saw with my won eyes what I experienced that
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
Happiness, contentment, confusion, rejection, curiosity, anxiety, satisfaction
knowing my loved ones were healthy and happy.
you hear any unusual sounds or noises?
Nothing unusual, only their and my voice.
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
you see a light?
you meet or see any other beings?
Yes Beings? My friends, humans.
you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
Yes Please see #4
you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they
Yes They weren't different they just were there. I could touch,
smell, hear etc..
you have any sense of altered space or time?
Yes were my physical body was, was in Canada. Where my 'soul' travelled to
was Italy...they're approx 8-9hrs ahead.
you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
you become aware of future events?
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the
Uncertain I don't remember now
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
that you did not have prior to the experience?
Yes My 1st night in Italy, more exactly in Rome at my uncle's house, the
ghost of a little boy appeared out of no where and just started dancing so
happily around my bed while holding chimes. I heard the chimes and watched him
dance, while the moonlight shone all his features. He was maybe 3feet tall,
around 6-7yrs,with black short hair, tiny cute little shorts and a striped
t-shirt. While I watched him dance I kept on calling my uncle to come and get
this child which he had not informed me was living with them. It took
approximately 3 minutes for my uncle to come and I watch the boy a total of
5-6minutes.When my uncle came to me and turned the light on the little boy
vanished and my uncle denied any boy living there and told me I was dreaming.
you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
Yes I always saw apparitions, or had very profound dreams and I still do. I
have a 6th sense and have a very close spiritual connection to God. I'm in now
way religious, but my 1st 'paranormal' experience was the apparition of God and
from then on my experiences never seized. I am always being caressed. I also
have led a very hard and difficult life and just because God is with me this is
why I persevere. The out of body experience was another gift he granted me,
that's how I look at it.
has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices?
the only thing I depend on from my 6th sense is my dreams. Every time I have a
question or my life seems at a stand still I am always guided via my
subconscious. Mind you I've heard and been spoken to by identities during
your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Only my parents and some others but I always feel I'm not being taken
seriously so I've stopped. Also once I foresaw the future of a student of mine
and when I told her she called me a with and never spoke to me again. So I
stopped sharing my experiences.
What emotions did you experience following your experience?
privileged to be loved so much.
What was the best and worst part of your experience?
feeling of rejection.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively
describe your experience?
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.
was a very nice questionnaire