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Francie N Premonition

Experience description:   

It was the summer before college.  One night, my friend and I decided to go to a popular lake.  Normally this lake feels very safe, well-lit with music, sidewalks, and many people.  This night, we ended up there too late and we were the only ones there, but we decided to stay and talk.  We were there for half an hour or so.  At one point, my friend decided to check his wallet for something.  I can't remember why he did.  Suddenly, I had a disturbing image come in my mind's eye of a man running toward us from a wooded area with a knife.  The image was from the man's point of view.  I could hear him breathing heavily and could see our shocked faces as he came upon us, my friend still with his wallet open.  The image was over just as quickly as it came.  I grabbed my friend and told him we were leaving immediately.  He was confused, and I told him I would explain later.  We ran to the car and left.  Surprised and shaken by the experience, I tried to explain my reaction, but could barely understand what happened myself.  I was up all night with so many questions.  I still look back on that experience with awe.  Before this, I believed only in what I could experience from my five senses, but this didn't fit that paradigm.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?      No     

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?        No      Not

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?    Conscious and alert

           
Was the experience dream like in any way?           No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?         No     

What emotions did you feel during the experience?           Fright and surprise

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Yes, unusual in that I was hearing and seeing someone else's experience simultaneous to my own

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?  Yes    It was a flash of a vision from another person's point of view, complete with their emotions and sounds from their breathing and footsteps.  I knew I needed to leave immediately, but it all happened in an instant.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?           Yes    It was a strange sense to see a complete 15 seconds (or so) image, complete with sound and feeling.  Yet, it was as if I experienced it all in an instant.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?           Yes    This vision was telling me I was not safe and I needed to leave.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?              No     

Did you become aware of future events?      Yes           Because we left so suddenly, I can't absolutely be sure that it was a vision of the future.  But, I certainly wasn't going to stick around and find out!  I know the vision was showing me the future if I did not act.

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? No     

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?         Yes    I knew there was a lot more to this world than I believed previously.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    It didn't immediately change my life, but it planted a seed in my mind that there is more to this world.  It's one thing to believe.  It's another thing to experience.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes    Like I said, it planted a seed in my mind that there is more to this world than our five senses.

Have you shared this experience with others?           Yes    I have shared this with very few people and only people that I trust.  Anyone that I was sharing this with was also sharing unusual experiences and were positive about it.  I don't know if they were influenced.

What emotions did you experience following your experience? Awe, gratefulness

What was the best and worst part of your experience? The worst part was the frightening emotions surrounding the image and suddenly feeling like I was in immediate danger.  The best part was the fact that I received that knowledge.  I don't know why or how, but I did.

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    Nothing more to say.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.       The questions can be a little repetitive.