I was in trouble as a
youth because of a very difficult childhood, because of this I was in a youth
offenders institute. I was alone in the cell and having a short nap on the
bottom bunk-bed. I suddenly felt wide awake and got to my feet. I had a feeling
of well being and normality. I had no sense of the steel cell door being locked
shut, which it actually was at the time, and I just casually walked out into the
corridor. I then walked along the corridor to the main landing and began
descending the stairs to the lower levels.
At this point I could
hear voices from the bottom level. I stopped and peeped over and I clearly saw
2 prison officers in discussion. The Wing Officer I knew well, but the other
who I have called 'Visiting Officer' I had never seen before. The brief
discussion went something like this, although they used my surname:
Visiting Officer: "I
have come for George, he has a visit."
Wing Officer: "Its the
first time he's had a visit. Who is it?"
Visiting Officer: "His
Wing Officer: "Well
you had better unlock him then we can get him signed out". He's in No. 44 on
the third landing.
Wing Officer: "Ok."
The Wing Officer began
climbing the stairs beneath me. At this point I thought two things. First, that
I was actually getting an unexpected visit for the first time, and from my step
mother who I didn't get on with very well, this was unusual. Secondly, that I
had better get back to my cell or they would think I was escaping. I hurried
back up the stairs and along the corridor to my cell. As I entered I was
shocked to see my body lying asleep on the bottom bunk! I entered my body with
a sudden jerk and sat up so suddenly that I banged my head on the top bunk.
Still smarting from the knock I sat rubbing my head when I heard footsteps
approaching along the corridor. I knew who it was! The door was unlocked, and
the Wing Officer who I just seen and heard half entered, and told me to get
ready and that I had a visit.
am absolutely certain in every way that I had left my body and that there was
nothing unusual or frightening about the experience, apart from when I saw my
body sleeping. I am also certain because of what I had heard and seen, which
otherwise would have been quite impossible.
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?
I would call 'normal' although everything seemed 'lighter'
Was the experience dream like in any way?
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
Yes I never really checked that out, as my whole attention was on where I
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
sense of freedom and unconcern about anything.
you hear any unusual sounds or noises?
described, the voices were quite normal and happening in real time as my body
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 But they were normal real time persons here, as described.
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 The information of the visit, who was visiting and the actual physical
appearance of the visiting officer.
you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they
Yes Quite normally.
you have any sense of altered space or time?
Yes Perhaps space, in the sense that the cell door did not not exist for me.
you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
Yes The cell door.
you become aware of future events?
Yes In the sense of a visit of which I should have had no knowledge until
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the
Yes In the sense that I must return to cell before being discovered.
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
that you did not have prior to the experience?
you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
Yes I now knew that the body was merely a piece of temporary 'clothing', and
this started me on a journey of discovery about myself and others.
has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices?
was a catalyst that began my search, since which I have discovered other things
of great value which I cannot discuss in this form.
your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?
response In the sense it sent me on a journey of questioning and
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Some thought I was odd, while others thought it intensely interesting.
I have since learned to be 'quiet'.
What emotions did you experience following your experience?
calm contentment filled with many questions.
What was the best and worst part of your experience?
was the Freedom. The worst was my inability to reproduce the experience at will
apart from once.
there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?
Yes. I have left my body 3 times in all. The other two are quite different in
nature. One is a flight around the planet; the other, quite spiritual and
beautiful. I have mentioned the cell experience because it had unshakeable
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
Yes As mentioned in Q.26. Years later, perhaps related or possibly not, I
have also had expansions of Consciousness quite difficult to describe in common
language. Some of these I will not discuss with anyone, as they are extremely
personal, spiritual and beautiful.
the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively
describe your experience?