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Gill S's Experience

Experience description:   

I was walking between classes with my school friends when suddenly I was aware of being beside my body. I was very scared at the time and all I wanted to do was that this weird thing stopped, I needed desperately to come back into my body and I just did spontaneously again. This experience was terrifying at the time and I tried to explain the experience to my mother and she couldn't take me seriously.

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 fully awake and walking normally

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   no, it was so real

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I knew I was outside my body and felt I just wanted it to stop, so I could return

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was terrified

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?    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?       Yes     I was terrified and thought please can I go back and then I was suddenly normal again.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Uncertain     

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     It was such a profound event for me, I felt wow what is going on. One minute I was walking down a long corridor at school, next minute I was outside my body, fighting to go back, it wasn't a rare feeling because I felt totally out of control.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It hasn't

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Yes, but much later in years, as I had told my mother but she thought I was weird. So I kept it to myself until 10 yrs later I met someone who told me they had had the same experience, but they had been ill at the time and had floated up above the ceiling. I havenīt met anyone who had been awake like I had been when it happened, just doing a normal awake thing like walking.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was scared

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      There wasn't a best part, because I was very frightened at not being able to go back to my body again. The feeling of being out of control.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     I have not had the exact same experience since when awake, but I have experienced now and then being aware that I am sleeping and not being able to wake up and this total inability to make myself wake up, feels similar to how I felt at the time I was outside my body, feeling out of control.

Another time I felt like this force, the only way I can describe it was pulling me, almost sucking me out through the bottom of my feet, when I was about to fall asleep. I did not like the sensation so I woke up abruptly.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes