Guy M's Experience
I was at work at about 9:00 am on a Saturday morning in the spring of 1984. I was assembling a large piece of machinery (a huge clothes washing machine). The machine was almost complete and I was working alone, putting on the final pieces. As I passed around the front of the machine, I stopped momentarily to read a manila tag that was taped to the front of the electrical control box. The tag contained information about its construction (job number, date, assembled by…etc.). As I was reading the tag, I suddenly wasn’t there anymore.
I suppose that my physical body was still standing there, but the conscious me, the real me, my soul was some where else. The following is what I saw:
I was standing in what seemed to be a room. This room was completely black, devoid of all light. I could not see walls, nor ceiling, nor floor. I’m not even sure if the room had a floor, however, I wasn’t falling. I also didn’t notice seeing myself or try to hold my hand out in front of me to see if I could see it. The only reason that I call where I was a room, is because of the only thing that I could see. About six feet in front of me was a doorway. The doorway had a frame and a door on it. The door was open outward (away from me) to the left, not straight out but about another 45 degrees passed that. I knew this because I could see the outside of the door through the crack between the door hinge and the door frame. There was a powerful light source that was on the other side of the doorway. The light source was up and to the left. The light that I could see was whiter than that which the sun gives off. The light was illuminating the door frame and the door. The view through the doorway was very strange. It appeared that I was at least several hundred feet up in the air. I could see what seemed to be distant hills shrouded in fog. The light source was illuminating the tops of the fog. (Note: up to this point in my life, I had never been a jet plane. However, after being in a jet, and looking out the window and seeing the tops of clouds, I believe that may have been what I saw).
there I was, standing there, totally awake, not going anywhere. I remember
thinking to myself, not “where am I?”, but instead I was thinking “why am I
seeing this?” Just moments before, I was standing at work. Oh well, there was
nothing else to do, so I decided to get a better look. I took one step forward
covering half of the distance between me and the doorway. At the very moment
that I stopped, not air or wind, but a very light breeze of the atmosphere
beyond the doorway came through. It passed completely through me from the top of
my head to the bottom of my feet. It touched every particle of my being. The
feeling that it produced was beyond worldly description. The best way that I can
describe it is: intense love, intense beauty, unbelievable peace, tranquility,
and bliss. I don’t remember wondering if I had died or something. I only knew
that I wanted what was beyond that doorway more than anything. My mind was
racing. Was this some kind of doorway into heaven? I thought about the fact that
I had a wife and two children. I felt as though I only had a split second to
make a decision. I made that split second decision and decided to go through. I
stepped out with my right foot, and leaned forward to lunge through the doorway.
At that very moment, I was back in my body, standing in front of a large washing
machine. My physical body hadn’t moved. For months I was confounded by the
experience. It ran through my mind over and over again. I still run the
experience through my mind almost weekly. It is just as vivid every tine I do
it, except that I not able to get that actual feeling of bliss. It was about
four years before I even told my wife about the experience. How could anyone
possibly understand it without being there?
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? Completely conscious and alert
Was the experience dream like in any way? No. Completely real.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain My physical body did not experience it. Only my spirit.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Confusion at first. Then wonder and beauty.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? I don't remember hearing any sounds at all.
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? Yes A light was present but I didn't get to look into it.
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 I could see perfectly but didn't experience the use of any normal physical senses. It's strange but I don't remember breathing either.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Uncertain The experience seemed to last a period of time but I have no idea whether any actual physical time really passed.
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 If I had been permitted to pass through the doorway, I believe that I would have either continued on toward heaven or fallen into the pit depending on God's will.
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? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? No affect.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I have told five or six people over the years. It seems like a very interesting story to them, but I can tell that they don't really understand.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I was confounded by the experience for a long time. But overall I am glad that God allowed me to have the experience. It has been a great comfort to me over the years.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was the feeling of heavenly bliss. The worst part was loosing it as quickly as I found it.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I wish that everyone would have the opportunity to have this type of experience at least once in their life. It gives hope beyond this life.
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. None.