My experience occurred
the summer of '87 or '88, when I was 18 or 19 years old. I was in a good mood
and was heading home to Peoria through Pottstown, Illinois. The windows were
down in my 1978 baby blue Camero and it was a warm summer afternoon, but not
unbearably so. I was behind the wheel, driving across the bridge over the
Kickapoo creek. Just beyond the bridge were some railroad tracks. I slowed up
to make a slight climb up onto the railroad tracks. The moment my vehicle made
contact with the tracks, I was zapped to another place or dimension.
This place was made up
of a dandelion yellow light in all directions. I saw it all around me. This
dimension was neither too big or very small. And our understanding of time only
existed in my consciousness because there was nothing changing there to measure
time by. I was surprised to be zapped there! From the moment I arrived, pure
peace (love, joy, fulfillment) radiated into me forcefully but not painfully. It
was so powerful that I could not think at first. My consciousness was sluggish
almost a drunk feeling. Then like a baby I was suckling on it without a thought
or care in the world which seemed like for several minutes. This powerful
emotion was entering the front of me, but I could not pinpoint where it was
coming from visually. Somehow I just knew that the energy stream was massive in
size. Yet the part that flowed into me felt like its dimensions were 1 foot by 2
feet covering my head and some of my chest. However, when I looked down to see
the limbs of my body, I had none. No hands, legs, torso, nada. This was
That's when I stopped being overwhelmed by peace and started thinking, but I had
no emotions attached to my slow first thoughts. I had more of a realization that
this place and this energy was familiar. As far as truth exists, the truth of it
felt like my first, real home. The place I came from. Then I thought about my
life and it was a montage of emotionless images that flashed through the left
side of my consciousness. As more minutes passed, I was torn between feeding on
this "Peace" forever thus surrendering to it as I had when I first arrived and
worrying about my body. As soon as the emotion of worrying about my body took
form and grew strong, I felt cast back down through many dimensions passing
through them too quickly to see them clearly. Passing through a dimension is a
trippy sensation and I was screaming "No!!!!I really want to stay!!!!" but to no
avail for I fell back into my body and realized I was right were I was before
I'd left-crossing the railroad tracks. I peered down the tracks to the right
and the left to see if a train was coming or leaving. Peace was still radiating
around inside me. Adrenalin and endorphins rushed through me for hours
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 the experience dream like in any way?
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
Peace which was a culmination of all positive emotions such as Love, Joy,
Fulfillment, then a slight struggle to feel worry.
you hear any unusual sounds or noises?
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
Yes I had been there before. No other creatures.
you see a light?
Yes The place I went was made of light and energy.
you meet or see any other beings?
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?
you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they
Uncertain I was visually seeing the dandelion yellow light but not
with my eyeballs. And I was feeling peace and my own turmoil amidst it. Nothing
to hear, smell, or taste which seemed unimportant.
you have any sense of altered space or time?
Yes The dimension was just the right size so I wouldn't be freaked out by
how small or large it was. I sensed its limits, perhaps 30 feet by 20 feet. No
time there other than my perceptions that it had to be passing based on my
feelings and thoughts passing.
you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or
Yes I began there.
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
Yes As soon as I worried about my body, I was sent back down to my body.
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 God exists. My life existed before my physical life. And I'm hoping
and trying to get back there.
has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices?
keep trying to astral project myself back there, but the closest I've come so
far is a short rise out of my body.
your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Yes I spend a good amount of time trying to astral project.
Have you shared this experience with others?
What emotions did you experience following your experience?
Peace then mixed feelings almost as if one one hand I had to make the choice to
stay there and be fed by peace forever or come back to my body. Neither option
was fair. Perhaps I'm saying that at that time in my physical/spiritual life
pure peace wasn't enough. I needed to feel more human with a wider variety of
What was the best and worst part of your experience?
best part was the finding out that peace exists and that I existed as part of it
before I was born. The worst parts were getting the boot for my decision to
worry and the intensity of it that made it hard to think when I first arrived.
there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?
going to find my way back.
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?