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Hartley B Experience

Experience description:   

I was at work, bagging artisan bread into labeled bags. I was watching my hands autonomously handle the focaccia bread. 

Without warning, I was above myself, viewing myself from directly above. I stayed looking towards the ground, but could feel myself being pulled upwards by what felt like my diaphragm. I remained calm and aware somehow. As I continued to be pulled upwards, I saw the entirety of the bakery, then the building, then the greater area including the Naval Base. I saw the coastline and then the country. As I saw earth, I had this realization come over me that I was being pulled towards a black hole. Earth shrunk slightly.  As I tried to consciously turn my perspective around without force, I was 'zoomed' back down into my body.  I was still holding the bread in one hand and a bag in the other. There were no witnesses of my behavior when this happened, even though I had this feeling it was no longer than a second.  Although, it felt about ten minutes to me.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words?           Uncertain      The general feeling.

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?          100%

Was the experience dream like in any way?  No, very realistic.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     Did not view my consciousness twice removed. All I was knew that was actually me was the pulling from my diaphragm

What emotions did you feel during the experience?           Calm then confusion

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?          Complete silence

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?    Yes     I saw earth.

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?            Yes    

I tried to turn to look around and ended up back in my body

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 clearly without corrective lenses but couldn't hear.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes     I felt time was moving more slowly than with my body.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?   Yes            Black hole.

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?     Uncertain            When I turned away from earth I return to my body

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     I think we keep existing.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Made me feel everyone is the same.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?       Yes    

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My mom tried to exorcise me.

What emotions did you experience following your experience? Confusion.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?     The calmness of it all.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?       What happened?

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No