hired by an employer in Iran as a civil inspector for its $400 dollar copper
smelter project. My wife was in Bangkok on a trip to pick up our son, and I
found myself sitting in a small office talking to a personnel representative
about benefits and what family status means for an employee.
talked, without any warning or premonition at all, most of my
consciousness gravitated to an observer position somewhere over us. I could hear
and see myself sitting in the chair talking, simultaneously wondering just how
this could all take place. It was then that I began to become alarmed that
should my body below lose track, the situation might become unmanageable. As I
was thinking this, the consciousness that was above quickly and without any
interruption to my body’s speaking during the interview merged back into my
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
was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?
and parallel - my consciousness was full while being able to see and listen to
myself talk below.
experience dream like in any way?
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
form, really. Perhaps a sensation or consciousness that I did have a physical
form, but that it did not necessarily have to exist simultaneous with my
emotions did you feel during the experience?
A bit of fear
that I might lose control of my body.
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
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
Yes I was
listening to myself and the interviewer relate terms of the contract.
you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they
body's ability to speak was clearly intact, as was my ability to think. I could
also see and/or sense the two bodies below, mine in particular.
you have any sense of altered space or time?
perhaps. While my consciousness was 'up there,' I felt that gravity had no
effect on it.
you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?
As described above, I became concerned that my body would cease functioning
normally without my consciousness, and an urge to return led to the remerge.
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?
has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices?
I have become
more circumspect of others when they relate any such experiences.
your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?
you shared this experience with others?
close friends and relatives. Generally they were polite and not overly negative.
emotions did you experience following your experience?
was the best and worst part of your experience?
Best - being
able to be outside observing. Worst - fear of losing control.
there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?
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?
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.
the questions might induce false answers, or reinforce misperceptions. For
example, about seeing white, or creatures, etc., may need rewording. For
example, did you see anything during the experience? What?