While riding in a car
with my sister and her friend, while traveling from one part of Connecticut back
to the home of my parents I had the first experience. I was the passenger and
it was dark in the early evening. Suddenly I had, in my mind, the red flashing
of an ambulance roof light parked in front of my parents house. I was
positioned at the end of the driveway looking into the opened back of the
ambulance from which emanated the interior light. My father who was on a
stretcher was being placed into the back of the ambulance. My mother then got
in the back also. I was then standing directly in front of the house looking at
the house. The front of the house contained a large picture window and I could
see the silhouette of my youngest sister standing at the window looking out.
The image then suddenly disappeared as quickly as it had started. When we
arrived at the house of my parents I first saw the silhouette of my sister
standing in the window. I approached the front door and asked if my father had
been taken to the hospital to which the answer was "yes". I can still vividly
remember every detail of the scene and exactly where I had to have been
In 1984 when I was living in CA, I was out on a jog when suddenly I got a
euphoric feeling of wonderful happiness and joy. For some reason I began
reciting the Lord's Prayer in my mind. When I returned home, my wife met me at
the door to tell me that my mother had called to say that my father had died.
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
Yes Not to me.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?
Was the experience dream like in any way?
in a very vivid way.
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
Yes See above.
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
Exhilaration in the second instance.
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 see a light?
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 have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
Yes That there is more to our existence than we know about.
has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices?
Difficult to determine
your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Yes Made more open to possibilities.
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes Interested. They did not seem to be influenced.
What emotions did you experience following your experience?
What was the best and worst part of your experience?
illness and eventual death of my father.
there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?
would like to have more experiences like this.
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?