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Justin M's Experience

Experience description:   

I was visiting my sister, her husband and 2 sons who lived out in the country while I was in my late 20's (I'm now 40).

Before going to sleep that night, my sister explained to me that she had to leave the light on in the toilet so my young nephews could find their way there safely in the dark, if they needed to go during the night. Unfortunately the light shone straight into the bedroom I was to sleep in as the bedroom door was mostly frosted glass and I would have had great difficulty sleeping with such brightness when I usually need total darkness.

To help with the situation, my sister had a foam mattress which I could lean against the inside of the door at an appropriate angle when the door was closed, effectively blocking out most of the light from outside so I could get to sleep.  

Anyway, during the early part of the night, I was lightly sleeping with still some slight degree of awareness of my surroundings when I suddenly felt there were 2 beings (people? spirits?) standing right next to me while I was lying in bed. Their presence was so strong and unexpected it startled me and I thought for a moment there might have been 2 intruders in my room so I quickly opened my eyes to look and there were 2 'beings' standing next to me in the darkened room (the room had a slight glow from the light that managed to creep into my room from outside). They were both curiously observing me and they seemed as solid and real as any person in the dark would. Their height was only about that of an average child of around the age of 5. As I looked at them, they both ran towards the door while giggling (young boy's giggling that is) and they actually ran THROUGH the closed door which had the mattress against it, while at the same time somehow affecting the mattress and it fell completely backwards away from the closed door exposing the bedroom to the light from outside.  

Meanwhile, I sat up in bed completely stunned that somehow the 'energy' from these 2 short male beings was able to so strongly impact the physical world that it caused a moderately heavy mattress (which was leaned against the closed door at an angle that took some strength to place it that way and couldn't move backwards due to the basic laws of gravity!) to fall backwards and hit the carpet with a thud.  

I felt almost convinced that the 2 beings were my nephews who were meant to be asleep in the other room, but must have been in an out of body state and were just having a mischievous time watching their Uncle sleeping in bed. I felt their energy and it was a playful, young-spirited, joyful sort so I had no feeling of fear whatsoever, just bewilderment at the whole experience.

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?           Sudden waking from sleep thinking there was an intruder in the room, so immediate alertness.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, I actually thought it was completely physical at first.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No      

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Moment of confusion at two beings/people next to my bed in the dark of night followed by wonder, fascination and bewilderment as they both ran through a closed door, right in front of my eyes.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Just the giggling of the 'boys' as they ran away from me towards the bedroom door and the thud of the falling mattress afterwards.

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?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     They seemed to be two young male beings. At first I thought aliens(?!) as I was so stunned by the experience but afterwards concluded they felt more like two young mischievous boys who were more than likely my nephews, in an out of body state.

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?          Yes     Only that the mattress was knocked backwards which must have taken some powerful force to do it, given that it was moderately heavy and leaning against the door.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes     I immediately became alert at the presence of someone in my bedroom so my 5 senses were immediately alert and clear due to my sense of caution. They were not behaving differently in any way that I could detect.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No      

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            Only that non-physical beings can definitely interact with physical matter, given the tangible results I observed.

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?       No       Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   Uncertain      I had been investigating OBEs for a number of years by then and had achieved many experiences by conscious intent after refining a technique. This was just another odd experience to enjoy and file away for future reference. ;)

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     a change in the belief that the non-physical can certainly affect the physical world. Without a doubt.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Just by adding to the sense of wonder and amazement of life in general.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Uncertain      It was one of many experiences, so not just this one specifically.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     They seemed uncertain and cautious, but they are quite used to hearing about some of my other unusual experiences.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Wonder, bafflement. A sense of connection to the feeling that when I was younger, I was aware of so much more that happened in the dark and at night in these strange states, and that my nephews were happily experiencing much the same thing at a similar age. :)

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best: seeing something that I'd never experienced before in its uniqueness.

Worst: feeling a bit isolated in not being able to convincingly make others know what it all felt like on an experiential level.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        People should never immediately dismiss what children may experience in their younger years, no matter how strange or foreign it may seem, as it just might be that they are experiencing something that is much closer to the ultimate reality we all will some day be definitely be revisiting, than the rigid worldview that we come to be indoctrinated with as we become more accustomed to how the 'real' world supposedly is as adults.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     Only reproducing a sort of similar encounter but with another being. When I was around the same age I encountered what I can only call a little man (about 50cm tall) in my bedroom as I was about to enter it one night while in the process of cooking dinner. It left me very shocked as it was totally unexpected. I was completely sober and in a normal state (I don't really drink anyway). The same otherworldly feeling and being absolutely stunned was there, since it was completely unexpected, inexplicable yet completely real, right in front of me.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     Yes, mostly thanks.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    It's very good as is, I think. :)