Karen L's Experience

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Experience description:   

I was about to drift off to sleep when a sudden paralysis took over my body, I felt and saw my spirit leave my body and float down to the hall way in my house, I went to turn on the light because it was very dark and my hand went through the wall. At that very moment a fearsome growl was in the background it sounded like a large wild cat eg: puma or leopard I seemed to be aware that it was one of these animals. I seemed to take flight because I felt fear, I did not have the strength to get back into my body and I was not in control, I was rigid and pinned to the bed. My husband said that I was crying and begging this animal to leave me alone I do remember telling it to leave me alone quite clearly, with that my spirit reentered my body with a thump and I was then wide awake. It was such a powerful experience that I knew this was not a dream or nightmare. The next morning as I was getting ready for work I noticed a large cat paw print clearly on my bedroom mirror, it was so clear I could see the animals fur between the prints. I left it there for a family member to witness, I showed it to my son who is very skeptical he agreed with me that this was real. I do not have any animals in my house.

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?           Very alert although sleepy

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            It left me with the feeling that there was a purpose to the experience

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Yes a growling noise

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

Did you see a light?           No

Not on this occasion but I have had other experiences where there has been light

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No

Not on this occasion but I have visited my mother in the past in New Zealand

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes

I could see clearly, hear clearly, I felt paralyzed

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

I felt that although I seemed to be in my own home I was in another realm

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Uncertain

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

Not on this occasion but I have experienced this in the past

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes

I feel that there is more to heaven and earth, we are here purely to love one another through adversity

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

My family, they believe this has happened because of other experiences, and also seeing the paw print on my mirror confirms that the experience was not a dream

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Wonder, excitement, and the feeling that someone or something was trying to reach me

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      knowing that I can pass the boundries of earthly life

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

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes