Kathy W's Experience
I was recovering from my third liptotripsy. I always have a reaction from the surgery and get severely ill including vomiting, pain, fever, infection. I have passed about 26 uric acid kidney stones in the last three years. This time was the worst and took a lot of energy out of me. I really thought I may not survive.
My home is in a pretty good neighborhood. It is near a high school. My husband had nice stereos in his truck and would have it very loud when he would come home from work. So, the stereo was stolen a couple of times while the truck was parked in front of the house.
This is when we purchased a video system. We have two cameras, one color and one black and white. They also have night vision. They are both facing the front of the house, one on the roof, and one on the garage. We use 9 hour video tapes to record 24 hours per day, changing tapes throughout the day and night.One night, the neighbor's grandson and his friends were playing near our driveway. They were very loud and I was getting upset. I did not want anything to happen to my husband's truck. I was watching the video and could see what the boys were doing and saying. They would walk in front of cars that were driving past and swearing. I continued to watch them on the video.
It was then that I noticed a woman standing in the driveway next to the house. She had her arms folded and was looking right at the camera. I had my son go outside to see why this woman was standing there. He came back into the house and said that there was no one there. I looked at the video and she was still there. I continued to watch the woman and finally I went outside to see for myself.
It was a cool night and there was a mist on the side of the house. I felt very comfortable. I was not afraid. I could not find the woman outside. I went back into the house and she was still on the video. I asked what she wanted. I thought she had some message for me. I went back to watching tv and when I went back to the video, I saw the woman with a young boy. He had blond curly hair, sitting on the ground in front of her. He looked as if she had a crutch. Then I heard a voice say "mom, mom, mom." This went on for a couple of hours until I could no longer stay awake.
The next day, I told my husband about the woman. We played back the tape and she was on the tape. My husband agreed that there was someone there. When I looked at the woman more closely, I realized that it was me. I was the woman standing by the side of the house. I became concerned as to why I was there. I thought maybe I was guarding my husband's truck from the boys that were too near to it the previous night. I had had some sort of out of body experience.
And I was in two places at one time. Now, I watch the videos at night to see if I am still guarding the truck. Sometimes I am there, and sometimes I am not. Sometimes, I change the way I am folding my arms. I try to tell myself to go in the house and go to bed. This may be the reason why I never feel rested when I awake in the morning. I am up all night out of my body guarding
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? Uncertain
I had been taking pain medication for kidney stone surgery, however, the experience continues to happen each night.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? Yes
AT the time, I was recovering from complications to kidney stones, I was tired, ill, and depressed.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I was awake. I was in two places at one time.
Was the experience dream like in any way? Not really. Except for the mist where the woman stood.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
I had been very ill. I was sleepy.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I felt calm and then concerned when I realized the woman was me.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? I heard a young child say Mom over and over again.
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
My driveway in between the car and the house.
Did you see a light? Uncertain
It was more like a cool mist.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes
A young boy with curly blonde hair laying on the ground appeared to be injured.
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
I have it on video tape.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes
I felt cloudy, cool and a mist.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes
I could not understand how I could be in two places.
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes
I physically went outside and stood in the location where the woman was standing. I could feel a presence.
Did you become aware of future events? Uncertain
I do not know what the injured boy represented, I heard a story of a boy that lived across the street that died at a young age.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes
I told myself to come back into the house and forget about guarding the truck.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain
Just a feeling of calmness.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
Some sense of peace.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I am open and honest with my friends who are helping me figure out why I am sort of haunting myself.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Yes
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
They believe there is something or someone on the video. They are supportive and helpful.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I am a little angry with myself for continuing to stand outside and guard my property. It is silly to me. I also feel if I stopped, I would get a good night sleep.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was the sheer experience of it. I always thought I have some sort of gift. The worst part is knowing I continue to haunt every night.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I wonder what the future holds for me.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? Uncertain
I continue to see myself guarding the property at night.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes
The questions were asked to gain best possible answers.
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire. no