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Kevin R's Experience

Experience description:   

I found myself sitting at the kitchen table watching my Mother & Grandmother using one of those red rubber bulb syringes on a screaming infant at the kitchen sink. I didn't understand completely what it was they were doing but it was interesting to watch. I felt no emotion. I lived another 50 years thinking I had been watching them work on my sister. One day my mother and I were talking about things we remembered and I mentioned this event. She told me that was me they were working on.

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            Pneumonia

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness?    see above #3

How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal every day consciousness and alertness?    More consciousness and alertness than normal

If your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience was different from your normal every day consciousness and alertness, please explain:            see above #3

Did your vision differ in any way from your normal, everyday vision (in any aspect, such as clarity, field of vision, colors, brightness, depth perception degree of solidness/transparency of objects, etc.)?  Uncertain      The next thing I remember, I was in the car with my uncle who was driving me to the hospital. A pitch black night, I was counting black cows as we drove. It was freaking my uncle out because he couldn't see anything but I could see them quite clearly. Black shadows in the black night.

Did your hearing differ in any way from your normal, everyday hearing (in any aspect, such as clarity, ability to recognize source of sound, pitch, loudness, etc.)?

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            absolutely neutral

Did you pass into or through a tunnel or enclosure?          No       at least don't remember anything like that.

Did you see a light?           No       see # 15

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

Did you experience a review of past events in your life?    No       I was only 3, not much to remember.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     see # 3

Did you see or visit any beautiful or otherwise distinctive locations, levels or dimensions?           No           

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?     No      

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Uncertain      If I did I don't remember it

Did you become aware of future events?       No           

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     50 yrs. contemplation. Don't know

Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience?    No      

How did you view the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened:            Experience was definitely not real        I was only 3, I didn't think about it at all.

Were there one or several parts of the experience especially meaningful or significant to you?            The detachment is curious to me. It was all very impersonal.

How do you currently view the reality of your experience:            Experience was definitely real    I never thought a lot about it but I remembered it all my life. I thought it was my sister that I was watching until I related the story to my Mother 50 yrs later. I now view it as the reality that consciousness is independent of the body.

Have your relationships changed specifically as a result of your experience?           No      

Have your religious beliefs/practices changed specifically as a result of your experience?           

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

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I wish I could remember what happened between my observation and finding myself in the car.

Did the questions asked and information you provided so far accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?         Yes     Being so young I only remember being out of body, but it was such a compelling experience that I never forgot it even though I didn't understand it.