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Larry B's Experience

Experience description:   

There were 2 within about a 2 week period. Both occurred while I was driving singing praise to God and basically feeling really good.

  The first occurred as I was entering an off ramp from the turnpike it lifted me approximately 500 feet above the truck judging from my view of both the truck and its surroundings. It lasted approximately 30 seconds judging by how far the truck traveled as I was viewing. Three things went thru my mind in this time .

God who's driving the truck was first next was am I like out of here and third was what's my family going to do without me. All of which was pretty freaking scary at the time. I immediately found myself back behind the steering wheel totally shocked but yet extremely peaceful and relaxed spent the rest of the day doing my job and wondering if I had gone over the freaking edge and should have my self committed.

  The second time was a week or two later on the turnpike singing feeling good about a half mile or so out from a toll plaza this time I seemed to feel it coming and just let go and let God sort o speak .I found myself above the truck same as the first time with a great view and my thought was kind of like ok God I'm here what next cause I'm not in control and loving every second of this. About 30 seconds to a minute later I was back in my body coming to a stop in the plaza and the girl taking tolls goes weak in the knees and almost faints as I hand her the money she says you looked so peaceful you almost made me faint. I was in shock couldn't even speak just kind of gazed at her and hit the gas.

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 response           

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Driving says it all

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   no more like scary as hell the first time

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     The first time it seems like I could see myself in the truck but its kind of vague I was to dammed scared.

 Second time I was more like looking skyward and outward didn't really care where I was anymore.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            1 st time scared 2nd time total ecstasy

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           none

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?           No      

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Uncertain     

Does driving count but I wasn't trying think I'm chalking that one up to God

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Uncertain      Immediately following as described

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            Had a great view both times but don't remember any other sensory perceptions in the physical

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     the first time it felt a little like the truck was in slow motion

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            The second time total ecstasy

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?       Yes     First time think the fear of dying cause I wasn't sure who was driving second time I just figured God had it covered

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes     A heightened intuitiveness to people places and things that I needed or needed me, minutes to hours before they occur.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Religiously non religious as in I ain't got no hold on God but God has clearly got me. I'm no longer calling Him He's calling me.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Wife thinks I'm a Heretic. My life is considerably easier in that I seem to be given everything I need even if it ain't everything I want and I'm now content where I would have never been before.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     Emotionally and mentally I'm more stable.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My wife and kids .Kids think this is normal for me . Wife thinks I've forsaken Jesus . And most friends just don't care either way.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Total ecstasy

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Ecstasy says it best there no sex or drugs that come close and I would know. Emotionally and psychologically it was extremely draining .

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        On a spiritual level in a biblical sense I would consider it an anointing of God. It has changed my life in that spiritually I'm no longer bound religiously by a book but rather spiritually by God. These experiences left me seeking for weeks afterwards to the point of exhaustion. Physically the only thing that occurred in the weeks prior to and following these events was twitching of my muscles as they begin to do again as I recount this . In the days prior to and following this twitching was constant and visible mostly at both temples and in both arms and sometimes in the legs .

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