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Leonard B's Experience

Experience description:   

After I was allowed to wake up from the coma, I saw a faint veil repeatedly whenever I closed my eyes. The veil remained with me for a period of about 4 days.  Every time I closed my eyes to rest, I would see a faint milky veil with a wavy outline, directly in front of me.  It was faint but very noticeable.  Every day, the veil would be slightly smaller as if it was receding away from me.  The unique thing about the veil is that its wavy shaped outline didn't change at any time. It retained the same shape every time I saw it until it was completely invisible after several days.  It simply appeared to withdraw from my vision over a period of about 4 days.  Then it was gone entirely.  I haven't seen it since. 

I could not see thru the veil.  The veil reminded me of the Milky Way on a dark night when you catch a glimpse of it from out of the corner of your eye.  But under my circumstance,  I was able to look directly at the veil without it disappearing. 

I heard no sound coming from it at any time .

I personally believe it was spiritual in nature and not a hallucination due to the fact that it never changed its shape during the days I was able to see it.  It simply got smaller or more distant as I got healthier.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Uncertain            I had been placed in a medical coma to allow my body to attempt to heal itself.


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     I was recovering from an induced medical coma brought about by sepsis blood poisoning. I was under artificial respiration for a period of time.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           awake

            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?            curiosity.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No

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?           Yes     A hazy, milky veil that receded from me over a period of 4 days.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           No      

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?          No      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes     My senses appeared to be normal to me. But I had just come out of a coma so I don't know if that experience affected my senses or not.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     The veil appeared to get smaller or recede from me over a period of 4 days.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No      

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?   No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I believe that I know what it is like to be dead.  I believe that the next time I see that veil (and I believe that I WILL see it again), I will merge into it or go thru it.  This belief goes complete against what I believed before this experience.  I believed that there was nothing after death, now I am not quite so sure.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I have shared this with only a very few special people.  They appeared to accept the fact that I experienced something.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  curiosity.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best:  I believe that I will see the veil again and be able to go to or thru it.

Worst: nothing

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