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Leslie M's Experience

Experience description:   

Due to my dislike of needles, my dentist would arrange for me to go into theater when I needed work done on my mouth. Arrangements would be made that I was not to be given any injections. This particular time however there was an upset when the nurse wanted to administer the premed via an injection which I refused to let her do, which meant I went into theater without it.  Once there the anesthetist tried to put me under with an injection.  At this point I was very angry and tried to get up to leave. This resulted in me being held down by the theater staff while a gas mask was placed over my mouth. I witnessed this scene fleetingly from an elevated position from the corner of the room. I don't remember feeling any particular reaction to this while witnessing it.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?            Uncertain      I was in the process of being anaesthetized.

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?          I was being put under anesthetic by gas

Was the experience dream like in any way?  No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     My appearance was exactly that of my body

What emotions did you feel during the experience?           None that I can remember

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?          No      

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?         No           

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Uncertain      I was floating in the air while at the same time lying on the operating table.

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?  No      

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It hasn't

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I have mentioned it to family and friends but received very little reaction from them. I also told my story to someone from UNISA via email who I believed was doing a study on OBE but never received any correspondence in return.

What emotions did you experience following your experience? Wonderment

What was the best and worst part of your experience?     It proved to me beyond any doubt that OBE's do happen.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?       No.

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     Well I think I have been able to explain exactly what happened

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.   No