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Marie K's Experience

Experience description:   

My husband and I had returned to our cabin for the night. We had had a very pleasant evening and were both tired. Our cabin had twin beds. Not our choice. At some point during the night I wakened to find a brilliant light shining in the room. At first I wondered if the door was open to the hall. The light was amazingly white. A man stood at the foot of our beds. Just between both beds. I looked over at my husband and considered briefly quickly grabbing him, but I knew that if I moved the man could also touch me. My husband appeared to be asleep on his side facing opposite wall .  I opened them again. He still stood there looking at me. I decided to close my eyes and let the worst happen if need be. I was frozen with fear. 

The next day I did not mention it to my husband. He appeared very tired. He then told me that he had had a very strange dream. And then he proceeded to tell me the exact same occurrence. Only in his experience I was asleep on my side facing the opposite wall with my back to him. My husband is a very matter of fact person and takes things quite calmly. To this day this experience has him baffled.

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?          Uncertain      I was frightened as I did not know at first if what I was seeing was an intruder in our cabin. The light was so bright and white it was blinding. The man stood at the foot of our bed looking at me. I froze out of fear.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           Very alert and heightened.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   I could not tell but is seemed so real.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Panic and puzzlement.

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?           Yes     The light was white and nothing like I have ever seen even to this day.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     I did not recognize him. He appeared to be normal and dressed in white clothes. Bearded.

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     Yes, my husband observed the same thing at exactly the same time. Yet, we both appeared to experience it separately.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain            Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No response            Yes, as if time had stood completely still.

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?   Uncertain      Things did start to happen that appeared strange. I started to sense things at times before they actually happened. I tried to block it from happening but many times it just happened.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I was ashamed of my fear. And after a time I began to feel badly wondering if this person needed my help or something. One thing was for sure.  Our lives took a dramatic downward spiral after that. Almost as if it was destined and we were now being truly tested to check how strong we were.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Whatever it was we both saw on that ship gave us definite pause for thought. Our relationship remains strong and we have weathered many obstacles. Perhaps he was an angel.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes    

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     They laughed at us and said we had probably had too many cocktails that evening. No, we had not. In fact, we had attended a private dinner and concert given by a pianist. We then quietly strolled along the deck looking at the stars.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  We were puzzled. Very exhausted and shaken.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The fear was definitely the worst part for me. The best part was waking in the morning and finding myself unharmed.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No       No, but I did have another experience while touring the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. Another person of another time walked in front of me while on tour. I stood frozen again in time as this man appeared to walk unseen through the crouded room. He was dressed in costume and had long black hair and beard. I asked if they were filming a movie or something on the set. They said no. Time appeared to stand still again. As if I was in a different dimension alone with this man witnessing his supposedly meandering through this room very casually. While we walked outside to tour the gardens I looked up and saw him staring at me from the window. I was chilled to the bone. I somehow felt as if I knew him.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes