Mark G's Experience
I was lying on the living room floor (there were 4 of us sharing a 1 bedroom apartment) when I noticed my arms and legs feeling very light, almost like i could float. I also noticed my roommate's snoring sounded louder and louder, and I could feel the vibration of his snoring in my body. I was looking up at the ceiling when I saw a strange face begin to take shape in the plaster pattern on the ceiling. I became frightened, thinking it was a demon or some other malevolent being. Then the face became more defined, and I heard (?) a very soft and kind voice tell me not to be afraid. I need to describe this face I saw.
It was unlike anything I have ever seen in any paranormal/extraterrestrial/unexplained photo or drawing. The face looked basically human, but it had long ears which stuck sort of straight out on either side of its head. It looked almost like a gremlin from the movie "Gremlins", but with more human features. Anyway, after telling me not to fear, this face disappeared, as did the ceiling of my apartment. Then I felt (and saw) huge surges of power coming down at me and hitting my body with an unbelievable amount of force. This was not painful, in fact it was a wonderful feeling. The surges of power got more and more intense, and eventually i felt myself leave my body. I could feel myself traveling faster and faster and soon realized I was in "outer space".
Then I saw a strange language being written in front of my eyes in light. I can't explain it any better than that. This language would be written in light in front of my eyes. I cannot accurately describe this language, but it was sort of a combination of letters, numbers, and geometric shapes. I had no idea what was being written, but as soon as a "sentence" was written, I would "read" it from left to right, it would disappear, and another "sentence" would be written. This happened several times and then i was moving again. Then I saw a ship (!). I floated toward it, knowing that I was going to go inside and see amazing things. But as I got closer to the ship, I kept getting "nervous" so to speak, and I would float further away. I would tell myself not to be nervous and begin floating back toward the ship, but could not overcome my feelings and go inside it.
All of a sudden, one of my other roommates came home, opened the door noisily, and I came crashing back into my body. Now comes the strange part (ha ha). After this experience, I would see more faces like the face of the creature who pulled me from my body. I could see these faces in any kind of rough surface, in trees, in carpeting, etc. I saw them off and on for months after this experience. I tried to leave my body a few more times after that, but I could never overcome my fears enough to get all the way out.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes I will try to explain in my description
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 laying down to go to sleep.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain I didn't "see myself", but I knew that my "soul" had left my physical body.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Wonder, fear, exhilaration.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Voices.
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 surges of power that I saw coming toward me and slamming into me looked like giant grids made of light, like graph paper. Sorry I can't describe it any better.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes I only saw the face of the being who pulled me from my body. I made no effort to have this experience. I was pulled from my body by an outside force.
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 a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? Yes The strange language being written in light in front of my eyes. I have never seen any language that even resembles it, and I have searched ancient languages, "alien" writing, "spirit" writing, etc.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I could not enter the ship that I saw.
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? Yes I kept seeing faces similar to the face of the creature who pulled me from my body. I also developed emotional "abilities" like being able to tell when someone is lying, when someone is uncomfortable, etc. I was also able to gather and release some kind of energy through my hands. I could put my hand on my wife's abdomen, "push" energy out through my hand, and relieve her menstrual cramps or do the same thing on her head when she had a headache.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I realized that we the human race don't know squat.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I feel different from most people. I feel that I don't "connect" with very many people. I spend a lot of time alone, and the strange thing is I really don't mind.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Actually I could tell that many people i shared my experience with thought I was lying or crazy.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Extreme curiosity, also some frustration at not being able to leave my body again and continue what I had started.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? I really can't answer that question.
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes