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Mary S Experience

Experience description:   

I was driving a quad (four wheeler ATV, whatever you wish to call it) with my best friend as a passenger when I was approaching an unmarked intersection. I learned later that there was to be a stop sign there but it had been stolen. I immediately left my body and the best way to describe it is that someone hit pause and I was able to access three different scenarios. Should I slam on my breaks, should I speed up or should I turn. I quickly calculated the consequences of each one and then resumed my body and the current event and proceeded to speed up and turn my wheels, I was hit slightly on the back by an oncoming vehicle, and both my friend and I were okay. Later when I recalled the moment in which I "paused" I remembered choosing which solution was best.

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?          Yes    

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

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I was floating above and behind myself, I saw through those eyes not the eyes of my body, I remember simply being a presence in the air, not necessarily a body.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            It was quick and so I simply felt informed.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No, just my thoughts.

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?            Uncertain      I really only remember sight, I observed the scenario. I don't remember touch at all.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     I saw what each decision would amount to, and was able to choose the right one.

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 has not, because I was younger, I simply convinced myself over time that it didn't actually happen, but my memory and how I replayed it to others right after is vivid, and I know it did in fact happen.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Shared with close family and the one friend who was with me, they seemed fascinated.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best was that I believe it saved my life. Worst is that it was so short, a quick pause in life.

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