Melissa K's Experience

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I was a teenager at the time around 17. I worked for a national drugstore chain. It was Sunday afternoon, and I was trying to find things in the store to do and be constructive. My manager/pharmacist had said recently before to stay busy and I took it seriously. I respected him and loved him as person so there was no animosity on either side. I had found a large stand-up card display of smoking pipes that were not priced. I went to the "back-room" (back of the store away from public areas) to find the price book and look up the price to which I could mark them with. I found the price book and stood up with the price book on the big round table with chairs we had crammed back there to work on for whatever reason needed and proceeded to find the pipes. It was very crowded in our back room now.

The strip mall had added many new stores and all the electrical boxes had been installed on our back wall in our back room. These were enormous boxes, not like in your home. They were the size of about a twin bed with big metal pipes coming out to them and running on down the back wall to i supposed their destinations in the new stores. Anyway, I was busy looking up the prices to the pipes and a voice, (don't laugh, I know it sounds crazy) Okay go ahead and laugh; laughing is good for you), said to me in my head so to speak "Go sit down". I most immediately responded in my head to it "No, it B---- (my mgrs. name), finds me back here sitting down I'll be in trouble." Instantly the voice said "GO SIT DOWN" loudly and I grabbed the book and sat down in a chair around the table and this put me from less than 2' from the electrical boxes, further away to about 6'-7' feet away from the electrical boxes.

I just kept on in my business of pricing the pipes, when very shortly the electrical boxes exploded. It was loud and I remember jumping up from the chair and watching beautiful big blue streaks run through the air. It took me a minute to figure out what was going on and I remember sort of blankly watching the boxes explode, watching the electricity shoot through the air around me and hearing one after another loud bang pop and buzz. It was then I have a blank spot, like I was not there, but I remembering thinking about being very frightened and thinking about my dad. 

The next thing I remember is seeing fire, screaming, and running out of the back room to find B. to tell him the back room was on fire. Of course B raced back to see it and raced to the front of the store to call the fire department. We all got out safely, but I was shook and crying.

The most unusual thing about what happened to me was later in the day, my dad came home, he traveled in his work. I was stretched out on my family's den sofa just resting and getting un-shook. My dad came in the back door and came directly to me on the sofa, got down on his knees and hugged me and asked me if I was alright and he began to cry. On his way home through South Carolina, he told me he saw me standing in the road right in front of his car and he swerved and about had a wreck. I still cry when I have to think about this.  So many other things have happened to me since then that I can't explain other than we must all be connected somewhere on a (spiritual) level. Thanks for reading this. Melissa

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience:  No

Was the experience difficult to express in words?  No

At the time of the experience, was there an associated life threatening event?  Yes

      Describe:  Started out being about 2 feet from a large wall approximately 15' x 20' of electrical boxes for the entire strip shopping area.

 What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?  I felt and thought I was at a somewhat normal place.

Was the experience dream like in any way?  No

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

Describe your appearance or form apart from your body:  All I remember is being in the explosions, thinking about my dad, sorta being a very not dark but sorta brown place of mind and then realizing I had to leave the backroom. The sight of the fire and my scream followed. Then it seemed unreal.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?  It seemed normal.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?  Nothing other than the voice that told me to sit down and then told me to sit down again very loudly and strong.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes

      Describe:  Yes in the space between thinking about dad and seeing flames.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience?  Uncertain

      Describe:  I have experienced many different things that I have only told my sons, some I told their father, and recently have told one other person. I did share on a web site on discussing angel another time in my life, and I did post on some site in a discussion where Jesus was being talked about, however this was a non-religious website.

Has the experience affected your relationships?  Daily life?  Religious practices etc.?  Career choices?  This plus many other times after of experiences remind me I am not alone. This is a good thing.

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes

      Describe:  see above. I am uncertain if they believe me. The only time I got instant recognition was when my husband, father of my sons, mouth dropped when I asked him what was the shiny goldy flittering cloud moving around the Baptist Church we were attending at the time. He said I had seen the "spirit", but he had not seen it. It gets deeper, I didn't share everything with him that I saw in Church, and I don't really know why except repercussions (hatefulness) might follow from him and his family.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  Best part: the hug

Worst part: not knowing if I could tell anyone about being told to sit down.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?  Yes

      Describe:  Too many. My fanny is going to sleep at the computer already.

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

      Explain:  Pretty much.