Michelle B's Experience

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Experience description:   

I was on the top bunk. Lights were out for the night. I had been listening to music on the headphone set. I took the music off and decided I would try to relax. As I relaxed, from my toes to my head. Ending at my head. I kept repeating to myself this phrase “you can lock up my body but not my soul.” I had decided at that point that I was going to be free of the bondage of jail.

I ended up “falling” into sleep. Feeling myself sink through the bed down into the dirt. I could smell the dirt and feel the coldness of it. This scared me so I said to myself “no I am not going there” and began to raise myself up. I began to go higher. High into the atmosphere to the point of it being hard to breath. I could see the earth below and became fearful of the height. So I lowered myself.

I was about as high up as a plane. I could feel the air, cool and moist on my skin. I was going through the clouds at that point. I then flew over the water. I could see the waves below me. I then was over land, like a desert. I landed there and I seen military trucks, men in uniforms and police that was not from the USA. I knew at that point I was somewhere else. I could see oil rigs off to my right and a city in front of me. It was either dusk or dawn, with that sort of lighting.

I tried talking to the men there. No one would answer me. I followed some of them into a underground bunker where the lighting was with a lamp of some sort. There were maps on a table and men of many different ranks. I recall at least 10 men around this small square table. They were talking of going in to find someone that didn't come back with the rest. I continued to talk to them but they did not answer and it became apparent that they could not see me. I followed them to the trucks that we convoying into the foreign city with, escorted by that cities police. I was on a truck with six men and one man was on a gurney.

As we entered the city, there were no other people around. There was talk on the truck and in the bunker that it had been evacuated. The city seemed to have a wall around it or it was just the entry into the city. There were at least three different types of uniformed men there. One man came around the corner of a building he had a large gun in his left hand he began firing on everyone there. I felt bullets fly by me, I heard the sound of them, and then I was off the truck.

I went into a building there that had a large door on it. There were like six tables on the inside and seemed to be a pulpit. The tables had cloths on them and something in the center of each table. Tables were being knocked over for protection against the bullets. I was at this point stunned and was looking around in awe when a man pulled me down behind a table. He was a blond man wearing a white t-shirt. He was like glowing. That seems to be the only way to put it. As he pulled me down behind the table, he said to me “get down or they will see you”. I said, “What you can see me?” and he said, “Yes I can see you".  I was shocked and began telling him that I had been trying to talk to everyone else and that no one else could see me. He then looked upward towards the ceiling of this building and told me to hush. He then looked at me and told me that I had to go back before they saw me. At that point, I landed in my bed.

The bed was still bouncing and I turned my head to see the girl that slept below me....she was telling me ... “You were making noise, I could hear you” She was very frightened. I was in shock that she was there next to my bunk. She then stammered out. “I kicked the bunk.. and you weren't there...you weren't there. Then she got in her bunk. I got down and asked her what she meant by that ..and she told me to stay away from her ....

The next morning as always...the cell had on CNN news. They were showing pictures of Desert storm and were saying that war had begun. I turned and looked at the girl that slept under me and I said....“ I was there! That's where I was”. Needless to say, she was moved to another cell, by her request.

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?  No

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?  I would say a full level. Not dream like.

Was the experience dream like in any way?  no not at all

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

Describe your appearance or form apart from your body:  I believe I was whole in body. The man grabbed my arm...which I could see.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?  I believe many, fear, awe, curiosity.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?  No I heard the wind wisp past me as I flew, I heard conversation, I heard gun fire and felt bullets fly by me.

Did you see a light?  No

Did you meet or see any other beings?  Yes

      Describe:  I only met and talked to the one blond man. I did see many other men but they were all human.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?  Yes

      Describe:  I watched the news the next day. 

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

      Describe:  Only when flying, it seemed that I was flying quite fast.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?  No

Were you involved in or aware of a decision to return to the body?  No

      Describe:  He told me that I had to go back and that is just what happened.

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

      Describe:  I am not sure, I have feelings that are sometimes true.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Uncertain

      Describe:  I believed that they could not contain my soul there in jail and I was right.

Has the experience affected your relationships?  Daily life?  Religious practices etc.?  Career choices?  I have become curious as to how that happened to me. I didn't intend for it to happen even though my desire to be free was so strong that night.

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes

      Describe:  They believed me. I told one man who later told me that his friend had been shot and killed while doing reconnaissance in a town that they had evacuated. Even told me his friend died there and that he was blond. That the building I was in was a church of some sort and so on.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was very glad to know that the confinement that they had put me in could be broken without having to say I escaped.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  The best was being able to do it. The worst was having to come back.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?  I would love to be able to do it again someday. I haven't been able to since.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your 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

      Explain:  To the fullest.