Olivia H's Experience
I know it sounds a little far-fetched but sometimes I remember things from when I was a toddler. Just these little flashbacks of a little pink house, and I remember where everything was in that house. I know for sure these are memories because I describe them to my Ma and she remembers which house that I'm getting flashbacks of, and how old I was at the time. I was laying in my playroom in bed trying to sleep for some reason. I could not sleep so I got up and walked towards the open door. As I was walking a feeling I can't describe overwhelmed me. It felt happy, peaceful, and incredibly light, like feather-light. At the same time I was feeling that my feet lifted off the ground and I was floating to the ceiling. When my head touched the ceiling I sort of felt panicked and afraid but not quite at the same time. All of the good feelings were overpowering the scary ones. I really wanted to see my Ma and I wanted her to see what I was doing.
I started down the hallway to the open living room-kitchen area. I could not stop with the floating, though I tried. I kept pushing my hands off the ceiling and trying to ground myself but I just kept bobbing back up every time I pushed down to the floor. I remember glancing at our bookshelf with a brass eagle nailed onto it. I remember looking into the living room and seeing our Image cable on the guide program. I went to my Ma who was sitting at the kitchen table smoking a cigarette. I was above her watching her inhale and exhale. I tried to get her attention by calling out to her but she wouldn't respond. I even went directly in front of her face yelling at her, but she appeared to be staring not at me but right through me. I had to constantly push myself down from the ceiling with my hands. I just didn't like how everything looked from so high up. I eventually gave up with my Ma and right when I did it felt like I was moving but wasn't. It felt like I was going back to my room, but more... like I HAD to go back.
I don't remember
turning around and going back to my room, but the next thing I remember is just
'coming to' suddenly. When I came to I was sitting up in bed with the covers up;
there was puke in my lap and my Ma was there cleaning me up. Neither me or my Ma
know if I was sick with a cold at the time.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? Uncertain I may have had a flu at the time, though I'm not sure, so I could have been on mild medication.
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes There is just so much detail I can recall that it's difficult to describe it all in text form. It would be tons easier to just speak the story rather than texting it out.
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? On a scale of 1-10. I'd say a 9.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No this experience feels more like a memory because I can recall it so strongly even now. The experience wasn't all weird and abstract and the environment (my old house) wasn't ever changing; the environment was the same as it was when I 'came to'. I was also conscious of everything I was doing.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No response
What emotions did you feel during the experience? A mix of emotions all at once; they felt very strong. Emotions ranging from happy, amazed, surprised, light, frightened, disbelief, uncertainty, and shock.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No.
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? Uncertain The familiar location was mine and my Ma's home at the time.
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? Yes
I was trying to get my Mother's attention, but it was as if she could not see me. She did not respond when I shouted at her and waved at her.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? Yes I remember looking into the living room and seeing that the Image Cable was on the 'guide program'. I asked my mother if we had that type of cable when living in that house. She said yes but only once, for that house.
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes I could see, hear, and feel everything perfectly fine. The only thing was that I couldn't smell the cigarette my mother was smoking.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes The ceiling was the boundary and it was keeping me from floating up and away. I never once thought of crossing the boundary.
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Uncertain When I couldn't get my Ma's attention, and at that moment when I gave up trying to get her attention, it was like I knew I was going back to my room. It FELT like I was going back though I wasn't physically moving.
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
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes The few people I told did not take me seriously. So far I know with certainty that my mother and little brother believe me through and through.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Mostly curiosity. I just want to know what happened and why it did.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best part was experiencing the floating. It was the most amazing feeling in the world. The worst part was also the floating. I was kind of freaked when it happened; It was kind of like 'Why is this happening?' sort of feeling.
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? Uncertain I feel like I can't get enough detail out and it would be easier to explain this experience with my mouth other than my blackberry.