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Paul F's Experience

Experience description:   

My wife and I were reading while our small children played along a sandy river bank (no current).  As I was reading, a thought entered my consciousness that (said?) "You're not paying enough attention to your children!"  As I looked up, I saw my daughter step toward a rock along the river bank and suddenly go completely underwater, with just an arm outstretched above the water.  I took three steps, grabbed her arm, and pulled her out of the water.

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     My non-swimmer daughter was about to step into a hole in the riverbed and sank over her head.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           I was relaxed and reading a magazine.

           
Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No      

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Urgency to save my daughter once the thought interrupted my reading.

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?    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?     Yes     I saw my daughter step toward a rock and sink under water.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          No            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?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes     The thought entered my head prior to my daughter or anyone else being aware of any danger.  The thought was totally accurate and may have saved my daughter's life.

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?       uncertain

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes    

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  relief, gratitude

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      saving my daughter

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the 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