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Rosalie H's Experience

Experience description:   

My experience always happened when I was a child, probably 8 years old, and it was always reoccurring. I would see this brighter than any bright ball of light and it was always hovering at the door. I would leave my body and see my body and my sister in her bed and I was really afraid of it. I remember feeling a pull to the light and trying to fight reaching it, and every single time I would reach it, I would feel myself race back to my body, causing me to jolt out of bed. This continued to happen until I told someone, then never again. I've been thinking about it lately and trying to will it to happen, but no luck. The part of me that always made me skeptical of this, is that I would always hear water running, like the sound of the bath tub, and that was what would lure me to the door, because it was as if something was wrong with the water being on and a need to turn it off, but I wasn't able to ever get to it because the light would stop me. Every time I'd touch the light, it was like a forceful energy. Terrified me at the time, but I wish I could experience that again now that I am older, I'd experiment a bit.

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?          No      

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

Was the experience dream like in any way?   unsure

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            frightened

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           always was the sound of water running from the bathtub

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, it was always in my bedroom and never left there.

Did you see a light?           Yes     An incredibly bright ball of extruding light-

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?          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?       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?         Yes     I tend to have dreams that come true. Dreamt of a helicopter. Woke up--30 minutes later there was a helicopter on the street directly behind my house. I will think of a phrase all week and then I will hear it said at church. I see things before they happen. Once I was driving behind a truck with a bunch of mirrors and I could picture them coming at me, so I slowed down, and then at that moment the mirrors fell out of the truck toward me, thank God I slowed down because it would have went through my windshield. I also had a premonition of someones pet dying and that day I went to work and coworkers pet had died. Yes, I had the dream I won the lottery--so I played the numbers I dreamed-- I should have played my normal numbers because my normal numbers came up, and I wanted to save a dollar at 18 years old!

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Yes, but I don't feel it is connected to this.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       no

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No       I was really too young to have any kind of change.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     What emotions did you experience following your experience?        relief

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      For a terrified child, it as always bad. At first I hated the feeling of racing back to the body with the uncomfortable jolt and rapid heart beat, but I learned to think of it as a roller coaster so I wouldn't be so scared of it.

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