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EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION

I was married with 3 young children the first time it happened, now I have a forth. We owned our own business. I was happy. My first OBE happened during the middle of the night. I was sleeping when I awoke to the strangest vibrations filling my body. It sounded like a train running thru me. It frightened me and I woke up. Over the next year or so it happened a few more times. I didn't tell anyone, how could I explain what was happening to me, when I didn't know myself.

   A couple years later I joined a meditation group and listening to the people there I realized some of them had experienced this very thing. They called it an 'Out of Body Experience". They explained I had no reason to be afraid, in fact some of them said they had tried to have this experience thru meditation and could not.

   After that when the vibrations started, they always came when I was asleep, I relaxed. I found I could slip out of my body with ease and float to the ceiling. I quickly realized your thoughts moved your spiritual body. You would only have to think-turn your head, move your arms or legs and it would instantly happen.

   It has been twenty some years and I continue to have OBEs. I thoroughly enjoy them. I never know when they are going to happen or where I am going to go, but the experience is always the same when leaving your body.

   I always lift up and float towards the ceiling. I know it is not a dream, I am always fully conscious. It is always the same time, darkness outside, weather, temp as it actually is. Sometimes I will lift up by my legs, sometimes from my mid-section. Once I woke up thinking why did I had my legs raised straight up in the air. I quickly realized they were my spirit legs and then the rest of my body lifted out. I look like myself, but transparent.

   I am able to pass thru walls, ceiling, etc. Instantly I find myself in space surrounded by inky darkness as thousands of stars fly by. It is hard to explain, but I fly backwards. Within seconds I pass thru the air and gently descend to a landing. I usually have no idea where I am.

    There are always other people there, some I know are like me and have OBEs, and some I know have passed. Sometimes I have landed where I know the people are living, but they can not see me. I have tried touching them to see their reaction. A few have swatted at my touch. It seemed to me like they were reacting to swatting an invisible insect away. It always make me smile.

  Several times I have seen living children. They are able to see me and communicate. I wonder if sometimes, reported ghost sightings aren't people encountering people who are having OBEs.

   With myself, these OBEs have changed my life forever- definitely for the positive. I am no longer afraid of death. I know we continue to exist, just in a different form. As a result of this I have contact with people who have passed. They continue to live, laugh, love just as we do here, except they live in a perfect world.

     I can explain it best by saying there are hundreds of TV and radio stations, but usually you have access to only one at a time. People who have crossed are here among us, just in a different vibrational frequency. Sometimes when conditions are just right the vibrations cross, giving us a glimpse of their world.

Was your experience(s) consciously and deliberately induced?             No, in fact when they first started happening I was frightened. I would wake up in the middle of the night by a loud vibration going thru my entire body. It almost sounded like a train was running thru me. It wasn't until a couple of years later that I discovered what was really happening. I started to attend a meditation group and heard some of the people there speaking about this strange experience. They told me what most likely was happening. After I stopped being afraid of them I slipped out of my body much more easily. It still occurs to me till this day.

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


Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes     Unless someone has experienced this it sounds impossible to believe. Most people think you are dreaming, crazy, or making things up.

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?           I am sleeping, but when I start to leave your body I become instantly aware what it happening.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, it is in no way a dream. I believe this is the hardest part to explain to someone who has not experienced this. It is you, you are fully aware of your surroundings. Your physical body is like taking off heavy winter clothing and freeing the true you.

   When I listen to doctors and scientists explain this away by say this is simply your body's reaction to low blood pressure, your brain shutting down due to trauma, stress, etc. it is not true.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I look down at my body, will no real emotion. The real 'you' is floating above. There is no fear I will not be able to return. I simply have to think go back and I am immediately back.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Peace, happiness, well being. You have a feeling of contentment, like this is where you are supposed to be. I have lost my fear of death.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           When I first started having OBEs it was always accompanied by loud, strong vibrations running thru my body. They would be so loud and strong they would wake me up.

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?            Yes     I knew I was on the 'other side'. The colors, flowers, clouds, people were all perfect. I was never told this was heaven, but I knew.

Did you see a light?           Uncertain      I never encountered a bright light as described by people who have near death. When you have an OBE and travel to the other side the brightness of the sky and sun do not affect your eyes like it would if you looked at the sun on earth.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     Always. Some are like me and are having an OBE. Some are people who have passed and are living there.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes    

Yes. One night my nine year old granddaughter was spending the night. As soon as I left my body she was there with me. I took her back to where I grew up and showed her my home.

  Sometimes I encounter people who are living here on earth. I usually attempt to touch them. They react as if they are swatting an invisible fly away.

   I have encountered family members that have passed. If someone I knew is going to die soon I always see them sitting with  my family. The person who is about to pass will always look young, healthy and happy.

  I have move things, passed thru solid objects. Everything is done effortlessly with your mind.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     Usually it pertains to a person here on earth passing. Sometimes I have spoken with children that were killed. One little girl showed me who killed her-it was a man dressed in a meter reading uniform. Someone who could pass easily going door to door in a neighborhood and go unnoticed. When things like that happen, it is so sad. I can not do anything about it. But, to them it is ok, they are usually at peace with what took place.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes            I remember one incident when I was standing in snow. It was not the least bit cold to my bare feet.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     There is no sense of time as we know it. It is as if everything exists at the same time.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes     As a result of my experiences I am much more able to communicate with people who have passed. I know without a doubt that we continue to "be" after we leave our physical body.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No       There is no sense of limits, boundaries, or structures.

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes     When it pertains to someone I know who is going to die. It has been 100 % accurate. They always appear with family members who halved passed  a week or two before they pass.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     I just think its time to return and instantly I am back.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes     being able to communicate with people who have passed on a regular basis. Enlightened awareness of things that are about to happen.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I am not afraid to die now.  I am positive there is something wonderful and great out there. It is like going back to where we belong.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It makes me enjoy my life here more. Helping people, experiencing all there is here before I leave.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     It has changed my life for the better. Now I take time to smell the roses. take that walk thru the trees. Stop and watch nature!

Have you shared this experience with others?        sometimes skeptical, which  is expected, unless of course they have experienced it too.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Awe. At first you are thinking "what just happened?' Now, after all these years it still is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best is knowing. Knowing that there is something better, more wonderful waiting out there when we were here.

   The worst is people you tell looking at you like you are crazy. I guess it is understandable. I wish there was a way they could see and experience what you have.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I would love to tell doctors and scientists that they need to open their minds. There are things out there that are real and real people are experiencing them everyday.

   One of the worst things that you can do is tell a person who has experienced this, especially if it was their first time, that they imagined it. It was a dream. NOT TRUE! They be to have this validated and talk with people who have gone thru this too.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     Following my initial OBE, I have continued to have them till this day, once or twice a month. I am not on any medications, never have been, have never tried drugs, nor ever smoked anything in my life. I pretty much have a regular life, sometimes good, sometimes not so happy.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     Writing this is the first time I have told anyone outside my close friends or family. It felt very liberating to have this opportunity to let others know what I have lived with for many years.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    I thought everything was great.