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Sharon H's Experience

Experience description:   

I was in my first or second year of college at Metro State in Denver.  I was heavily involved in what was called the student activities office back then and was on my way to a school sponsored leadership conference in Estes Park, Colorado.  I was riding up with my friend who was the assistant director of student activities in his car.  We were well into the mountains an just chatting, mind you there were no drugs involved, when suddenly I had an out of body experience.  I felt as if I was floating well above the car, looking down.  There was no roof on the car and I could clearly see my friend and myself sitting in the car.  My perspective moved with the car and I could clearly see the road and trees as well.   I saw this just as clearly as I can see my fingers on the keyboard now.  It only lasted for a minute or two.  I have never had that same type of experience since.

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

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Uncertain     

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?           Normal

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            puzzled.  I couldn't understand how I was seeing the perspective I saw.

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?          No      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain           

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain      I was looking down on myself in the car I was ridding in.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Uncertain      Still confused about what I experienced, how it happened and why.

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

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         No       What emotions did you experience following your experience?        Perplexed about what happened.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      There was no best or worst.  It was just interesting and yet confusing.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        It would be great if someone could explain the what, how and why of what I experienced.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No       The only other experience I have had was a vision while driving down Havana St in Denver on 2 occasions I clearly saw the engine of the little truck I was driving suddenly burst into flames.  Of course in reality it never happened but it did make me apprehensive every time I got behind the wheel of the truck.