Sid K's Experience
I was assigned to Fort Devens, Massachusetts and was making my normal drive home to Clinton, Mass about 13 miles away. I had done many OBEs in the past and all at my own directing utilizing a fairly simple yet powerful technique, however, on this particular occasion, I did not try to go out of body, nor would I have even thought of doing so because I was driving my car. It just simply happened, no warning.
of particular note though. This OBE was in full color and crystal clear - not
the normal shades of blue grey astral projection I'm used to. What's so weird
about this particular OBE is that I can't remember anything after exiting the
main gate of Ft. Devens and taking the first exit west bound off of route 2. My
first awareness that I was OB was when I was looking down at myself from about
500 ft above my car in Clinton Mass. The view was as though I was looking at a
matchbox car placed at my feet. I knew the car was mine (83 Mustang GLX Conv,
top down) and I could see myself driving it. Everything was going fine until I
realized that I couldn't remember seeing anything from the driver's view, or any
other view for that matter, of the last 6 - 8 miles of driving. This memory
should have included taking the exit, stopping at the T intersection, turning
left towards Sterling (right doubles back through Shirley and on to Ayer and the
other gate at the base), Going several miles up and down a few low hills and
around several wide turns, stopping again at another T intersection and turning
left (right goes to Sterling), bearing right at a fork in the road towards
Clinton, and then driving about another mile and a half before I get to a bridge
near a school or church on the right. This 'realization' cased the OB to end
abruptly. I was back in my body, shivering, mild trembling and started some mild
sweating. I pulled over to the side of the road just before the bridge and
calmed down before continuing home. The most reassuring thing which calmed me
was the simple fact that somehow, even during the OB, I knew I was still in
control of my body. This was my first, and to this day, my only full color, full
clarity of vision OBE.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? The OB half was crystal clear, total consciousness once it kicked through to my awareness. The disturbing part is the total lack of consciousness for the several miles preceding my awareness of the situation/event.
Was the experience dream like in any way? only in that I was 'flying'... nothing new in that though
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes
What emotions did you feel during the experience? total peace
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? just the sounds of rushing wind and passing cars (from a distance)
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 The town of Clinton, but I should have been in an ultra light for the view I had.
Did you see a light? Yes Normal daylight with full view of the sun when I looked that way. I use a repetitive color wheel speeding up to white light in my mind's eye to exit normally.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes People walking, and others driving other vehicles
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? Yes sounds on the 'real world' were muffled, yet still fairly audible.
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes loss of time, either that or the entire car, myself included, transported to the location where I experienced the OBE. (don't think so)
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes When the thought crossed my mind that I wasn't supposed to be where I was, I reentered my physical body.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes I now believe it's possible to I guess the term is Bi-Locate and be near fully functional in more than one realm. I'm afraid to try to repeat this event type though to test my theory.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? none
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes disbelief, skepticism
What emotions did you experience following your experience? nervousness, mild panic attack though I've had none prior and none since
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The simple knowledge that we are more than we think we are and have so much more to learn before we 'the children of God' grow up.
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