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Tracy R's Experience

Experience description:   

I remember when I first arrived at the hospital in Hamilton to have the operation done on my chest that this lump had to be removed as yet I still have the scare to prove it, I was then put to sleep and about 3 minutes later I saw myself above my body floating on the ceiling and looking down at the doctors operating on me at the time and wondered why I was up there and my body was floating to me at the time I was happy but wondering why I was up there and not down where my body was laying, it is hard to explain but it seemed that I was there for ages, then what seemed for ever I awoke back in my body again I remember saying to my father that I was up there looking at the doctors down here, my father sort of looked at me and laughed to himself but this experience is one that I have never forgotten since that day.

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?           I had a lot of questions that no one could answer and being as young as I was at the time I really sort of stopped thinking about it after a while.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   sort of.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            happy, thinking what I was doing up on the ceiling, just relaxed.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           nurses and doctors talking among themselves.

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? Yes    

just went floating around the room like they do on the moon.

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?   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?       none what so ever.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Have told my children about this but they didn't really say anything.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  none just knew I was floating around the room.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      best part was I was happy felt nothing/ bad part was no one would believe my story.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I have never forgotten this experience and don't think I ever will I remember as if it was only yesterday.

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    

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    none