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Vanessa G's Experience

Experience description:   

At the time, I was two or three years old.  I was wearing a purple t shirt with a little pocket on it, and a diaper. I was laying on my back on my mom's bed with my arms and legs extended outward. I remember looking up at the ceiling fan watching it go around, then all of a sudden im on the ceiling looking down at my body on the bed. I specifically remember thinking..."why isn't the fan hitting me?"  I stared at my body in amazement, and then just as suddenly as it had happened I was back in my body. I gasped and sat straight up, then I ran to my mom who was out in the living room. Throughout the experience while it was occurring I remember just being confused and wondering how it was possible for me to be doing that.

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 was wide awake.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   not at all, it was real, it happened. no ifs ands or buts about it.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I was on the ceiling looking down at myself on the bed.  the body was me, but it wasn't, because "I" was up in the air.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was confused at first, then my confusion turned to astonishment. then once I was back in my body I was kind of frightened, but still amazed.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no, the only thing that changed was were I was in the room, I went from being on the bed looking at the ceiling, to being on the ceiling looking down at me on the bed.

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?          Other than me and my body there was no one else in the room.

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     I could see like normal, I don't remember hearing anything but my own thoughts. I didn't try to touch anything, or even move.

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       I didn't try to move, I just wondered why and how I was outside of my body looking at myself.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No       all of a sudden I was just back.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes     I've had other paranormal experiences, like being touched by things that I couldn't see. and iv also gained a gift for predicting things I know things about people just by looking at them, and im very sensitive to other peoples emotions.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     its made me 100% certain that there is life after death.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I've only ever told a handful of people about my experience. my mom thinks I make things up and convince myself that they really happened, but I could say the same to her.  (:

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No response            I'm not sure if my experience made me who I am today or not, however I do know that it has definitely given me ideas that I never would have thought of if I hadn't had it. its also made me believe in the "afterlife" for sure.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     iv told my mom, who thinks im a good story teller.

iv told my sister who says she believes me, but she's shy and wouldn't tell me if she really didn't.

and iv told my best friend when we were talking about weird things that have happened to us. she believes me and said that she can tell there's something special about me.

and my grandma, who believes me because she has also had one.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was little, only 2 or 3 so naturally I was scared when I returned to my body, I didn't understand what had just happened, or why. I was also in haw.  today I feel like iv had a once in a lifetime experience that not near everyone gets to have. im still in haw to this day and will never think anything less of it other then it was the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I couldn't believe it was happening, the best part was that it happened at all. the worst part was that it ended, if I had the choice to stay out of my body like that I would, most defiantly, it was the coolest thing in the world.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I just want to know why it happened, did I do something to trigger it? and if so how do I do it again?

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No response            I felt light, like I wasn't physically there, just mentally, or spiritually.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes     I answered every question to the best of my ability to give you a clear and accurate replay of events.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    you should ask them specifically if they remember thinking or talking to themselves during the experience, because I remember my thoughts vividly.