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Wayne's Experience

Experience description:   

It was a weekend morning and I woke up around 8am. As usual I got dressed into some casual clothes and turned on the TV.  Within 15-20 after waking up I walked outside and down the street heading to the beach like I do every weekend morning to check the surfing conditions for the day. It only takes about 1 minute to get to the beach.  About half way to the beach while walking in the middle of the street I experienced something I never felt before. 

All of a sudden I was looking at myself from behind and my body was still walking towards the beach.  I seemed to be about 10 feet behind by body and slightly elevated. Maybe about 5 feet higher than normal.  It only lasted about 2 or 3 seconds and I was back to normal while still walking. I paused for a moment confused about what had just happened.  I thought maybe my brain crossed some wires for a second but now everything is ok.  It seemed weird to me though. How could I watch myself?  I remembered a strange feeling too as I left my body.  It felt like my brain was trying to prevent it from happening but couldn't stop it. Maybe like my brain had a seizure for a split second and then released me from my body. I watched my body from behind take a couple of steps and then I was back in my body. It never happened again.

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?           100% alert. I was walking down the street.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I could only see what my physical body looked like and it was normal.  No shapes or colors were distorted.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            No emotions.  It happened so quick. Just a little confused afterwards.

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      

Not in this experience but it happens in my dreams quite often.  In many of my dreams I know I am in a dream and can control them. Sometimes I know things afterwards that I didn't know before.  I can not think of any examples right now.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No      

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

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I have only told a couple of people and they really didn't know what to think. I don't think they believed me.  They were not influenced in any way.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  None. A little confused and then just tried to forget about it.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best part was opening my mind to the unimaginable potential of the brain.  Worst part was thinking maybe something is wrong with my brain it was a biological defect.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        No. I just want to know if this is normal.

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.    Were you worried about your physical health (brain activity) after the experience could be a question.