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Wendy S's Experience

Experience description:   

It began two nights after my Spinal Fusion operation. I was in so much pain.  I was mildly sedated.  I had also been given an oral medication for headaches.  I remember falling asleep.  In a light sleep, I remember a nurse taking my blood pressure and stating that it was dangerously low.  Shortly after, I saw a woman who was bald, leaning over my bed and it felt like she was almost on top of me.  The pressure was horrible and I could not breathe.  She then put her hand over my mouth and with her hand, she pulled all the air out of my lungs.  I was very frightened.  Then, I was standing at the window in the hospital room.  My body was still in the hospital bed.  A young woman with long brown hair took my hand and we stood side by side and like a flash of lightning.. we bolted through the hospital window and into mid-air.  Flying through the sky.. she took me to my old neighborhood.  She took me to the house at the end of the block and stood with me in front of a window.    On the other side of the window was an ocean and beautiful sand dunes.  She took me to the other side of the window and stood in the distance as I stood along the shore.  I felt as though I had answers to my past, present and future at that moment.  I felt like my brain was a library full of letters, numbers and complete knowledge.  I never saw her face.. I just remember her long brown hair and her hand.  She took my hand.  Initially, when I left my hospital bed (obe) She took my hand and we flew out the window into mid-air, ending up at the window where the ocean was on the other side.  When I came back to my conscious self.. I was very sad, as though I lost my best friend.  I can honestly say that for the weeks following, I felt as though I was in a state of postpartum depression.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? Yes    I was under the influence of narcotics due to post surgical pain.  I slightly remember a nurse taking my blood pressure as I was asleep and remember her saying that my blood pressure was dangerously low.  I was partially aware of what was going on around me during my obe


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

A girl with long brown hair took me to a home with a front window in my old neighborhood where I grew up.  On the other side of the window was an ocean and beautiful sand dunes.  She took me to the other side of the window and stood in the distance as I stood along the shore.  I felt as though I had answers to my past, present and future at that moment.  I felt like my brain was a library full of letters, numbers and complete knowledge.  I never saw her face.. I just remember her long brown hair and her hand.  She took my hand.  Initially, when I left my hospital bed (obe) She took my hand and we flew out the window into mid-air, ending up at the window where the ocean was on the other side.  When I came back to my conscious self.. I was very sad, as though I lost my best friend.  I can honestly say that for the weeks following, I felt as though I was in a state of postpartum depression.

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          Yes    drop in blood pressure

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?            Partial alertness.. because I could remember a nurse taking my blood pressure and I remember a patient walking into my room thinking it was their room.  I remember the nurse taking them out of the room asking them to be quiet because I was sleeping.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?  In a way.. but it affected me for weeks after.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?          Yes    I saw myself laying in the hospital bed and I remember thinking I looked pretty good for being so sick. It sounds like a silly thought.. but that is what I remember thinking

What emotions did you feel during the experience?          I felt absolute peace.  I was so in love with the moment.  It's hard to describe.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?          Not on the outside.. just what was in my brain.  Again, it's hard to describe.  It was almost like time was at a stand still and the girl with the long brown hair was guiding me through my experience.

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    YES!  An Ocean full of knowledge.. sand dunes.. and a the front window of a house on the corner of my old neighborhood where I grew up.

Did you see a light?         No     

Did you meet or see any other beings?         Yes    A girl with long brown hair guided me through my experience.  She cared about me deeply and held my hand but when she let go.. she stood very protectively in the distance in order for me to feel and experience what I was experiencing.

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    word were not spoken.  There wasn't any sound.  It was all and sight and thought.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?  Yes    It seemed as though time was frozen and I was traveling through an altered state

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?     Yes    YES! Absolutely!  As I stood facing the waves of the ocean, I felt as though I was standing before a body of knowledge.  In my mind, I had the answers to everything, past, present and future.  There wasn't any worries or concerns.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?           Yes    When I came to the window.. the ocean was on the other side and we crossed, the girl with the long brown hair and myself.

Did you become aware of future events?      Uncertain     I believe I was aware of great deal as I was on the ocean side of the window.  I knew that when I crossed back over.. I would forget that knowledge.  I do remember the color gold.  I don't know why and cannot explain.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?          Yes     

When the girl with the long brown hair waved for me to go back. I didn't want to go..

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?           Yes   

Yes! I had gone places before in my dreams.. In these dreams.. I am flying.. lifting my arms and hands to the air and floating my way up to the clouds.  After my experience in the hospital, I felt I needed a break from that and it all stopped almost completely.  I haven't had as many experiences like that since.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?          Yes    I felt a sense of depression when I was back in my normal state.  I felt separation anxiety and I missed the girl with the long brown hair.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Well.. when I explain this to folks.. they think I'm crazy.  I am more in tune with my relationship with God.  I feel more of a one on one relationship with God.  I talk to God daily and I don't fear death as much.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?       Yes    Oh yes!  Most certainly.  What I experienced is sacred.  It was like nothing I had ever experienced and I will cherish it forever and always.  My personal one on one  relationship with God is strong.

Have you shared this experience with others?        Yes    I think they were frightened by it.  Some things aren't meant for human minds to fathom

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  sadness, a sense of loss.  I wanted to experience it all over again and go back.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?    The best part was the moments that I shared with the girl with the long brown hair.  I  think, in my heart, that the girl was me.  I felt a better sense of self worth and my relationship with God and my family grew stronger.  The worst part was coming back to my conscious self.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?       I can't think of anything

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    Yes, very much so. I will cherish this experience.  It was wonderful.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.   I think this wraps it up in a nut shell