William B's Experience
As a young boy I ran across a road and was "bumped" by a car. I use the word bumped because although I was knocked over it did not knock me unconscious nor do me any serious injury, thankfully! other than graze my knees.
Immediately after being knocked down I could hear my mother calling me from the roadside and I stood up and started walking towards her, it was as I was walking that my vision changed to one of being spun in a half circle, that is level with the road on my left coming up to normal upright but then going over to level with the road again on my right! My vision and hearing were completely normal but as I knew that I was walking forward at the same time my mind knew that this was impossible. It was realizing this that I found myself floating or moving alongside a small blonde haired boy. I thought what's wrong with him and why is he crying?
Tall grass being blown in the wind caught my eye, I could see every blade of grass vivid with life, like my eyesight was absolute perfection, this is the only way I can think to describe it. I then realized that the only sound I could here was the wind, it was a windy day but to hear nothing else seemed strange, but I felt so peaceful that I put the thought aside. It was a sunny though blustery day and my attention turned to the sun, though I never looked directly at it I could make out what seemed to be people peering down from what looked like a tear in the sky which was very white inside, a voice in my head then said do not look up. Am still unsure if this was my own or someone else's.
My attention now turned back to the boy who had stopped crying but seemed to have coming from him a silver strip! This was coming from his stomach area and joined to my stomach area! It was so fine that when it twisted to and fro it would seem to vanish then the silver would show again and I knew it was still there, what's this I thought! The dawning idea that I may be out of my body arose in my being, I said with my mind to this boy-If you are me then look at me! His head turned and his eyes looked directly at me! I was looking at me and never recognized myself! It was at this that I took fright and found myself back as a small dizzy 5 year old.
The car that had knocked me over took me to a nearby medical center, a nurse checked me over and asked if I could feel any pain, apart from grazed knees, no, and I told her that I came out of my body. Next thing I'm in a siren blazing ambulance en-route to emergency!
I was x-rayed and kept in overnight after various Doctors looked at me and allowed to go home next day.
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Normal
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes I had same body, clothes everything.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Peace and then fright
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? Uncertain saw outline of people, but felt no threat from them. They seemed to be observing.
Did you see a light? Uncertain Saw a white place, in distance, did not feel drawn to it in any way.
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes They looked like normal people, though they were in shadow
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Yes Eyesight seemed perfect, and I must note that I have never wore glasses in my life!
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? Yes time seemed extended
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes took fright at realization was out of my body
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? Was too young at time to know if this has changed me, but I know the Truth that our bodies are just a vehicle for our spirit or soul and that has had a definite affect on my life.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? Uncertain Was young at time, but think carrying the knowledge of my experience with me has made me more interested in spiritual things, from the bible to Buddhism I tend to take note more than maybe I would have. My family have never been church goers or religious minded, but I am.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Curiosity is usual, no one has ever said "I don't believe you" or anything like that because it's obvious I'm not trying to gain anything. I have only shared this with a few close friends during my lifetime, and only told my wife recently when she said she was an atheist! It's not something I think about every day, but sometimes the memory pops into my mind
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Emotions I am unsure of as I was young at the time, maybe maturity, ever after I was always described as "old for my age"
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Best part was looking at the tall grass, each blade an individual life!
Worst part was taking fright at realizing what was happening
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? I know with absolute conviction that I am spirit. How beautiful is that?