Experience Description

First: I was five years old, sitting atop an electric pole looking down at mother huddled over me and yelling for me to wake up.

Second: I was shaving in the bathroom and I thought that I could be running late for an appointment. I suddenly found myself in the bedroom hovering over the bed, looking at the clock and thinking. When I was like this, I could see perfectly without my glasses. I had plenty of time and went back to shave. I looked in the mirror and knew that I had just had an out of body experience. No question about it. I wish I could do it again. But I can’t. Not now.

Background Information:

Gender: Male

Date NDE Occurred: 1929 & 1955

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? No 1 fell off porch. 2 happy getting ready to go out

How do you consider the content of your experience? Positive

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes The experience was cerebral. I did not see my body outside of my body. I could see other things but not myself outside of my body.

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? On one hand, I was apparently out. On the other, I was wide awake and sharp as a tack.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. Just my mother.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes One: my front yard. Two: my bed and clock.

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? Yes My mother.

Did you see an unearthly light? Yes

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm It wasn't different.

What emotions did you feel during the experience? Totally normal and totally natural.

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future

Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will I returned to please my mother.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Liberal

What is your religion now? Liberal everlasting born again pagan or heathen in a pinch

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? No

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? Knowledge that it was possible.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes I can't tell.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? My feeling is that the essence that exists out of the body during these episodes is not nothing. If it is something, when will we be able to measure it? I would like to see a study where people dying are observed with some super high-tech electromagnetic wave recorder to determine if the brain waves might leave and could be followed to see what happens to them. To me NOTHING can achieve an out of body experience. It has to be something, and if it is something, it should be capable of being measured!