had just turned 13. My family and I had just been back from a long weekend at
the beach when we learned from my grandmother that a friend of my cousins and I
had just passed away. She was 11 or 12. We were in shock. A few days later, my
aunt, my cousins and I went to visit the family who had lost their daughter. I
remember feeling so sad for her mom....you could see how devastated she was.
Later on, before going to sleep, I prayed to God to welcome my departed friend
with love and peace. Then I fell asleep. Within minutes of falling asleep, I
felt a strong white light sucking my soul out of my body. I tried to fight it
2-3 times because I didn't know what was happening and was so scared. My heart
was racing and this light was blinding. By the 4th time I let myself go and I
saw my friend. She was dressed in a white glowing gown, with a small crown made
out of white flowers in her head. She looked like an angel. She told me she was
fine, and was happy. She looked at peace. She told me to please let her parents
know that. Immediately, I was back in my body . I was still frightened and went
to sleep with my cousin. The next day, I related what happened to my dad and he
told the parents what their daughter had told me.
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? Asleep
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain Didn't pay attention to myself. I was focus on the angel talking to me.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Scared at first. Happiness knowing my friend was at peace.
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? Yes White, VERY bright
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes She was floating, above me. She was a friend. She wanted to let me know she was happy where she was, and to relay the message to her parents.
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 My eyes were squinting because of the light.
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
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes Because it scared me at first, I asked God to not let it happen again. I regret that decision
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes Understanding, amazed, they were not influenced.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Amazement. I felt special
What was the best and worst part of your experience? The best part was to see an angel. She was beautiful and at peace. The worst was my soul being sucked out of my body
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No