NDE Simulating Experiment

“For the first time, we can not only collect and analyze near-death experiences, but also deliberately reproduce them. This achievement casts doubt on many earlier theories regarding the nature of this phenomenon.”

(This is a preliminary report. The full report will be published after all the experiments related to this study have been completed)

REM sleep: A Cause of Near-Death Experiences

By Michael Raduga, founder and head of the OOBE Research Center.

Abstract

Study Objectives

Prove the implication of REM sleep in the occurrence of NDEs by artificially reproducing near-death experiences during REM sleep.

Participants

3 groups of 10-20 volunteers in Los Angeles (United States), Moscow (Russian Federation), and Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation), as well as several dozen lucid dreaming and out-of-body experience practitioners in a remote group.

Methods

1 – Artificially reproduce near-death experiences during REM sleep using indirect techniques for achieving out-of-body experiences as a form of conscious (i.e. “lucid”) dreaming.

2 – Undertake a comparative analysis of near-death experiences artificially reproduced during REM sleep with a database of spontaneous near-death experiences.

Measurements and Results

20 volunteers in no mortal danger were able to experience a flight through a tunnel using techniques for achieving out-of-body experiences and lucid dreams. A comparative analysis demonstrated full consistency with spontaneous near-death experiences, with the only difference being the cause of the events.

Conclusions

REM sleep can implicated in near-death experiences, as experiment subjects in that very physiological state succeeded in artificially reproducing said experiences in great detail.

Key Indexing Terms: REM sleep; near-death experience; NDE; dream; lucid dream; lucid dreaming; out-of-body experience; OOBE.

 

Introduction

When near-death experience accounts are compared to those of out-of-body travel, two common denominators are observed: self-awareness and out-of-body perception. It may be that the two types of experience only differ in terms of what causes them and what plotlines the imagery follows. This has led some researchers to posit that in at least some cases, the near-death experience and out-of-body travel phenomena may be identical in nature. Notably, Stephen LaBerge (1985) lends this theory his support. The implication was nearly the same in a study by Kevin Nelson (2010) that demonstrated that the probability of having a near-death experience is many times higher for people who have deep, pronounced REM sleep that often even lingers on after the mind has awoken from sleep. Meanwhile, lucid dreams and out-of-body experiences are identical in nature (LaBerge, Levitan , 1991); both occur directly in REM sleep (LaBerge, Levitan, Brylowski, Dement, 1988).

The aim of this study was to demonstrate in an experiment that REM sleep can be directly implicated in near-death experiences at clinical death. To this end, the controllable form of out-of-body experience that occurs in REM sleep (LaBerge, Levitan, Brylowski, Dement, 1988) was selected to serve as a platform for reproducing near-death experiences to the last detail. In order to achieve more measurable results, the set objective was to repeatedly and most faithfully reproduce one of the most typical near-death experience narratives:  flying through a tunnel towards the light.

Methods

1. Reproduce the Near-Death Experience of a Flight through a Tunnel

All volunteers were instructed to perform certain procedures during morning awakenings in order to reproduce the near-death experience of flying towards the light at the end of a tunnel.

The method of cycling indirect techniques developed by Raduga M. (2011) was employed in order for test subjects to achieve a lucid dream within the shortest frame of time. The method consists in attempting to separate from the body immediately upon awakening. If unsuccessful, the subject then alternates special techniques for 3 to 5 seconds over the course of a minute. If some technique begins to yield results, then the subject keeps with it, intensifies the sensations, and once again tries to separate from the body. Experienced practitioners could use different methods to induce the right state (Raduga, 2011).

If a volunteer was able to experience the sensation of separating from the body, he or she was to try to see a tunnel with a light at the end. The volunteer was then to fall into that tunnel and try to fly up to the light, concentrating all the while on what awaited him or her at the end, be it deceased relatives, angels, or God.

Flight through a tunnel towards the light was chosen as the near-death experience to be reproduced due to widespread and well-known reports of its occurrence at clinical death. This flight-through-a-tunnel narrative also has specific indicia that can be used as benchmarks for faithfully reproducing the experience.

2. Compare Reproduced Near-Death Experiences with Spontaneous Ones

Flights through a tunnel towards the light achieved during the experiment were compared with a database of more than 2,900 spontaneous near-death experiences collected by the Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF) (Archived NDEs, 2012).

The comparison between experiment volunteers’ experiences and accounts from the database of real near-death experiences was based on indicia common to both phenomena and playing a key role in them: out-of-body perception, self-awareness, flight through a tunnel, a feeling of euphoria or joy, light at the end of the tunnel, and deceased relatives or other beings at the end of the tunnel.

Results

1. Reproduce the Near-Death Experience of a Flight through a Tunnel

A total of 20 volunteers partially or fully succeeded in reproducing a flight through a tunnel towards the light during REM-stage sleep. 6 were able to do so while falling asleep, 4 by becoming conscious while dreaming, and 10 upon awakening. Becoming conscious (or “lucid”) while dreaming was a side effect of employing indirect techniques. States of conscious awareness (i.e. “lucidity”) while dreaming were also used to achieve flight towards the light at the end of a tunnel, as both classic “lucid” or conscious dreams and out-of-body experiences occur during REM sleep.

Every experiment volunteer’s account exhibited the three primary indicia of the near-death experience of flying through a tunnel: the sensation of being out-of-body, full conscious awareness of events, and visual contact with a tunnel.

As is the case with spontaneous near-death experiences, each experiment participant’s narrative of the flight through the tunnel was unique. It’s possible that uniqueness of experience is a fourth indicium of near-death experiences. If so, it’s one that the experiment successfully tracked. This uniqueness of experience applies not only to the external appearance of the tunnel and the flight through it, but also to what the test subjects encountered when they reached the light. The longer test subjects stayed in the tunnel, the more unique their experiences were.

2. Compare Reproduced NDEs with Spontaneous Ones

Comparison of 20 reproduced NDEs with 37 spontaneous NDEs is presented in table 1. The comparison is made on 37 different patterns that can be found in reproduced and spontaneous NDEs both.

Discussion

Based on test subject accounts, typical near-death experiences were successfully replicated during REM sleep. The experiment reproduced the primary indicia of such experiences: out-of-body sensations, full conscious awareness of events, and flight through a tunnel. However, the artificially reproduced near-death experiences differed from their spontaneous counterparts on three counts, none related to what the subjects felt: 1) no cessation of vital functions was observed 2) the out-of-body experience was achieved deliberately 3) the experiment subjects looked for the tunnel on their own initiative – they didn’t fall into it spontaneously.

As an example, cardiac arrest and cessation of breathing do not mean that brain activity has stopped that very instant (Hazim, Winnerkvist, Miller, Iliopoulos, Reardon, Espada, Baldwin, 1998). Thus, it cannot be ruled out that brief REM sleep continues on over the first few seconds after death (Nelson, 2010). This especially applies to situations where anesthesia has been used, as it can quickly bring about REM sleep before the onset of clinical death. Essentially, this experiment can be seen as having mimicked the state of a person under anesthesia via the use of subwaking states.

Assuming that such near-death experiences indeed take place during REM sleep, spontaneous out-of-body travel and flight through a tunnel could be ascribed to the expectation of experiencing them. For example, a person begins to realize that he is near death, and starts expecting an imminent exit from the body and flight through a tunnel, as he has heard many stories to that effect. If he has remained conscious despite a lapse into REM-sleep induced by anesthesia or organ failure, his expectation will now project onto his subjective reality. In this case, the projection is less deliberate and conscious than it was in the experiment. However, it is identical in nature.

Indeed, remaining conscious while in REM sleep can explain the variance of the tunnel’s appearance and sensations in it during near-death experiences, including the substantial differences among narratives regarding what happens upon reaching the light. As a matter of fact, in the above case near-death experiences are a type of lucid or conscious dream, in which what is expected is what is projected (LaBerge, 1985). People have only a vague idea of what they are “supposed” to see: an exit from the body, a tunnel, and a light at the end. However, they usually don’t know the precise details of what awaits them: “What kind of tunnel, exactly?” “What exactly happens once I reach the light?” And so on. They experience the indicia common to the stories known to them, but the details of the experience are unique for each individual. As a result, 37 different patterns of NDEs’ plots were found in real NDEs while making comparison of it with simulated ones.

The experiment’s results also fully explain those “near-death” experiences that occur under no threat to life and limb – which actually comprise a big part of “near-death” experience reports (Archived NDEs, 2012).

Conclusion

The experiment demonstrated that REM sleep may indeed help explain at least a portion of near-death experiences. This is vouched for by the ability to artificially reproduce the near-death experience using techniques for achieving out-of-body experience, itself only being possible during REM sleep. In terms of sensation, experiences thus achieved differ in no way from spontaneous near-death ones at clinical death, and specifically – flights through a tunnel towards the light.


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Appendices

Table 1

Comparison of Reproduced NDEs with Spontaneous NDEs

Artificially Reproduced Near-Death Experiences

Spontaneous Near-Death Experiences

(Archived NDEs, 2012)

Philip Y., reported on 01/28/2012…I tried to separate from my body during a morning awakening, but was unsuccessful. I then began doing the techniques of rotating and observing images… A moment later, I found myself in a tunnel with a light at the end. The sensation of flight towards the light lasted for 5 to 7 seconds. It was accompanied by a pleasant feeling and full awareness of what was going on… Susan P., #1434, Pleasant feeling pattern…Then, it’s like I saw nothing but blackness and I could hear echoes of their voices. I didn’t feel afraid though, I felt fine and at peace but couldn’t figure out why…

 

Marty, #753, Short duration pattern

…I heard the most beautiful music that I ever heard and can’t describe it.  This experience lasted a few seconds and I came back in a reverse manner with the buzzing sound getting lower and lower…

Vitaly T., reported on 02/02/2012…I awoke to the sensation of lying atop the back of my couch. I employed the phantom wiggling technique and separated from my body. I stood up and deepened the state as fast as I could. Everything became hyper-realistic… I then took a running jump through the window, closed my eyes, and kept thinking about nothing but the tunnel. I opened my eyes: I was flying through the tunnel… Inside the light at the end of the tunnel, something spherical and hazy appeared – something quite familiar. I lost my concentration for a split second while scrutinizing the haze, and began to fall. I fell from the tunnel and found myself gliding 100 yards east of my home. Upon touchdown, I was returned to my body… Victor, #116, Flying pattern…Then I felt like I was flying through some kind of dark tunnel.  Insofar as I had already heard about this on American broadcasts and read about it in local papers, I was not surprised, but rather expected it for some reason…

 

Marie C., #2714, Falling back pattern

…As I went into the tunnel, I felt as if I were pushing my way through light, fluffy cotton.  I felt wonderful!   Suddenly I felt myself falling back into my body…

Lyubov S., reported on 02/05/2012…As I tried to fall asleep in the morning, I saw a shimmering gleam with my inner sight. I tried to move my awareness towards that point of light, and then found myself moving towards it while inside of a dark tunnel. The tunnel began gradually contracting around me. I tried to touch its walls – they were similar to soft, brown-colored rope. I got the desire to stand up tall, and it turned out that the tunnel was about six-and-a-half feet in diameter. I continued moving forward towards the light, but everything still seemed somewhat dark. I had expected to reach the light, but was instead thrown back into real life… Christinal, #2796, Standing in a tunnel/diameter patterns…Then I found myself standing in a vertical tunnel.  I say “tunnel” for lack of a better word. It seemed more like a well and I was standing at the bottom of it.  The top was about three feet above my head…

 

Yvonne W., #715, Touching a tunnel pattern

…I got the impression of wetness or shininess on the bricks in the tunnel but when I touched the bricks, which I did as I was advancing upwards in the tunnel, they were not wet…

Vyacheslav S., reported on 02/05/2012…I woke up, and after performing the rotation and phantom wiggling techniques, I was immediately flying through the tunnel. Although tunnel was somewhat winding, a light was visible at the end… However, the closer I flew, the more the tunnel repelled me! I was eventually brought to a stand-still by the opposing force, and kind of hung in the air. I decided to break through no matter what. I pushed with all my might! Nevertheless, I was thrown back so hard that I lost all control, and when I came to I was back in my body… Larry D., #2149, Light in the end pattern…I was in a tunnel with a light at the end of it, a very bright white light.  I had always thought of a dark tunnel, but this one was most merely correctly explained in the Kabala, as a geometrical tunnel of multicolored lights, as explained to me by a Rabbi…

 

Badtzmaru, #2481, Barrier pattern

…Although no lamps were visible, the tunnel and the pathway were brightly illuminated. For some reason, my mind was aware that this was the entrance to heaven. But as I tried to proceed upon the path I found that I could not move forward, as if the way was blocked by an invisible barrier…

Yekaterina Z., reported on 02/07/2012…I awoke unable to move because of sleep paralysis. I decided to try to leave my body, and also used the techniques to this end. But nothing worked… Suddenly and unexpectedly, I realized that I was hanging up in the air by the wall on the other side of my room… It occurred to me that the light where the tunnel would start from should be on the ceiling. I looked up at the ceiling, and indeed, a bright white light pierced through it, forming an oddly shaped splotch. I flew up to it. I had hoped to see a tunnel, and there it was. Its walls were covered with bright, beautiful pictures of abstract patterns. And as it now turned out, there wasn’t a light at the end of the tunnel – just a dead end. But with some mental effort, a bright splotch nevertheless slowly started forming in the dead end. It was dazzlingly bright and white. I flew into it, and everything was so white that I couldn’t see anything at first… I was in a large hall with big windows – it was like some kind of sunlight-drenched enclosed porch. Some men came up to me. One of the men said that I wouldn’t be able to return to my body even if I wanted to, since I was dead. That wasn’t a pleasant thing to hear… I got the feeling that I would still be able to return to my body on the bed, and did so as quickly as I could… Sam J., #719, Big room pattern…Once in ICU I left my body and went into the corner of the unit and watched as they shocked my chest.  3-2-1 pop!  Again 3-2-1 pop.  Then I left the room. No tunnel.  For me it was like going to sleep and going right into a dream.  I went into this room bathed in gold white light that reminded me of a library…

 

Adeline N., #2251, Talking pattern

…I was suddenly aware of two friends who had passed recently.  They were asking (beckoning) me to come over.  I didn’t hear voices but I heard them.  I must have known what that meant because I said I couldn’t come now because I had three little kids at home who needed me…

Nadezhda S., reported on 02/08/2012…I awoke and began performing the technique of rotating along my head-to-toe axis, then the swimmer technique, and then observing images. I was able to leave my body after a couple of tries. Now that I was out of my body, I wanted to see the tunnel – and it immediately appeared in front of me. The tunnel was kind of like a pipeline. It had rings all along its surface and a white light at the end. I enjoyed flying through the tunnel. It was nice and warm and bright! It didn’t feel like I had died or was dying. It was so nice that I wanted to be there as long as possible! Once I flew to the end of that tunnel, the surface underneath was like the clouds in the sky – fluffy and white. It was all quite realistic. I couldn’t feel my physical body, and no extraneous thoughts entered my mind. I saw my deceased husband there in the spirit. We spoke for several minutes. His words, touch, bearing, and feelings were real, just like during his life. Later on, when I felt it was time to leave, I went up to the tunnel, jumped, and gently landed in my body… David B., #2294, Tunnel’s wall pattern…I could see that the walls of the tunnel had dark dirty like rings going around it with little round dark spots on the tunnel wall…

 

Ricardo F. #2023, Deceased relatives pattern

…I ascended through a tunnel at the end of which there was a lot of white light. When I got to the end, my deceased father-in-law was waiting for me there, to my surprise…

Valery N., reported on 02/08/2012…I found myself in a nearly vertical tunnel without going through any intermediate states beforehand. However, it didn’t look at all like a tunnel. It was more like a beam of light in the darkness. Up above at the end of the tunnel, a golden-white fireball with feathery edges was radiating. This fireball was pulling me in. I got the strong urge to merge with it and then disappear inside it. However, an invisible barrier formed at some point. This barrier began to press back down on me. While I was pushed down, numerous statues of gods and goddesses of some sort became visible at the edges of the tunnel. At first, all of them were golden. Then, they darkened and turned deep-green. The light in the tunnel itself gradually extinguished, and I was engulfed in darkness… Larry, #93, Sphere pattern…That’s when my life was passing.  Then I’m up here looking at this orange and yellow ball, that was soft – it was hot – looking into a tunnel.  Everything’s quiet, dead quiet, but it’s peaceful…

 

Deborah S., #1196, Ending in darkness pattern

…As I went to put my hand on the door a being said something to me and in my mind I started to think of my three small children. The next thing I felt was a swish and I was in total darkness…

Vladimir D., reported on 02/09/2012…I entered the phase 5 minutes after lying down in bed at 1 am. I didn’t use any techniques – the feeling of separation simply arose on its own. Next, I realized that I was standing, and tactile sensations emerged. I began to blink hard and shake my head in an effort to become able to see. After several seconds, I began to discern wooden walls, doors, and a scuffed-up floor… Directly in front of me was a bright light emanating from a room with an open door next to the passageway… I rushed into it at full speed. I was able to discern the room’s bright walls and the intricate tapestry on the floor. There was a table with a person sitting behind it. At that point, everything dissipated and I was thrown back into my body… Moselle, #1501, Passageway pattern…I recall being rushed to the OR after that it seemed I was rushing through a long passageway which was filled with colors and sound…

 

Tallulah F., #2775, Door pattern

…I got close enough to the light to make out a doorway and the light I was seeing was spilling out from the door which was only partially open…

Andrey K., reported on 02/10/2012…While emerging from sleep,
I got the thought of taking off into a tunnel right then and there… That’s when separation from my body occurred. I found myself in pitch-black space… the darkness began churning above me. A disc with glistening edges gradually came into being. It quickly grew to at least the size of a stadium, and then the space inside it somehow transformed. A tunnel appeared… I floated up head-first towards the light, which gradually brightened and illuminated the hitherto shadowy figures around me. Those shadow-figures incrementally began to resemble everyday people. They were flying together with me towards that light. The flight seemed to last no longer than a minute, and then everything around me was flooded in bright light. Some feeling of omnipresent peace and tranquility rushed in. Though I fought to remain conscious, everything dissipated and I sank back into sleep…
Tish Z., #2863, People’s shadows pattern…As I walked further into the tunnel, I could see some cloudy figures, like indistinct shadows of people.  But then there was one that I just knew was my mother, who had passed…

 

Erich B., #2935, Total relaxation pattern

…I had the experience of tunnel, light, music total relaxation and could see a figure of a person at the end of tunnel, but could not recognize it…

Vladimir D., reported on 02/11/2012…Several minutes after lying down to go to sleep, I got the sensation of a slight separation from my body. I began conjuring a tunnel. Doing this brought on the sensation of flying upwards while simultaneously rotating around my head-to-toe axis… I didn’t see a light. There was a soupy darkness that filled up the tunnel. However, I saw that the tunnel walls were flashing (like the flashing you see through the window while in an underground subway car).  After 2 minutes of flying and rotating around, my head started to spin. Nausea set in. This forced me to cut the experiment short… Susan P., #1434, No light in a tunnel pattern…Nothing made much sense to me but I didn’t feel any pain or fear, also I could hear someone praying over me. I saw no light in this experience, just a black tunnel. Then they had revived me and I was ok…

 

Michael B., #2038, Spinning pattern

…I do not recall actually running more than a couple of steps, but at the point when I was struck by the bus I remember watching myself spinning through space…

Sherman T., reported on 02/12/2012…After becoming conscious in a dream I felt my inner-self roll off my bed like I had floating off the edge of my bed into an abyss… I told myself “go with the flow, relax and look for the light”… I was face to face with the light tunnel floating to its opening. Then I electorate in speed surrounded by light. And some being, which did not have shape, as the entire space I was in, was conscious, aware, and alive. I was within a living place. This being showed me children, people floating as if they were trapped under ice needing some type of help. Then it gets fuzzy….I feel myself float back… Dennise M., #2608, Floating pattern…I had the sensation that I was floating down a path or tunnel, I wasn’t in body form anymore, and saw a very bright light, like fluorescent…

 

Stella, #1708, Surrounding light pattern

…My speed kept growing until the light could no longer reach me and I saw that the tunnel was one giant curve, but a curve that was barely discernible, yet I could feel it. Then I was home. The light surrounded me…

Christian E., reported on 02/13/2012…Saturday morning at approximately 4:30AM, I managed to get in the phase by becoming conscious in a dream. First I thought about the tunnel and the light, and then I was translocated to it. I was pulled at what seemed to be extremely high speed. I could see a faint light at the end of the tunnel. As I was being “pulled” toward the light, I had been expecting to feel great peace or joy or whatever comes with an NDE, but felt nothing. I was a little disappointed. I was being pulled really, really fast. It felt like my body was stretching a little. I could see the light growing larger and larger, and I started to become a little concerned about what I might encounter once I reached the light… Joel B., #611, High speed pattern…I was then traveling through a tunnel at a very high speed. This tunnel seemed to be very long, like miles, yet it didn’t seem to take any time to go through…

 

Roselyne L, #2270,  Growing light pattern

…I saw I was above the operating table! And my body was floating in a tunnel, at the end was a light that was growing bigger…

Irina L., reported on 02/16/2012…I become conscious while dreaming… There is a platform for the spiral staircase leading up into the sky. Ascending the stairs… We turn to the right. It envelops a dense fog, but very dark. Ahead of the tunnel narrows, from there a warm light silver shines… Out of the tunnel, silver light envelopes the whole space. Inside is warm and cozy. Under the left arm I have see someone. This is a girl-angel! She has hurly hair and a long white robe. Around me is a green meadow with a river and weeping willows. The grass under my feet is just like silk. Plays soft music. So ethereal. At the shore an old man sits at a table with an open book. Then I wake up… Jennifer H., #1587, Staircase pattern…As soon as I was under the anesthetic I seemed to travel at speed along a dark tunnel, vortex. I reached the end on a sort of moving staircase…

 

Gloria M., #586, Angel encounter pattern

… Suddenly I was standing in front of a massive being an Angel I think. The beautiful white wings were stretched out.. It was so big I couldn’t see the face or head…

Michael R., reported on 02/19/2012…I awoke at 9 am and immediately remembered about the experiment with the tunnel. Without using any techniques, I began to imagine that I was flying through a tunnel towards a light. Nothing happened for several seconds. Then, the sensation of flying through a tunnel became increasingly realistic. After another few seconds, I felt every sensation of flying through the tunnel. I wasn’t imagining anything to myself, and no longer felt my physical body in my bed. Contrary to my expectations, there was no light at the end of the tunnel. The tunnel itself was gray and ribbed. More importantly, it was also narrow and winding. Maybe, the fact that it was so winding was why I hadn’t been able to see the light for so long. It soon appeared anyway. As I gradually neared the light, it was disappearing and then reappearing again… Astrid K., #2020, Gray tunnel pattern…I “woke up” or more like suddenly appeared laying on the railroad tracks which were in the dark tunnel (at first it felt very cold) I could see its dimensions, color which was dark gray /black, it had a very strong smell of a fuel that drips from the trains onto the railroad trucks…

 

Teresa M., #974, Ringed tunnel pattern

…I was going down feet first so fast I can’t even put it into words. I looked at myself I had the hospital gown on and it didn’t even move. I got very scared because it was so black and I also noticed that it has rings around it like a vacuum hose…

Anna I., reported on 02/19/2012…I was falling back asleep in the morning while imagining the tunnel. It appeared after a while and pulled me out of my body and right inside. The tunnel was narrow – not more than a yard wide. It looked something like a matrix or a crossword puzzle. Alongside all of its walls were diagrams and squares of some sort, as well as bunches of numbers in boxes. I flew for quite a long time, but due to the speed couldn’t recall even a fragment of that matrix. There was a light at the end of the tunnel. Once I fell through it, I encountered my deceased cat. He took me into a room that was also flooded in light. My grandma and grandpa were there, and sitting in different corners for some reason. I said hello to them, but then rushed to get out of that empty room… Yvette P., #1591, Long tunnel pattern…I must have lost consciousness.  I remember a loud roaring in my ears and rushing through a long, dark tunnel at the end of which was a very bright light…

 

Mary R., #1716, Animal encounter pattern

…There was an invisible border you could not see yet you understood not to cross it or you could not leave.  Horses and dogs were playing together and when they stopped, they seemed to stare a hole through me and then went back to playing…

Jaime M., reported on 02/19/2012…7:30am I started to meditate and I felt being zapped inward into a black space… I then saw energy bodies or people spinning around in the black space they looked like neon lights going into the this big ball of light suspended in the black space like a wormhole. This ball of light kept growing every time energy bodies were becoming part of it, like everyone was going back to the source! I was been drawn to go into the light, but I felt I was there just as an spectator, and I was not allow to approach the light! After seeing what I needed to see, I was zapped back outward to my body. It felt incredible going inward ant then coming back outward!.. Francesco D, #1466, Black space pattern…I was outside of my body, like a body double, but I couldn’t see, yet I was still fully conscious. In fact at the same time that I was talking I found myself in a black void. It wasn’t a room or a tunnel, it was just the Void…

 

JoAnn R., #481, Drowning through a tunnel pattern

…I could see the doctors and nurses because I was looking down on them and myself. At this point things started to happen very fast and I was drawn through a tunnel toward a bright light…

Yuri D., reported on 02/19/2012…Having been able to “catch” a nighttime awakening, I exited using the technique of sensory-motor visualization. After accomplishing two items on my plan-of-action, I decided to fall down head-first into the tunnel with my eyes closed… I felt a pull, and even though I had initially been falling down, I got the feeling that I had changed directions in mid-air. The tunnel became visible. It was black with white plumes erupting on the sides, as well as some laser beam-like lines. Some kind of music began playing – some kind of soothing sounds. There was also this blissful feeling that long-awaited freedom and happiness were immanent. I didn’t fly all the way to the light – unfortunately, I was returned to my body… Lorraine J., #2648, Music pattern…I waited in the middle of the tunnel or cave. The light emanated warmth, love and happiness. It was a living light. I heard beautiful music. So I went directly into the light…

 

Karen O., #2808, Euphoria pattern

…I was walking towards a beautiful, bright, white light. There were hundreds of people of all denominations walking with me. I wasn’t scared; in fact, I felt euphoria and excitement…

Astat S., reported on 02/26/2012…Upon an awakening I felt strong vibration and then I was thrown out of my body… I remembered about the experiment and immediately I started to feel falling in a dark tunnel to the light. The tunnel was twisted and there were many hieroglyphs… I was closer and closer to the light. It was very bright and mixed with blue. I felt euphoria and happiness. When I was very close to the light, I was brought to the body in my room… Joe D., #544, Vibration pattern…I was lead by other entities to a this strange machine.  I remember it making a low hum, but I couldn’t hear it, I could still sense the vibration it made though…
Alexander V., reported on 02/26/2012…I became conscious in a dream… Bright light surrounded me. When it disappeared, I was in a tunnel like corridor. In the beginning I was a bit afraid to go the light. I touched walls. It was made of concrete with a lot of different pictures scratched in it… When I reached the source of the light, there were two roman guardians with crossed spears. They didn’t let me in… Anica S., #1337, Fear Pattern…The most profound part was when I found myself falling, falling and being very afraid, unsure of what was happening and just confused.  I was in the blackest place ever, it was like being out of space without the stars…
Atner K., reported on 02/29/2012…I managed to separate from the body upon an awakening in the morning. I tried to picture a tunnel above me. Finally it appeared. There was a light in the end of it. Many blue and white lines were coming from it towards me. I tried to get in, but I couldn’t. In a few seconds the tunnel disappeared… Delia S., #1225, Blue color pattern…I went thought a tunnel that had these wonderful chimes.  The tunnel was/or felt like pink cotton candy.  It was very, very peaceful.  At the end of the tunnel, there was a very bright {white/blue} light…

 

 

(Mass Alien Abduction Experiment)

(Lucid Dreaming: A Cause of Religious Visions in the Bible)

School of Out-of-Body Travel