Oliver Sacks - Centipedes crawling over the ceiling
Type of Spiritual Experience
She may have been on medication given what we saw but this is not stated
A description of the experience
Oliver Sacks – Hallucinations
Sometimes I would see things like huge centipedes or caterpillars crawling all over my ceiling.
Once I thought my cat was on the shelf in my room. She seemed to be rolling around and turning into a rat. The worst was when I would hallucinate that a spider was on my chest. I couldn't move. I would try to scream. I am TERRIFIED of spiders.
On one occasion, she had a hallucination resembling an out- of-body experience :
I hallucinated that my body floated up to the ceiling towards the end of my bed, and then all of a sudden my body quickly dropped through the floor to the first level of the house and then dropped through that floor and into the basement. I could see everything in each room. The floors did not seem to break when I went through them. I just passed through them.