Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections - Mr Hallstead has an OBE
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections
Case No. 163-F. E. "Hallstead"
Mr "Hallstead" sent the following (in litt.,Oct.4, 1960):
"I am now well over 60 years of age, but I remember my first out-of-the-body experience very clearly. I was 7 years old at the time and had heard nothing of such things. The time-was an early summer morning in 1902. I woke in the curtained daylight and felt very thirsty. I ['double'] slipped out of bed and went over to the wash-stand where drinking-water stood in a carafe. But the carafe was empty. So I then went to the window and peeped through a gap in the curtains, looking at the garden in the early sunlight.
Then I passed back to bed and immediately received a shock at seeing it occupied. On my bed lay the body of someone in deep sleep and I was further amazed to see it was myself. This shock must have touched off some kind of automatic response, for I felt suddenly and quickly drawn up in the air and, with my feet at the feet of my body, I was quickly laid down into it.
Then I awoke in it, puzzled, uneasy and not a little frightened.
Since then I have experienced the same sort of thing many times."
Mr "Hallstead" stated, "The above letter is honestly and factually written”.