Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Mr S. Bourne, of 254 Battle Road, Hollington, St Leonards-on-Sea has an OBE
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Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections
Case No. 378 – Mr S. Bourne, of 254 Battle Road, Hollington, St Leonards-on-Sea, sent the following to the Daily Sketch (Oct. 14, 1960):
On Feb. 4, 1943, I was on duty at Eastbourne Fire Station when we had a raid and a direct 'hit' on the station. I heard a roar and then a dark shadow-and I was out of my body! I could see my earth-body lying under a heavy ceiling-joist and a pile of debris and I seemed to be standing about five feet above it. I was 'as free as air' and seemed to be an 'icicly clear' mind only. I had a form. I felt no pain, but was conscious of every detail in the room.
I saw the window-frame had been blown in on the hearth and was burning.
It seemed imperative that I put the fire out.
Immediately I remembered that one of my colleagues had been sitting by the window knitting. I could see her under the pile-up of glass and bricks with a gash in her face. I knew that I must get back somehow to help this poor soul, and, with what I can only describe as a 'thunderclap' , I was back in my body, and, with an unearthly strength, got out from under the joist.
I still felt no pain, yet my shoulder and head were hurt, and I had bits of glass sticking in me. I managed to drag the person out to a tiny roof garden. I was not able to help much as we were trapped by fallen masonry, and there were terrible flames coming up, caused by petrol burning in the yard below.
Although it looked so awful, it did not seem to matter. Nothing was important except to help the other person. We were rescued by soldiers. Then I began to feel my hurts. When I say I was under medical care for twelve months after, you will realize the shock and hurts were not trivial.
I must have been functioning in my Spirit Body. I shall never forget that glorious feeling of freedom and lightness.
I have had the experience twice since then. If this is death, why worry?