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Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Mrs M. Veitch, of Redcar has a NDE and OBE



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections

Case No. 311 - Mrs M. Veitch, of Redcar, sent the following to the Daily Sketch (Oct. 9, 1960):

"I became very ill and was slowly slipping away. I was unconscious, yet suddenly seemed to be awake. I felt no pain, but knew I was dying. I said, 'Goodbye, Bill! (my husband). Don't be afraid to die, there's nothing to be afraid of'

Then I began to float. Suddenly I was looking down at myself on the bed. I didn't get frightened. -It was just like looking at yourself in a mirror. I knew it wasn't the real me. Then I started to float  again.

There was a mist all around me and I couldn't see anything, but I knew there were birds and flowers there. Then a lane appeared and a gate at the end of the lane. A figure appeared in a blue robe at the other side of the gate. I didn't want to die. I had too much to live for. I said, 'Please don't let me die! 'The figure slowly raised her hand and I began to float back. I opened my eyes. Someone said How do you feel?' I said, 'I am all right now'."

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items


Spirit helper


Science Items

Activities and commonsteps



Being in a coma