Medical Officer in the Royal Flying Corps goes out of body
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Romeo Error – Lyall Watson
A medical officer attached to the Royal Flying corps crashed on take-off at a small country airfield. He was thrown out of the cockpit, landed on his back and lay there showing no signs of consciousness. From the hollow in which the crash took p1ace, none of the airfield buildings are visible, but the doctor apparently saw every stage of the rescue operation.
He remembers looking down at the crash from a point of view about two hundred feet above it and seeing his body lying near by. He saw his Brigadier and the uninjured pilot running towards his body, wondered why they were interested in it and wished they would let it alone. He saw the ambulance starting out of the hangar in which it was garaged and almost immediately stalling. He saw the driver get out, use a starting handle, run back to his seat, start off and then pause while a medical orderly jumped into the back. He watched the ambulance stop at a hospital hut where the orderly collected something and then continue on its way to the crash.
The still unconscious doctor then had the feeling that he was travelling away from the airfield, over a nearby town, westwards across Cornwall and out at great speed over the Atlantic. The journey came to an end suddenly as he resumed consciousness to find the orderly pouring sal volatile down his throat. A later inquiry into the circumstances of the accident, proved that his view of the events on the airfield was correct in every detail.