Out of body from flu
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Truth in the Light – Dr Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick
Dora Parker remembers very clearly the out of body experience she had during an attack of ‘flu when she was 7 years old
My nanna gave me broth surely laced with whisky, though she says not, but my mother said it certainly must have been [to account for what happened]. I had my two year old sister in bed with me – it was the done thing then so Jenny would catch the ‘flu and then it would be over.
I can remember I wanted to be alone. I left my body and felt relief that I was free. I looked down on my sleeping sister. I heard a noise and my nanna coming upstairs. I touched her hair. It was long and flowing; she must have been combing it. Nanna only combed her hair or let it down when she was nervous or upset (I learned that later).
I continued to float and the light at the bottom of the stairs was brilliant – we only had gas. I was inquisitive I needed to see why the light was so bright. I got to the curtain – we had a curtain at the bottom of the stairs – and I heard my nanna scream and scream.
My body started to shake. I was tangled in the curtain. I had to go back – my lovely nanna wanted me – so I floated back and as she let my head on the pillow I came into my body feet first.