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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

Ten years ago I could not tell anybody about my experience, even my husband, because I thought people would think I was crazy.

It was back in the early 1960s.  I was a young housewife with three small children and at the time I was very ill with ‘flu.  I remember feeling really bad and thinking I was going to die. 

Suddenly I floated out of my body, it was a lovely feeling and I looked down and saw myself lying in bed.  I floated upwards to a beautiful vivid green field.  There was a huge tree with a brilliant white light on top.  I saw my father all in white with his arms outstretched towards me (he had died a few years previously) and I floated towards him.  But as I got near he waved his arms and gestured for me to go back. 

I then floated backwards down and down into my body.  I opened my eyes and I thought, I feel much better.  But the strange thing was I put my hands up in the air and there was steam coming out of my hands.

I really believe I died for a second or so, but I remember thinking ‘I can’t die and leave my children when they are only little’ and I think this is what pulled me back.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps