Pneumonia and floating round the ward
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
I was in hospital having had an operation for peritonitis; I developed pneumonia and was very ill. The ward was L shaped; so that anyone in bed at one part of the ward could not see round the corner.
One morning I felt myself floating upwards, and found I was looking down on the rest of the patients. I could see myself; propped up against the pillows, very white and ill. I saw the sister and nurse rush to my bed with oxygen. Then everything went blank. The next thing I remember was opening my eyes to see the sister bending over me.
I told her what had happened; but at first she thought I was rambling. Then I said 'there is a big woman sitting up in bed with her head wrapped in bandages and she is knitting something with blue wool. She has a very red face'. This certainly shook her; as apparently, the lady concerned had a mastoid operation and was just as described.
She was not allowed out of bed and of course hadn't been up at all. After several other details; such as the time by the clock on the wall – which had broken down – I convinced her that at least something strange had happened to me