War, fear and loneliness 000079
Type of Spiritual Experience
In the following, we have the combined effect of both fear of the fact it is the war and she was sleeping in a basement, coupled with the fact that she saw an apparition which frightened her so much she went out of body, 'frightened the life out of her'. It is worth adding that Celia Green ascertained that the apparition was an apparition, none of the owners of the house had come to her room during the night. The figure may have been her Higher spirit comforting her.
A description of the experience
I was in the WAAF during the war and at one point I was stationed in a hotel in XXX called the XXXX hotel
We were given beds in the basement leading off the kitchen and were reasonably settled for quite a few months – there were two of us and two maid servants there.
Anyway, one night when all had gone to sleep I was lying awake thinking about whether we should go into XXX the following night to see a film when the kitchen door opened and a figure walked in dressed in what I thought was a nightdress, though it didn't seem quite real.
I looked at it for a moment and thought it was one of the owners and then as it advanced toward me a feeling of terror swept through me and the next thing I knew I was on the ceiling looking down at myself in bed. The figure seemed to be doing something to the bedclothes around my face, tucking me in as it were, I'm not quite sure, and then it vanished.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
From Out of the Body Experiences – Celia Green