posted on Mar, 9 2009 @ 01:55 AM
Since you're describing a personal experience and it doesn't sound like you're trying to persuade anyone either way of what happened to you, I hope
people leave their cynicism and somewhat naive attempts to debunk your story at the door.
I will say this. Once when I was in my mid-teens, after already having slept most of the night away, I had an unintentional lucid dream. At first I
felt disoriented and then briefly shocked. My second reaction was one of curiosity. The first thing I did when I realized that I was asleep, but fully
in control of my thoughts was summon a suspension bridge. After marveling at the bridge I started populating it with all my friends. Following that I
dropped a bunch of cars on it like you would in a level editor, levitated, and made the sun dawn. As a teenager I of course ended up making some of
the more attractive ladies discard unnecessary bits of clothing
, but during this I started to feel my conscious mind waking my body. I tried to
focus on the bridge again, relaxing myself, but meditating on the fact that I was consciously in control my thoughts while still asleep and feeling my
body as a detached waking presence built on itself till I was thrown from the lucid dream.
It was a cool experience! I immediately tried to get back in to the state, but it didn't work and I've never experienced anything like it since. If
it ever happens again I'm going to try to use it as a workshop. If I can simulate one of my engineering projects it would be interesting to see if I
can accomplish any meaningful work.
Good luck finding your answers.
Once you're more confident about coming forward with your experience you might want to write down your thoughts about what
happened that night in the car with your mother. Encourage her to do the same thing. Once you've both done this you should go to a notary and sign an
affidavit confirming, "(1) These recollections were written independently. (2) We did not confer with one another to make the documents appear to
support each other. (3) These accounts are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge."
This might seem a bit silly, but if anyone ever comes to you and asks, "How do we know your mother saw anything?" You'll have the notarized
affidavit. It's also scientifically interesting to see how similar your recollections are after you've both written what you remember on paper
(assuming you haven't spoken with each other about the event). Even if no one else believes the story at least you and your mother will have
something tangible you can use to see where, if any, the differences lie.
[edit on 9-3-2009 by Xtraeme]