Back in 1974 I was a 21 year old student at the University of Tennessee and it was a hot afternoon as I stepped into a bar near the college to have a cold beer. I ran into a German friend, older than me, but who had seen the Berlin Wall go up when he lived in Germany. We started talking at the cigarette machine with our drinks on top of it. The subject of when the Berlin Wall might come down arose in conversation and would we live to see it.
Now remember that back then Nixon was in the White House and Breshnev was leader of the Soviet Union and we were in a deep Cold War! East German guards were notorious for shooting dead anyone who might attempt to cross the Berlin Wall. The Soviet Union was poised with a huge army ready to roll across any border given sufficient cause.
Suddenly as quick as a snap of my fingers part of my consciousness split off from my physical body and shot through time and space and emerged at the Berlin Wall where it was winter there! Lots of people in coats and scarves were up on the Berlin Wall with picks and hammers beating on it trying to knock it down. I could see pieces of concrete flying off the Wall. Others on the ground looked on with great joy and cheered them on! I immediately related what was happening to my German friend standing next to me. I shut my physical eyes so that I might concentrate better on the shocking spectacle I was seeing in the FUTURE as the Berlin Wall came tumbling down! A very strange experience to be in two time lines simultaneously.
Hans, my German friend asked..."What year is it there?" I said..."It's late 1989 in the Winter, I'm not sure of the month but I think it's November." Then Hans said..."That can't be right! The East German guards would shoot them off the Wall!" I said..."NO! It's both sides knocking the Wall down together!" Hans said..."The Soviet Union wouldn't allow that to happen! They'd roll their tanks and army in to quell it!" I said..."Wait! There IS NO SOVIET UNION...it's GONE!" Hans exclaimed..."GONE!? What happened to it? A War?" I said..."No...it was some sort of internal collapse, a military/financial meltdown." The Soviet Union is no longer there!"
At that moment I was hurled back through time and space into the year 1974 standing there in wide-eyed amazement talking to my friend Hans about the Berlin Wall that would come down in the Winter of 1989! I retold it to him several more times at the bar. I don't think he really believed me at the time. I could hardly believe my own time travel projection into the future! I witnessed a major history-making event unfolding in 1989 and yet to happen from where I stood in 1974!
Both Hans and I lived to see the Berlin Wall's destruction take place in the Winter of 1989. I'll share an observation from that Out of Body excursion into 1989; it seemed as if I were there witnessing REAL TIME EVENTS occurring. Crystal clear, very detailed as if I were standing there watching it, but in my case without a body; only a point of view.