Bill has provided several confirming narratives that expand on Yve's OP. I've never had such an experience myself, but the responses of several to this OP have been fascinating.
There is certainly a scientific foundation for these claims in quantum theory, and I can certainly recognize spiritual influences on my own life similar to Bill's. This is especially interesting to me in that he was raised an atheist like Yann Martel yet has developed a strong spiritual presence.
Neither Bill nor Yve have provided much detail, so your skeptical debunk seems totally out of place.
Beyond not having a similar experience, IMO, you don't have much to say.