For a period of time I had the ability to take myself out of my body at bedtime. I was able to do this upon request and looked forward to it as part of my bedtime ritual. The out of body experiences started slowly in that I would see my body laying on the bed and after a period of time I began to experiment and transport myself to various areas of the house and eventually the neighborhood. I was quite the adventurer throughout my youth and was always intrigued by things far beyond my years.
My ability to conduct these episodes ended abruptly after during one of these incidents I decided to go into space. Yes, I said it. For whatever reason I became incredibly frightened and for a short period of time panicked when I believed that I had gone to far and lost the association with my body. At that moment, I remember loosing control of the process and I plummeted at what felt like incredible speed back into my body. I remember that when my soul re-entered my body it was as though my body was dropped from an extreme distance. The reintroduction of my being to my body was violent such that my body bounced off the bed as if it were a trampoline and ever since that moment I was unable to recreate the out of body experience. That was such a terrible disappointment..
a few other tidbits on me: While rock climbing I saw my life flash before my
eyes (roughly at the age 17) and during a camping trip, I saw ghosts. Not
knowing the area, I learned the next morning that we had inadvertently pitched
our tent next to a war memorial site. The ghosts I saw were dressed in
confederate soldier attire and playing music (the drums) as they were coming up
to our tent area. The weird thing is that I heard the drumming music and that
provoked me to turn around at which point I saw three soldiers in wartime attire
playing the drums as they walked up the path to our camp site.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience? No
Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? Strong
Was the experience dream like in any way? Could have been but not really
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Yes It was spiritual, no form.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Just total peacefulness
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No
Did you see a light? No
Did you meet or see any other beings? No
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes
I moved from place to place just like a transparency through walls and such.
Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later? No
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? No Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose? No
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes I tried to exit the earths surface and went beyond a point that my body/mind perceived as safe.
Did you become aware of future events? No
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? No Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience? No Response
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? No Response
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? I was so young that I dismissed it as did others that I mentioned it to as some dream or something that could not be explained as normal.
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I stopped sharing it because it is time consuming to tell and I get the impression that it lessens my standing in their eyes.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Hard to say. Just disappointment that I had taken it too far.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Knowing that it could be done and knowing it was over.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? No
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience? No
Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience? Yes