Amanda E's Experience

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Every experience is some what a little different, but i can say most start with sleep paralysis.  I have come to consciousness floating high above my house looking down at the trees and roof so vividly.  I have been visited and paralyzed by four pairs of arms of apparitions, and two nights later the same kind of apparition grabbed a hold of my arm (physical one) and yanked it into the air while i was laying on my bed.  I saw one spirit who was peaceful.  I can not move physical objects while out of my body, but i can think myself places.  One i had i was soaring over fields, and trees and came to a training camp way out in the mountains where soldiers were training with fire arms.  I have had experiences that brought me to some ones house.  I observed what went on and later verified it to the person.  Sometimes i get very afraid and stay close to my body. 

      One thing i would love to ask you, and i have been looking for answers and any research about this. I have found not yet.  I have sleep narcolepsy.  My symptoms started around age fifteen.  One symptom of narcolepsy is sleep paralysis.  I feel because of this it is easier, and happens more often, leaving my body.  within five minutes of falling asleep i am dreaming and always very aware that i am dreaming.  Sleep test verified the abnormal patterns that lead to the diagnosis of narcolepsy, but could these different patterns in brain activity be linked to oobes, and do you think some how these patterns could verify oobes on brain wave test?  And instead of doctors calling them oobes they relate it to their medical profession and call it sleep narcolepsy.  Because i dream very fast in to sleep and so frequently during the night it is hard for me to stay alert during the day.  As if i am always "half aware" of my surroundings.  I do find myself longing for something more real.  And feel very comfortable in my dreams.  I lucid dream almost every night and have excellent control over my activities in them.

       I have so many experiences to tell.  Around fifteen i started feeling the vibrations at night while i was wide awake.  I always thought it was my bed vibrating and it would scare the heck out of me.  I also found out that if you get scared during an oobe, and panic,  you lose control of your thought, and you could get stuck wrestling around in your oobe, or the oobe will cease.  when they seize i am back in a state of paralysis. 

       at seventeen the oobes occurred about once or twice every six months or some other unexplainable event.  By twenty two I experienced them closer and closer together as i got older.  I also realized that many of my intuitions and dreams were coming true.  For instance, i have never been in a car accident and never thought about being in one or even worried about it.  But two weeks ago i had a nagging feeling to be more alert while driving, the thought of being in a car accident wouldn't leave my mind for long.  Two days later after this intuition or feeling, i was in a pretty bad car wreck, my car was totaled, but i almost felt prepared for it, and i covered my head, which i very much believe saved me from smashing my head into the steering wheel and causing a concussion.

Dreams about tornadoes, bad wind, snow storms, and comets (meteorites), are frequent dreams of mine.  One i remember, i was in a big shopping store and a tornadoes was closing in fast than i woke up.  Something else happened also, one time.  It was a hot summer day, so i stopped at the store to buy a Pepsi.  As i walked up to the counter, a voice said in my head " Buy a ticket, you will win fifty dollars."  It was my voice but not my thought.  I bought a ticket, and i never win anything, told the cashier to pick any one, and i won fifty dollars.  These things happen all the time.  But not about winning money.  I was broke that day, and didn't have enough gas in my car to even get home. 

     I remember my spirit one time, completely turning around in my own body. It felt as though i turned around in a universe.  I also tried to get my boy friend out of his body one time.  I was half way out of my body, i grabbed his spirit arm.  It was like rubber and bent in a funny way, but his spirit pulled hard back into his body.  I believe it is because he wasn't conscious, he was sound asleep.

      As a teenager, i played with uiji boards.  After starting on them, many unexplainable things happened, that not only i witnessed.  Knockings in the closet that would stop when i looked, heads looking into our two story bedroom, cloths flying threw the air at unbelievable speeds.

      at fifteen, i had an intuition that something horrible would happen to me, and two weeks later i was left for dead in the mountains by two men.  I also dreamt of the place and the clothing my dad wore when he had his first heart attack.  I would write more but need to get to bed by nine for school.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Yes

not every time, but one time after partying the night before, i had horrible experiences.  In that particular apartment though many experiences happened, too many to remember.  Some very scary, others were normal.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes

The only thing hard to get across to someone else is how real the experiences really are.  It is hard for non-experiencers to understand or grasp what you are explaining.

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?           conscious most of the time, sometimes i would go in and out of consciousness.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   Some oobes, and no not dream like, dreams are lucid.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

I never look at my form, though one time i looked into a mirror and it looked like me accept my eyes.  They were like a glowing white pastel, than i floated up and observed the high shelve in my house.  When i am out of my body, it is my emotion, and my thoughts that are with me and my sight or perspective.  No physical feeling at all.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            at first they wee always scary.  Now i am more relaxed about it, and i find myself fascinated about having one.  sometimes it is like an escape from this world to me.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           One time, in an oobe i was crawling on my floor trying to gain control.  All the shades on my windows were shaking in every room of my house.  I remembered not to panic, and thought, "I can walk through walls."  I went through the kitchen and walked right through the door, and there stood a lady just smiling at me.  I decided to dismiss her and walked down the stairs in the apartment building then thought myself back to my body.

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No

Not that i remember.  Just fields, above a church in a field one time, beings while i was awake, and the lady i saw in my oobe.

Did you see a light?           No, Only flashes of light sometimes before i leave my body.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes, Described above

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Yes

in above statements.....running out of time

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes, I think it has always been eye sight.  I don't smell, taste or feel any other physical senses

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes

Time in oobe seems like hours, but when i return sometimes it has only been a few minutes.  Also the reverse is true.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes

in waking life mostly, but also in dreams...not in oobes i recall

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Yes, sometimes

Did you become aware of future events?       Yes, in dreams, the dream is usually associated with something bad that will happen.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         Yes

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I don't fear death.  I feel deep sense of mission and purpose.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes, people don't understand usually, some try to be open minded

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  hold on cowboy!

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part about all of it is knowing there is more than this physical world and that we have spirits.  Which led me to believe in God and meaning and purpose.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        Am i in the wrong category.  this questionnaire sounds more like one for NDE'

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes

only a couple times after drinking alcohol, occurring the next night.  I am on anti-depressants to reduce narcolepsy and cataplexy.

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes

Just have a lot more experiences that i didn't have time to tell you.

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Do you have narcolepsy?

I would also love to hear your comments about my experiences and would like to know about the question above regarding sleep narcolepsy. I wonder if there is a connection.