As I was falling asleep
I had a lot on my mind, but I was so tired that it didn't take me long to start
dreaming. I remember the beginning of my dream was irritating as it was too
similar to my conscience life, so while in my sub conscience state, I made a
conscience decision to leave my dream. From there a experienced a brief moment
of darkness followed by a soft glow that allowed me to see familiar images in my
I still had the feeling
of being in my body much the same as I do when I'm awake, but I was aware I was
lying in bed asleep next to my husband. The feeling I had was like a floating
or hovering feeling as I could move slowly, but I was mostly looking down. Just
as I realized I was looking down on my husband and myself sleeping on our
bedroom I heard the washer play the music indicating the cycle was finished, and
my daughters clothes were ready to be switched into the dryer.
With my attention on my
daughter I went into her room to check on her as I often do. She was sleeping.
I no longer was looking down from above but was beside her bed watching her as
if I had walked into the room. I put my hand to her head to brush her damp hair
out to dry, but had no sense of feeling of touch in my hand. It frustrated me
that even though I wanted to move her hair I could not, so I decided to leave
her room and explore.
At this time I realized
I could allow myself to float up, and allowed myself to travel outside my
house. Once outside I was looking down on my house, the backyard and noted
everything was in place, the play yard, trampoline, travel trailer and the dumb
dog snoring. Feeling content I allowed myself to explore, observing the city
from above. Visiting my friends houses, looking down from above, but not going
inside. Then I had the overwhelming feeling to lift myself higher and higher
until I reached the clouds.
Still I wanted to go
higher above the clouds, but I don't like losing sight of the area below and
what's familiar to me. I wanted to go higher, but I don't like not being able
to see through the clouds into nothingness, as though I'm scared of getting lost
if I lose visual sight of what I know. I feel comfortable traveling. In past
experiences I've traveled to Utah where I was born, but I always traveled above
the roads I normally drove on. I feel comfortable traveling to places I've been
before, but don't like to go too far. I have gone above the clouds before, and
enjoyed seeing all the stars at night, or clear blue sky during the day, but the
higher I go the harder it seems to get back down. It's almost as if I want to
go up as far as I can, but I know if I do that I won't want to leave and return
home. There are times I want to explore places I've never been before, but
unless I know specific directions I won't go for fear of getting lost. I can
see other people down below but they can't see me. I can hear them if I get
close enough, but they can't hear me. Much like being in a hot air balloon, I
can hear dogs from above when they bark. Usually the feeling is peaceful yet
exhilarating like being in a hot air balloon, except no balloon or other people
being with me.
guess at some point I decided it was time to return home.
associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?
think it's between sub conscience and conscious. I'm aware of everything but
don't have full use of my body. I can't communicate with other people.
Was the experience dream like in any way?
in a way because I know I'm resting in bed.
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
Uncertain My appearance was the same as my physical body, except without
feeling of touch and knowing I could hear but not be heard.
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
like the experience(s) but I always have the same fear of getting lost or going
too high and not wanted to return home.
you hear any unusual sounds or noises?
the sounds close to the ground were normal everyday sounds. People talking,
cars starting, car doors closing, wheels screeching, etc. But if I'm not so
close to other people and higher up above I can usually only hear dogs when they
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
Yes Just familiar locations, no Heaven or Hell, etc. But I do have a strong
feeling to what is far above as being a good place that I want to go to, but
scared I won't want to come home or won't be able to return home if I go there.
you see a light?
you meet or see any other beings?
Only once a few years ago during an experience where I was exploring during the
day, and I met another young man who was also moving from rooftop to rooftop of
the buildings. We could communicate with each other. I remember being startled
someone else was there doing what I was doing. He told me he has done a lot of
traveling and seen things he wouldn't be able to do otherwise. He talked of
others he met in his travels, but said it was usually just him.
you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?
did visit the homes of friends and family, but I did not go inside. I never
attempted to move objects, because it frustrates me when I can't. Like when I
tried to move my daughters hair.
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
Yes Once years ago during junior high when I went exploring too far in areas
unfamiliar I knew the San Francisco earthquake was going to happen and saw all
the people on the bridge that was going to collapse. I don't know how I knew
before it happened, but I did and it startled me awake. When I was back with my
parents (my physical body) my mom was staring at me, and told me I lifted my
head off her lap and opened my eyes and calmly said there's going to be an
earthquake. The she said I closed my eyes and laid my head back down. She
thought it was some strange form of sleepwalking. She had just told me what I
did when a special news report came on the TV about the massive earthquake that
had just hit San Francisco.
you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they
Yes I can hear and see, but I can't be heard and I can't move things by
touch, and I don't know that I can smell?
you have any sense of altered space or time?
Uncertain Other than it being day or night, I'm not really aware of what
time it is.
you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or
No Other than the earthquake no, not really.
you become aware of future events?
Yes Only the earthquake.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the
Yes I'm always concerned about returning.
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
that you did not have prior to the experience?
you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
Yes I'm aware people have souls that do not die when their physical body
has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices?
Doesn't really affect them except when they happen I'd like to share them, but
most of my life has been accepting that I'm different from the normal/average
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes A close friend, and my husband. My mom remembers what happened years
ago regarding the earthquake, but the subject matter scares her.
What emotions did you experience following your experience?
Exhilarating and a zest for seeing things in a different perspective by
observing when people don't know you're there.
What was the best and worst part of your experience?
Freedom is the best part, the worst is seeing how disrespectful people can be
when they think they're alone.
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.
like to know if other people have the same fears about traveling?