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Christina D's Experience

Experience description:   

My experience happened several times within a month.  It always happened while I was sleeping.  At night after I had fell asleep I would feel like I was awake but still sleeping at the same time.  I couldn't move my body, I could only move my head.  I couldn't speak either, although I tried to speak to wake my husband. While I watched myself lie there on my bed I tried to move and speak, I tried to get up but couldn't.  It felt like my body was so heavy or like someone was holding me down. This whole time I felt very frightened.

Then all of the sudden I would be awake as if nothing had happened.  My heart would be pounding so hard and fast.  Then the next night it happened again.  The same exact experience.  A couple of nights had passed and every night I was so afraid to fall asleep fearing that I might have this experience again and wouldn't be able to wake up.

The last experience I had was just slightly different.  It all started the same way, but it was like I was above my bed watching myself sleep and I started to try to make myself move or talk to wake my husband. This whole time I am still above my bed watching myself and my husband sleep. Well I had woke up when my husband heard me trying to talk to him.  I was making this weird noise and he thought I was playing around.  I started to cry and told him that it had just happened again. After that night I had never experienced anything like that.

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?           I felt very alert. Although I was sleeping I had felt like I was awake.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   It felt so real. I don't know I was asleep and then I was awake watching myself sleep and then I would watch myself try to wake up.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I felt like I was over my body watching myself.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            very scared. unsure of what was happening at the time. I knew I was awake but at the same time I was sleeping.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

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?            Yes     I was in my bedroom. It was just me and my husband.

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? No      

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?          Yes            They weren't different. Everything was the same.

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?             Uncertain      I am not sure.

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     It was like I am over my body watching myself and at the same time still in my body trying to wake up but couldn't. The feeling of uncertainty and scared.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     I really didn't believe of out of body experiences until I experienced it for myself.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It hasn't really.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My husband at first and then my mother.  I could tell that my husband didn't believe me until the last time it happened to me and he actually heard me.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Not sure.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The feeling of not being able to wake up and watching myself try to wake up.

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?         Yes     I had several dreams of 2 close friends that had passed away and 1 dream of my brother that had passed away.  In one dream I had a conversation with my friend.

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