David F's Experience

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I teach people how to shoot rifles in the military.  The morning of the day of my obe, i had a particular shooter who could not qualify with his rifle.  I was extremely upset with myself, because I take much pride in my abilities to effectively teach recruits how to shoot.  That night at home, I could not sleep.  My work day was from 5am and ended at about 1pm.  I was extremely tired to begin with, but that night at home could not sleep.  I went home to my wonderful girlfriend, and spent time with her as usual.  Around 10pm that night, we went to bed as usual.  She fell asleep, but i was wide awake.  Awake-trying to think of what it was that i could have done wrong. 

While laying there i was thinking of ways that i could better teach recruits to shoot.  One of the biggest battles people have when it comes to shooting is learning how to completely relax their bodies so that less energy/movement transfers to the weapon, allowing it to better duplicate a vice in which the weapon can be fired consistently at the same spot.  When i started to actually think about this, it was already about 2am.  For about 40 minutes, i would take each part of my body, analyze it, and continually relax that portion.  Then when i would move to a different part of my body to relax that, i would do the same thing (i was laying on my stomach) After about 30 minutes of scanning my body and continuous relaxation-i started drifting into that state in which you can tell you're falling asleep, but dreaming. 

This is where my dream began in which i was still half awake with my days experience and regret still in mind.  I was at a construction site.  A multiple story sky scraper was under construction.  There was a utility elevator on the side of the building.  I walked to it and on its own it began to ascend up.  I was observing the building as i was going up, I could see the steel beams, but floors were being put in.  It was night time in my dream, and no one was there.  I reached the top of the building all of a sudden the elevator descended as if it broke.  I looked up and the cable had snapped.  At this point I had absolutely no fear whatsoever.  In my mind i was simply having a really neat dream. 

The dream became even more fun because now, i was floating/falling above the floor of the non covered elevator. At this point i started FEELING air as if i was actually falling.  Not feeling it in my dream, but i felt it blowing on my arms and face and entire body as if i were actually free falling.  At this point i was completely bewildered and a little frightened.  I continued this for about 5 seconds, finally i said ok, i'm opening my eyes now, because it feels like there is REALLY air blowing me.  When i did open my eyes-everything was blurry, and i realized that i was sliding off the bed-not to the side, but straight back as if someone was tugging my feet and pulling me off the end of the bed.  When i gained vision of this, instantaneously, i had depth and movement perception-i was quickly sliding off the end of the bed. 

I could also feel the presence of someone that was there with me.  Not my girlfriend, but someone-a large presence, very commanding.  At this point just as i finally fell of the bed I thought to myself that i wish whatever was happening to me was not happening-i was quickly sucked back to my laying position extremely quickly.  While this happened, i heard a huge vibrating noise and it became very blurry.  My eyes were open, and i tried to move, but could not. I couldn't even speak.  I was terrified at this point-I thought that i had died, Because i called out for my girlfriend who was sleeping next to me, but my tongue and mouth wouldn't move.  I tried to get up and move, but could not.  This lasted for about a minute. 

After about a minute, i took hold of my emotions, and told myself to try moving just my finger to tap my girlfriend.  Then I was able to tap her and wake her.  She woke up and threw her arm on top of me, then i was able to fully function again.  At which time, of course, i recomposed myself and did not show fear through my actions or words to her. 

    I know that during that episode, i was out of my body.

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?           FULL

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   just the beginning when i was actually dreaming, but when i decided to awaken, and the real experience began-i was fully aware as if my actual eyes were blurred, and my actual body was being jolted back and forth and that my actual ears were hearing vibration

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

i didn't see my self, but i did feel like my being was of no shape like water dribbling down the end of my bed.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            mixed.  Fun to begin with, then bewildered, then frightened

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           YES-vibration, not a drone, but just continuous, steady resonation

Did you see a light?           Yes

as i was sucked back to my body, there was a brief moment between the time when i had a blurred vision of the wall and bed as i slid off, and when i opened my actual eyes.  During this moment, it was completely black, but with green specks that seemed to be holes in a black wall

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 notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes, no smell, no taste, no feeling, vision-blurred and dark.  hearing-loud vibration

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No

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

all i remember was saying to myself that i wish this wasn't happening, then i was jolted back in a second.

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

now i believe in obe, and of spirits, because, i felt one.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes, they didn't take me seriously

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  scared, i felt so helpless and miniscule

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, the account is exactly what happened