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Experience description:   

When i was 17, about a year and a half ago, I was laying in bed, awake.  I was very relaxed and felt as if i could fall asleep soon.  But, i was not asleep.  I am sure of this. 

Suddenly, i felt my soul, i guess, leave my physical body.  I was very confused and frightened.  This had never happened to me before.  I felt my soul come out of my body and float right above my body.  I could not control my physical body at all, i had no muscle control.  All that i could do was look at my body.  I cannot clearly remember what my body looked like.  I do remember thinking, "what the hell is happening to me?"  "Am I Dying?"  This experience was very frightening.  My soul was floating above my body and i felt my mind telling my self to wake up, force your way back in!  Finally, i made my way back into my body. 

As soon as this occurred, i shot up in my bed and tried to realize what had happened to me.  I did not understand it and found it very hard to go to sleep afterwards, i was so scared of this happening again.  The next day, I confided in several of my friends about what had happened.  They acted as if i were crazy, and joked about the fact that i must have been on something, but i was not.  I was completely sober.  I told my mother about this experience tonight and decided to do a little research.  This website really helped me to fully understand that i am not crazy for having this experience.  I was experiencing a tremendous amount of stress during this time and i believe this may have caused my OBE.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No

I had been using drugs on and off around the time of this experience, but i was completely sober at the time of my OBE.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No

Not Really, but it was somewhat confusing.

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?           Fully Conscious, but relaxed.  Pretty Alert.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Not Really.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Very confused, Very frightened, but somewhat curious.

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 recognized my bedroom

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes

Sight was somewhat altered.

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

I was trying so hard to return to my body and finally, i was able to.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       I just really try not to let this happen again.  I did have the feeling once more, shortly after my experience but i forced myself awake before anything could occur.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

No one but my mother believed me/ took me seriously.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was confused and scared.  I was blown away by this experience.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      It was all pretty weird.

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

The very first feeling, but i forced myself awake before it could occur.

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