Elisabeth G's Experience

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Experience description:   

It was 7pm, I was napping.  I had woken up (thought i woke up) and started walking down the hall.  I had called out to my grandpa who was sitting in his office.  I then realized that I wasn't awake, thought I was dreaming, so I went back into my room to find my body lying in bed.  The only thing I knew was that I had to get back in it to wake up.  So i laid back in my body and preceded to get up and walk down the hall again.  Still not "awake", I kept trying to get back in my body to wake up.  This happened many times before I was able to do so.  During these times of trying to get back in my body, I saw my grandpa take the flag in from outside, bring his dishes downstairs, and other things that normally take place on a Tuesday evening. 

At one point, I felt a presence behind me so I turned around to see a dark figure, directly behind me, staring at me.  His features were unclear, but I got scared and laid in bed, laid in my body, trying to connect with it.  Finally, I knew I was awake, but was experiencing sleep paralysis.  I kept feeling my soul getting tugged away from my body, but I kept trying to fight it.  I then was able to move a toe, then my whole foot, then finally, I was able to physically get out of bed.  Walking down the hall, I had an odd feeling of just being there a few seconds ago.  I later learned everything my grandpa did in my "dream" he did in real life while I was sleeping (taking in the flag, taking down his dishes, etc.).  This was the first of many SOBEs since.

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 so conscious and alert, that I seriously thought I was awake.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   most of it was very clear, but some parts were a little blury.

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

I thought I was walking, but I looked down and saw I was floating.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Scared, I really just wanted to wake up.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           When I was connecting with my body, I heard loud static in my ears, and voices.  As do I do when I am about to be pulled out of 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

just my house.

Did you see a light?           No

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes

A dark figure was right behind me, just watching.  I didn't know who it was, nothing was communicated, I felt that he was just watching me.

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

I saw my grandpa watching tv, taking in the flag, taking his dishes downstairs.. this is all stuff he did while i was sleeping.

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

hearing and seeing were about the same (except some parts were blury) i didn't notice any smells, didn't taste anything, and I couldn't touch anything, my hand went right through things.

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?       Uncertain

Basically I felt like I was being pulled out, like I wasn't allowed to get back in yet, but i did anyway because I was scared.

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

I am more aware of the spiritual world, and ever since then I can feel spirits around me when I am awake.  I also have had many more OBE's since the first one.

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

I no longer feel that psychic ability and OBEs as evil, as I did before.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       not really, I am just more aware, and a lot more interested.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

my dad doesn't believe me, others are very interested in my experiences.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  scared and excited.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      worst: that I didn't know what was going on.

best:  I feel that I am able to connect with the spiritual world somehow.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        even though I get frightened by it, I try to overcome that fear in hopes that I learn more about this by having more out of body experiences.

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

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    If you ask more about the sounds as a person exits and enters the body.  I and most people I talk to hear a loud static, or voices.  once I heard 2 women talking about nothing in particular, just having a conversation. (i was in the house by myself) and it sounded like they were in the room.  this happened when i was coming out of my body.