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Emma's Experience

Experience description:   

Me and my boyfriend went to sleep one evening and then next thing I remember I was floating in spirit and watching myself asleep and my boyfriend next to me. I became a little confused about it and then realized I wasn't in my body so I attempted to move my fingers, I watched and my fingers moved. Then I just watched myself sleep but became a little anxious and wanted to get back into my body. It didn't happen straight away and I was almost pleading with myself to get back in as I didn't know why I was out of it or if I was dead. I finally managed to get back in and as soon as I did I woke and screamed at my  boyfriend to put the light on. We sat there for about 5 minutes but I refused to tell him what was wrong and eventually we fell back to sleep- I feared it would happen again. Next time I woke I was woken by my boyfriend who looked startled. I sensed he had an OBE too but didn't tell him about mine. Eventually after probing he told me exactly what I had experienced happened to him. After a little further shock I explained that's what happened to me as well and we both were speechless. We eventually went back to sleep. He told his Mum who knew a psychic lady who visited and told us that she thought an epileptic died of an attack in the room previously but that we had had OBE's.

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 was completely consciousness and alert. My body was deep in sleep though.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No it was very real. Only my body was asleep. It definitely was no dream.

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

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Relaxed and then fearful.

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?    No           

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     My boyfriend beside me.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

I just tried to get back into my body!

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?          Uncertain            Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Uncertain     

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Uncertain           

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             Uncertain     

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes     I wanted to get back in so much and I was almost trying to reach into my body's mind to get back in but felt quite powerless as my inner soul was no longer in there.

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

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Now believe there is more to body and soul than before.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Beliefs have changed. Believe there is much more to find out. Possibly believe I could create an out of body experience myself now but would not attempt it.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     Shock and disbelief.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Uncertainty and confusion.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best- it was something I'd never experienced before. 

Worst- still not understanding what and why it happened.

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