Hanna S's Experience
I was a high-schooler, still living in my parents' house. It was summer afternoon and I felt tired and was lying on a cough in the TV room. I heard my mum making noise in the kitchen. I don't know if I fell asleep but suddenly I noticed I was lying in the ceiling, close to the wall. I was in a fetal position, my legs bent and I kept my eyes shut. I realized my body is under me and I felt great fear to look down and I didn't. I saw the wooden wall in front of me and knew I was there, up in the ceiling. I remember it lasted for a few seconds and then I started to slowly com down. I felt like I was coming "trough clouds," I heard loud hissing sound, like the motors in an aero plane or something. When I was down, I still felt frightened and tried to shout. Nothing came from my mouth and I tried to call every family member by name. Eventually I could make a small noise from my mouth. I felt like paralyzed. I got up, confused, and went to the kitchen, where my mum had a guest. I had to tell her what happened and I was very amazed she didn't blink an eye, but just said "that can happen to sensitive people". The whole situation felt absurd as I thought she would have reacted differently, like not believing me, and in front of her friend.
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 understood everything and could see. My body was probably asleep(?) in a sofa
Was the experience dream like in any way? No
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? Uncertain
As described above. Sorry I cannot describe it more specifically
What emotions did you feel during the experience? Fright
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Yes, when I came down from the ceiling. Loud noise, like hard wind or plane's motors running.
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 notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?
I think they were normal. I could hear and see. And I felt my "body" while out of my real body. I knew in which position I was while out of my body.
Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?
I have witnessed an object moving, with my friend (we saw it together, in arts class where a pot full of water moved.) BUT I don't remember was it BEFORE or AFTER my out of body experience
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Yes
I have started to believe in paranormal phenomenon.
How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices? Not really in any way
Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience? No
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Most of ppl have believed it, some were frightened, some curious. One told
What emotions did you experience following your experience? I was confused right after it, somehow happy I felt it. Afterwards I haven't really thought about it much
What was the best and worst part of your experience? I felt frightened when it happened but afterwards I felt quite okay with it as I could witness myself that these things can happen. I've never kept it as a result of too vivid imagination, I know what I experienced.
Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience? Maybe couple of times after this, when lying on my bed before falling asleep, I have started to feel exceptionally "light". Kind of knowing that if I don't grab the bed sides, I'd rise up. I guess I still have some frightened feelings towards this phenomenon so I have moved my body and grabbed the bed sides with my hands and the light feeling has gone away.
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