I'll only elaborate on
the last two. If you want, email me and I'll describe the previous three or four
the best that I can. All experiences have been while I was lying in bed trying
to go to sleep.
The most recent is
more of a wash than I would like. I was trying to pull "myself" out of "myself"
but couldn't. I was fully aware that my body was separate from the part of me
trying to "get up". I tried three or four times to get up, but gave up and
decided to just sleep. I'm trying desperately to repeat my experiences and was
actively trying to go "walking" out of body.
The previous time was the most fun and I guess you could say educational for me.
As with all other times, I felt "myself" shedding my physical body. This
experience is the time I learned I could control my actions. I walked out of my
bedroom and went toward the rear of my house toward the kids rooms. I walked
into each of their rooms to check on them! Afterwards, I knew I could have some
fun and went outside... only not through a door. I just went up. I did notice
that everything in the attic was quite clear to me and was surprised at the
detail in which I could see everything considering that there is no constant
source of light up there. I realized in the experience prior to this that I
could ( I know this sounds corny) FLY! Of all the things I might could have
accomplished, I chose flight. Not the most responsible choice, but I wasn't
thinking about responsibility at the time, only about the fact I could control
myself. The strange part of this to me is how my experience ended. I read a lot
tonight in the FAQ section of this site. The "silver cord" thing piqued my
curiosity. I had no cord (none that I was aware of anyway) but was PULLED back
to my body! I was above my house when I felt the pull and immediately came back
down through the roof, through the attic, and into the hallway. I had no desire
to end my little outing and was trying to keep from going back. I could feel my
feet being pulled across the carpet in the hall and across the hardwood in the
living room and dining room. I was pulled through walls though and only felt a
kind of tingle as I passed through them. As I got back to my body, I realized my
struggle was pointless and let it pull me back. as soon as I entered my body I
was conscious again. I'm always awake and alert as soon as I "re-enter" myself.
This was over a month ago.
associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the
Uncertain On one occasion I had been to a party, drank, and sobered
up before coming home. I was very relaxed yet totally sober.
the kind of experience difficult to express in words?
the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?
Totally alert and conscious. Aware and cognizant of everything.
Was the experience dream like in any way?
but I was too aware to be just dreaming and I knew every time that my body was
still in bed, separate from "me".
you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?
Yes I appeared the same as my body as far as I could tell. I didn't think to
look in a mirror:)
What emotions did you feel during the experience?
Confusion at first. As later experiences came, happiness was the emotion of
choice. I welcomed the opportunity to do it again.
you hear any unusual sounds or noises?
Nothing unusual. The first time was bad. I do not like to talk about it, but
will if requested.
Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar
religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or
you see a light?
Yes Only ambient light that came from nowhere in particular.
you meet or see any other beings?
Yes The first experience included three others. They held me down. The
language they spoke was not familiar to me. Since then, the only ones I have
seen are myself, my wife beside my body, and my kids. All asleep in their beds.
you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state?
attempted to learn better control of my actions. It's almost like trying to
learn how to walk again.
you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience
that could be verified later?
you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they
Yes I could see perfectly. I could hear, though how well I'm not sure. I
heard the air handler that moves air for the air conditioning running as I went
through the attic. I do not remember smelling anything. I did not try to taste
anything. The first time, I could feel the...presences... (that is the best way
I can describe them) holding me down. In the other experiences, I could feel
myself passing through structures, but could also feel my feet on the floor
you have any sense of altered space or time?
No I knew the approximate time.
you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or
you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?
Yes Once. The first time. I flew toward a 5'x6' picture window and
immediately returned to my body upon impact.
you become aware of future events?
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the
Yes I was aware of my return but have never decided to return on my own.
you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience
that you did not have prior to the experience?
you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?
Yes That there is more to our lives than just life and death. There is more
to come, and judging by my first experience, there are unseen forces that are
truly trying to take advantage of our weaknesses.
has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices?
other than trying to do it again. I want to know what s possible through this.
your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?
Yes From the first experience, I learned a valuable lesson. To distance
myself from things that invite unwanted presences and acts that may draw their
Have you shared this experience with others?
Yes My wife. She's a little freaked out by it and doesn't want me to pursue
it further, but luckily doesn't think I'm looney.
What emotions did you experience following your experience?
very first one was a terrifying experience. I will explain that in an email if
you choose to ask. I really don't like to talk about it. Others afterward have
been pleasant and welcomed.
What was the best and worst part of your experience?
The first one was all bad. The best part is the freedom of exploration.
there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?
KNOW that ALL of what I have experienced was real. I am a skeptic regarding most
things that cannot be explained, but am also open minded enough to discount
nothing. This is real. I have no doubt. I want to learn more about it and want
to continue to experience it.
Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life,
medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?
No Nothing specific. I've tried to induce, but have never been successful.
Every time has been spontaneous.
the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively
describe your experience?
Yes Yes, of everything I divulged, the information is as true to the letter
as I remember it. I do have more experiences than what I've typed here. My first
experience was very bad. The experiences after my first and leading up to the
two I described here are mundane and not truly worthy of the time to type. They
were just a part of a learning curve.
Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.
have no improvement suggestions yet, but do ask that you follow up by email. I
have many questions and need help if I'm to ever gain control over this. Thank
you for posting the FAQ tab. If nothing else, you have helped me to realise that
I'm not the only one that has experienced this phenomenon.