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I was debating if I should post this here because I was on drugs at the time, but I want to share my story of what I experienced.  I was about 19 years old and at a party.  I was sitting on a couch next to my best friend and I was surrounded by friends.  My best friend and I had taken some acid (LSD) and I was feeling pretty stoned.  In my younger years I did acid many times but never had an experience like this before.. I never normally drank alcohol while I was on LSD but this day there was a bottle going around and I took a sip and realized it tasted like water and not alcohol so I took a few chugs of the crown royal.  So we were sitting on a couch, I was on the end beside my best friend.  Suddenly I started to feel strange.. and sort if unwell.. I started to worry and sort of panic a little.. I just didn't feel good suddenly.  I started trying to concentrate on my breathing when suddenly my legs started to go numb.. complete numb.. I grabbed my legs to rub them and I did not feel a thing.. for a second I thought I was grabbing someone else's leg because that's now numb I felt.. as I started to get more scared sitting there on the couch.. I suddenly stood up very quickly.  I stood there for a second and had a feeling to turn around to look..  When I turned around I saw myself sitting on the couch! I was out of my body looking at myself from a 3rd person point of view.  I got even more scared.. I started to worry that maybe I was dying.. now I'm standing here looking at my body, I had no expression on my face at all.. just a very blank stare.. just staring off into space type thing.. and all this happened within a minute.. but once I saw myself sitting there fear took over me and I just "snapped" back into my body in an instant.. like faster than the blink of an eye.  Anxiety struck me hard and I looked around at my surroundings only to realize that I was not even standing up.. the freaky thing was that I was sitting down the whole time! I then asked my best friend if I stood up.. she said I was tripping out but I asked again and said I needed to know if I stood up.. by now my friends are giggling telling me that I'm silly and that no I did not stand up.. I was just sitting the whole time and didn't move.  I know for a fact I stood up.  I stood up and saw myself sitting there..  the party was going on like normal.. everything was the same.. it was as if I really stood up for real.  I know some people think that it was the drugs but I honestly never experienced this ever and in those days I did acid quite a few times in those days.  It was so real!  In have never been able to do this again since.  I was so sacred this time that I started praying and I never did LSD again since that time.  I was convinced that I was maybe dying that day.. or maybe the drug induced an OBE as it is known to do.  Either way it made me realize that our body is just a  temporary vessel for our spirits and that when our bodies die we will step out if it and move on past here.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?      Yes    I was on LSD (acid)

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

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?       Uncertain           When it happened I thought I was dying.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?    Very high, like even more than real life if that makes sense

Was the experience dream like in any way?           No, not at all. It happened very fast

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?         Yes    When I was out of my body my physical appearance was the same.  Like I was seeing in third person.  It was the weirdest sensation ever.  My physical body looked exactly the same but I found it eerie that I had an emotionless expression on my face, just a very blank stare into space type look

What emotions did you feel during the experience?           Scared, I wondered if I was going to die

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No   

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?    It just made me more spiritual because I knew at that moment that there has to be more after this life..

What emotions did you experience following your experience?         I was really scared

What was the best and worst part of your experience? It happened so quickly