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