Jenna's Experience

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Well it started out going to bed like any normal night, i had trouble falling to sleep that night but eventually i did. I later woke up and i could feel only the top half of my body rising up; not necessarily my body, well soul or something.  Next thing, i was above my body, all at the same time very much awake. I could not physically move but mentally i guess i could, as when i thought about ways i could further prove to myself this was real i ended up doing what i was thinking.

I knew i was out of my body as i have experienced it before, not very often though. At the end of my bed there is a wardrobe which has a chime hanging off it so i was thinking to myself if i could hit that and it would make a sound.  So as i was thinking, i started to move forward and my feet hit it. I couldn't feel moving nor could i feel my feet touching my wardrobe but i heard the chime make a sound. so i knew i had moved. actually i think i slightly remember moving, floating or something forward to it.

After i heard that sound i was completely freaked out and i wanted 2 return back to my normal body.  at this stage i thought i had died as this experience was different than the others i had experienced in the past. as i was returned to my body, i feel i kicked but physically i didn't kick out of it. When i returned back to my body, i put my hand against my heart and it was beating extremely fast as it had done last time when i had left my body. This experience would of lasted less than a minute, i feel if i wanted it to it would of lasted longer but i became very scared and wanted it to end, so it did end, for that night

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 very conscious and alert, i was awake, i knew where i was and i knew that i was out of body.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No, it was real, i knew i was asleep prior to this happening but once i felt the top half of my body lift up i knew it was real, i know i was awake.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            At first i wanted 2 explore what was happening as i could remember a few similar experiences happening a few years earlier, but when i heard the chime in my room after i had hit it, like i wanted 2 hit it 2 see if this was real and although i couldn't physically feel it, it happened. this extremely freaked me out as i thought i had died or something, so i went back into my body.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no the only noise i heard was of the chime i hit, yet cannot physically feel the touch when i hit it

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? Uncertain

I made a chime on my wardrobe make a noise when i hit it with my feet, i could not feel this with my feet, i just heard it happen

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Uncertain

I am unsure, everything was black as it was night but i knew where i was. Everything was quiet, yet i heard when i hit my chime on my wardrobe with my feet. I did not feel when i had hit my wardrobe, i could somehow sense i was moving, yet couldn't feel it.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   No

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

Well at this time i knew i was awake and out of my body so to decided if it was real although i already thought it was, i thought that id move forward and see if i could feel my wardrobe which was at the end of my bed and i knew if i hit it with my feet a chime i have hanging off it would make a noise. I heard the noise from my chime but i could not feel hitting it, at this stage i started to freak out, i felt i had died or something, i was so confused so i managed 2 go back in my body it feels like i kicked out of it but i could physically not feel kicking out of it i just knew i wanted it to stop as i was very scared.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

I told my parents and their reaction was they did not want to hear about it, they told me i was just dreaming. I also told my friend in which she believed it and became worried it would happen to her and that i had frightened her with what i had said.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Well basically i was very scared and found it hard 2 sleep the next night as i didn't want it 2 happen again. I now want it 2 happen again so i can experience how far i can actually go.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best part was knowing i was out of my body but then the worst part was when thoughts came into my mind that i had died.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        no, i just want to know why me and what if anything it means.

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