Jennifer D's Experience

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Experience description:   

I went to bed and turned the lights off, I need it completely dark and silent to sleep. My own blood pumping in my ears has woken me before.  I knew I was really tired and it wouldn't take long to fall asleep, which also means more of a chance of having what I consider an OBE.  I cleared my mind, closed my eyes and waited to see where I would travel tonight. 

Very soon I was zooming down the dark tunnel. At the end I immediately heard and felt a rhythmic 'whump'.  My face was being tickled by something and a chilled wind cracked at my face.  There was something directly in front of me under my arms, it was large and warm and compressed to me chest.  I tried to open my 'inner' eyes, but I still couldn't see anything.  I assumed where ever I was it was very dark.  It's then that I realized where I was. The rhythmic 'whump' sound was the sound of horse hooves against hard dirt.  I was crouched as close to the horse as I could get and I knew we had to go faster.  I felt something fly by my right cheek and heard a whistle sound as it passed.  I realized it was an arrow and that I was being chased, which explains the feel of panic I had, yet I was calm.  It was like I was entering someone else's body and mind.

The wind was cold and stung the sides of my face that weren't buried into the mane, my arms held tight to the reigns as I urged the horse to go faster.  The sound of the horses hooves echoed in my ears.  The feel of the horse under my chest felt tight. Our breath was heavy.  I know there were at least two pursuers behind me, and the sound of their horses were about 20 Ft away. 

It was really happening. 

I felt a tugging and knew my experience was coming to an end.  I was back down the dark tunnel and I opened my eyes.  The whole experience took place in under one minute. I've never had an experience quite like it before and haven't since. I often wonder what became of the rider.

I've never ridden a horse, so it's interesting to now have a memory of it, but not seeing it.

I decided that was enough OBE and lucid dreams for the night and rolled over and just plain went to sleep.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No

It's extremely difficult for me to have OBE or lucid dreams on any type of mind altering substance, including prescription meds, allergy, cold, and alcohol.

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? Yes

How real it was, that it was actually happening.

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?           The first stage of sleep, pre REM.

            Was the experience dream like in any way?   No.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes

There was nothing to see.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            The rider was panicked, but I really wasn't, it was more like anticipation for me.  Maybe the rider had a NDE, and I entered when he left.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           The sounds of the horse hooves.

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

My five senses were attune the same as they are right now.

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?       No

It seems like once I realized what was going on and I began to fear, that's when I came back.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       It hasn't.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         No

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Concern.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was waking and realizing the reality of it.  The worst was knowing someone was after me, and wondering what ever happened to the rider.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I've never been on a horse.

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

to the best of my knowledge

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    none I can think of.