Jill H's Experience

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Experience description:   

I was laying in bed, unable to sleep.  Suddenly, I was paralyzed, with the heartbeat in my head.  It was deafeningly loud.  I tried to scream above it, but couldn't make any noise.  It tried to get up off the bed but was unable to move.  I saw above me near the ceiling moving shapes that I couldn't identify.  These shapes did not frighten me, but the sense of being in a void was terrifying.  If don't know how long this lasted, but I gradually felt myself screaming words, "get off, get out, get off, get off!"  I didn't feel that something was on top of me except for the sense that something was preventing me from moving and speaking.  I don't even know if this was truly and OBE, but don't know how else to interpret it.

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

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

It was not dreamlike, but hard to explain in other terms

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?           very conscious and alert

Was the experience dream like in any way?   I had no control over this experience, or anything to compare it to, but I'm quite sure it was not a dream

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

I heard my blood in my ears and my heartbeat very loudly, in fact so loud it drowned the television.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Helpless and very frightened.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           Blood rushing and my heartbeat in my ears, my head, the sound seemed to consume me.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Uncertain

Moving shapes near the ceiling. I was lying on my back in bed.

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

Couldn't speak or move, only see unclearly and heard deafening sound as described before.

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes, Was told I was dreaming

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Fright, couldn't sleep, it's only been 12 hours since this happened, don't know how I feel about, maybe it was a spiritual abduction more than a choice to leave my body.  I don't recall anything enlightening or friendly about this experience at all.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      Best that I recovered from it, worst that I am afraid it will happen again

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes