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Karen D's Experience

Experience description:   

I was driving.  Me and my friend Patty pulled into this casino.  what's interesting is that the OBE carried forth with the feelings I had when I went to sleep.  I snuck out to the van to sleep instead of staying in the casino and playing games.  I felt mischievous for not telling my friend I was going back to the van and snooze.  I figured Patty would know where I went if she didn't see me soon enough. 

in the OBE, I went back inside the casino and mischievously ran away from my friend for the entirety of the OBE.  

I started "dreaming" as soon as I fell asleep.  I feel asleep immediately too. 

I was running away from someone in the casino. It was really fun.  I wasn't flying but I was moving really fast, "running", going right close to people.  I was moving so fast, it was sometimes blurry.  I was right in with the crowd who were gambling, drinking and socializing, mostly oblivious to me. 

All of a sudden, I woke up and I was in the van unable to move. I just happened to wake up maybe about a minute before P walked out to the van. I couldn't move.  I laid there paralyzed like.   

She said "why were you running away from me in the casino?".  I said "I wasn't.  I was out here sleeping."  It took a lot of effort to say those few words.   

She was really mad.  She didn't believe that I was out in the van sleeping.  She said "you kept running away".  she stayed mad.  

It was too much effort for me to explain that she witnessed me having an out of body experience.  I was just "dreaming" what she was just seeing me do.  how do you say that to someone, someone who is mad at you and you are paralyzed? I could not.  I couldn't even move.  it was so much effort to speak. 

that road trip, anomalous things kept happening that p and I both experienced.

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?           OBE's are different.  they feel like a memory, they are inscribed on your experience like a memory.  immediately upon awakening, it's like I blinked my eyes and instead of being in the casino, I was lying in the van awake and thinking about running around in the casino, what I was just doing. 

I am conscious and alert but not to the point where I decide to take advantage of the situation and go see someone I'm thinking about.  I'm more living in the moment.

I could choose to run this way and that.  I was very alert and able to get very close to people without touching them.  very in control of what I was doing.  I knew I was running away from someone, I didn't care who. 

Was the experience dream like in any way?   no.  I went to sleep very fast and was in that OBE immediately and continuously until I woke up.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     I guess so.  the weight of  your body is gone.  it's a weightless body that still has my form, I view and experience things from my regular height and perspective.  I don't see my body.  it doesn't feel unusual or scary as I have been in this state before, a natural state.  I am see through, could be seen.  in a different OBE, I was mist or people seen me as mist.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            gleeful, mischievous, big smile on my face, hiding from someone, laughing.

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           no

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    No response      my OBE happened in the casino exactly as it looked in real life - bright lights, lots of people around the games, same layout and interior, full color.

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     not this time.  I was mixed right in with the regular human people who were actually at the casino.  most of them couldn't see me.

Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No      

no.  it's like I was on auto-pilot, already engaged in what I was doing.

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Uncertain      I didn't observe or hearing anything unusual.  but as I said, p seen me.

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes     I could move really fast without bumping into people, I don't recall smells, it sounded the same as real life, I was not visible to most people.  I would be see-through if you couldn't see me.  I didn't have the material weight of my body to carry around.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     no.  its the same as real time.  I can be uncannily cognizant in exact amount of time passage in real life.  this OBE, I wasn't counting time, too busy.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No       I had another OBE or anomalous experience in march 2002 , earlier that year, that was of a great spiritual nature.  this particular OBE was four months after. 

this event im recounting  was a generic OBE, not the big one.  I've had lots of OBEs starting from childhood.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?   No       prior to and continuing to this day, paranormal is normal.

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     it really confirmed what I had felt in previous OBEs:

  -sometimes people can see you

  -I can fly, jump far, move extremely fast.

  -OBEs feel like a real experience, different from dreams

  -I like having fun in OBEs, do things like:  look in their fridge and eat,

   go to the mall and fly around, go to cultural events, be in crowds and

   fly around near people, knowing they might be able to see me and I have to be sneaky/fast.

  -your flying skills keep getting better.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       no

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I've shared but there are believers and people who don't believe in OBEs.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  in a carry over from the OBE, I was thinking about how much fun it was.  in a blink of an eye, I was in the van thinking about what just happened.  I still look upon it fondly and it always makes me laugh.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      p was so mad and I was so paralyzed that I never asked p about it.  she's living elsewhere since soon after.  hopefully, we'll be able to visit and discuss what she actually seen.  I bet she caught glimpses of me moving really fast.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         Yes     I continue to have OBEs. 

I get the same type of OBE once in a while and for all of my life.   

generally I'm in a mall and it's closed with just the security guards or late night restaurants.  I fly around and look at everything in the shops.  when possible, I fly really close to people, careful that I can get away in case they see me. 

another OBE I get is going into strangers houses and investigate their food situation while they sleep.  sometimes I eat their food.  I have to be quiet as they are sleeping.  

these OBEs always have a sense of fun, sneakiness, mischievous. I have different OBEs where I travel very distantly.