Lorie S's Experience

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OBE's I encountered started around the age of 21 and I encountered them for about 1 1/2 yrs.  When it first started, I would be drifting off into sleep and I felt like the inside of my head was vibrating and I heard a buzzing noise.  I didn't really think anything of it, but it gradually got more intense.  After it happened a few times (separate occasions), I felt the vibrating, heard the buzzing, and my body was not on the bed but a few inches from the floor between the bed and the dresser and started to spin . I was in such close proximity to the dresser and the bed, I thought I was going to hit my face.  I knew what was going on but was unable to consciously move any part of my body.  This frightened me so much because I could feel it start to happen and I could not do anything to stop it.  The only thing that would stop it was if I moved any part of my body consciously. 

When it started to happen,  I would try so hard to make my hand move, and very rarely was I able to.  Sometimes, as I would drift back into sleep, it would happen again anyway.  I began to sleep with the light on but that didn't stop it either.  I then started sleeping on the couch.  That is when I started floating.  I floated to the end of the hall at the doorway of my grandmother's bedroom, close to the floor and the spinning started.  Eventually, the spinning stopped and I just floated around.  After about a year of this happening, I tried not to be afraid of it while it was happening, and tried to control where I was going.  I made it as far as outside my house. 

I moved my bedroom into the basement, and it continued. It didn't matter if I was going to bed for the night or just napping.  While I was floating, I could see my body in sleeping position.  It stopped happening after about 1 1/2 yrs. At the very onset of each event, which happened about 3-5 times a week, it always started with the vibration in my head, the buzzing in my ears and me thinking "Oh, no please don't let this be happening again"  There was no event that occurred when these experiences started or stopped.

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?  I was conscious and alert during the experience, but unable to do anything about it

Was the experience dream like in any way?  Just a little, it's hard to explain.  The feeling of things around me seemed so removed.  I could see things as they were, in the proper proportion, but it FELT removed

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?  Yes.   I was able to think and know what was going on, but unable to control it.  Not really sure what the form of myself looked like, but I know it was my body.  Seems as if my body got lighter as I had more experiences

What emotions did you feel during the experience?  FEAR

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? Only the vibration in my head (intense) and the noise in my ears

Did you meet or see any other beings?  Yes.  Yes.  I saw my grandmother (one time) as she was sleeping in her bed.  She was in the same house as me.  Nothing communicated

Did you experiment while out body or in another altered state?  For example did you attempt to visit a family member or friend at another location?  Did you eyewitness an event that you would not have known about had you not been out of body?  Did you attempt to move a physical object while in the astral/etheric universe?  Yes

If yes or uncertain, what did you do and what was the result of the experimentation?       Describe:  After I tried not to be afraid, I was able to control a little bit where I was going, and I made it outside my house and across the street.  I thought it would be neat if I could make it into someone else's house, but I was unable

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes.  I reached a boundary when I was outside my house with intentions on going into a neighbors.  It seemed I was not able to get past a certain point

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?  Yes.  I was aware of decision to return to body when I tried to move my physical self to make the occurrence stop.  As I said before, this rarely worked

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?  Yes.  Change in spiritual belief

Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes.  I only brought this up to people if we were on the subject of this type.  Most people found it very interesting, and just as curious as I am about what exactly happened

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Fear.  I was afraid to go to sleep

What was the best and worst part of your experience?  NO best.  Worst:  All the unanswered questions about what was really happening, and why.  Opened up a whole can of worms!

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?  I did not know that this was an obe until just before it stopped happening.  I have no idea what made it stop.  Or why it started.  Am very interested to find out about these occurrences.

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