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Reba B's Experience

Experience description:   

My husband, two children and I lived in a 120 year old house in the country.  The house itself had a "feeling" of ghosts of children living in it.  Not any negative feelings, just that we were not alone.  Strange things occurred in the house such as a window unit air conditioner coming on by itself, several of my son's toys activating themselves and objects such as keys being moved then put back in their original place. 

My husband got a different job in another part of the state and we were planning a move.  I was asleep one morning, nothing out of the ordinary, just asleep when I felt myself "wake up".  I literally floated through the foyer hall from the master bedroom and onto the front porch were I saw my deceased father standing there.   

He was dressed in his regular everyday clothes, khaki pants, belt and all. He was surrounded with a soft, white and yellow light. He spoke to me with his mind and I answered him with my mind.  He was concerned that I was alright and I assured him that I was fine and I really wanted him to go and be happy. I said this to him with my mind, "Go and be happy Daddy, I am fine, I promise.  And I love you!". He projected pure love to me and I gave back pure love to him.  The surroundings were as real as in everyday life, the front door (which was closed) the porch itself, the windows on the porch, the leaves in the trees, the fallen leaves on the porch.  My body was still "me" but with no weight.  I could see and hear but I spoke with my mind.  My father was also very real and he spoke but his mouth never opened.  We did not touch, but there was absolutely no reason to as we were connected with our souls. 

I was filled with peace and happiness.  Then all of a sudden, I was literally sucked through the front door, back down the foyer hall and into the bedroom where I SLAMMED back into my body.  I woke up and was shaking all over because I thought I had died.  My chest hurt and by body felt "weird", heavy and sort of vibrating.  The slamming back happened extremely fast, like I was sucked back at a very rapid speed. 

I cried because of the realization that something had just happened to me and I did not know what.  When I told my husband about it all I could do was cry.  I cried because of the beauty of the experience and also from the pain of going back into my body and from the general experience itself.  It was both joyous and scary.  I have not talked about it since the day it happened because the emotions involved were too strong until now. 

I had never had an experience like it before and I have not had one since.  I have always had a bit of ESP, so did my father and so does one of my children but I have never talked much about it.  We are Southern Baptist and I have never studied about Out of Body Experiences, but I am now curious as to what happened and why.  This is how I came to your site and as I began reading some of the other stories, I came to realize that I really did need to share mine. 

After all this time, I do feel that the presence of spirits in that house was what allowed my experience to occur.  My father had died from heart failure on my birthday while he was in the car with me 3 years before this happened.  I missed him but I had never tried to reach him. I always prayed to God and sometimes I would say that I really missed my father because he was my best friend. 

I am happy that the experience occurred and I am relieved that I can finally share it with others.

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?           Extremely alert and conscious.

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Not really, it more like real life, but more vivid.

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Yes     It was me, my essence and soul, but not my body.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Love, calmness, peace during the separation and the conversation, then fear during the slamming back and "waking up".

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?            Yes     Just my front porch, bedroom, hall and foyer.

Did you see a light?           Yes     Light surrounding my father, soft white and yellow light.

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     My deceased father.

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

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          No      

Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different?          Yes     I could see and hear and I could talk with my mind.  I felt as if I had a mouth, but I did not need to open it.

Did you have any sense of altered space or time?   Yes     Not until I was slamming back into my body.

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    Yes            That everything was fine with me and my life and that I was loved.

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No      

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       No       I was forced back rapidly, I had no say in it at all.  It just happened.

Did you have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience that you did not have prior to the experience?         No      

Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience?   Yes     Much more everyday life calmness within myself.

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       Much more calmness in relationships and acceptance of myself and others.

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         Yes     I am more calm and accepting.

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     My husband only.  He was very supportive at the time and still is although we have rarely ever spoken about it in the last 4 years.  Maybe once or twice very briefly.  Mainly with me saying "Remember what happened to me before we moved?"

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Joy, fear, wonder, peace and love.

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The best was seeing and speaking with my father.  The worst was the physical pain of going back inside my body.

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        The vibrations I felt after coming back into my body I have felt before both before and after the experience.  Deep whole body shaking vibrations usually while just going to sleep or just waking up. I have them 2 to 3 times a year.  I now wonder if they too could have progressed into and out of body experience.

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    

Please offer any suggestions you may have to improve this questionnaire.    Please ask others how it felt to go back inside of the body.