Robert T's Experience

OBERF Home Page
Experience Stories
Share Experience (Web Form)

Experience description:   

I should first begin by saying that I had a similar experience about 1 month before this one. It was uneventful because the only similarities were the sensations, I now believe in hindsight that I fought to stay in my body.

I had just laid down to go to sleep, probably about 10 minutes later I felt a very heavy feeling, and kind of tingly sensation. I first sat up, and was very aware of my surroundings, I could hear my wife breathing. I floated up, not very far, and was very frightened. I pushed my fears aside and decided (very lucidly) that I wanted to see what would happen. I floated through the walls and out to the back yard and consciously decided I wanted to go around the house to the front. My perception is that I flew very fast, rounded the corner to the front of the house, I saw my neighbors car, and both my vehicles in the driveway. I felt like I wasn't in control of how fast I was going, like if I kept going I could reach unlimited speeds. At this point I was frightened and went back in the house through the front wall as and back to my bedroom. I was frightened that I would not be able to get back to my body, and in fact had a difficult time doing so, I ended up on the floor, felt sick and even vomited a little. I than out of fear opened my eyes, (strange because I could see everything) and immediately woke up. I was very frightened. I began looking out the windows and everything was exactly like I saw it, the weather and the vehicles.

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

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

Hard to believe, unsure if it was a dream

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?           High

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Only in the sense that i was out of my body, other than that I felt wide awake and very Lucid. Nothing was exaggerated, I didn't encounter anybody.

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

I fell that if someone would have touched me while I was floating outside I would have been aware of it.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Fear, excited, amazed

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           when I was trying to get back in my body, I heard what seemed like a recording of a voice saying "their going in the garage". At this point I laid there, than I wanted to look outside at the garage. The only thing I saw was my other neighbor pulling into his driveway.

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

Did you see a light?           No

Did you meet or see any other beings?           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?          Uncertain

I felt very heavy, and tingly throughout my whole body.

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

Did you have a sense of knowing, special knowledge, universal order and/or purpose?    No

Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure?             No

Did you become aware of future events?       No

The only thing that I can recall, is that I had gotten a parking ticket the night before (car was partially in the sidewalk). Part of my wanting to go around the house was to see if I had gotten another ticket. I went back and tried to get in my body without ever seeing if I had one, but when I looked out the window after I got up, I had a ticket.

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Yes

I wanted to get back to my body, make sure that I still could, and was scared and panicky what I had difficulty doing so.

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?   No

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       nothing

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

My wife avoids the conversation. Co workers were afraid and believed me.

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Fear, confusion

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      The heaviness and tingly sensation was uncomfortable, and the whole experience was all around frightening. At the same time, I can't stop thinking about it, and planning what I am going to do if it happens again.

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