Ronda J's Experience
I found myself floating near the ceiling, looking down. I saw that I was in my house, but not in my room. I floated toward the hallway where the bedrooms were, and into my parents' bedroom, where I saw them sleeping. I then got scared and wanted to go to my own room - where I would feel safe. I floated down the hall into my room and saw myself laying in my bed. I wanted to be back there, closed my eyes and focused on being in my bed. I felt myself falling and then opened my eyes. I was laying in my bed, and the bed was still shaking from the impact of me re-entering my body.
I was very young when this occurred, and it was very brief. But it was as real as anything else I've experienced in my life, and I still remember it vividly (over 25 years later).
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? I felt fully aware, but only vaguely in control of my body. I could move in the direction I chose, but could not feel my body or make movements other than directional.
Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body? No
What emotions did you feel during the experience? I was confused and afraid.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? I didn't hear anything.
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 I was in my home (very familiar)
Did you meet or see any other beings? Yes I saw my parents and myself.
Did you experiment while out of the body or in another, altered state? No
Did you notice how your 5 senses were working, and if so, how were they different? Uncertain I don't remember hearing anything, but I remember feeling the space around me.
Did you reach a boundary or limiting physical structure? Yes The were spindles from the half wall to the ceiling of the hall. I was able to float between two of them, although they were only about 4-6 inches apart.
Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body? Yes I saw myself laying in my bed and wanted to be there because I was afraid. I focused on returning and did.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Uncertain I was only 6 when this occurred, so I am sure it helped shape my attitudes.
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes I shared it with my husband. I am not sure he believes it to be real, but he believes it was real to me.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Relief, confusion.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? Worst - the fear and confusion. Best - the bed shaking when I opened my eyes. It was validation to my mind that the experience was real.
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? No It is difficult to explain the intensity of the experience.