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Sharla D's Experience

Experience description:   

I was going to bed and had just fell asleep. Im not sure how long I was sleeping before I tried to move or get up but I couldn't. I guess I opened my eyes because I saw myself floating over me. I tried to move my legs, but my body would not move. I could feel my heart beating so I knew I was still alive. Even though I couldn't move somehow I saw myself sitting on the floor with my friend who had passed away. I could hear shutters flapping but I didn't have shutters on my apartment. We just saw on the floor for a few minutes and that was it. I was scared. I called my mother the next day and told her what had happened. It almost happened again but this time I was able to stop it.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Uncertain            I was partying some

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 was just falling asleep

Was the experience dream like in any way?   Not really

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     Uncertain      I wasn't sure what to feel. I think I thought that I was about to pass away

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            I was very scared and wanted it to stop

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           I heard window shutters flapping

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            It took place in my apartment

Did you see a light?           No      

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Yes     It was a close friend of mine who passed away. We just sat on the floor together

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?          No response      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 response           

Did you become aware of future events?       No      

Were you involved in or aware of a decision regarding your return to the body?       Uncertain      Im not sure. All I know is the whole time I saw myself sitting on the floor I couldn't move my body. I think just the whole time I was trying to  move so all of a sudden I was able to get up

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     It made me believe more

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

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes     I have shared it with many people. Some say they have heard about that kind of thing and a few say it has happened to them

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  I was scared

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      My best part was seeing my friend. It made me really feel like he truly cared about me. The worst part was the fear I felt

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