Stephanie F's Experience

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Experience description:       

I went to bed around 2am on June 2nd, I had been up for 24 hrs straight due to my job so I was pretty tired. I was kind of freaked out from reading ghost stories on the internet before I went to bed. I fell into that kind of sleep where your not really asleep but just on the verge and I kept thinking someone was trying to come in the back door to my house. I can see half of the door from my bed so I kept opening my eyes and looking at it. A couple of times I actually thought I saw 2 guys standing there, but I kept telling myself it was in my head and I was just dreaming.

Then I heard my husband come in, I could hear his keys jingling and the door opening along with my 5 yr old daughter snoring beside me, but he was never actually home so I was in some kind of dream state where I could open my eyes and see things that weren't actually there. My eyes were so heavy it was hard to keep them open but I kept opening them because I was so freaked out. I had a feeling of complete terror. After awhile of laying there and hearing and thinking I was seeing people at my door trying to get in I decided ok, I need to get up. 

So, I got out of bed and was standing beside it and I had a really strange feeling like I wasn't touching the floor, the only way I can describe how my body felt was really heavy. So I'm standing there beside my bed facing the door and my husbands golf clubs were against the wall about 5 ft in front of me.  I decided I was going to grab one of those and go investigate what was going on when I discovered I couldn't move. Instead of going forward my body started to float up toward the ceiling and then I started to panic. I almost reached the ceiling when I felt a jolt and realized I had never got out of bed. I still had the feeling of terror and it was still hard for me to keep my eyes open but I sat up and tried to calm myself down and then eventually laid back down and fell into a deep sleep.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     Uncertain

I took a vicadin about 2 hrs before I went to bed, but I've been taking them on and off for abdominal cramps for over a month now and haven't experienced anything like that from the medication before

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

it's very hard to explain, no one can understand without experiencing it for themselves. It is hard to put into words because it sounds unbelievable.

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?           It was so real, I was aware of my surroundings, I could see everything in the room clearly. I actually thought I was out of bed. I didn't see my body, but I was facing away from it and I never looked at the bed

Was the experience dream like in any way?   The only thing dreamlike would be the hearing things at the door and seeing people at the door, although when I was up and trying to get the golf club I could see the door and there was nobody there and I didn't hear anything.

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

I'm not sure what this means, I didn't see my appearance or form away from my body, but I felt like myself.

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            Terror, I thought someone was trying to break into my house

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           not while I was actually out of my body, but before that when I was hearing and seeing people at my door

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 recognized my bedroom

Did you see a light?           Yes, but it was only my porch light

Did you meet or see any other beings?           Uncertain, I don't know, could the people at my door have been other beings?

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

I didn't realize I was out of body until I was back in

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       it hasn't, I've always had a very open mind and have believed in the paranormal

Have you shared this experience with others?         Yes

people think it's weird, some think I'm just crazy , others think I was dreaming

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  fascination and a little freaked out

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      the best part was knowing that I had had an OBE, the worst part was the terror I felt because I thought people were trying to break into my house.

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?        

Twice before I was in bed and seeing myself somewhere else, once laying in my boyfriends bed, and the other sitting on my living room couch, only to realize I was in my bed staring at the ceiling the whole time, and when I realized I was staring at the ceiling I had no idea how long I had been doing it.

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