Terral S's Experience
I have always slept on my back and have had countless bouts of sleep paralysis as a child but never any OBE's. I would awaken at night unable to move and used the "wiggle appendage method" to get out of this state. Needless to say it was frightening and occurred so often that I sometimes tried to just play along but would always become too afraid. Sometimes it happened as soon as I lay down to sleep. I would hear a rushing noise that sounded like a chaotic orchestra and the louder the sound got, the less I was able to move. Essentially, at this point, I could avoid the experience if I bailed upon first hearing the sound. These experiences slowed in frequency during my late teenage years to present but never fully left.
For the last 6 months or so I found that I would wake up in bed every so often feeling different. I felt like I was really light and weightless. I would try to get up but I could barely move like I was being pulled by a magnet. However, I could move my arms from the elbow down. I would raise my hands and look at them and they were not as normal but opaque. People are right when they say a grayish bluish color. I am so aware at these times its like I could recite my name, the date, and any other acuity questions. But, I could never get up. The magnet was just too strong. I became convinced that I was having OBE's.
Bored at work one day, I decided to look up OBE's and Astral Projection on the internet. Wow! I was not the only one! I came across tips on how to induce OBE's and finally decided to try it. I tried about a week. Nothing. I did get vibrations but my mind always wondered. I mostly would question whether the vibrations were real or imaginary, mental or physical. It all just seemed too difficult and so I gave up. Imagine my shock when the following occurred the very night I decided to abandon the effort.
I woke up in bed and felt that same lightness but I also felt what was like a malevolent presence in the room. I saw right in front of me a large menacing shadowy figure and somehow recognized it as the thing that scared me as a child when waking up paralyzed although as a child I never saw the figure itself. I was tired of being scared and I sternly said (or thought), "I am not afraid of you. GO AWAY!" and to my surprise the shadow shrunk to the size of a small doll and ran through a door that appeared out of nowhere. At this point, the tiny shadow figure looked like the little man we see on road signs or public rest room doors. It peeked back in the door to look at me and I looked at it with no fear and it again ran away. The door then seemed to change into a hand that pointed toward my bedroom window. That is when I got up off my bed with no magnetic pull and realized I was out of body.
I'd like to emphasize that all this while I knew I was not dreaming and that I was fully aware. At this point I became excited. A little knowledgeable about Astral Projection and such due to my research, I knew I was experiencing something of the sort. I then decided to go explore. My room was the same except that everything was on the opposite side. It was as if left was right. But some parts of the room was normal. Weird. I decided to go outside and looked at the pointed hand. So I floated through the window which is one storey up. It was so exciting! I was excited and apprehensive and nervous and curious all at once. Looking down I saw a large cat as well as a few other entities below but I focused on the cat. It was like a house cat but bigger and its back was arched with all its hair standing up while it walked along minding its business. Then I thought, "How am I floating?" and at that very moment I started to slowly descend. When I landed I looked into the horizon and it looked a bit different than it should. I saw mountains where should have been buildings. Then I thought of the cat and other entities and decided I would rather not be on the ground with them about and thought that I wanted to go back to my room. So, I looked at the window, thought about it and just floated back up in the air through it. This was no lucid dream dear reader. The level of control and clarity was down right eerie. I decided that I had enough and willed myself back to my body and immediately "woke up." I thought to myself, "I want to go back" and I laid back down and somehow knew that it would happen. And it did.
I cannot remember the exact point of separation but I rolled out of my body and decided to go out my door this time. I live in a military barracks so outside my door is the hallway. I went down the hallway and then decided that, instead of using doors I would go through walls since I can. I did just that. I quickly went through a few walls then stopped. In front of me were two Navy boys. They were sniffing cocaine. They did not seem to be aware of me. Now I am not a big anti-drug person and don't judge people by that standard. My exact thoughts were something like, "Why am I seeing this? I don't care about this. Why did I stop here? Am I supposed to do something? Stop them? Report them?" As I thought of 'Report', the two both looked at me as if becoming aware of me. These weren't Navy boys. They were spirits or entities or whatever they are called and they were angry. Again, fear overcame me and I quickly flew the way I came (through the walls) and they gave chase and caught up to me in the hallway. I remember thinking that I was going to die and that I should never have dabbled with this stuff or wished to leave my body. In fear I willed myself back to my body and within an instant I "woke up." I was really scared but relieved that I made it back.I would also like to note that when I say I "woke up" it does not mean I was asleep. There is no break in consciousness between what I was experiencing outside of the body and physically getting up off the bed IN the body. It is all the same. Now ,after a 3 month break, I am once again getting those weightless with opaque hands incidents. I am going to try to induce an OBE this following week.