Todd S's Experience
I had just come in from running. I laid down on the living room floor and just relaxed. Then I felt as though I was floating. I was was a very comfortable feeling. As I floated more I began to realize that I was floating upward. So I turned around and saw my Body laying on the floor below me. I could see my furniture, the color of the rug in fact many details but in a cloudy, ethereal sort of way and from a totally different perspective, one from above. The fact that I was still sweating and could see the sweat startled me.
I couldn't tell if I was breathing or not, but I continued to float upward. I got very scared and turned toward my body. The next time I realized is that I was lying on the floor looking up. I could now feel that I was hot and sweaty and how it feels after a run.
Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience: No
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
At the time of the experience, was there an associated life threatening event? No
What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience? I don't feel like I lost consciousness but this was very different. It is vividly ingrained in my memory as though it occurred yesterday, yet it happened over twenty years ago. The feeling that I had was of total relaxation and comfort.
Was the experience dream like in any way? No, I dream quite a bit and my dreams do not have that amount of detail or feeling.
Did you experience a separation of consciousness from your body? Uncertain
Describe your appearance or form apart from your body: I felt as though I had a body and I remember looking over my shoulder to look at my body on the floor.
What emotions did you feel during the experience? As i said before Total relaxation, total comfort, floating, peace until I saw my body and got scared.
Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises? No sound
Did you have any sense of altered space or time? No
Describe: It seemed to happen in the blink of an eye.
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 have any psychic, paranormal or other special gifts following the experience you did not have prior to the experience? Uncertain
Describe: I have a lot of Deja Vu experiences that I cannot explain. At times I know things that happened when I wasn't there.
Did you have any changes of attitudes or beliefs following the experience? Uncertain
Describe: I always wanted to experience this again but I have not.
Has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices etc.? Career choices? NO
Have you shared this experience with others? Yes
Describe: My Father, a Physician, said you probably had an out of body experience which surprised me because he is a man driven by science.
My wife was frightened by this experience and told me not to do it again, but I had no control over it.
What emotions did you experience following your experience? Excitement mostly but a little fear, fear of playing with the unknown.
What was the best and worst part of your experience? BEST - The comfortable feeling.
WORST - Fear that I couldn't get back.
Please offer any suggestions you have to improve the www.nderf.org questionnaire? I would like to learn more about OBE and try it again.