My First Out Of Body ExperienceI was nine years old when I had my first out of body experience. It was a beautiful summer night in the city. The warm breeze filtered through our 3rd story apartment. My siblings and I were sprawled out on the living room floor laying on blankets and big fluffy pillows. It was our summer vacation... We were happy kids, eating popcorn and watching late night movies on T.V. Within a few hours our mom called out from her bedroom down the hall, "kids... T.V. off, lights out it's time for bed!" We were up well past our usual bedtime so it wasn't long before we all drifted off to sleep. I'm not sure what time it was when I woke but now for some strange reason I was wide awake. I looked around the room, noticed my siblings were all sound asleep. It was no where near the morning hours. I tried to force myself back to sleep but I couldn't. Blankly I stared at the curtains swaying abruptly in the wind, they created an eerie sound which frighten me... I got out of my warm blanket and went to shut the windows. In an instant the errie sounds were gone. Maybe now I can get myself back to sleep, I thought... but my eyes would't shut. I just laid there wide awake sandwiched between both my sisters. I was staring at the ceiling when I heard this strange sound... It was like a piercing tone that traveled right through my head. "What was that?" I shrugged. The sound increased louder and louder... now It felt like a whirlwind spinning around in my head. I could not control it. Before I could get up to wake my sister I froze in a paralyzed state. I was frightened. I screamed but I could not move my lips. I tried with all my might but could not move an inch. I started to pray... I was frighten beyond belief. I had no idea what was happening to me. As if things were not scary enough suddenly I felt like I was falling. The sensation was so intense it made my stomach ache. I was falling super fast in a dark abyss. I could not see anything. I prayed, it was the only thing that brought me any comfort. I didn't want to think where I was or where I was going. I was just a kid so I had no idea what I was going through. I was brought up a Catholic. I had my communion I attended church regularly and even went to Catholic school so you can imagine what I was thinking when I was falling in a dark abyss with nothing and no one in sight. "I'm going to hell!!" is all I thought, but I was not a bad kid. I never hurt anyone. I never even swore or did anything remotely evil so why was God sending me to hell? Suddenly I was on a huge hill top standing next to a weeping willow it was the only tree on the entire hill. I looked around... "Okay I'm not in hell, that's good" I thought. It was a beautiful sight... the willow tree was massive and the grass on the hill was rich and green. I stood there looking out in every direction then I noticed at the very bottom of the hill a group of children were playing in a park. I wondered if I could go play with them but it looked to far away and I didn't know where I was so I decided to just stay put. I stood on the top of the hill watching the children play still very frighten and wanting to be back home... I could hear every sound they made. Their voices, laughter, jumps and falls as if I were standing right in front of them. At first I didn't think anything of it but then the sounds increased and I don't know how it was possible but I could hear all of them at the same time... louder and louder! All within my mind. I could not bare it. I yelled out "Stop!" the sounds were intensified to the max. "Please STOP!" I put my hands over my ears but the sounds were within my mind so it did not help one bit. "This is crazy" I thought... how is this happening? I prayed and yelled out for God to please take me back home! There's A bright glowing ball about the size of a softball that just appeared right in front of me... Strangely i'm drawn to it. I floated towards it then with out warning it moved really fast at the speed of a roller-coaster faster and faster and I right behind following in its path. Immediately i'm back in the dark abyss. I'm not exactly sure what it is, I just call it "the dark abyss." "Where am I off to now?" I wondered. I feared I would never go back home? I feel like i'm sliding in through something... it feels really strange. I no longer see the glowing ball. I'm struggling trying to fit through this strange... I can't explain it. I just came back into my body. I see the tops of the windows... I'm back home! I'm staring directly at the ceiling in our living room. I'm home but I'm in the paralyze state... slowly I'm able to move one finger then another then my whole hand. Then I came out of it completely. "What a relief" I thought. I immediately woke up my older sister. I told her everything that happened. She could tell by the frighten stare in my face that I was not lying. It was close to 4am in the morning. My sister stayed up the rest of the night with me till I fell asleep.
Since then I have had many out of body experiences sometimes even three in a row. I have learned to except them and become less frighten by them. I would love to share my experiences and meet others who have had similar experience as well. This is no longer bizarre to me it's become a part of who I am and I'm comfortable knowing that.