"Am I dead?" I wondered as I lay silently on my bed.
This story is from 2011. I had moved to Delhi to join my new job, and had taken up accommodation in a part known as Mayur Vihar. I was living in with my then girlfriend, and the house was a two room apartment on the ground floor. The layout was such that as you entered the house, you would either go left or right. On the right, there was a bedroom, small but not very small. On the left was the living room. The living room was quite big, and had a glass wall on the side facing the street. Needless to say, we always had to have the curtains drawn because everything would be visible from the inside at night.
After about 2-3 months, my girlfriend had to leave the town, and I started living by myself in the same house. I spent about 6 more months before moving out, and experienced nothing supernatural or abnormal during my time there, except for this one time.
It was a summer night, and I was in my bed in the living room, getting ready to sleep. I was listening to some music on my phone, primarily to improve my mood and get a good sleep. I have always followed this trick, and it has worked every time. Apparently, this was not one of those times.
I'm fairly certain that I had fallen asleep in about half an hour. I was sleeping on the side of the bed, with my back to the glass wall. Suddenly, I got a feeling as if someone was watching me from behind. I did not get up, did not turn. However, I was able to see everything behind me, like I had grown eyes on the back of my head. And the thing I saw was weird to say the least.
I saw myself standing by the other side of the bed. Same clothes as I was wearing when I went to sleep, same hair, same face. But for some reason, all bloody. The clothes were bloody, the hair dirty (the kind you get when you play in the dirt and mud for too long), the face had cuts and bruises all over and everyone of those was bleeding. In short, it looked like I had almost been beaten to death by somebody and left to die, but somehow I had found my strength to get up, stand, and glare over the sleeping me with all the hate and anger in the world. Some might say that I had a dream, rather a nightmare, where I imagined everything and nothing happened, but here is where it gets interesting.
At the same time as I "grew eyes on the back of my head" and realized that it was actually a "bloody-dirty" me, watching me, I could sense myself in the body that was standing by the bed. I could see myself sleeping on the side of the bed, with the back towards me. Same clothes as I was wearing, only cleaner. Same hair as me, only neater. Couldn't see the face though, but could see a little bit of the side, and it looked okay. No cuts, no bruises, no blood. I had a feeling of anger and hate in this body, and I wanted to harm the body in the bed. The only hurdle was I couldn't move an inch from my place. I could only stand there and hope that I could harm the body on the bed with a Jedi mind trick.
"Am I dead?" I wondered as I lay silently on my bed. Only death could explain such a phenomena, where I could see myself from two totally different angles, in two totally different positions, and two totally different physical conditions. I must have pondered on that for a million years, because the next thing I remember was waking up to another sunny morning, with nothing beside my bed, or on it. Just me.
It was a pretty uneventful day, with the exception of me getting familiar with astral projections, and linking the possibility of me projecting an "astral me". However, I couldn't find a reference or an example where the astral projection and the actual body could see each other at the same time. So it left me to wonder what it was, and after 8 long years, here I am.:)
I hope that the experience troupe here might be able to make something out of it. I am all up for answering anything that you can think of, if that can help you deduce the mystery. And before you ask, no, I do not have a case of DID, I do not actually need help with something, and I am just here to participate in the community and increase my knowledge on the subject matter.
"The scariest place in the world is right behind you. That is the center of all your fears.":)