You are here: Real Ghost Stories :: Misc :: Dead Or A (stra) Live!

Real Ghost Stories

Dead Or A (stra) Live!


"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.":)

Hauntings with similar titles

Find ghost hunters and paranormal investigators from India

Comments about this paranormal experience

The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, KenshiAdams, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will read the comments and participate in the discussion.

8-bitDemigod (4 stories) (16 posts)
3 weeks ago (2020-01-03)

I was thinking something along the lines that the emotional state was so strong that it caused a temporary physical overlap whereas the other you manifested into our realm through the dream connection.

You said you went to sleep before the event happened, my theory implies that while in the dream state you temporarily inhabit the body of the other you for the duration of the "dream", that's why you can see and feel everything they do but can't affect your surroundings. Kind of like a possesion. So maybe when you possesed the other you this time the connection was so strong it pulled them here and once you were aware of what was happening the you that's in this realm experienced a waking dream, but since there was still a connection it caused the dual perceptions.

Honestly I don't really know, I'm just spitballing, but it is fun theorycrafting.
Kairavi_utsav (5 posts)
3 weeks ago (2019-12-31)
This is not something I have ever read or heard from anyone. I can't really say what it was but I saw that you guys were talking about another dimension/parallel universe something. As far as I have known/read about it, if there's actually another universe and people living like us, they have an existance of their own (they may look like us, have a voicd like us or even live like us but exists on their own) just like two different people living on this planet. For example, we both are infront of each other and if I m having some pain in my body, you can't really feel that pain of mine physically in your body. Same with another universe's person. Here, you could feel that other body of yours too. If what I know about another dimension is true, then that's not the case in your experience. One can travel to another dimension and see/meet people or their own version too but can not actually live/feel within their body. So its possible that that's not the case here.
(This is totally the information that I have and what I have read. Please correct me in this 'another universe' theory if I m wrong. I am willing to know the truth/various opinions.)
And btw, the narration is too good! ☺️
KenshiAdams (1 stories) (4 posts)
3 weeks ago (2019-12-31)
[at] 8-bitDemigod

Thanks for your thoughts. Your theory makes sense when we consider the concept of multiverse and infinite earths. And as far as dreams are concerned, the theory works. However, this was no dream, as I was experiencing both the bodies at the same time, and both of them existed in my universe (the one in which I was asleep on my bed). So can't say if this fits the bill, but interesting theory and I am willing to discuss more about it, given a chance.

Thanks for taking the time to read. 😊
8-bitDemigod (4 stories) (16 posts)
1 month ago (2019-12-20)
I have a half-baked theory I came up with that I think about from time to time about vivid dreams and the Infinite Earth theory:

What if our vivid dreams are really a sychronization of our unconscious state to that of the emotional state the other you in the "dream" is experiencing and that's the reason the dreams feel so real, because you're actually experiencing what's happening, but it's not the "you" in this dimension? This of course doesn't account for any recurring vivid dreams of something like being murdered or maimed in any way unless several of the other Earth's version of you are being treated that way for some reason.

Hope that makes any sense to anyone. It's just something I came up with randomly.
KenshiAdams (1 stories) (4 posts)
1 month ago (2019-12-17)
[at] silverthane61

That's a quite different take which I had not thought of before, and an interesting one too. Regarding time travel, I do not think that I traveled through time, or even got a peek in the past or future, as I have mentioned that I was in the exact same state as my physical self, albeit a little damaged. But your theory of a breach between another dimension might have something to it, like a multiverse thing. But if it is true, and I "vibed" my own self from another dimension somehow, I really feel sorry for him for being beaten up so brutally, and in such a messed up situation. I have it much better here.

Thanks for taking the time to read and for your views. 😊
KenshiAdams (1 stories) (4 posts)
1 month ago (2019-12-17)
[at] ajonverge

Thanks for taking the time to read brother. The reason for me bringing this here was to actually see if someone had experienced something like this and probably had some explanation to it. You are right in saying that our mind is a powerful organ and has the propensity to play tricks with us. This is one of those times when I realized that it is so powerful that it will show you things even when you are asleep and make you feel more awake than when you actually are, dreams excluded.

Thanks for your comment once again. 😊
silverthane61 (2 stories) (194 posts)
1 month ago (2019-12-15)
I cannot say it any better than ajonverge above. This story is unique in that I have never read anything even closely similar as to what you have experienced. The only guess that I can offer is that it somehow either involves time travel or a breach between another dimension.
ajonverge (6 stories) (83 posts)
1 month ago (2019-12-14)
Nice narration brother. I really cannot explain what it was. Without raising eyebrows, it is safe to say that r mind is its own place and has the propensity to play tricks with us too

To publish a comment or vote, you need to be logged in (use the login form at the top of the page). If you don't have an account, sign up, it's free!

Search this site: