I realize this is an Out of Body Experience, and not a ghost story so this may not be published, but I look at this as my ghost. I have two more stories in my life to come out, yet at a later time, and that will keep me up to date on my experiences. Thanks for reading!
Ever had an out of body experience? It happened to me in the early eighties when I was not even trying. It was a cloudless, sunny, warm, summer day, when I was returning home from work. I was dead tired and just wanted to take a nap. I would not normally waste a day sleeping when it was this nice, but that day sleep took over. As I pulled up in my driveway, I saw a truck back by the chicken shed. I forgot the landlord told me he had a guy coming over to redo the roof. I did not see him as he was on the other side of the roof pounding nails with his hammer. He was out of sight, but I thought "Great! I have to try and sleep with that noise."
I entered the house and went down stairs to my apartment. It was a small house with the basement as a rental. I went in the bedroom and put on a pair of shorts, turned on the fan and pulled the sheet only over me on the bed. I closed my eyes and tried to sleep with the continuing hammering. It was ten to four on my clock and that's when my journey began. I was lying on my back all stretched out when I felt my eyes begin to pull upward to my brain. My eyes felt like they were fluttering, and then I felt the tension build up in my body. It was the oddest feeling. My legs and arms began to tighten up and flex, as well as my stomach muscles. I was so tense, but in reality I was completely relaxed. I know this is physically impossible, but there I was experiencing both sensations as I laid there. I could still hear the noise outside and this may have contributed to what was happening. Then I felt myself get out of bed and walk out of the room. At this point I realized I may be dreaming, but it felt different. It dawned on me I may be experiencing my first O.B.E, but I was not sure. I never heard of anyone experiencing the tense/relaxed feeling. And I did not look back at my body, which is common to look back, with experiences that I have read.
I noticed the living room was just as it is, and not distorted as in a dream. I went over to the office window and looked out. The sunlight was different looking somehow. I then believed I was out of my body. My consciousness was floating about. I kept hearing the pounding, so I thought I would have a little fun. I felt as if I was floating more that walking through my apartment. I left my door open and walked up the steps. I'm not sure how I got through the back door, but I was outside the house and was astounded by the feel and look of the sun around me. It was like I could see more in the air than normal. The feel of the sun was more comforting. This was a feeling and sight I have never experienced before. I saw the man working on the shed. He was on my side and I could see him. He was an older man. He had gray, short hair and beard. He was heavy set and wearing a red shirt and denim overalls. I floated out to him and was right beneath him. He looked in my direction and acted like he didn't see me. I started laughing. He did not hear me. I realized then that this is for real. I am astral traveling. How cool as that? I then yelled at him saying. "Hey! Could you hold down the damn noise? I am trying to sleep downstairs." He did not respond. He turned again to get more shingles and he was facing me, still not seeing me. Then I started to do cartwheels and make funny noises. There was no response. This was amazing to me. The most awesome feeling.
Then I heard a truck pulling up and knew it was my landlord. I raced back to the house in a panic. I'm not sure why. But he usually knocks on my door, and for some reason and I felt I needed to get back to my body. I went to my office and saw the truck with him getting out. I closed my eyes and wished to get back to my body, but it did not work. I started to panic. Maybe I will never get back. Just then I felt my body unwind and my arms and legs being released from the tension, and straightening out of the ball shape I was in. My eyes began to flutter again and I opened them. I was in bed. As I started out, I looked at the clock and read four. Ten minutes have passed by, like it was in real time.
I bolted out of bed in a feeling of utopia. I could not believe what I just experienced. How could I prove it? I felt like I just got eight hours of sleep, very refreshed and excited. I could hear the pounding of the roofer outside, and remembered that I have not seen him until my experience. So there was my proof. The landlord had left, he was just there to get the garbage, and did not bother me. I went outside and saw the man. He was exactly the same as I saw him. The same clothes and size. I couldn't believe it. He then saw me and waved at me. The first time he saw me. I waved back, and shook my head in disbelief. The sun had its normal feeling to me, as usual. I knew I had experienced something most people would never have happen.
I wish now I would have gone back to tell the guy what just happened. But, instead I went back in and grabbed a beer and wrote this experience down, so I would never forget the fresh details. I have always wanted to experience this again, and after over twenty years later, I never have. I was around 25 years old then. I have to wonder if that man felt like someone was with him at the time, or watching him. Guess I will never know now. I do very much believe in the O.B.E.