OOBEs are not dreams
We get e-mails occasionally that are literally out of this world. In other words, they concern matters that are outside the realm of the everyday world. Such was the case recently when Wes Meeks from Texas wrote about a dream he had that led into an out-of-body experience. Here it is:
“During a dream, I realized I was dreaming, so I decided to fly. I felt the vibrations and instantly I was out. I was so happy to just fly freely that I forgot about any real destination. This is one of the hazards of OOBEs. The ultimate joy and freedom of simply flying in the air or through space is so exhilarating that it causes one to forget about any other plans.”
I found something puzzling about Wes’ experience. How did he know that he was actually out of body and not having a lucid dream in which he directed his dreaming self to fly. So I asked him.
“I believe that this was an OOBE because I felt and saw the transition from the sort of grayish dream colors to blackness, then the feeling of air rushing by and then seeing an amazing number of stars. I also felt the vibrations come on when I tried to move from the lucid dream to an OOBE. And finally, when I had flown long enough, which this time was a few minutes, I felt the familiar vacuum and then I was back in my body, lying on my bed trembling and wide awake. I have flown in dreams before, but did not get the vibrations nor was I able to fly for long, but settled down to the ground and the dream continued. That is how I know this was a true OOBE.”
After reading the explanation, I was curious about the sensation of feeling the wind while out of body. If you don’t have a physical body, how do you feel the wind? Again, Wes responded.
“During an oobe, a person can still somehow feel the wind when flying in the atmosphere. This is strange, yes, because if one is out of body, how would the person feel anything? How does a body made of “energy” meet with resistance or friction of any kind? Equally amazing is my own experience as well as other persons’ experiences of being able to touch things or people or move things while out of body. My opinion is that the astral body, being totally an energy form, can somehow meld into the object to move it.
“But I also many times have traveled through walls or ceilings and actually seen the various materials that make up a house on a nearly molecular level. When passing through a wall or ceiling there is somehow a feeling, I mean that I feel the plywood, the wires, the sheet rock, the wood and I pass through these on the way out of my house.”
Finally, since Wes has had experiences where he flies off into space, I had to ask if he felt anything in space—a vacuum.
“I did not feel the movement of air in outer space, only when I was flying in the atmosphere. When I would fly in the stars, it was similar to the beginning of the old Star Trek shows. I would fly infinitely fast and the stars would sometimes blur into nearly solid lines. I am not sure how I am able to transition from star travel to being on some other plane. I think I would just suddenly think of somewhere else and be there.”
Wes Meeks is featured in chapter one of our upcoming book, STRANGE THINGS: True Stories about Alien Encounters & Paranormal Mysteries. – Rob