All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
Last night, I had trouble sleeping. I went to bed early enough to get 8 hours, and I slept very soundly for about the first 3 hours, then I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. I got up, walked around and got a drink of water, then I went back to bed. I lay awake for a long time, and then went back to sleep again. At some point, I experienced sleep paralysis. I felt like I was separating from my body. Then, I felt like I was down on the floor, on all fours (probably just trying to keep my grip on something physical).
When I was out of my body, I caught a brief glimpse of the room. I could write it off as just a dream, because I thought I saw a potted plant, which was definitely not in the room physically. But it was so dark and realistic, like the time of night it really was. It was like I could have physically stepped out of bed. And I felt the coldness of the floor, and how my arms and legs felt against the surface. I've never had such strong sensations in dreams before, and I haven't had an OBE in years.
After that, I felt like I was being pulled back to my body, and I became aware of sleep paralysis again. Then I drifted off into a peaceful sleep until my alarm went off.
Does this sound like an OBE, or just a VERY VIVID and weird dream?