I think I may have had an OBE - about 16 years ago now.
My son (now 17) was a baby at the time. My nephew (who was 2) had stayed the night, an my son had been restless so I hadn’t got much sleep. My ex-husband got up with the little ones in the morning so I could have a little lie-in.
As I started to drift off to sleep, I realised I couldn’t move - now, I am a sleep paralysis sufferer, so I am quite used to that - but then something odd happened. I heard a really loud smacking sound, and it felt like something had hit me in my face - I actually thought my nephew had come into the room and thrown a ball at me - that was the kind of sound it made, like a plastic ball smacking against something. I soon realised that I was alone in the room though. Next thing, my whole body began to vibrate - it felt like all the molecules in my body were humming with electricity - and the next thing I knew, I am on the ceiling, looking down at my sleeping body.
By now, I am in a state of panic, because I really think I have died. I am silently screaming “I don’t like this, put me back” - and immediately I was awake and back in my body.
Whilst in Paralysis I had looked at the bedside clock - it was 9.00 am - when I woke it was about 9.03 am - but I felt like the experience had been much longer than 3 minutes.
So what do you think? Was it an OBE or a dream?