This happened when I was still in elementary school. It was the New Year holidays and I was at home in the living room eating with my family when my grandmother hugged me.
However, the very next moment, I was looking down at myself asleep, and I had no idea what was going on, but suddenly everything around me changed. Suddenly I was standing somewhere about two kilometres from home, and I was so shocked that I didn’t know what to do. I just stood there and cried.
Just at that moment, my grandfather who was working drove by. “Hey, hey!” I screamed at him, but he didn’t notice and kept on driving. I chased after him on foot. After going straight, I turned right and kept following him for as long as I could see him. As I turned the corner, I recognised where I was, and I ran all the way home.
The very next moment, I was lying on the ground covered in sweat, my grandmother sitting next to me. When I told my family what happened they laughed at me, but thinking on it now, there’s no doubt that I’d had an out-of-body experience. If so, they said, why did I end up in a place I’d never been before? But the details of where I’d gone matched up perfectly with the real place. It was the path opposite the day nursery, but when I asked my parents about it they said that area was dangerous so they never let me go there.
This all took place at night, so I developed a fear of dark places after that.