It all started when I was in my early teens, and I started lucid dreaming almost every night for no apparent reason. I didn't really know what it was so I went online in a video game I played, and asked the chat "Hey, do you guys ever wake up in your dreams?", and that's the first time I heard the term Lucid dreaming. Apparently it was a thing some people experienced and I was one of them. I would just suddenly become conscious while dreaming and realise that I was in a dream, and I would try to control my dreams but it was hard. At first I couldn't do much and I would only be able to control the dream for a short period of time. Once you become conscious it's almost like your mind tries make you forget about being conscious and slip back in to the dream world. It's very hard to concentrate and continue being conscious in the dream for long periods. I started experimenting, shooting lasers from my eyes, flying, forming tornados, making people appear etc.. Since I was a teenager I would also will women in to existence and have sex with them. Even though I knew nobody could really see me and it was a dream I would still always take the woman to an empty room before I tried to sex her. Anyway... This was really the start of me fascination with all things paranormal and weird. I started practising my lucid dreaming and was able to control my dreams for longer and longer periods of time, although I could never completely control what happened I was able to do certain things. My best moment was when I basically became storm from X-Men and I could fly, shoot lightning and make tornados. After that I heard about something even more bizzare, Astral Projection. I read the stories in the paranormal forum about people coming out of their bodies, with a cord attached to them and they could leave the earth and go through walls etc.. I just didn't believe it. So I started to try and do it myself because there was no way I would ever believe it until I saw it with my own eyes. I practised techniques for awhile but I was never able to achieve it, if it's even possible. The closest I came was.. one night I listened to some white noise or something like that, and it that was supposed to help induce astral projection while falling asleep. I managed to fall asleep while staying completely conscious but it was a scary sensation. I felt my whole body tense up and paralyse. The pressure on my chest was so strong that I panicked and woke myself up. This I was told, was the final stage before coming out of your body and projecting in the astral world. I was never able to come that close again. I still dont really believe that it's possible and I think the people who have experienced it confuse it with lucid dreaming. So I want to ask has anyone here honestly ever experienced astral projection? I still cant wrap my head around it being real. However, I do know how real lucid dreaming can be. If anyone here has any experiences with these things please share.