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Locals speculate that the problem arises after a sudden rise in temperature, but again this has not been corroborated.
All of the inhabitants (including the animals) of the British village of Midwich suddenly fall unconscious, and anyone entering the village also loses consciousness. The military arrives and establishes a cordon. The military send in a man wearing a gas mask, but he too falls unconscious and is pulled back by a safety rope. The man awakens and reports that he experienced a cold sensation just before he passed out. The pilot of a passing civilian plane is contacted and requested to investigate. When he goes below 5,000 feet, he loses consciousness, and the plane crashes. A five-mile exclusion zone around the village is established for all aircraft. At nearly that very moment, the villagers regain consciousness, seeming otherwise unaffected. The incident is referred to as a "time-out", and no cause is determined.
About two months later, all women and girls of childbearing age who were in the affected area are discovered to be pregnant, sparking many accusations of infidelity and premarital sex. The accusations fade as the extraordinary nature of the pregnancies is discovered, with seven-month fetuses appearing after only five months. All the women give birth on the same day, and their children's unusual appearance is remarked upon: They have "unusual", "arresting" eyes, odd scalp hair construction and colour (pale blond, almost white), and unusually narrow fingernails. As they grow and develop at a rapid rate, it becomes clear that they also have a powerful telepathic bond with one another. They can tell each other anything that they see from great distances. As one learns something, so do the others.
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
there is some strange stuff going around I have felt weird since thanksgiving
originally posted by: rickymouse
Interesting. Sometimes our bodies will put us to sleep for a while so it can fight things or repair things. When I donated blood, I went to sleep for a day and a half the first time and two days the second time. I can't donate blood anymore.
I have a problem making blood and going to sleep must have allowed the body to make more blood. It scared the hell out of the wife the second time though.
Now this could have a different cause but the fix could work the same way. It could be some virus which causes the body to shut down to heal.
originally posted by: grandmakdw
I vaguely remember hearing of an outbreak of a virus in the past, (1920"s?) that was called sleeping sickness at the time. I believe it was called encephalitis lethargica . I wonder if this is the same virus reasserting itself? These virus's reassert themselves from time to time.
originally posted by: rickymouse
a reply to: Anyafaj
I won't take long term medicines anymore. I would rather study the properties of foods and spices and adjust my diet slightly to fix things that occur. I have less problems this way, the beta blockers caused too many cognitive problems. Simply eating a few more foods containing natural beta blockers helps to control this. I haven't had an event since I started.
I have had quite a few hypoglycemic events over the last couple of years though. The spins suck. I learned not to consume a high amount of sugar at one time, my insulin response is too big and it depletes my available sugar quickly. Eating headcheese and braunsweiner and other foods containing lots of glucosamine does the same thing.
I can live with that, now that I have figured out that moderation is cumulative and also diverse. You can eat two seemingly unrelated foods and trigger something. Actually they are related some way.
originally posted by: EndOfDays77
*Here is the cause*
I posited the question to this site and here is the answer! I was thinking along the same lines when I posted on this thread yesterday.
The answer is located at the bottom
originally posted by: HomerinNC
Oh crap, I had a dream like this where EVERYONE on earth fell asleep and died because they didn't wake up. I was the only one that didn't fall asleep...
Now I'm scared