a reply to: TechniXcality
The thing that really gets me is that it's usually your stereotypical looking alien, and this is for two reasons, one they might just be real, two
it's what you automatically think when it comes to aliens, or rather what your sub conscious automatically identifies as an alien.
It has always been like this throughout history, think back some 200+ years ago, and it was demons and such.
Have you ever heard of the phenomena known as 'old hag syndrome'?
It's basically a type of sleep disorder involving night terrors and sleep paralysis, people used to wake up in a sweat, unable to move, and speak, but
could hear and think, and it involved a creature or 'old hag' either hovering over them, standing at the edge of the bed, or even the feeling of them
sitting on their chest.
This 'old hag syndrome' surprisingly has striking similarities to 90% of the abduction stories that people try to explain that involve their hour, bed
Honestly, I have read your type of story many times before, in books, on the internet, etc. and it usually involves starting off in a comfy chair,
bed, or lying on a couch, it sounds like your dozed off and started sleep walking.
My nephew sleep walks all the time, I have even been witness to it, and you can have a conversation, interact with him, but ask him the next day if he
remembers, and he couldn't tell you.
Or, you dozed off for about 30 seconds, and since your body was most likely extremely tired due to insomnia, you had a striking vivid dream. It
happens to me sometimes when I pull a double at work, on my break I'll head off to the lunch room and just close my eyes for a bit, and I'll have a
full dream in about 2 minutes of sleep. It's strange.
But back to the alien thing, I used to get sleep paralysis, but instead of an old hag or grey alien coming to get me, it was ET, the little fun loving
alien from the movie. He used to terrify me.