posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 02:28 PM
Yah, I'd relate some of my "abduction" experiences but I have a really bad lifelong case of hypnagogic dreams, so it's impossible to sort out
what's "real" and what isn't.
Sometimes I know. Over the years I've learned to spot the telltale signs I'm trapped in a dream sequence, and I'll start picking the thing apart
until it breaks. Other times I just can't tell. But being a staunch empiricist, until I see one forget an alien candy wrapper or something, I'll
assume they're all hypnagogic dreams.
That said, all five of us O'Bedlam children have been "abducted" in some form or another, some of us repeatedly and some were one-shots. The
eldest, the late Bob O'Bedlam, got his only abduction while hunting, thus playing into the list someone posted above, except for the liquor part. He
left one day to go up the road a bit and hunt off the north side of the farm, and ended up calling from a couple of counties away about 2AM. Note to
self: never ever shoot at the five foot tall owl, unless you just LIKE walking home from the middle of nowhere.
The other three won't talk about it, except we all got sloshed a couple of years back and started talking about the "night school" out in the
pasture when we were kids. Our stories weren't identical, but they were pretty damned similar, which proves we all have similar hypnogogic dreams if
nothing else (we're all prone).
I have it happen to me when I'm under stress, adding to the dream theory. I think the last one I remember was in Huntsville just after 9/11. I'm not
sure if it qualifies as an abduction, per se, since most of mine don't involve being toted off, more like a house call. Some are pretty boring.
Others are interesting, and you get the few that shake me up for hours.
If there is a "real" thing, and it's worse than one of my "gray" dreams/abductions, I don't know what it is. The little blue doctor and white
lady ones are generally benign.
But as far as I can tell, the "best" way to have one of these is to have been having them since you were wee. The other times that one of us had
missing time gaps that didn't have the obvious chance of being asleep and dreaming the thing involved being outside, being only one or two people,
being off in the woods. Certain places appear to increase your likelihood. And of course, having sleep disorders really adds to the festivities, but
decreases your belief that the thing is real whatsoever.