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The shaking bed

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posted on May, 24 2008 @ 08:34 AM
reply to post by Curiousme

I've talked to my preacher and prayed when it came. Sometimes when i pray it disappears. I had some scriptures my pastor gave me but i cannot find them right now. not for sure what your religion is. Do u believe in God, the son, and the holy spirit. In essence, Christiianity

posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 10:32 PM
I have had this problem for many years and occasionaly try to find answers for it online, but it's pretty difficult to find anything on this subject. I am almost always certain that when I feel the shaking it is an earthquake, only to find the next day there was no reports of even a tremor. I thought maybe it might be my heartbeat, but I can't prove it either way. I just know the first several times it happened I was SURE it was an earthquake, the shaking was so REAL and solid, not me rolling over or catching myself during a falling dream or any of that. I sometimes wonder if maybe I am more sensitive to earth tremors and feel them while I am relaxed in my bed, maybe they are so small no one reports them? I don't know, but it happens no matter where I live. I would really like to connect with others who are searching for these answers. I am a practicing pagan and do believe in spirits, however I can't say I've ever thought too much that the shaking was a result of a spirit. if interested in talking more or sharing experiences.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 07:45 PM
Hey guys, Just like to add my story as well.

Ive experienced the bed shaking thing 5 or 6 times in my teen/ adult years.

I am a Christian and have no neurological problems that I know of. I do try to be skeptical of anything unusual by nature and it usually turns out to be natural causes as opposed to "ghosts or spirits".

Ive been wide awake watching TV on the bed when its happened then I think i remember about to doze off as well when it would.

I too like many others will look at the headboard and see the actual mattress gently shake back and forth. Ive also tried to tell if my body was making it happen some how. I tried to be explain it but I cant.

Its happened in different places with different beds. Im usually not scared because ill be wide awake with the lights on and other people in the house.

I always just wrote it off as something unique to me but one night I was listening to Coast to coast AM (i was a security guard overnight and it was entertaining enough although I knew 90% of the crap on there was BS lol) and actually heard a caller mention it. Then I knew I wasnt alone. Then I found this place.

Anywho I used to stay at my grandmas a lot (it happened there to me too). Let me set my grandma up. She was a classic sweet granny and was always older being as my dad was in his 40s when I was born so they were naturally older.

Well she was hardcore old timey Christian. Nothing scared or spooked her. But one night me and my cousin and grandpa were watching TV when granny opened up her bedroom door where she had been sleeping and asked what was shaking. We were puzzled as to what the hell she was talking about. We told her we knew of nothing "shaking". She said well we must have had a small earthquake. (we live in oklahoma so a small tremor at most is all we could get) Then she let us know why she asked. Her bed was shaking and woke her up.

well that kind of scared us and we went in and looked around and under the bed and found nothing. I was freaked out a bit but she was "ohh well" about it and hit the light and went back to bed. lol.

So i have no idea as to what this phenomena is. It could be supernatural or it could be explained by science one day. I dont know.

Good to hear other saying the same thing though!


posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 09:46 PM
I kind of have similar experiences. Sometimes I will be just in the process of drifting off when all of a sudden everything just seems to lurch.

Its very hard to explain. It kind of feels like your getting picked up and flipped over. I always used to shake it off as some sort of body spasm, but my house has a long history of supernatural occurences, but thats for another topic at another time.

I also hear my name whispered into my ear. Whispered is not the right word though. My name is said in a quiet tone, but it is very abrupt and sounds like a shout almost. Always has and still does scare the crap out of me.

posted on Aug, 5 2008 @ 10:06 PM
I've also experienced this, but it isn't so much of a violent shaking like how the OP's one is. Since there used to be so much people living with us I used to sleep on my grandmas bed, where I first felt this. It only happens if I sleep on her bed, if I sleep on someone else's bed, I don't feel it. Because this scares the hell out of me I don't have a bed in my room, I sleep on a futon (you know, a matress on the floor), so I know that it won't happen. But even today, if I sleep on my grandma's bed, I will feel it. And for my grandma, for a couple of years she would sleep on the bed but she ended up moving to the couch, then we got her a remote control recliner. I asked why she wouldn't sleep on her bed anymore and she just told me that she didn't want to, I'm not sure if she had experienced the same thing as me.

posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 01:17 PM
I have had this happen to me also. It started about 10 years ago. I was wide awake listening to the tv in bed when all of a sudden something pushed my leg - quite literally moving it from a straight position to a bent one. At that time I looked up to see a small patch (about the size of a dinner plate) of what looked like tiny flash bulb lights in the upper corner of my bedroom. It slowly disappeared.

Since the initial experience, I have from time to time felt the bed "shake". It is not a violent shake, more like someone at the foot of the bed bumping into it. Other times, I will feel the covers on the other side of the bed get pulled on or rustled. This has happened sporadically (every 4-5 months) now for the last many years.

More recently (since my Father passed away about 4 years ago) I was staying at my Mother's house and was lying down taking a small nap. I was not asleep or anywhere near falling asleep. I felt the corner of the bed depress as if someone had just sat down. I layed there motionless to see what would happen. After about a minute or two, I felt the corner of the bed rise back up, like the person sitting on it stood up. I just thought I was my Dad - as he was quite active in the house immediately after he passed away and for a few years following. I have also felt the same "bumping into the bed" at her house as well.

I guess it was not my Dad as this happened at my own house a few months ago. (We live in a 101 year old house in Michigan that has from time to time given the impression of being haunted) Same thing, lying there - not asleep - someone sits on the corner of the bed. My eyes were closed or I would have looked to see what it was. Again after about 1 minute. whatever it was stood up.

I don't find it frightening in the least, intriguing would be how I would describe it.

The curious thing for me is that this never happens when my husband is in the bed with me. Always when I am alone.


posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 11:05 AM
This whole bed shaking thing happens to me too. Let me begin by saying that I am a 31 year old single mother and a psychic medium. I've had this ability all of my life, but within the last 6 months or so, my abilities have strengthened on their own quite a bit. I noticed my bed shake the first time about 6-7 months ago. The first time my bed shook I woke up from this horrible dream, I was sweating, my heart was racing etc. In this dream I was very angry, I don't remember exactly what this dream was about exactly, but it was very emotionally charged. I woke up and the bed was shaking so bad I thought there was an earthquake. This lasted about 5 minutes. I was very awake at this time and felt the bed shake less and less as the minutes went on. It did eventually stop. Now, about every other night, my bed does shake. It wakes me up almost every time and lasts a few minutes each time. It shakes side to boyfriend has felt this too on one occasion. Last night my bed shook again, and I got angry, kicked the blankets and yelled "stop"!! It didn't stop though, kinda made it worse. What I've been wondering if it has to do with one's own psychokinetic energy because I don't think it has to do with a spirit or entity. Almost like an "energy dump" if you will while your mind is more open during sleep. This is one thing in my life that I really need answers to.

posted on Aug, 30 2008 @ 07:17 AM
I found this thread while googling for reasons why my bed is shaking at night.
I am SO relieved that I'm not the only one.

My bed shakes EVERY night, and it's been doing that for about a year. The sensation is like if someone is standing at the end of the bed (it's mostly centered around my feet and lower legs) pushing the mattress up and down (or if you like, it feels like someone is having sex or masturbating on my bed). I'm not actually sure if it's up and down or side to side, I'll try to notice this the next time I go to bed. Once in a while it also feels like someone sits down on the side of my bed.

At first it was incredibly scary, and I thought I had a ghost-problem. I got out of bed in the middle of the night and did a series of cleansings for many days, I asked the arch angels for protection, called out to my guides, meditated like never before, but it didn't stop. That's when I assumed that this must be something physical, and it's never gone past the bed-shaking stage.
I have asked the bed-shaker (if there is one) to please stop, and to find another way of communicating with me if that's what it wants, but the shaking continues.

I don't know if my bed is actually shaking, or if I just THINK it's shaking. I've tried to hold my legs still, I've focused all my attention on my legs to see if I'm having muscle spasms or anything like that; but my legs remain perfectly still, all while the bed keeps shaking.
The shaking is mostly in the lower region of the bed, so my legs and sometimes my pelvis-area is affected - but never my chest, arms or head.
It's also really fast, too fast for it to just be my heart or muscle spasms. It's very gentle, it's not a violent shaking. It's more of a wavy sensation than direct shaking, like someone just wants to annoy me but not actually scare me or cause me to panic. And sometimes it is actually really soothing - like being rocked back and forth in a cradle.

It happens every night, and I'm 100% awake during it. It starts shaking about 30 seconds after I've gotten into bed, when I start relaxing, so I know that I'm not dreaming.

I have also given the OBE/Astral projection theory some thought, as it's something that I've been trying to do for years (5-6), and I've read that it will start as a vibration in your feet.
I was just about to write that I haven't heard any loud bangs, and then I remembered.. EVERY time I go to bed and try to sleep, regardless of what time it is (my sleeping pattern varies), there will be a loud bang; which I've always thought was the wood "settling in" or expanding because of humidity.
I have of course found it a bit puzzling that it always happens when I try to sleep, and never any other time of the day - even though I've been known to go to sleep in the middle of the day, the afternoon, and whenever I see fit really; yet this loud bang never occurs if I'm awake.

This is interesting. I honestly doubt it's a ghost, this house was built from the ground up and the only person that I've lost is my great grandmother, who died when I was 8 and I didn't know her very well. I'll ask around about astral projection, vibrations and loud bangs.

posted on Aug, 30 2008 @ 07:40 AM
Please notice I'm not denigrating anyone's experience. I"m not saying that it's caused by x or y.. . . . .

My own policy is to discount physical phenomena, before attributing the shaking bed to the supernatural.

Reporting that your bed was shaking is a classic symptom of a minor epileptic seizure. The person having the episode has an altered state of consciousness, that alienates him or her from awareness of their own body. This website for a Bed-shaking alarm system mentions the fact that there are over 40 different sorts of epileptic siezure that a person may have. Certain kinds of petit mal epilepsy can leave a person with otherwise unimpared mental function and memory during the seizure, but mainly a lack of awareness that they've just had one.

Not meant to insult or denigrate anyone. Just pointing out that the human body is so complex and unpredictable that it helps to consider every possibility, even the "mundane" ones.

It's the topic for another thread, but a number of epileptics throughout history have believed that their epilepsy gave them supernatural insight, and/or connection with the spirit world. Mohammad, Genghis Khan, and Black Elk are three examples when leadership seemed to be a "gift" from the epilepsy. It's been one explanation by later historians for Joan of Arc's leadership.....

all the best.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 06:43 PM
reply to post by Kis11

I have done that, as well as anoint my house in oil. It has still continued to happen and I have no clue what to do. Last night was my first night out of town since it started happening regularly and I was curious to see what would happen. The bed shook here as well. It is usually within half an hour of me falling asleep.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 07:00 PM
I was bowel-voiding scared for a long time when this happened to me. Eventually I realized that it was (in most of the cases) my own heartbeat shaking the bed and my body, even giving the perspective of movement. Then sometimes I have these dreams where I'll be walking down a path and suddenly trip over a rock or pothole and wake up and I feel like I've actually hit my face...maybe it is something like that for you? I have heard that dreams like that happen when the brain wakes up the body as it is getting dangerously sedated.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 07:47 PM
I woke up about 4 days ago in the morning because my bed was shaking. We live in Texas so I knew that a earthquake was highly unlikely. At first I thought I was dreaming so I grabbed the wall to see if it was the bed, the house, or the earth. Both the wall and the bed felt like they were shaking, and a few moment later it stopped. I looked on the USGS site for any sisemic activity in the area but saw nothing at all.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 08:21 PM
Oh yes, forgot to add, sometimes for me it's trains or trucks, there's some oddity in the land that allows their vibrations to be noticible in the earth sometimes more than the sound itself.

posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 08:26 PM
reply to post by Curiousme

This could be one of 4 things

1) High blood pressure

2) Inner ear problem

3) High intake of drugs be it alcohol or others

4) Anarchist hand (joke) lol

I am not one to believe in the spiritual world as it feeds from fears if it even exists and if it is the spirits simple strengthen your resolve to this.

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 01:49 PM
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Many of the experiences shared here are by individuals in bed. My experience is shared with my wife and even with our three year old. We live in Toronto Canada. Our bed has been shaking almost every night (4 times a week) for quite sometime now. This happens between the hours of 11:00 pm and 1:00 am and often again in the morning - all while we are wide awake. The first time it happened it lasted over 1/2 hour in intervals. We assumed it was a rare earth tremor and waited until the morning to read about it in the paper or on the local news - but nothing was mentioned. Until last week we thought it was actually mild earth tremors, even though we don't live in an area of earthquake activity, but we thought what else could it be?
We've asked our neighbours if they have been experiencing the tremors, but the answers are always "no". The other day I decided to Google "shaking bed" and I was surprised to see how many people have experienced the same thing - almost down the to exact detail. We are not asleep but often sitting up reading in bed when it occurs. We have a water glass next to the bed that rocks with the motion - hence we assumed it was the whole house!
Before the bed shaking, there was a period where the floor boards below our bed would knock loudly - only one knock every 30 seconds. This would last approx. 2-3 minutes. We live in an old house (1895) so I attributed or dismissed this as house settling. Thing is, it would always happen at night between the hours of 11:00pm and 1:00am - the same time of night as the rocking bed. The floor board knocking does not happen anymore - it's been replaced with bed shaking!!
The other night we had our 3 yr old daughter in our bed when the bed started rocking quite violently - lasting about 1 minute.
Last week we were sitting on our couch watching the Daily Show (around 11:45) and the couch started shaking. The shaking actually feels like a constant mild rocking - like an very mild earthquake. Would love to know what causes this to happen.
I posted our story on a med/sleep site that was suggesting to someone experiencing the bed shaking that she was suffering from Sleep Paralysis. Clearly this is not the answer.

posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 11:19 AM
reply to post by AGENT_T

i have had this happen to me too it scares me sooo much and i think its just my imagination but i can actually see my bed shakeing sometimes im not convinced its a ghost but im really getting scared! and also im only 12 years old wich is obviously unusual! i have also heard loud noiss that wake me up in the middle of the night and im shaking and sweating wen i wake up!

posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 03:42 PM
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I have experienced some of the same things all of you have described, and I'd like to share with you what I believe it is, and what I have done to stop it.

First, here is what I've been experiencing:

1) Bed shaking very lightly, top-to-bottom.

2) Scratching noises on the bed-frame.

3) I used to experience a heavy weight on my chest. But I haven't experienced this in a long time. When I was younger, I would go running to my parents' room and scream about a monkey sitting on my chest. They also took me to the ER a couple of times because I had such bad chest pains when I'd lay down to sleep (due to the feeling of a heavy weight). The doctors sent me home saying there was nothing wrong with me, both times.

4) Sleep paralysis.

5) Over the past few weeks, I have experienced, at least twice, an abnormal sensitivity to my own heart beat, much like was mentioned a few posts above. Also, my nerves in my legs began jumping like crazy, as though they were trying to get out of my skin. I began to be convinced that all of this non-sense and it is just my heart beat and nerves just shaking my body. But then common-sense came back into the picture and I realized that it would be impossible for my heart-beat and/or nerves to rock my bed back and forth, make scratching noises on my bed frame, and even grab a hold of my television set and squeeze it (which I hadn't mentioned yet) as though someone were picking it up off of my dresser.

My story, why I think this is happening, and my solution:

I was raised in the church, am now 26 years old, finally finishing my bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry. For my entire life I have experienced these weird things, but like most of you, did not know what to attribute it to, so I did not pay much attention to it. Over this past summer it began to get worse, and over the course of this semester (since August), it has become very, very bad.

I realized recently that throughout my life these things happen spuratically (spelling?). While thinking about this, I realized that they happen just before pivotal moments in my life, such as times in my life where I am about to take a major turn, or a major decision that will change me for the rest of my life. For example, I recently gave in to what I believe God has been calling me to, which is feeding, teaching, and loving orphans in various parts of Africa, as well as other parts of the world, by starting my own non-profit organization. And lately these things have become so severe that I cannot sleep at night, so I get most of my sleep during my classes... unfortunately.

My solution? Well, I went to church and talked to some elder's there. The church has an Anglo-Catholic background (that's basically a Catholic church that holds Calvinist views, for those of you who are schooled in that area), and they do not take matters like this lightly. They prayed for me, layed hands on me, and anointed me with oil. I am still following up with them.
I fully believe that these are demons. Whether you believe in demons or not, it cannot hurt to look into it. I would love to talk to you about this if you're interested. I have personally been praying out-loud every night to cast them out. After I begin praying, the bed will shake even more violently, but eventually, I will literally feel them flee, and in fact, I will feel my bed sit sturdier on the floor, making it feel as though, before they left, they were taking much of the weight of my bed off of the floor. It is very odd.

Lastly, I have been told, by people that I do not know, that this is a generational curse, due to witchcraft from someone in my father's line. Not sure how to respond.

Please add me on myspace and/or e-mail me to explore this with me. I'd even be interested in reading the same books with someone or a group. or

posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 05:18 AM
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie here *waves*

Heres my two bed shaking stories..

When I was about 12 years old my cousin came over to my families house, quite upset because he had been approached by a women in the street claiming to be a psychic, telling him that his grandfather was following him, trying to tell him everything was going to be ok (he was going through a difficult divorce at this time). She even mentioned his grandfathers nickname which spooked my parents out, and my mom began to cry.

I was a little freaked out so I went into my parents bedroom to watch television on there bed. I was laying there and suddenly the bed began to tremble. Later on I told my mom and she suggested it might be grandpa.

A few years ago we moved to a new house and my mom, sister and I, on different occasions saw an old man in the house. I went to a psychic who told me it was my grandpa making sure we were ok in our new house and watching over us.

About a week ago, I was having a really hard day (have had a hard few weeks actually...going through a bad break up) and went into my moms room to pat my dog who was on her bed. I sat on her bed, crying and the bed started to shake. I immediately thought of my grandpa and thought maybe he was trying to tell me everything was gonna be ok.

I honestly don't know though...I'm not going to rule out my imagination or other variables.

- Artemis

posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 05:44 AM
I used to own a waterbed back in the days when I shared an apartment with my brother. Often I would feel the cat making waves as she made her way from the foot of the bed to me. A few minutes would pass and no cat! Upon turning on the lights I would find that the cat was outside or in another room with my bedroom door shut all the way. It really began freaking me out. My brother called me crazy. As time went by it escalated into me waking up as I rode violent waves in the bed. Once when I arrived home early after being out of town I opened my door to find two bodies laying on the living room floor. My brother had guests who tried sleeping in the bed and were also freaked out by the tidal waves. The next morning they added that they would also see laser pointer type lights on the walls (I never experienced that). Later the heater gave out on the water bed in the winter and I began sleeping in the living room.

As soon as I began sleeping in the living room pennies began shooting around the room nightly. Some times one or two, sometimes many many more. You would hear a penny hit the wall or something and then slowly roll to a stop on the hardwood floor. My bro thought I was doing it and I thought he was doing it. Until one night we almost smacked foreheads in the hallway. In the cover of night I was trying to sneak to his bedroom door to catch him flicking pennies. He was trying to sneak up on me in the living room trying to catch me flicking pennies. Pennies would even be on top of ceiling fan blades as well as door and window moldings. We soon moved as the place was creepy. I put the waterbed in the dumpster. Never figured it out. (I just got the chills)


[edit on 9-11-2008 by HypnoAsp]

posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 06:45 AM
I too experianced someone moving my bed up and down,for a few days at 3:12,and at the time I was living alone,we figured out that was the time I got to my mom's place,by the time I got there she was already in a coma,I just figured it was her acknowledging that she saw and heard me,after I told her I knew it was her,never happened again,but for 3 days I was afraid to go to sleep,and I'm pretty fearless

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