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Originally posted by likzit
i suffer from sleep paralysis from time to time. never had it come across as an abduction experience, but i was marking it up to ghosts until i found out what it was. it seems to happen when i've had a tough couple a weeks at work(stress) and am sleep deprived. i've had some pretty scary things happen. felt as if my head was being pushed down in the pillow, feeling like i can't move or make a noise, feeling a presence over me and i've even seen a face looking at me that was lit with red light coming off the alarm clock. they all seem very real and scared the crap out of me. since i've figured out what causes it and what it is, i can usually remind myself that it's not real, but that doesn't always work. as recently as two months ago, i was just falling asleep and i reacted before i could rationalize the whole situation. i ended up punching my wall a few times because i saw a gopher looking creature between the wall and the bed. oh yeah, i'm 31 yrs old...if that helps ya any.
schaden, i have the strange lights and shapes when i close my eyes too. thanks for sharing that. i was starting to think that i was loosing it. i've been under a good amount of stress at home and work, and i barely get enough sleep.
Originally posted by Schaden
I've gotten hallucinations when falling asleep. It hasn't happened very often but usually once a year when I'm really exhausted - 2 hours of sleep over 3 days. Almost the instant my head hits the pillow, I can hear this loud buzzing sine wave in my ears and I experience bright flashing patterns of light and geometric shapes on my retina. It's really freaky and my body feels like it's floating through space.
One of two things happens. Either I get so scared I literally jump out of bed and I'm wide awake again or I ride it out and eventually fall completely asleep.
From what I've read it has something to do with different lobes of your brain switching off "out of order". I can see how someone could interpret an event like this as alien abduction but we must be certain to explore all of the scientific medical explanations. Not very long ago, people with schizophrenia, epilepsy and other diseases were thought to be possessed by demons.
Originally posted by TheMayor
I can't seem to find any pattern to it, and I have had medical exams that finds nothing "wrong" so I am reaching out for alternative answers or just to know that others are seeing things too. Tricks of the mind are easier to deal with than what others are experiencing. It is just unnerving to read things that are quite similar to my experiences from people that experience far worse things.
Yes Mechanic, I think we can all attribute experiences to subconscious thoughts. Some see aliens while others see ghosts and yet others see angels. SOme see nothing at all- is it lack of imagination or something else? Are some more open to the "unseen" or are people just really creative? I can't say for sure, I am an artist an live in the creative side of my brain full time.