Originally posted by borachon
Has anyone pointed out the commonly held belief that 3AM is considered "dead time" or the unholy hour (supposed the anti hour of Jesus' death) where spritual darkness is said to be at it's strongest activity. I've heard many Christians who consider themselves "spiritual warriors" have woken up unexpectedly many times exactly or very close to 3am and felt compelled to start praying. My mom, for one, has told me about this experience on more than a few occasions before I actually had to explain to her the belief in "dead time".
Originally posted by Cythraul
I keep coming across the 'shaking bed experience'. I've read a dozen experiences on ATS of people waking up in a shaking bed, and elsewhere too (one example being Mick Marrs of Motley Crue in their autobiography book).
My experience seemed to predict the small UK earthquake at the beginning of this year. I made a thread about it here. Here's what happened:
I went to sleep listening to music by a group called Equimanthorn. This is significant because the music is intended as Sumerian magickal ritual soundtrack. I awoke an hour later at 1am to see a dark shadow figure up near my ceiling above the bed. It quickly disappeared but I noticed the bed was shaking quite vigorously. I sat up and turned on the light but the bed was still shaking for another minute or so.
No paralysis, no sexual connotations. Incidentally, a week later, at exactly 1am the bed shook again, but this time it was an actual earthquake. I get the feeling that I somehow warded the spirit off. I wouldn't consider myself very open, vulnerable or susceptible to spiritual influence or observation so perhaps my skepticism was enough to frighten the spirit off.
Originally posted by mystiq
If it looked like a grey alien, are you sure it was a demon, rather than an uninvited visitor carrying out its routine, but not welcome procedures?
Originally posted by sebarud
Why don't you make a drawing of the demon or whatever and show people what it looked like.
Originally posted by Rintendo
reply to post by lee anoma
Umm, just because you did drugs previously does not mean the OP was on drugs at the time he experienced this. As more has been uncovered about body and brain "chemistry" old myths relating to the extent drugs stay in the body has been erased.
Now, if the individual had just eaten several tabs of acid that day...I'm with ya.
If he/she hadn't done psychedelics in years...different story.
Originally posted by s0ndernet
I don't hope to ever have this happen again and i am certainly not going to go taping my bedroom every night to help disprove the disbelief of a common phenomenon.
The most real explanation i've been offered today as to why i was able to see the being was that in my few seconds of waking i had "spirit vision" where we are able to see part of the spirit plane as we shift in and out of sleep and waking consciousness. I tend to agree with that theory and it would seem that maybe the being didn't disappear i was just no longer able to see it after a matter of seconds, being then fully awake and aware.