posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 09:42 PM
I've been lurking for about a year, but this thread motivated me to come out of the shadows and as such this is my first post! (apart from the
obligatory introductory thread of course)
I'll share the two most notable experiences for me. The first was when I was about 5 or 6, and staying with some family friends as my parents were
out of town. I woke up one night only to see at the foot of my bed a young girl (well older than me at the time, but still young - maybe 12 to 15)
standing there. She wasn't looking at me, but rather was combing her long golden hair and looking down and to her right. She had pale white skin and
was dressed in a long white dress. I don't think she was radiating light as such, but her whole appearance was of pure brightness. I sat up on my
elbows dumbfounded! I was sharing a bed with one of the older children, a teenage girl, and I looked across to see if she had seen it but she was
still asleep. Maybe it was because I was at that age when you are more accepting of mysterious things, but I didn't at all feel scared or threatened,
more curious. The girl looked very peaceful and I considered getting up and walking over to her to see what was going on. For some reason I didn't,
and don't remember anything after that so I must have fallen back asleep. To this day I regret not getting out of bed to investigate this girl!
The next time time 'visitor' was much less pleasant. It was many years later, when I was about 23, and one night I woke up to see playing cards
flying at me. I propped up on me elbow and looked up, and squatting on my desk a couple of metres away was this woman. She had a disturbing,
unnaturally large grin on her face and was holding a deck of cards and flicking them at me. I can't remember what she was wearing but it was nothing
particularly memorable, just long pants and a shirt I think. She had medium length dark hair. I tried to catch one of the cards, and when I did it
faded from view, as did the others and the woman itself. I was more confused than scared, and lay back down and went to sleep.
Later in the night however, I woke up again, and saw the same woman, this time on the floor crawling towards me on her hands and knees. She had the
same unsettling toothy smile on her face. This did creep me out this time, and I blinked and shook my head and she was gone. I got up and had a little
look around but of course there was nothing there. I was pretty freaked, but prayed a lot and got back to sleep!
I am into lucid dreaming, and so am well aware of what the mind is able to create, as well as how it can produce hallucinations when in that
half-awake, half-asleep stage, and it's not uncommon for me to wake up in the night and see curious things before they fade away. But usually it's
like a chair that isn't there, or little floaty things, but never a full, moving human figure. So I'm at a loss as to whether these were just
projections of my brain, or real supernatural visitors. They are mysterious to me nonetheless! It is interesting how many of people's accounts here
have happened whilst in bed during the night. There really must be something about this time of day. Anyways, great thread, S&F, it's been