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Originally posted by soldier_ant
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 fascinating reading!
Originally posted by impaired
When I was about 2 (yes, I have broken memories of my youth), I was in my bedroom on the floor. I remember it was night, but not too late (obviously, because I was up).
Do you know how whenever you look at a light and squint and/or make your eyes blurry, the light seems almost 3d - like it's coming out towards you?
Well, hehe, I saw something along the lines of this effect when I was looking at the ceiling light, and it came out and bit me. I felt it. Weird.
But that's nothing. There was this thing that used to plaque me from when I was about 5 to about 7.
When I would be sleeping, this thing would wake me up about once a week: It felt like a balled fist rotating in my side. I used to call it the hand.
To this day I have never seen or felt anything that wasn't there, but "The Hand" was real - I could swear it.
It's also strange how I get intense attacks of sleep paralysis often these days - which dwarfs "The Hand" experience. Sleep paralysis is nuts...
Originally posted by soldier_ant
reply to post by Auxili
That is a full-on story. I'm sorry to hear about your dad.
Were the other happenings of a similar nature (i.e quite destructive)? What were they? You don't have to say if it's too hard to talk about, I am just curious
Originally posted by Auxili
It's OK things are a lot better since then, although a couple of weeks ago I went to my Mums and her kitchen window was open and she was stood there cooking, so I thought it would be funny to play a little prank so I reached my arm in quietly and grabbed a knife out of the set she keeps by the window and threw it on the floor all I saw was her arms flapping and her screaming hysterically, then I popped my head in quick and said it's OK Mum it's only me. haha bless her.
Later that night I was at home on the internet when I heard a strange noise comming from the kitchen, I intantly thought oh it must be the cat so I got up to have a look and guess what? A knife came flying accross the kitchen and landed right by my feet, all the doors and windows where locked and there was nobody there not even the cat. The funny thing was that my knife set is similar to my Mums and it was the same knife the smallest out of the set. HOW F'''''ING WEIRD IS THAT!!!
Originally posted by Auxili
Something a bit strange just happened now, a few days ago in the bedroom trying to decide what to wear, when I heard what I thought sounded like a coin or a screw of some sort hit the wall and land on the floor on the other side of the room, I didn't see anything so weren't sure what it was until now, I just found a fifty pence piece under my pillow, I've no idea how it got there and I'm pretty sure it wasn't there last night. Infact I know it wasn't there when I made my bed this morning and the house has been locked all day whilst I've been at work. I think I might sleep on the sofa with the TV on. ha
P.s I havn't lost any teeth recently