posted on Jun, 16 2011 @ 04:17 AM
While in undergrad, I had the often poor sleeping habit's of a college student, and still do. Every once in a while, usually laying down, trying to
get to sleep, I'd hear something or have a brief dream sort of state. More recently, perhaps due to an increase in stress and a decrease in sleep, I
seem to get more hypnogogic halucinations. These events seem to be part of a well-documented psychological phenomenon, so I don't give them much
Only once, as far as I can recall, have I heard something like my name being shouted. I was asleep, on the couch in my parents' basement. It was a
Sunday morning, and I think I planned to sleep in; I had not set an alarm. What sounded like a middle aged, middle-American man's voice woke me up by
saying my name. It wasn't all that urgent, and it wasn't a scream. It was just like any time someone tries to wake someone up, saying their name
with a slightly loud voice. My parents had already left the house to go to Church, and there weren't any other people living there at the time.
As I mentioned in one thread of my own, I've never had something I felt was certainly a paranormal experience happen in my life, and that includes
this. I usually chalk events like this up to pure chance; I had a hypnogogic halucination or maybe some other normal psychological phenomenon related
to sleep, and it just happened to occur just at the right time. If it was supernatural, however, I think it was friendly. In fact, at the time my
impression was that it was the third person of the trinity, the Holy Ghost himself, waking my lazy butt up for church.