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Originally posted by superman2012
reply to post by bcroper
Not my name screamed but I have been lying down settling down to sleep and been startled by a slap on the back of my head...and it wasn't my wife. I was alone in the house and I could still feel it when I sat up. Also, the windows in my house will start rattling for no reason late at night...anyone had that happen?
Originally posted by nonnez
reply to post by fooks
I'll be honest here. the scariest thing I had ever heard was a whisper, a very ominous whisper, in my ear as I drifted off to sleep. The voice, very grubbily said: " I'll be waiting."edit on 24-5-2011 by nonnez because: Just woke up and wrote before my brain was working.
Originally posted by Night Star
More than once I have heard my name called, not screamed, while semi-awake. Very weird! It was the voice of a living person, not a ghost or anything.
During the earliest phases of sleep, you are still relatively awake and alert. The brain produces what are known as beta waves, which are small and fast. As the brain begins to relax and slow down, slower waves known as alpha waves are produced. During this time when you are not quite asleep, you may experience strange and extremely vivid sensations known as hypnagogic hallucinations. Common examples of this phenomenon include feeling like you are falling or hearing someone call your name.
Another very common event during this period is known as a myoclonic jerk. If you've ever startled suddenly for seemingly no reason at all, then you have experienced this odd phenomenon. While it may seem unusual, these myoclonic jerks are actually quite common.
Originally posted by reesie45
I always used to feel like i was falling through a bottomless pit! Now i know why, lol. I heard that if you actually hit the ground when this happens, you die.
Originally posted by don rumsfeld
Visual, auditory, tactile, and kinetic sensations can all be experienced during hypnagogic hallucinations, and everyone experiences slightly different forms.