posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 10:38 AM
I've been debating with myself, whether to post this or not, as I've seen a lot of people getting flamed for posting their own personal experiences,
but on balance, it really freaked me out a bit, and I'd appreciate any comments, insight and discussion of this, and any similar incidents, in order
that I might better understand what's happened.
OK, here goes...
Last night I was sleeping in my bed, next to my wife, when I suddenly woke up.
I was bolt upright, staring over towards the bedroom door *(which leads to the 1st floor landing of our 3 bedroom semi-detached house). The door was
open very slightly (as is usual), and the dim light of the downstairs wall-lamp was visible around it's edges.
I think that I'd heard a noise of some kind, because I was really scared, the hairs on the back of my neck were up, and I found myself shaking my
wife's shoulder and saying "did you hear that?"
At the exact same time, she said "I was trying to get your attention.... I heard something..."
I have no idea what happened next, other than my body had changed position, and my eyes were now closed.
I was still in the process of shaking my wife's shoulder (it seemed like an instant after our brief exchange of words) but I was now lying down, and
my hand wasn't anywhere near my wife's shoulder, it was raised up behind my head, and I was pushing the back of my head as if it was her shoulder!
(Really weird experience)
I was still really scared, because it "felt" like something was REALLY wrong, and I couldn't understand how I was now instantly in this different
position, but I managed to open my eyes and saw that the light around our bedroom door was now a VERY VERY bright blue-ish white light. Very strong
and artificial looking, like the really big (halogen?) lamps that they use to illuminate building sites at night?
I was absolutely petrified by this, and found that I couldn't move at all. Paralysed with fear? Sleep Paralysis?
I don't know.
After what seemed like just s few seconds? the light dimmed back to it's normal levels around the door, and the paralysis faded.
I immediately looked towards my wife, to see if she was ok, and whether she'd seen anything, but she was fast asleep.
I just sat, thinking.... wtf?
I wanted to go and see if there was any sign of anything having happened, but I was still really shaken up, and decided that whatever it was had
passed now anyway.
I checked the clock now, and it was 12:14am (GMT).
I drifted back to sleep, and awoke as normal this morning.
My wife doesn't remember anything unusual happening during the night, and doesn't even remember sitting up and saying that she'd heard
So, did I dream it? (I'm not prone to having dreams that feel so "real")
Was it an episode of sleep paralysis? (I've had something similar happen once before, but in another location)
or does it sound like something else?
Any advice would be gratefully received.