I came to ATS about 4 years ago, looking for someone, anyone who had shared a similar experience as the one I am about to share with you. The funny
thing is, I only lurked. I lurked for years and never read a similar story. But there are enough bizarre stories here to keep a person preoccupied
for an extremely long time, and so I only registered about a year ago. Life was so hectic by the time I registered, that I didn't even think about
that strange event anymore. That is, until tonight.
So here it is. The most surreal experience I have ever had.
It was, like I said, about 4 years ago. I was sleeping soundly in my bed and was awoken by the most horrible shrieking sound I have ever heard. I
bolted out of my bed and was completely confused by my surroundings. Nothing, I mean nothing, looked familiar. So I stumble out of a room that, as
far as I'm concerned, I have never seen in my life, and I am running toward this sound that I can only describe as a banshee. And then it hits me,
the sound is a baby. A baby is crying in another room, somewhere in this house. Who's house am I in?? Ok, so I'm on my way to this babies room and
I'm thinking "Where is this babies mother? Why isn't she helping this baby? Where is MY
mother should stop this baby from
crying in the middle of the night." All of these thoughts are tumbling around in my mind and I can't figure out where my mother is.
Then I wonder where John is. Immediately I think "who the hell is John?" But I am convinced that if John were here, he would know what to do about
this crying baby.
And then it happened, as if a veil had been lifted from my mind. The baby is my baby. John is her father, he works nights and we have been married
for 13 years. My mother has passed. I am in my home, that we have lived in for 5 years. We have 2 other children, boys, and they are older. I
frantically grasp on to reality and run to comfort my crying baby. I quiet her and go back to my room, completely terrified about what just happened
The next morning I phoned my sister and told her what had happened. She said it must have been exhaustion. I am not convinced. I have often
wondered since then, if that is what a patient with alzheimer's feels like. Just complete and utter confusion.
It has been 4 years and I have not experienced anything else like that. Do you think it was sleep induced? Or like my sister said, exhaustion? Do
any of you here on ATS have any similar stories or events that have happened to you??
edit on 20-4-2012 by newsoul because: spelling