I have experienced some things in the past month or two I can't quite explain. Is it sleep paralysis, or something more?
First some background. For the past few years I have suffered from what I think is sleep paralysis. I wake up sometime during the night (usually
during the first couple hours after I fall asleep) and I see things in my room. Usually it has been ghostly figures or things I can barely make out
and they wouldn't last very long at most 10 - 15 seconds. Most of the time they are distortions of real objects in my room. At first I was scared
because I didn't know what was going on then after some research I found that it was most likely sleep paralysis. I would have these as a kid too but
they really increased since 2008, there isn't a problem with this other than they can freak me out sometimes.
However the last 2 times have got me questioning if it's sleep paralysis, schizophrenia, or perhaps something paranormal.
About a month ago I had a dream about my deceased grandfather. He was inquiring about a belt of his I had inherited after his death. After some
dreaming I woke up and felt very odd, like I wasn't alone. I stared at my wall for a good 20 seconds or so, because I was seeing something in the
shadows. Then a shadowy figure walked right in front of my bed (in contrast with the moonlight). This hallucination (?) lasted quite long and had me
So I thought meh, big deal maybe some paralysis that just lasted longer than usual. No biggie, but that was until 2 nights ago.
I was asleep with my girlfriend and this time I woke up and saw what I can only describe as a saint or Jesus. I layed there and watched this figure
repeatedly raise his arms. It was lasting quite a while so I told myself just get rid of it, get more awake. So I tried closing my eyes to ignore
the figure and when I closed them I still saw the figure! It was different with my eyes closed... like someone was shining a bright light in front of
your closed eyes and all you can see is the figures outline. I opened them again and shut them trying to shake this off and the image switched to a
hooded woman looking down with a halo behind her head. At this point I'm thinking "you gotta be kidding me... go away!"
I opened my eyes and the saintly figure was still there. I looked over to my girlfriend and said,
"I'm seeing things again... visions".
"What?!" (she was scared) she embraces me tightly and asks, "what are you seeing?"
"Saints," I replied. At this point my hallucinations subsided. That was it, we just fell back asleep. I didn't want to talk about what happened
until the next day. I didn't understand and still don't.
Anybody got any ideas?
edit on 29-6-2012 by asmall89 because: grammar