Last night, I was working late in the home office, as per usual.
I prefer to keep late hours, typically keeping regular office hours from noon - 9pm. This works for me since I'm a night owl circadian type, and my
clients need not miss work for a visit at the business office.
It was around 2:30am, and I felt an overwhelming fatigue, which for me, at that hour, is a little unusual.
I'd been working on some papers, updating some information while snacking on some mixed nuts.
When the feeling of fatigue came over me, I decided to call it a 'day' from work, and watch a TV show I'd downloaded. I watched an episode of Vampire
Diaries, as well as an episode of Elementary.
I then, still feeling unusually fatigued, very untypically barely able to keep my eyes open, quite similar in feeling to the eye-weary exhaustion
experienced from driving at night on long cross country trips, decided to shag off to bed.
A few minutes before drifting off, I noticed an unusual ringing/buzzing sound in my head; not heard with my ears. I also fell a creeping, gradually
increasing sense of outright terror. Further, I had the distinct impression, feeling, and knowledge that I was somewhere else; another house I'd
purchased, lived in, remodeled, updated, and sold that was an old 1936 built 4200 sq/ft 4bdrm, 3 bath, pier and beam, colonial style, 2-story
construction that the previous owner claimed was haunted.
I also could not, try as I might, move.
It was all quite puzzling.
Despite the building sense of terror, I was detached in observing this fascinating phenomenon first hand.
I eventually took a deep breath, seeming the only thing I had conscious physical control over, held it for a count of 5, then let it out slowly which
seemed to break the spell.
It was then that I felt disoriented and quite chagrined to find that I was NOT where I thought I was during the episode, but at home as I was before I
went to bed.
It was a very interesting and fascinating experience.
I can see now how many people who do experience this kind of thing, especially if they're the superstitious type that likes to take stock in and
belief for supernatural things can convince themselves that they're experiencing space alien abductions, demon possession, or some other sort of
To some up the experience:
1. Precursor body weary fatigue.
2. Buzzing/Ringing sound 'heard' inside head (not with ears)
3. Building sense of rigid all consuming terror.
4. Absolute conviction of being somewhere else, such that I didn't even realize there was anywhere else I actually should be.
5. Complete paralysis (except breathing)
6. Slight disorientation (and humor on my part once I realized what had just happened) after the episode.
This is the first time I'd experienced such and look forward to more self study through first hand experiences.
I wonder if the mixed nuts i was snacking on had any hand in it as the mixed nuts were the only thing different in the routine before turning in.
I'll have to experiment and try replicating the cause and effect.
edit on 9-11-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)