posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 05:53 AM
Greetings ATS, this is a thread relaying a group of experiences a close friend of mine has reported over the course of two years. I don't necessarily
have any paranormal implications in mind, but out of curiosity I thought that I would post them and see what the community here had to say. The
friend's name is Marc, and he's in his mid-twenties without any known medical conditions. He lives in a single-story ranch house, and to my
knowledge has no spiritual implications of his own (although he doesn't mind looking at Tarot cards, don't know if he puts any stock in them
though). So, I'll relate the experiences as I recall them.
01) Nearly two years ago now, Marc and I worked at a major retailer. We did weekend closing shifts together, and after one such shift he told me about
an experience he'd had that morning. He had woken up in his bed, lying on his back, and heard a soft, lilting music drifting through the air. Nobody
else was home, and his house is on the corner of a street, so it could not have been any neighbors. At the time I was not thinking about sleep
paralysis or it's concomitant conditions. I did not ask him if he felt paralyzed during the experience. So I cannot say much more than what I already
have about the event.
02) Roughly two months after the initial musical experience Marc talked to me after work about a second event. This time he said that the music had
returned (soft and lilting once more) but that now he noticed vague shapes floating in the air directly above his head. He thought they may have been
"eye floaters," even though he had no history with them. After several minutes of observation the vague shapes just vanished.
03) He also related how, later that afternoon (before work) he had been pestered by an annoying, high-pitched buzzing noise. When he asked the others
at his house if they heard it they all said no. Eventually he discovered it's source: an ultrasonic mouse repellent his family had been doing.
Typically those things operate between 32 and 65 KHz... which is well above the 20 KHz average which humans can hear. I wasn't sure if it was
possible for human beings to hear the buzzing of the repellents, but he was; so they threw out the ultrasonic repellent.
04) At the beginning of this year Marc related another waking experience he had. This time he awoke, but not to the soft music. Instead, there were
five figures in his room. One was a woman, wearing a variety of white-blue gowns, who seemed to "float in the upper-left corner" of the room. Two
more seemed to be adult males, standing side-by-side at the foot of his bed. The final two were "children" as he called them, crouching down right
beside his face. None of them seemed particularly harmful, although the "children" made him extremely nervous. He made a variety of sketches of the
figures that morning, I've just e-mailed him (as I'm writing this) to ask if he still has them, and wouldn't mind my posting them. The experience
ended naturally after about 5 minutes of awareness when all of the figures faded into sunlight as it entered his room.
05) The latest experience (which he told me about only a month ago) involved the "floating lady" from the previous. Once more he awoke, but this
time the "floating lady" was alone. As he studied her he became aware of a blue haze covering everything in his room. Shifting focus from the
"floating lady" he focused on the blue haze and became aware of waves, like a sea, cascading across his roof directly above him. He was so entranced
that he completely forgot about the "floating lady" and instead tried to test the waves. First, he rolled his position so they filled most of his
vision (which is evidence he had not prematurely awakened). Second, he began to close one eye, and then the other. He became aware that the waves were
only visible in his left eye, as they disappeared from his vision when only his right eye was open. Finally, after roughly 15 minutes the visions
faded and his room returned to normal.
He's not worried about the experiences. He's actually kind of curious about whether he can bring them on at will or not. It's me who's wondering
if this fits the common criteria for Hypnogogia, or sleep paralysis. In most of my experiences with sleep paralysis you cannot move, and any type of
direct focus tends to drive away the auditory and visual hallucinations, such was not the case with Marc.
So, ATS, anyone have any insight on what's happening?
~ Wandering Scribe