posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 04:17 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of puzzling ambiguity! While you're here, remember to keep your arms inside the ride at all times.
I, like all my family except Dad, were passed on a nice set of genetic material from Mom, whose family all have a variety of sleep disturbances that
are typified by hypnogogic and hypnopompic sleep states, or by its old name, sleep paralysis.
I have vividly detailed memories of weird arsed abduction-like episodes that span my entire life. I was very puzzled by these things as a kid, found
out my brothers all had the same, they were very very similar in many ways but not in others, and that what I remembered never quite corresponded with
what THEY remembered, although it was often similar.
As I got older I sort of ignored it, not being a devotee of UFOlogy. Then I saw a fairly screwy movie called Communion and holy cow, it was very very
similar to what I'd been seeing as a yoot. I didn't know WHAT to believe then. I saw that movie about the time I got out of the Army, and it didn't
really register other than the similarity, and a real puzzlement that someone else had seen the same damned thing. I actually got up and left about
halfway through the first time.
Then I ETSd about a year later. I was under a lot of stress then, getting out really bothered me for various reasons, I got married, and we went to
university all at the same time, and we were as close to broke as you could be and keep the lights on. Had constant and unrelenting issues with my
father in law. At the same time all that crap was happening I started having the episodes again. Only this time they had teeth and weren't all fun
and games like before, I also developed a couple of quirks that were thankfully short lived and sort of PTSD-lite I suppose. But at any rate, I
started having "abduction sequences" again, if you can call them that, along with other sleep paralysis nightmares of a very intense type. It was
very very convincing. The old lady got popped in the chops trying to wake me from that (never live that down) but she eventually recorded it and
proved to me that there was nothing there, it wasn't happening at all.
I got some counseling, got over the separation anxiety, the money anxiety, marriage anxiety, school anxiety, readjusted to not being able to give
orders to or shoot annoying civilians, mostly got over the inappropriate situational awareness and learned how to break up sleep paralysis dreams. It
was worth the time spent, although dreaming that little blue doctors are quizzing you in 3D smell-o-vision is disturbing no matter what.
So in my case, at any rate, I had a classic life full of "abductions" but they're all some facet of sleep paralysis, as close as I can determine.
What's funny is that the themes seem to be common between people. But I can only assume we're wired to see that sort of thing for some reason, and I
don't give any more credence to little blue doctors now than I did to some of the other crap I was seeing in those episodes.
It can be very emotionally disturbing. It can seem very real. I have paced the floor for hours trying to calm down before I went back to bed, fighting
not to go look ONE MORE TIME at the kids to be sure they are still in their beds. But these days, the pressure's way off and I don't have that sort
of dream any more, or haven't since 9/11 when I thought we were going to end up in WW3.
All that to say, it's not unusual to see that sort of thing if you're having sleep paralysis. Although it can seem very very realistic.