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  • Posted By: suga2shane3
  • February 8, 2007
  • 10:20 AM

if you don't feel like reading all of this...read the end..i will summarize it up...the essay part is just to answer any questions you might have to help with your attempt at figuring out whats going on


Hello everybody...my name is shane..and let me give you a few pieces of information..i'm 20...in great shape, have never been diagnosed with anything but add and tendonitis...with a few regular allergies to pollen and such..i work out constantly...and have a good social life. I get a regular ammount of sleep usually...and also drink occasionaly...and i have smoked weed before..as well as tried cocaine once...other than that the only perscription i've ever taken is adderall when i was in grade school....for maybe a few months...and than pain killers for sports injuries..i've had a couple concussions...i also have a fear of paranormal type things...as most people do(too many scary movies i suppose)

Now, the problem is...about 2 years ago...maybe a few months after the first time i tried cocaine....and i also hadn't drank or smoked at all in few weeks.i wasn la pine oregon staying with a buddy and his dad for a few weeks...and la pine oregon is way out in the middle of no where..and this particular house, was surrounded by nothing but trees...about 20 miles north of la pine is a pretty decent sized city called bend..we went up there to go bowling with some girls and get some food...on the way back...me and my buddy saw a light bigger than any star you see in the sky...in the sense of depth perception anyways...so let's say it looked like a giant shooting star..but it seemed to be about the distance of a plane just taking off...or landing...and it preceded to shoot down into the trees...we both started talking about aliens and things like that....and when we got home...we were layin in bed talking about just whatever..and finally we tried to go to sleep...he fell asleep first..and i as i usually do...started thinking about aliens because of the light...his closet was cracked slightly...and i remember i kept looking into the darkness of the closet..because i was too nervous to look away...than all of a sudden...i don't remember closing my eyes or anything...i felt extremely comfortable...it was like a wave of relaxed euphoria hit me....and out of no where..the room lit up flashing all sorts of different colors...i wasn't scared at all..i felt really calm..but i wanted to wake my friend up to see what was going on...but i couldn't move...i still didn't panic..i just kept trying to move..than it went away..and i was still laying there..and woke him up...the fact that he was still sleeping led me to believe everything that had just happened was mental..and in fact not paranormal.....than a year later..i'm laying in bed in my college dorm..i also hadn't used any substances this night or day...and i look over..and the mouse on my computer starts to light up as if being moved...it does this a few times..finally i stare at it...to see if maybe it's a time thing..or if it's random..turns out to be random...and even though i assumed it was just because of a slight pull on the cord because of a wierd configuration...or because of whatever else..i also considered if maybe it was paranormal...finally..i stopped caring..and i started to look at my ceiling...not worried...but just imagining..i started to imagine...what if there was an atic.i wonder if anything would be in it...all of a sudden..after thinking deeper and deeper...i started getting more and more nervous...and it got to the point where i thought something was coming out of the ceiling..even though i couldn't hear or see anything....than...once again...the wave of euphoric relaxtion hit me...than i heard a loud pop and it felt like something slapped me in the head....to be honest...it felt like someone threw a tupperware lid at my head and made pretty good contact..it didn't hurt..but none the less it freaked me out..and once again i couldn't move...now...i'm laying sideways...and the tv is on...and i can hear it.but i can't see it cause im still looking at the ceiling..and it gets to the point where it feels like i am levitating....it felt like i was levitating straight up and down..and my room was sideways..it didn't feel like i was sideways on my bed...and than i hear a voice behind me...which all that was behind me was a wall...i couldn't make out the words..but the words were definately not words of the tv..i could hear the tv too.

than this last year...september of 2006...i was in bed with my gf...who...coincidentally...has experienced things like this her self...accept for a lot more violent and evil...and has actually seen things...and claims to have only experienced these things in her room (not that suprising considering most people sleep more in their room than anywhere else..but interesting all the same)

it happened again....i was looking out her window...and looking at a painting next to her bed...and my imagination took over again...i started thinking about someone looking in from the window...wasn't suspicious...just "what if" and the painting was an abstract painting that i found particulary dark...looking at it made me think of being in the painting..and how alone and helpess i would feel if i was in it...than i heard the fawcett dripping outside..and it relaxed me..once again...i got the euphoric relaxed state that happened before...within seconds....the drops started to get louder..and echo...as if i was in a completely silent room and a microphone had been placed right by where the water dropped...than all of a sudden..i heard another voice...once again...i didn't hear anything specific....just a voice...and it felt like i was being choked...and i couldn't move..this was the worst of them all...finally i snapped out of it..and my gf was asking me if i was okay because it sounded like i was choking on something.



now..i want to know if anyone has any idea as to what could be going on when this happens...i don't think it's paranormal to clear that up...it's obviously something medical..i just don't know what and theres too many words to make a search on google..which is what i normally do because i hate going to the doctor


everytime it's happened...i have been imagining about something that makes me scared..i have been awake..eyes open..but laying down for bed..extremely focussed on whatever it is i'm thinking about....euphoric relaxation..paralasys...distortion of physical position as far as my body...when "awakening" my e..yes are still open...everything is the same as it was before it started...any help would be really appreciated

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  • i meant to put this subject as "this is the answer"..ooops. the "clue" here is that it's always when you've gone to bed to sleep. Is the room somewhat dark? darkness can contribute to it. it's NOT medical, only a series of natural biological functions taking place when you get sleepy & combined with some darkness. hope i can describe this ok, here i go: i've had that too..example, awhile back i had about 3 nights where i'm in bed sleepy but awake & i swear i "feel" someone choking me. this concerned me so i ended up staying awake "wondering" & during that time it repeated over & over. then after 3 nights of that it never came back. i've read on this sort of thing. it's connected to mental, sensory, & body changes that take place as people are in bed sleepy- it part of the biological changes that occur when your brain & body prepare for sleeping. same with the "paralysis". it's just the body, mind, & senses, all at once getting ready for sleep (believe it or not). when the body & brain prepares, it goes through some "changes" (for lack of a better word). these changes for some reason are things you can sometimes "notice" like: sensory changes like feelings something touch you or seeing things change shape or move; paralysis is a famous one, where the body is unable to move, hearing a voice or sounds of some sort, etc. it's just happening because you're "sleepy" yet awake enough that sometimes you end up "noticing something". you see, when the mind gets "sleepy", it can "go on some weird trip" (for lack of a better phrase to use). you may even get an entire "short story" running through your head, complete with images & mental voices speaking. this is called "hynagogic reverie", where you'll notice your mind has images, voices, places, events, coming across the mind, & the subjects keep changing from one to another like the mind cant focus on any one thing, and then reverie can occur when you're awake but "feeling sleepy". you arent alone, i assure you. off hand, i can recall even more than that "choking" episode i had. when i was a kid, i laid there in my partly darkened room waiting to fall asleep (darkness can add to this thing by playing "tricks" on your senses, where you think you "see things" that arent there). then i saw the light bulb on the ceiling change into a skull (just what i was just thinking of)..it stayed this way awhile then it turned into a light bulb again. then another time, more recently, this one happened as i woke up but still very sleepy (it can occur when you just awaken too if you're still feeling "groggy"). i had received a "voice in my head" saying that i was receiving a telepathic communication from an old friend & to prove it the phone was about to ring-it would be him "confirming" the telepathy had gone through. then the phone rang so i picked it up- no one answered, so i hung up. then a loud knock on the door, so i checked--no one there, but the "voice" said again "i was knocking to confirm the telepathy". then after a few more seconds i began to feel "less sleepy" & more alert. that's when i realized it was "sleepiness" connected. then there was another time i was asleep & had a dream that i was about to get "proof of the paranormal because water would magically appear on my mattress & then vanish instantly"..then i awoke...i saw a wet spot & even felt the wetness,...thinking it was "real" i thought "that cant be! no one has "powers" to make water just appear out of nowhere"..then i saw a person standing there with his arm out toward the bed...this person was "dark" like a shadow & i couldnt make out facial features...just then the wet spot vanished & so did the "shadow person"...i couldnt see the wet spot so i checked with my hand...it was gone. all this occurred while i was "very sleepy" after waking up from a dream...so i just went back to sleep. that never happened again. another time in 1987, i went to bed & was "sleepy" then i closed my eyes but thought i was still "awake"...i began to see in my mind several space-aliens with big heads gather around me & lift me into their ship..then i felt myself rising up to the ceiling. then after a few seconds it just stopped & never returned again..it felt pretty "real". you said you were 20- you're still young so you've probably not heard of this yet. i'm 47, & i've seen this thing in action off & on for many years. like several times where i went to bed & began to get a feeling that the room was spinning yet not spinning...it "felt" like spinning on an amusement park ride, but i "saw" no spinning...it felt very strong & would last up to 20 minutes..i even felt my head "tingle". when i was younger & got it i became frightened by it & was crying & trying to tell my mom it was not a dream i'd had & that i was having it now with my eyes wide-open. she didnt get it & kept saying it was just a "bad dream". then there's the famous one where you only "think" you're awake but have actually fallen alseep & are dreaming it. so, it's a common experience to tons of people. sometimes you'll notice something & sometimes you wont. it's just part of the "sleep cycle, sleep stages, feeling sleepy, & preparing to fall asleep, etc."...thats WHY you only get when you're in bed preparing to sleep...this is the "clue" for you thats its part of the natural changes of preparing to fall asleep. i tried a websearch for "hynogogia-the state between wakefulness & sleep" & got some stuff that can help & i was also able to find it books about the "biology of the human body", "biology of the human brain", "human biology", & maybe "human anatomy"? (cant recall this one for sure), just books at the local library (so it's free). one book i got at the library was called something like "Hynogogia-the state between wakefulness & sleep". about that websearch i just mentioned, i did it on yahoo & the 1st one listed is a GOOD one to start with-very detailed--it mentions how you can get this when trying to fall alseep or even when you believe you're awake (but actually your brain is falling alseep & you dont know it). also, a bit more education, when the brain is "sleepy" it's actually "falling alseep on you already" but your eyes are still open, which is HOW you can get these hynogogic reveries. to be more precise, you'll think "i'm sleepy & my eyes are open & i'm still awake" but if your brain was hooked up to one of those machines that measures "brain waves" it would find that you're beginning to fall alseep, & sometimes you're asleep already but dont know it, & that leaves the 3rd event where really are still fully awake so you wont "notice things"--so, with getting ready to fall asleep, your brain is sometimes "fully awake before falling asleep", then other times your brain is "starting to fall asleep on itself" & this is where you believe yourself to be fully awake, & then the next one is where your brain has fallen asleep already but you have eyes open & think you're wide-awake. during the course of a lifetime all 3 of these events occur when people get into bed & are "sleepy", so they sometimes get "funny stuff". so, dont worry, it's no big thing. bye
    dudbubbin1 37 Replies
    • February 8, 2007
    • 11:34 AM
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  • Could this be yeast?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 07:45 PM
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  • I was responding to the other post that was here, but now it's gone.No, I don't think yeast is the problem of the original poster!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 07:46 PM
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  • perhaps yeast mixed with water and sugar.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2007
    • 08:36 PM
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