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A clothes line with jellyfish tentacles was hanging over the bed

Identifier

014427

Type of Spiritual Experience

Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

anon342875
Post 34

I've been having these for about eleven years now, since I was 16. Most of the time, I'll wake up in the middle of the night and see something that shouldn't be there, but sometimes when I'm staying up late reading I'll see shadows crawling on the walls. (I have light-blocking curtains on my bedroom window, so I know they aren't caused by headlights)

The most frightening one? I woke up to a noise like paper slowly tearing, but I kept my eyes closed as I tried to figure out what it was. I then felt something move the mattress, like someone was sitting or pushing on the foot of the bed. I opened my eyes to see a child -sized mound standing next to me. It had a pointy top, like it was wearing a hood or cap. I sucked in a breath in shock and it turned and darted into the wall, disappearing with a few scratching noises. I turned on the light and bolted into the living room, where I had to call a friend to calm myself down. I was convinced I had a poltergeist.

Most of the time, though, the hallucinations are not of animals or people. I've seen objects hanging from the ceiling a couple of times, and once a swarm of barrels buzzed around the bed like flies. Once it looked like a clothes line with jellyfish tentacles was hanging over the bed, the strands fluttering gently as though underwater. Pretty ethereal stuff. I'm glad to know what's causing them now. I was starting to wonder!

The source of the experience

Wisegeek

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Goblin

Science Items

Hypnagogia

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Hypnagogia

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