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A presence (I always thought of as a witch) trying to enter the kitchen



Type of Spiritual Experience


Number of hallucinations: 1


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Post 36

This website has really been helpful. I just found out that I have hypnopompic hallucinations. I’m a 34 old, healthy man (I do sports).

I woke up this morning to the feeling that someone was poking my left cheek with a finger. I thought it was my girlfriend, but she was definitely asleep. I tried to go back to sleep, and just as I was falling asleep (with closed eyes, of course) I could see a black cloud float down from the ceiling towards my chest/head. As this happened, I heard a female scream.

I then noticed I couldn’t move at all! I woke up, still not able to move, but my hand had moved to the side of the bed. I couldn’t speak/yell, but after a couple of seconds I convinced myself to move my body. After a couple of minutes, I tried to go back to sleep, I turned on my left side facing my girlfriend, and suddenly, I started to feel as if someone was touching the back of my head with his/her fingers -- a really frightening feeling! I then turned around on my right side, just to hear someone whispering my name. I then decided I’d had enough and ran out the bedroom.

Now that I come to think of it, as a kid I have had the same paralyzing dreams: I found myself in the kitchen together with my parents. It was sunny outside. They went outside on the terrace, but someone or something held me back from following them. It then became really dark (as if a storm was coming) and I could feel a presence (I always thought of a witch) trying to enter the kitchen. I then woke up, not able to move the first couple of seconds. I must have dreamed this 40 or 50 times, and I was no more than three or four years old

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