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An invisible force seemed to taunt me and pull me around the room

Identifier

014433

Type of Spiritual Experience

Dream
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

It may have been an hallucination, but has all the appearances of a lucid dream
 

A description of the experience

anon309796
Post 25

I'm 17 years old and I believe I've had three such hallucinations in my lifetime, however I cannot be certain. The first I recall is when I was asleep in my room and I woke up. I opened my eyes and as I was lying on my back, I just saw a fuzzy shape hanging in mid air, but I was certain I was awake and the more I blinked, it just disappeared, so I figured it was something like an orb in my vision (I suffer from migraines and am familiar with such shapes).

However, a few weeks ago I had actively forced myself to go to sleep. Usually I fall asleep with the TV on, texting or reading . I'm always doing something, never just lying there. However this time, I figured it was getting late and I needed to sleep. So I just lay there, and I dropped off, and then thought I woke up only five minutes later, and from my bed I saw a shape in my room, like a girl standing by the wall. I am petrified of such horrific things and therefore started panicking. I then saw more and more figures gathering in my room and coming towards me and I panicked even more. I then glanced to my window and saw a man there. I was certain such events were not truly happening though, and hoped desperately to wake up. I cannot fully remember what happened but I actually managed to wake up. But everything in the dream/hallucination was laid out just as it is in my room, the vase of flowers, clothes on the floor etc. – all the minor details -- like my eyes were actually open.

Then last night, once again I actively forced myself to sleep, yet again I fell asleep and believed I was awakened when I was pulled from my bed and thrown to the other side of the room, where some invisible force seemed to taunt me and pull me around the room. I was terrified but I knew that I was asleep, and actually in bed, so I tried to wake up and turn on my bedside lamp but I couldn't move. I was suddenly back in bed in the dream/hallucination, panicked and eager to turn the light on, but every time I flicked the switch, nothing happened. I also saw the man at the window again but only for a few seconds. Eventually I made a real effort, as if I were pulling a heavy load somewhere and I shook off the heavy paralysed feeling I had and woke up for real, and tried the light, which now worked.

I cannot completely decide if I'm just having really accurate lucid dreams, or if I am hallucinating.

When awake and alone at night I am usually quite scared of ghosts, and I remember images from horror films and things I have seen, so I feel these are impacting on my subconscious, and influencing my dreams

The source of the experience

Wisegeek

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

False awakening

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Migraine
Watching horror movies

Suppressions

Dreaming and lucid dreaming

Commonsteps

Lucid dreaming

References