The voice that said it wanted to come in
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
When I was 8, I had what sounds like a hypnagogic hallucination. I woke from sleep in the middle of the night to hear a man speaking very close to my face. He was coercing me to 'let him in'. I couldn't see anyone, but then again, I was so scared, I didn't want to look. It went on for about three or four minutes before the voice ceased and I knew whatever it was was gone.
Needless to say, as soon as I was able to move (I'm not sure if it was paralysis or just me completely frightened), I ran into my parent's bedroom. They told me it was a dream, but I've never had a dream like that before or since.
Now what I experienced may be considered a hallucination to the scientific community, but that voice was in no way a part of me. I don't even think I had any thoughts like that in my subconscious at the time. My parents sheltered us from scary things for that very reason. There's no way my mind could have fabricated that voice at 8 years old.