Type of Spiritual Experience
The post comes from a website that helps people with odd problems this post was on the section http://www.wisegeek.org/what-are-hypnagogic-hallucinations.htm
This is an interesting post because she is probably right there may be a genetic link
A description of the experience
I am now 38 years old and have had these for as long as I can remember. They can be as frequent as several a week, and the longest duration I went without them was in the two years following the birth of my son. I thought that the hormonal changes of pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding had gotten rid of them, but not so.
But, I want to reassure everyone here that having recurrent hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations does not necessarily mean there is an underlying medical or psychiatric issue. I am very healthy both physically and mentally.
I do believe there may be a genetic link. My sister and nephew also have them, and I think my young son does as well. They don't scare me anymore. I take it in stride.
"Oh, there's a giant spider on the ceiling. It'll fade away soon." "The whispering voices are in the room again. Don't even waste your time trying to make out what they are saying."