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    (Original post by Joey321)
    I couldn't make anything out other than a shadow like figure I had it a day or two after one that I found really creepy, I thought I woke up from a dream where a city was being destroyed I didn't know what by so I was running until I fell over which at that point I felt like I was a wake and opened my eyes where I could see a women. From far away she looked like a young women in her 20s just walking over in a long grey coat with curled black hair just walking over with a sinister smile. As she came closer her face changed and she started to turn into a demon looking creature until she got to my head all the while still smiling.
    She crouched down next to my head and looked at my her eyes where nothing but white. Her wings spread out around me and she held out her hand to touch my eyes gently and just whispered to me in a calm voice "Try not to wake up".
    I couldn't get back to sleep after that. But I couldn't help that and the one with the shadow man was connected in someway which I guess sounds silly.

    The first time I saw what looked like a homeless man crawl out from my bed with a look of pure anger.
    He bent over me and just strangled me. I tried my hardest to move or scream to do anything to get the man off me but I couldn't do a thing. All I could do was watch as this man tried to kill me. I felt suffocated and like I couldn't last any longer until it was over. I had no idea what had happened.
    I stupidly checked to see if all my doors where locked and then I looked it up.

    I feel like the scariest one was the first as I had no idea what had happened with the others I knew what was going on so they don't tend to bother me as much.
    I can't believe people go through this The first one must have been awful with the strangling and not knowing what's happening. How old were you when you first had it? How often do you have them now, when was the last one and do you not get frightened by it any more? Also, I don't know anything about this so can you tell me why people have them please?
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    (Original post by Danno190)
    I sometimes hear people call my name when there's no one there, or even when surrounded by people but none of them have said anything. Also before I go to sleep most nights I think I hear snippets of conversation from family members
    which I usually try and put down to starting to dream before falling asleep, or a combination of suddenly sensitive hearing and them talking in their sleep from another room.

    I also get the odd smell hallucination too, either as a memory type smell (grandpa's tobacco smoke, great nan's perfume) or else just random smells that no one else can smell when I ask them.

    Umm... :hide:
    Another question that may appear strange...... any autistic spectrum stuff in the family? That smell stuff I don't get, but is that triggered by anything? I have something else called color grapheme synaesthesia where my numbers and letters appear in different colours. it's all linked man. one more awkward one....... use any substances? stimulants, eurogics etc?
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    (Original post by Novascope)
    Me too haha. Well from what I know the reasons for it happening can be due to lack of sleep, stress or dramatic change in sleeping pattern. I think I once read that environment too might be a factor? But don't quote me on that. So I started working on that and it did stop it eventually. Hmm, he was white and skinny (especially in his face, so he kinda looked wrinkly but not old), dressed in all black and he had the creepiest smile on his face as if he were trying to imitate the Joker or something.
    Ah thanks for the explanation Is there a reason why some people experience this and not others? The Joker smile is creepy :eek: How old were you when you saw that particular dream? And would you say that was your scariest experience? Do you remember the first time you went through it, did you know what was happening to you?
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    (Original post by thecatwithnohat)
    I've suscribed to this thread.

    I've never experienced it myself, but I'm intrigued to find out about peoples experiences. Have you also seen the mysterious dark figure while in sleep paralysis?
    Sleep paralysis (for me anyway) is when I'm sub-consciously aware of being in a state of sleep/shut-down, then I try to move the blanket or try to move myself to the opposite direction or try to get up / wake up but being unable to do so. It's like an invisible force freezing every single, tangible part of my body but my subconsciousness.

    I would say it's similar to being in a deep state of anesthesia and trying to wake up / recover from it.
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    (Original post by iSerendipity)
    Ah thanks for the explanation Is there a reason why some people experience this and not others? The Joker smile is creepy :eek: How old were you when you saw that particular dream? And would you say that was your scariest experience? Do you remember the first time you went through it, did you know what was happening to you?
    I'm not too sure. I think anyone can experience it but it just depends on the state of your body. I was 19, it happened during my first year of uni. It was also the first time I had sleep paralysis since moving to uni, I obviously only had it at home before then. It was the scariest one yeah, simply because it was the first face I actually saw. Before it was just dark figures. First time it happened I was more weirded out than scared. Because of the way I sleep I often wake up with dead arms because I usually fall asleep with them underneath me, so when this first happened I thought I must have slept so bad that I was experiencing the same dead arm feeling all over. But it was all over so quickly I didn't pay attention to it. It wasn't until when I started to realise it was something more than a dead arm feeling, and that I couldn't even talk or move my eyes about that I started to get scared from it.
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    (Original post by ExRN)
    Another question that may appear strange...... any autistic spectrum stuff in the family? That smell stuff I don't get, but is that triggered by anything? I have something else called color grapheme synaesthesia where my numbers and letters appear in different colours. it's all linked man. one more awkward one....... use any substances? stimulants, eurogics etc?
    One of my sisters has been tested for ADHD and Asperger's I belive with negative results but can look at her sometimes and think "If I didn't know any better..."
    My maternal granddad also suffered psychotic depression (I think that's what it was) involving being institutionalised.

    Normally the smell thing will just come unannounced, like when my mind is (unusually for me) pretty blank. The perfume one happened the other day when I was peeing and therefore not really thinking of much at all, for example.

    No synaesthesia.

    Substance-wise, I smoke (just tobacco, tried the other stuff a couple of times but didn't agree with it/it didn't agree with me so that was it), can't get through the day without caffeine, and recently been prescribed gabapentin which my Googling just now tells me could also have an effect on this sort of head stuff...
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    (Original post by Joey321)
    Hi, I often suffer from sleep paralysis which at times can be pretty scary but I find them pretty interesting.
    For anyone who might not know sleep paralysis when you're unable to move or speak normally when waking up or sometimes falling asleep during this people often see thing and can experience something really creepy which at the time can seem very real. Sorry if I haven't made much sense wasn't sure how to put it.

    But if you have experienced any that you have found weird or creepy feel free to share and if would like to hear some of my own feel free to ask.
    I've had it a few times before,it's scary and funny at the same time,I also had like some sort of hallucination of demons,I'm actually serious.
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    (Original post by Joey321)
    Hi, I often suffer from sleep paralysis which at times can be pretty scary but I find them pretty interesting.
    For anyone who might not know sleep paralysis when you're unable to move or speak normally when waking up or sometimes falling asleep during this people often see thing and can experience something really creepy which at the time can seem very real. Sorry if I haven't made much sense wasn't sure how to put it.

    But if you have experienced any that you have found weird or creepy feel free to share and if would like to hear some of my own feel free to ask.
    And I feel like I am not in control when I wake up,and you try to move but you can't,and I feel like I am suffocating,when paralysis happens.
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    (Original post by Novascope)
    I'm not too sure. I think anyone can experience it but it just depends on the state of your body. I was 19, it happened during my first year of uni. It was also the first time I had sleep paralysis since moving to uni, I obviously only had it at home before then. It was the scariest one yeah, simply because it was the first face I actually saw. Before it was just dark figures. First time it happened I was more weirded out than scared. Because of the way I sleep I often wake up with dead arms because I usually fall asleep with them underneath me, so when this first happened I thought I must have slept so bad that I was experiencing the same dead arm feeling all over. But it was all over so quickly I didn't pay attention to it. It wasn't until when I started to realise it was something more than a dead arm feeling, and that I couldn't even talk or move my eyes about that I started to get scared from it.
    I have to say, I watch horror movies and I'm getting more scared reading this thread than watching those :lol: I'm sorry I asked so many questions I appreciate you answering, this is fascinating to me. prsom x
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    (Original post by iSerendipity)
    I have to say, I watch horror movies and I'm getting more scared reading this thread than watching those :lol: I'm sorry I asked so many questions I appreciate you answering, this is fascinating to me. prsom x
    Yeah it's quite scary to read upon haha. I was a little worried about bringing it all up again but I thought I'd share my story in case it helps or informs others. Also no problem at all
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    (Original post by Danno190)
    One of my sisters has been tested for ADHD and Asperger's I belive with negative results but can look at her sometimes and think "If I didn't know any better..."
    My maternal granddad also suffered psychotic depression (I think that's what it was) involving being institutionalised.

    Normally the smell thing will just come unannounced, like when my mind is (unusually for me) pretty blank. The perfume one happened the other day when I was peeing and therefore not really thinking of much at all, for example.

    No synaesthesia.

    Substance-wise, I smoke (just tobacco, tried the other stuff a couple of times but didn't agree with it/it didn't agree with me so that was it), can't get through the day without caffeine, and recently been prescribed gabapentin which my Googling just now tells me could also have an effect on this sort of head stuff...
    I just wrote an epic reply and it told me I had to type something in order to post!! Jesus.
    right....rundown of post:

    psychotic conditions in the family do increase the risk of developing it also. It's no biggy though as my two uncles are both schizophrenic and one of them knows everything there is to know about cars with regards to specifications etc. I am 29, so I have missed the boat for schizophrenia luckily but I have stages of total isolation where all I want to do is listen to language tapes or study some data like area codes etc. I know that may sound sad to people but it's me. if your early indicators do manifest into something similar, just embrace it. There is a very fine line between genius and insanity and thsts proven. keep smiling. what are you studying BTW? im going to hazard a guess on a technical subject like maths or comp science.
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    From my experience concentrate on wiggling a toe, the scary black man goes away/you wake up
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    (Original post by ExRN)
    I just wrote an epic reply and it told me I had to type something in order to post!! Jesus.
    right....rundown of post:

    psychotic conditions in the family do increase the risk of developing it also. It's no biggy though as my two uncles are both schizophrenic and one of them knows everything there is to know about cars with regards to specifications etc. I am 29, so I have missed the boat for schizophrenia luckily but I have stages of total isolation where all I want to do is listen to language tapes or study some data like area codes etc. I know that may sound sad to people but it's me. if your early indicators do manifest into something similar, just embrace it. There is a very fine line between genius and insanity and thsts proven. keep smiling. what are you studying BTW? im going to hazard a guess on a technical subject like maths or comp science.
    So "watch this space" then I guess?

    I always say that mental "illness" is in fact just a way of saying its sufferers have a different world view and different abilities to others

    Umm, law if that sounds technical enough? Suppose it does. Start in October.
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    And on the isolation thing. I'll often just sit down with pen and paper, or computer with Excel open, and just completely randomly number crunch. Which is weird because I was only ever mediocre at maths at school.
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    (Original post by Danno190)
    And on the isolation thing. I'll often just sit down with pen and paper, or computer with Excel open, and just completely randomly number crunch. Which is weird because I was only ever mediocre at maths at school.
    Nothing wrong with being different and seeing the world from a different view. In the navy it was often said that I could tell people the square root of an orange but I couldn't tie my shoe laces. The world needs that though. You'll be alright dude. Which uni BTW and why October? Im off to hull to do three languages :-)
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    (Original post by Joey321)
    Yes, it was a pretty weird one I just saw a dark shadowy figure of a man standing over my bed watching. the figure did start to move closer talking to me all it said was "Don't be scared" as it started to move closer I couldn't really make out and details of it's their face but as they came forward they just lay on my bed next to me watching me.
    This wasn't really one that scared me but I found it weird that I heard it talking so I wasn't really sure what to make of it.
    (Original post by Rosieposey95)
    When I was really young I used to run to my room every night because I'd see this figure at the bottom of the corridor, when I grew older I stopped seeing him. Then when I was about 16 I suffered from sleep paralysis and obviously couldn't move and saw this figure up close next to my bed and he put his hand near my face then left... Made me think maybe he was looking over me all this time (no clue if I'm just insane and hallucinate or if I had a ghost...)
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    (Original post by ExRN)
    Nothing wrong with being different and seeing the world from a different view. In the navy it was often said that I could tell people the square root of an orange but I couldn't tie my shoe laces. The world needs that though. You'll be alright dude. Which uni BTW and why October? Im off to hull to do three languages :-)
    Open University. For some reason they seem to have a slightly later start date than "conventional" ones.
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    (Original post by Danno190)
    Open University. For some reason they seem to have a slightly later start date than "conventional" ones.
    Motivation is a key factor in completing OU stuff. I started one in a previous life and keeping on top if it whilst juggling work etc is a difficult challenge. Make a routine and stick to it is my advice on that one. We had an officer onboard the submarine that got his 3rd degree from the OU and it took him six years to complete it. He swore by it though and said it was a good institution to study through. What law are you wanting to go into?
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    It starts off with sort of waking up but still asleep, I try to move a bit to get more comfortable and I find it difficult. I can just about move my hand let alone my whole body (it's like I have to tell my hand several times to move and then it eventually moves). At this point I usually just ignore it and fall asleep, however when I was younger it would wake me which is the worst experience ever. You try to scream for help, nothing. You try to sit up, nothing. You try anything and everything... nothing. Because if I didn't fall back asleep and ignore it, I'd have the full experience of not moving at all.

    You're basically fully awake, but your body is still asleep. Terrible combination.

    It usually happens when I sleep on my back so I try to avoid doing that as much as possible.
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    (Original post by ExRN)
    Motivation is a key factor in completing OU stuff. I started one in a previous life and keeping on top if it whilst juggling work etc is a difficult challenge. Make a routine and stick to it is my advice on that one. We had an officer onboard the submarine that got his 3rd degree from the OU and it took him six years to complete it. He swore by it though and said it was a good institution to study through. What law are you wanting to go into?
    I think motivation will be either my downfall, or else my turning-point. I'm hoping it's the latter because there's been enough false-starts with things I've tried to do in the past to get myself out of retail slavery but not stuck at them.

    I'm hoping family law, as a solicitor. Had more than enough issues to deal with close to home in this area, so I guess it's my way of making the most of experiences.

    And I figure even if I get a low degree at the end of it then I could always carry on and do something else through OU and branch out post-grad.
 
 
 
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