The black shadow thing came back last night! Last time it was mabye three feet tall, but this time it was well over 6 feet! I woke up shaking I was so scared, just from its being there, standing in front of my closet door. At least this time I know I was asleep when I "saw" it. Last two times it was right at that point between waking and sleeping so I'm not sure. Creepy.
This particular phenomenon has a name: Hypnogogia. These are brief flashes of images, sensations and sounds that occur right in that spot between waking and sleeping. Kind of like moving the radio dial from one station to the next and catching a blurt of a third station in between. I've had them since 7th grade. Just drifting off to sleep and Whammo! someone yells my name, or screams out on the driveway, or kicks me or my all time favorite, being "woken up" by a sword blade going right through my heart from the mattress below and hearing laughing from under the bed. That one happened several times. I'll take the shadow people, thanks.
The Psych-Pagan-goolihey community says it's a reaction to re-entry after astral travel, but I don't know about that one. No solid information.
Friday, August 03, 2007
I can read sci-fi, I can read horror, I can read mysteries, non-fiction about serial killers all without any issues, but I read a book on Fung shei (sp?) and I have nightmares. Animals at the foot of the bed scratching around, people (that no be there!) waking me up. What gives?