Originally Posted by Saphellae
I've never been sure if I have an active imagination or not, but some nights I am fitful because I wake up and feel a presence in either the house or the room. Just a week ago I woke up and felt someone was standing outside of our bedroom. I felt it was a man, peeking in, I saw his shadow and it was wispy but defined. It was really disturbing and I was terrified. When I feel things like this, I have to touch my hubby, even just my hand on his arm or shoulder, and I feel that the physical contact helps separate me from whoever, or whatever, is watching. I've felt this most of my life, not just in one home.
Can anyone explain, or would it be an overactive dream state?
Just to note.. I have read up on sleep paralysis.. I am able to move when I wake up feeling this. I have had these feelings since I was a child.
Sleep Paralysis can be a very disturbing, HYPER real, scary, sensational sensation. When the brain goes to sleep, it is not only deleting the temp files, it is firing off synapses that need "exercise" to keep connections fresh. Sometimes, the body just doesn't sync up properly, and those hyper real experiences can happen. What you need to do is see if you are , well, paralyzed. Can you move? Do yo sit up and look? Or, are you locked in place? That is where the paralysis kicks in:it wouldn't allow your body to act out what is going on in the brain.
The sense of "being watched" is common though, and I think it goes back as a primal type of feeling, shared by many fro eons. It is just that instinctual kinda feeling where you just know, in your gut, that you shouldn't do this or that/go down that dark alley. . .
Unfortunately, that(for me)is when it gets the craziest, because you know what you know, your head says something, the body says another, and there is little middle ground to make sense of it all.