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25 Sep 2007

Ghosts
Hi,

For a while now i've been "seeing" things. Don't know if i'm going crazy or what. Dont want to discuss this with my friends and family as they might think i'm nuts.

When I sleep at night i wake up during the night (for no aparent reason). Then I see these creatures hovering or standing over or next to my bed. It sometimes look like a big bird/bat. Or sometimes like a small child. But ghost like. And as soon as i look at it, it disapears, like mist.

This has been going on for the past few weeks. I'm terrified. But not sure if it is real or just an illusion.

But i'm definately awake when it happens and it is not a dream.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

YOu are probably NOT completely awake, though it may feel as though you are. There are such things as have the splendid names of Hypnogogic and Hypnopompic Hallucinations, which can occur while we're drifting into or out of sleep, which are normal and not signs of anything seriosuly going wrong. they are, indeed, illusions. They do NOT have serious supernatural or other significance, though of course they can be worrying to experience
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