I have been suffering from sleep disorders now for over 7 years. I used to be able to sleep through an earthquake, thunderstorm. You name it – I’d sleep through it. Now, if I can join together 3 hours of kip, I’m lucky.
The interesting thing is, that with the sleep disorders have come new experiences. So far I have had hypnogogic visionary hallucinations, which while interesting didn’t actually mean anything per say – it may have been an overactive imagination. I find the auditory hallucinations much more interesting. I have had my name called, which I could swear was a family member waking me for work. I even answer, but turn around and the clock is showing 3am – interesting to note that most name calling happens at around the 3am mark. Is it my mind playing tricks, or should I try and communicate ?
Looking into the sleep disorders, I have found many more. Old Hag syndrome. The “Hat Man”. Shadow people. Who, or what are they ? Are they beings from another dimension ? Are they benevolent or malevolent or just simply visiting ? Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell has had some pretty interesting things on this subject. They have been described as anything from angels to demons. The Djinn have been blamed, but yet again so have the “Manitous” from Native American Spirituality.
I myself, while hearing voices, and the odd vision, have not had any visits from such beings – thirty years ago when I was a teenager is a different story and was different to what I am talking about now. Has anyone out there had any experiences ? What do you think – imagination or are the Shadow People real ? From what I have read, there seems to be more evidence to suggest they are real, but I would be most interested to hear people views on this.