seeing things at night ? spiders and insects and people oh my !!
i posted this response in another forum , and am re posting them alone because i feel there are some aspects that are different from the other cases , such as the tremors ,and the length in which this is happening to me ... not only in how long these attacks last , but also in the amount of time in my life they have been happening .
there are also some other symptoms i would like to add . such as a low heart rate , that is increasingly lowered during sleep time . and arm and leg pains that only happen at night . ive had an mri , ekg, cat scan , worn a heart monitor , slept at a sleep study clinic , taken vitamins , gone to routine check ups . and there is nothing "wrong" with me . i am a healthly 26 year old female .
i think that its strange that every case i have read about everyone is seeing the same images , this leads me to believe and im not a doctor that these things are possible stemming form a part of the brain that would trigger these images . hundreds of people from all over the world that see spiders when trying to sleep . just seems odd that people wouldnt be seeing different things depending on the individual
i have been experiencing this since i was a child . when i was young i believed that there were people in my room at night standing over my bed watching me sleep . sometimes they would grab at me , i felt it as though it was really . my mother would tell me that i would wake up screaming in the middle of the night . but the funny thing was i wasnt asleep . i was only laying there ,sometimes i would wake up with strange scratches or marks on my body . the doctor said i was just a restless sleeper and it quickly got brushed under the table so to speak as night terrors , and i learned to live with it , as time went on and i got older the "visions" changed . i would see what you guys are calling spiders or insects crawling on the walls , only i think your brain is choosing to see it that way because its something its firmiliar with . i believe that its actually more like a ball of electricity (like those balls in science class you touch and the electric charges shoot to where your fingers are )..... the more i focused on them the more it would look like spiders or something i would naturally see crawling on walls . i also still see people standing in corners . sitting on my bed standing next to the bed . always the same things .and unlike when your eyes play tricks on you i find that when i look away from the image instead of it moving to where i look it stays in one place . my "visions" have started to last longer instead of seeing them for 10 seconds and closing my eyes and having them disappear , its lasting 30 seconds or more . giving me time to actually ponder what im seeing . i am also experiencing a different symptom non of you have mentioned . i sake , sometimes either before or after the visions happen my body trembles i thought it was fear , but now i think its as if its decompressing . its hard to explain . ive seen many doctors , had every test you can think of preformed ,done more then one sleep study . and the diagnoses is all over the place ive heard diet , mild narcolepsy ,sleep paralysis , and my favorite that im stressed . non of which i feel is correct im not excessively tired , i eat healthy , and dont consider my self suffering for any extra stress . i think its strange that we are all seeing the same things , the same 5 images , and that there is no study being done that this could be a completely isolated experience / disorder . i would love to have some answers
Hi kat2931, how are you? Have you been for a consultation with the neurologist or a sleep specialist for a sleep study as well? You might be having sleep terrors coupled with sleep apnea leading to narcolepsy. These hallucinations are seen if sleep deprivation does continue for long time. Do you fall asleep for more part of day? Are you active in daily activities? Hallucinations - Usually, these delusional experiences are vivid and frequently they are frightening. The content is primarily visual, but any of the other senses can be involved. These are called hypnagogic hallucinations when accompanying sleep onset and hypnopompic hallucinations when occurring during awakening. It is better to consult the sleep doctor at early and get evaluated. Keep updating on the advice. Take care.
i have been seen and studied for all of these things . been to a sleep study a neurologist as well as spoken to physicians about narcolepsy . i suffer from non of the above in fact they claim im very healthy , im active in the day sleep about 8 hours a night . i do fall asleep very quickly when i do go to bed . but never with out warning or in the middle of the day
Hi Kat2913, how are you doing? Thanks for your reply and the input. I agree that there could not be a known cause or a positive sleep test but the underlying stress you might be going through could be the cause as most of documentation focus on. These hallucinations are harmless anyway and can only get worsened with increasing stress levels. You could discuss the stress management with a change in place and people can be helpful. Relaxation through yoga can be looked at and continue your regular exercises. Take care and share your thoughts.
i actually do yoga . and other forms of meditation . and ive found that the only thing this helps with is realizing that my hallucinations can change form depending on what i want to see , for example the "spider" that everyone claims to see i believe is the first rational thing you brain grabs onto for what your seeking .ive been able to control that and now my hallucinations are just shapes balls of energy . they rarely take form . and as i stated in the other forum . im more relaxed and under stressed then most people . and i get on adverage about 6 to 8 hours ofsleep a night i would in no way consider myself sleep deprived . i think the diagnoses for these symptoms from the medical world is a bit all over the board , narcolepsy , sleep apnea , rls, nutrition , sleep deprivation , stress , everything they can think of that kinda sorta fits , i just think that it need so studying as a seperate issue , as an adult i know that they are harmless , but as a child the fear of these experiences haunted my bedtime . and i was simply toldi had night terrors . this could just be a new underlined affliction .
Ive just started having this problem in the last few months... it has been very disturbing to me. I'm 32 yrs old... am I getting ready for my nervous breakdown?! So I decided to research this situation... It started off as me seeing like swarms of mosquitoes in my bedroom, swirling around. I would stare straight at them and would sware I was wide awake. It became really disturbing when I was talking with my mother one night... I was really sleepy... as we were talking I saw a spider trail down on its web in front of me... I reached out and grabbed the web with my hand, then it disappeared. My mother was alarmed also to say the least. Last night I awoke to a small swarm of mosquitoes in my bedroom... I stared at it as long as I could until it went away. When it happens, it seems as if it is REALLY there. You know you have this problem and you're trying to figure out why you see these things while you're seeing them! It makes no sense to me... but I do know that I have been having trouble with low blood pressure lately. When I awake at night while having the hallucination, I feel funny in my chest, like my heart is beating funny, slower and out of rhythm. I wonder if maybe the low blood pressure leads to a lack of oxygenated blood to the brain triggering the hallucinations. I havent spoken to a doctor about it yet, and just told my husband tonight. My obvious fear is that someone will think I'm crazy. I'm just glad to find out Im not the only one going through this... I'm with you though... could it have it's own category? Is narcolepsy too vague of a diagnosis? I feel like it's way more complicated than that.
OK SO I TOO HAVE THESE TERRIFYING NIGHT VISIONS! IT STARTED WITH SEEING SPIDERS CRAWLING UP THE WALL AND WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES AND REOPEN THEM IT STARTS BACK IN THE ORIGINAL SPOT I SAW AND BEGINS CRAWLING UP THE SAME PATH. IT DRIVES ME CRAZY AND SINCE I HATE SPIDERS I ASSUMED IT WAS SOME FORM OF ARACHNOPHOBIA UNTIL THE OTHER VISIONS STARTED TO DATE I HAVE WOKEN UP TO.... A SMALL BLACK FIGURE (LIKE A CHILD) WALKING TO THE BED AND STARTING TO GET IN BED WITH ME AND MY HUSBAND, SPOOKY I STARTED SCREAMING AND SCRAMBLING IN TO MY HUSBAND ALMOST SHOVING HIM OUT OF THE BED! I HAVE ALSO SEEN PEOPLE STANDING IN MY DOOR WAY AND MANY DARK FIGURES IN THE ROOM NOT TO MENTION THE COUNTLESS TIMES I HAVE SEEN SPIDERS ON THE BED AND THROWN THE COVERS COMPLETELY OFF OF US! SO THE REASON I LOOKED UP THIS TOPIC THIS MORNING IS BECAUSE LAST NIGHT WAS REALLY BAD I WOKE TO SEE A DARK SHADOW POINTING A GUN RIGHT AT ME AND JUMPED FROM THE BED AND RAN DOWN THE HALL TO THE GUEST BATHROOM AND LOCKED MY SELF IN, I WAS SO SCARED AND REALLY BELIEVED SOMEONE WAS IN THE HOUSE! AFTER A FEW MINUTES I REALIZED IT WAS ANOTHER EPISODE AND WENT BACK TO BED. I HAVE READ A FEW BOOKS ON RECOVERING FROM CHILD ABUSE AND SURPRISINGLY THIS IS A SYMPTOM OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DUE TO A LACK OF FEELING SAFE FROM PRIOR ABUSE OR TRAUMA. HAS ANYONE ELSE READ OR HEARD OF THIS AND I KNOW THIS IS PERSONAL BUT IS ANYONE ELSE A SURVIVOR OF CHILD ABUSE LIKE ME? THANKS AND GOD BLESS LET'S GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS AND GET SOME GOOD UNDISTURBED SLEEP!
Thank God for this forum or I would be admitting myself to a psych ward somewhere! I am a 31 year old healthy female and I began seeing spiders just after wakening about 6 months ago. It seems to have stopped for now, but there is no doubt in my mind that they were definitely spiders. They came in different colors, were initially blurry but as I focused, they became quite detailed, some had webs, and some had friends! I was never frightened, just curious, and they remained in spite of my blinking or telling myself to "wake up!" After the third episode of this, I knew that it was some sort of vision, but it was no less alarming when it continued to happen.
I had experienced this for about 2 months when I went with my Grandmother to the hospital for surgery. One day when she was recovering from the anesthesia, she insisted that I wipe "all the ants" off of the table, which of course, were not there. I told the Dr. about the "ants" and he said that it was a common phenomenon and didn't appear at all worried and that eased my mind somewhat.
I may or may not have sleep problems, I can't remember the last time I dreamt, so I take that as an indication that I rarely sleep deeply. I have a very low heart rate and blood pressure and I only mention that because I've seen that posted on other comments.
I'd like to say that I'm not stressed, but after having Shingles at age 13, I came to realize that I may be stressed without realizing it.
Whatever the cause, I too find it bizarre that we all see spiders. I hope to God that I never see someone over my bed!!
Seriously, has anyone found a solution?! I've been seeing spiders for years, but they're usually on the bed with me (yes, flinging the covers off and ending up in the corner of the room staring at the bed in horror until I "wake up" and realize it wasn't real); and then the spiders stopped and for the last year it has became people - hovering above me, getting into bed with me, hands around my neck, just standing there looking at me, etc. The experiences are insanely frightening and now I can't get through one night without a lot of anxiety, whether I have an "experience or not", the anticipation makes it difficult to fall asleep because it always happens within the first hour. I have no history of abuse, I eat well, I run daily - I've been to doctors who tell me it's stress (I reject - we're all stressed, me no worse than anyone else) to hypnotherapists who tell me it's a psychic "gift". I'm at my wit's end really - I really don't want to take anti-depressants, and a little tired (and embarrassed to admit) of telling people to leave me alone and go into the light. Sheesh. What has become of me.
I too have these visions with spiders though I am healthy female. Some times I do see dark shadows too. When I started seeing these visions It was scary at the beginning but I am not afraid of spiders never was. I thought something was wrong with me until now. I am so happy that we can share our experiences. I wonder why so many of us seeing same thing spiders?Why spiders?
After reading these experiences, I am somewhat relieved that I am not alone. I have long suffered countless episodes over the years of seeing things from spiders crawling to the point I am pointing at it and my husband says he can't see anything( that's how I know I am awake). I've woken up to seeing people from the distant past such as old white men with long flowing hair and beard dressed in white flowing rags with staff in hand standing bedside, to opening my eyes to be unpleasantly surprised by a fully garbed medieval red headed woman sleeping alongside me. The last episode I awoke to was a cloudy apparition like figure hovering over me which, since I am a christian I rebuked it in the name of of Jesus and it just vanished as opposed to heading straight out the window or retreating into a corner as per usual. I am somewhat not fully convinced that it is due to stress a part of me thinks it is supernatural due to other experiences that I can't even share at this time.
This is really weird. I have seen ( for years) 11 27. It happens to be my ex husband's birthday so when I would look at the clock and see 11:27 I would think " oh, Bill's birthday" but then it seemed like I always happened to look at the clock at 11:27. I finally made them two of my lottery numbers. It still happens and I always point it out if anyone is around. I happened to see your post and was thinking about replying. I was wondering how old the posts were here so I looked at the date that you posted. What was the date? 11/27. Funny, huh? Guess that now I have to play the numbers tomorrow.
Well I was Just looking for some answer I can't sleep at night lately when I try to sleep and I hear a noise an I open my eyes I see something crawling an the wall it's not only spiders but I also see other things I really don't know what to do I've been in the hospital alout since I've been a little girl now I get blood transfusions alout and it's scary because I don't know whose blood it is there putting inside of me but sometimes I wake up with my chest shaking really bad and sometimes I see little sparkles in front of me I try to brush my eyes and see if it would go away but it does not what can I do to sleep normally again I'm scared now I can't sleep till like 4 am and but that time I just feel horrible because I have to be up at 6 so I hardly get any sleep please help and tell me what I can do to fix this I'm only 27 years old and have 3 boys and with the work of 3 kids in the day being tired like this just takes a toll on me what can I do to help me and if anyones has any suggestions thanks for reading and taking your time to tell write back
Okay guys, surely with this many people (all women, I've noticed) experiencing the EXACT same thing, there must be a doctor who can explain this. I too see spiders on webs at night (definitely spiders, very realistic looking) and have long wondered why. I am definitely awake and grab them and turn on the light with an empty hand. I'm 40 years old and have seen them all my adult life. I've never been abused, and am not afraid of spiders (I'm a nature freak and would sooner play with them than kill them). I am also on anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications, so whoever was thinking about that, it won't get rid of the spiders. I was very intrigued to hear that others had seen people in their doorways or coming to the side of their bed. That happened to me frequently as a young child, and I could never understand it. I thought maybe it was my parents coming to check on me at night, but it was always the same very tall, slender man with a short heavy woman (opposite my parents), and occasionally they had two children with them. That was the only time they came to the side of my bed, when they were all four together. Otherwise they just looked at me from the doorway.
ARE THERE ANY DOCTORS OUT THERE WHO CAN TELL US WHY THIS HAPPENS??? I don't even fear these visions as much as I used to because I've seen them for so long, but answers would be nice. Any sleep studies going on for this? I volunteer!!
I have had this problem seen I was a child, and I have been to Doctors to they have diagnosis me with narcolespy, noctornal seizure disorder, stress,PTSD, and conversion disorder. I don't think they know what this is because none have medication that will make the symptoms go away. I just wanted to know if I need a doctor, or a priest to help with this problem. Do the black images talk to any body? They do me and some times it feels as if I am sitting up half out of my body. Then when I try to come to I feel a surge of electricity going throw my spine and brain a low heart rate and then the sleep parlysis set in and after I come to I am so sleepy it is easy to fall right back into the same thing. Sometimes I am, so scared that I will not wake up. I hope that they find out soon what this is because it is hard to deal with at times. I am going on 23 years with this and it will go away, for a couple of months, but always come right back.
I have seen the dark shadows that try to sit on my chest they stand around my bed at night. And I have seen people a woman and man dressed in the 50's they were both in their 30's it seemed at my door way I was mad and told them to leave. I have seen two children that looked a like and dress a like but one ones taller then the other walking down the hall to me. I have also seen the cloud figure over my doorway. But recently i woke up are seem to have and their was a old lady and old man dressed in the 70's in my doorway. I have seen spiders, but not that much it is mostly figures or people. They have talk to me they gave me a number once of 2117 and I still don't know what that means? I have never had children but it showed me in a black mirror about eight, or nine months pregnant. Has anyone else had something like this happen to them?
Well, it certainly is a great feeling to know that we are NOT alone - lol - and no pun intended. I have had night terrors off and on in the middle of the night but far and few between.
The first spider encounter I had was once when I was around 18 or 19 and I got up and ran into the other room in what felt like my sleep because it was my first real "night terror".
When my husband and I first started living together about 5 years ago my waking in the middle of the night would startle him and freak him out but now he is gotten used to it. There have been times where he would catch me sitting up on the bed facing a corner and talking to people that were not there to him.
A year ago was my most frightening episode when I woke up feeling like my head was being zapped with a tazor gun. There were electrical currents running through it and I just grabbed my head saying "no no no". Grant it - I was under a lot of stress at the time and not getting normal sleep then so that is what I chalked it up to. I have ALWAYS been sooo healthy and life now has changed drastically a year later... so much less stress.
HOWEVER, the experiences are still there and not just with me. About 3 months ago, I saw a HUGE Spider dangling in front of me and when it saw my fright it faded away.
Then, the several weeks later my husband woke up and saw a spider too in the same spot of our bedroom! Now, I was so relieved to know I wasn't the only one who was crazy!
Just the other night, we were watching the Ghost Whisperer and all of a sudden I felt a whisper with air movement on my ear and turned behind me to look at my husband to see what - and he looked back and me a said what? I said I heard a whisper and he asked, "was it male" I said yes and he said "I heard it too"! Our dog had been barking outside our bedroom door moments before... so perhaps he picked up something.
Then, early last week I woke up screaming and when my husband asked what was it - the only think I could describe was " a dark black small shadow disappearing under the bed."
Late last week, my 3 year old who happen to be sleeping with us woke my husband up in the middle of the night and said, "Daddy look! Spider!" . NOW, COME ON! All 3 of us having the same vision???
Last night, I was dozing off with my daughter and was awaken again to see a black solid ball forming beside my bed and I sat up and back to open my eyes wide to see if it was forming into that big ol spider and and it faded away instead. I texted my husband downstairs to tell him and all he said back was, " you mean that wasn't you walking on the stairs?" I came downstairs to talk to him about it and then we heard a noise at the other end of house and when we went into the kitchen to investigate - low and behold - there was a spider crawling on the floor!
So, something is seriously up with this and I am much more inclined to think that this is a spiritual Phenomenon that we are trying to medically explain away. I would like to here an answer in that direction. Anyone??
I've questioned too, "why do we all see spiders?" Thank God I have never seen shadow people. I have heard that the veil between our life and the after life is thinning and more people are able to see deceased people. I have also heard that deceased people can leave energy impressions. Their ghost is not present but their energy is present. That electrical feeling people are having has been explained by some that what is happening is they are astraling and the paralysis and tingling feeling is them entering back into their body. This doesn't explain why we see objects, bugs, and other indistinguishable things. My hallucinations can be seen in color. Sometimes the colors are super bright and beautiful or just ordinary primary colors. I've seen a strange object that looks like a large, opaque elbow noodle and later found out on the radio program "Coast to Coast" that other people have seen this. They call it a Rod and astronauts have seen them flying around in space. I haven't seen a Rod in a super long time. My last hallucination was a blue and yellow object floating in the air that looked like a Fisher Price plastic toy. My hallucinations come as I'm waking up. My last spider hallucination was a bright red spider body with long black legs. All I can do is stare at these objects. I'm never frightened just curious. I do tend to have low blood pressure and have wondered if I am experiencing some type of oxygen deprivation as I'm sleeping. If I am experiencing a lack of oxygen it can happen really fast because I can fall asleep in a chair while watching TV and wake up to these hallucinations. I have mitral valve prolapse and lower blood pressure (not dangerous low). I do know that low blood pressure can affect the adrenal glands which produces cortisol and if you are stressed you can have a cortisol insufficiency which affects sleep and with the lack of oxygen to the brain.....hmmm or maybe we're the chosen ones receiving messages from the other side. :o)
thank god its not just me seeing spiders and people beside my bed. I have always seen spiders once i was sleeping on an airbed in the front room and saw a tarantula go under my table. I was so convinced it was real i woke my stepson and made him check under the table. Another time i was in egypt with my partner and i jumped out of the bed across the floor on to a sofa cause i thought i saw a bright pink spider running towards me. i always wake 2 see people next to my bed which well freaks me out and cause i scream out loud i then freak my partner out i am a 32 year old female and find it weird that most of the comments left on here are from females around about the same age im not on any drugs "rec or prescribed" have had no form of abuse someone out there must know the answer to what this is.
hi guys. just thought i'd say something due to you all having similar things happen to you as i did. when i was little i have vivid memorys of flying around my room and sitting on top of my wardrobe with someone who was a dear friend (not sure who). i remember people putting sweets under my pillow and my dreams always being really exciting and fun! lol all lucid, basically i was playing in my sleep.
i also used to have night terrors and used to lye there awake and see things come up the stairs towards my room, i was frightened once or twice and then i told my mum about one perticular night when i was awake but suddenly found myself ontop of a cliff and falling. she told me that i was to imagine a trampoline at the bottom of the cliff, so i did the next few times, and bounced back up to the top of the cliff (funny how when your three you know what a cliff is!) i then told her about being frightened when the spiders etc came to the bedroom door. she told me that my lion (had a cuddly lion toy) would come to rescue me, and i still to this day have a very vivid, cartoon like image of something scaring me and my lion toy funning across the 'screen' to save me. by the way i was awake when these happened and it was usually just after mum sent me to bed and i was looking out the door not really wanting to be there!
needless to say i never had much bother from that form of night terror after that, although i used to get a feeling which my mum tells me now is a night terror which i called 'big-small' where i have a feeling like i'm massive and tiny at the same time, (god i sound like a total fruit loop! but its all true!) basically this feeling is like a tingly feeling and i can feel my body turn massive at the same time as me being inside it and being tiny... it doesn't really make sense, i suppose the best way to describe it is as if i have on a huge balloon body suit that is shaped to me but is totally blown up. there's then this huge gap of air in the middle and then there's a tiny me the size of a pin *****, but i can still feel the outer skin of the balloon body suit. and i flash between the two feelings really fast (a bit like being in a strobe light effect)... the reason i can describe it so clearly is that after a while i could make it happen voluntarily as i liked the feeling, and thinking about it now i can nearly go into that state... i'm also very tired! lol
that all happened when i was around 3-5 and are some of my earliest memories. when i was 5 my granddad died and i cant remember much things like that happening, i feel due to me being so sad. due to this all happening to me so young that was the first time i really experienced anything let alone stress, and definitely no abuse!
as i grew up i had the odd night terror, sleep paralysis and hallucinations (a huge spider at least 3ft wide walked through my bedroom door one time i had the flu and developed a migraine. i looked at it went 'ok thats a hallucination and then rolled over and went to sleep!).
i've even had what people call out of body experiances, but i feel this links very closely to sleep paralysis, as i got out of it the same way, i concentrated on my big toe. the one 'obe' i remember in my teens was just finding my nose pressed against the corner of my bedroom roof just above my bedroom door. i didnt freak out but i didnt know how to get down! lol so i concentrated on my big toe and then i woke up in my bed. my mum told me i used to come and tell her of it happening the whole time, but just really remember that one clearly, as i think it was the first one i had happened since i was little.
I do consider sleep paralysis different though as i've always been overwhelmingly frightened! but again i concentrate on my big toe and am out of it pretty soon. and thankfully have only had around 5 of them in my life! (dont like the fear!)
so yeah, no disorders/abuse/stress in fact these things usually happen to me when i'm happy! my first proper sleep paralysis where i saw a flickery woman dressed n black dancing and beckoning me with her hands was when i was lying in my first boyfriends bed very content and happy. totally freaked out afterwards of course! lol
my conclusion is that everyone is the same, and everyone at some point gets these because 99.999 whatever % of us is shared through DNA. i just think that hardly anyone speaks about it because either their frightened that they'll look like there trying to be psychic or just simply people will think their mad. and after reading over what i just wrote who can blame them! lol
i don't know if its spiritual or chemical but my advice is don't worry and concentrate on you big toe ;D
LOL! You're funny. I like you. Fortunately I haven't seen the people. My sister has astral experiences similar to yours. I've been having more and more precognitive dreams and random thoughts that come true. I don't have control of these dreams or thoughts. They seem to happen when I least expect it. I had to tell my angels, guides, deceased loved ones to please be more direct if they would like to send me messages. It's frustrating if I have to try to decipher a dream that is clearly intended to be a message of some sort. Maybe this is the start of the evolution of consciousness.
Maybe fran :) its either an evolution or a reminder! lol i recon we've forgotten how to rely on our intuition and in bygone days, when material things wernt so important, all of this would have been normal.
of course the odd one or two would have had a stronger intuition than others and they would have become medicine people, but still i think its in us all, as we all share DNA. animals are known to have a 6th sense and were really just a version of them with an extra section of brain! (depending of course on the animal... or human for that matter! HAHA!)
i've had a few dreams that have come to something in one way or another, i usually dream about natural disasters or something big, but then i have predicted deaths from my dreams, and then have had the more specific dream related to illness (one time i dreamt my great aunt had a clot in her leg that i was really concerned about, and when i told my mum about it she said that my aunt had just been to the doctor and had the exact thing i'd dreamt, the funniest thing i thought about it was that i'd been sleeping when she'd gone to the doctor! lol )
i have on average three dreams a night that i remember. i love my lucid dreams, these ones always happen in the same places and i get to go down streets in them that i've not been before. i remember one time i was walking down a street and then these two men turned to each other and asked what i was doing there. i said i was walking they then looked at each other and said i shouldnt be there, i then started to lose my breath before each of the men took an arm and then took me to the top of the street where i woke into the lucid dream, i then woke up out of breath!
I am 26 years old have the exact same problems - I usually see a spider, bird, wolf, or a man's floating head. I had it often during college, it went away for awhile and has now come back. For the last week it has been happening every night.
I felt funny saying anything to a doctor but my boyfriend convinced me to look into it. My doctor has never heard of anything like it and said I'm probably having night terrors. I think it’s crazy so many people have the same issue and doctors are familiar with it.
The reason that we all see spiders so often is (simply and roughly put) because our brains are waking up before all of our other senses and catching on to all the electrical signals in the space that were in, be it led light, moon light or other reflection and our brains play an association game: what does this look like that is most familiar to me? Bugs ie spiders. Our brains are complex yet logical... STOP MAKING THIS SPIRITUAL/ANCESTRAL/HYPNOTIC or you name it. Hallucinations during sleep are awful, painful and a REAL medical condition, and to even think that its something besides medical diminishes the fact that this is a serious issue that needs to be addressed by the medical feild. So please, stop.
Im very surprised that i am not alone with this, for the longest time i have told friends and family about waking up and seeing shadowy figures in my room standing over my bed, reaching from the side grabbing at me. I also see spiders in my bed or on my wall or ceiling and freak out only to find they aren't real. This has been an on and off situation and i have noticed it only happens when im stressed out by something in life. They first started when i was having major issues with an ex girlfriend of mine, which stressed me out more then i had ever been in life. i would wake up seeing people in my room only to see them vanish moments later. Recently i have been seeing spiders after waking up from about 1 hour into sleep. This has been happening about 4-5 times a week. After that it usually takes me a long time to get back to sleep. i have even had such intense night terrors that i fall out of my bed and hurt myself badly. One time i knocked over a dresser and fell into the corner of a wall trying to escape the large moving truck that somehow found its way into my basement. after running into my bathroom and actually waking up i realized nothing was there and that i might be going insane. Im glad to know im not the only one, and i think doctors should take a huge look at this to figure out what it all is and why we are all seeing the same things. With me at least it only happens when stressed or lack of sleep. There is definitely more to learn about all this then what is known.
if your comment is directed at me then i recon you read it again without your back up. i never suggested anything other then physiological simmilarities that cause similar physiological sleep conditions, due to us all sharing 99.9999 whatever % of DNA.
all i was saying was that in the olden days i recon this wouldnt have been such a taboo subject, and a lesser educated society, (as in non state education, mass media, internet etc.) would maby have made these people medicine people. not that i think theres anything wrong with people having these kinds of belief, as what do they effect me!
i just said what happened to me. if you want to think what you thought thats up to you. i dont think there in anyway 'psychic', but then again what is the true meaning of psychic? is it not just 'something of the mind or sole that cannot be explained' as is the question of this blog?
sorry, i'm just a bit annoyed that you've totally misconstrued what i was trying to say and regurgitated it in an anger burst that was totally unnecessary. again, this is probably half the reason that hardly anyone speaks about these types of conditions, they cant help but sound like there trying to make more of it then they are, and its probably why doctors don't hear of the conditions so often.
on that note, as allot of what is written above does sound to be some form of night terror and/or sleep paralysis, are there any doctors with any practical advice, such as concentrating on your big toe, to help people get out of these type of attacks?
i remember hearing somewhere that sleep apnoea was something similar to having epileptic fits, could these type of 'visions' not be classed as something like having partial seizures? (not to worry anyone, its probably not, just something that popped into my head) that would tie in with the electrical idea.
also bassclef, before you rip into me again about my 'predictive' dreams, i again have a scientific belief regarding it. i believe its only a case of interpreting the tiny geomagnetic movements in and around the globe, not to mention everything else in the universe. very much in the same manner as your mind has interpreted the reflections you speak of. its of course proven that everything gives off this energy, and other types of animal use these energies the whole time, pigeons for example rely on these energies to direct themselves.
That's why i call it intuition, its not psychic, although using the proper meaning of psychic could be described as such! lol It just is, as we have evolved from animals that rely on these energies, and as there are far more than the pigeon, would it not make sense that we can 'tune' in every now and then, and again it makes more sense for us to do so when were half asleep, and to tune into big global events, like an earthquake, or into people we care about and who's energies we are familiar with. did you know that animals flee from natural disasters, sometimes days before the event? and would that not also tie in with my great aunt and the concern every member of my family would have been feeling while i was asleep, all of them giving off some type of this energy, namely noticed in the emotion worry? (obviously i had no idea or i wouldn't have been sleeping! lol)
but anyway, no hard feelings, just a misunderstanding, makes sense considering all you know of me is two blog pieces on the randomly huge world wide web, and the nature of these blogs! HAHA! ;D how could you possibly know i hold a psychology degree and have a huge interest in science! or even that i did my dissertation on dreams and there relation to conscious cognative abilites! lol
Wow, I've seen spiders as well...though I thought they were more like huge daddy long-legs that were iridescent and sort of swirling...I even saw them in the toilet!
The difference with me is that the nights these visons have happened, I had taken too much of the same sort of medication. I have insomnia, and can only sleep with medication. I have tried everything from ambien to other mood-related meds. I am now on Seroquel, a seratonin and dopamine antagonist. I also know that a lot of hallucinogens from nature (mushrooms) and acid work by mimicking serotonin, and too much seratonin = hallucinogens. I don't know what role dopamine plays in hallucinogens, but I think (could br wrong) that there are a few drugs that work by mimicking dopamine as well.
What's strange is that medications like Seroquel (anti-psychotics) are given to bi-polar and schizophrenic people; and yet in a "normal" young healthy person, too much can cause hallucinations similar to the ones you've all talked about, anxiety/panic, etc. I told a neighbor once before I realized I was out of it that I was calling an exterminator to get rid of the "alien bugs" and "serpents" in my house. Sooo embarassing. Another night I had mixed Seroquel with Ambien because I was having such a hard time sleeping, and never went to bed because all the little piles of clothes and things around my house appeared to be sleeping scary homeless people that I couldn't get rid of.
Anyway, I was just thinking that the rods and cones the little light receptors that collect images and sends them to your brain could be affected by something (anything) that affects levels of Seratonin or Dopamine. For example...I think anxiety attacks are related to high levels af Seratonin. It's interesting that we share the same sorts of images, but I'd guess it has something to do wtih how our minds are processing these simlar light patterns by the receptors in our eyes. Not that it doesn't feel totally real...my last time, I called security in my new apartment building because I was convinced this old guy was messing with my door and knocking every 5 minutes all night long. Very strange.
Anyway...because for me, taking one or more of these medications is what triggers the visions, and they are medications made to TREAT seratonin and dopamine mood-based disorders, I wonder what that means for people who are not taking any medications and have this same reaction? Would something like Seroquel make it go away, or make it worse? It's scary when it happens, even when we tell ourselves it's not real and the visuals keep happening.
Just my 2 cents. I think my old neighbors probably kept their kids away from me after my comments that one day... ; P I realized eventually, kind of a slow let-down, that it was related to taking a high dose of anti-psychotics to sleep, and thought you all might find it interesting.
well this was certainly interesting! how disappointing that the drs had nothing to say.. I have never seen spiders...... but I have seen people around my bed, and at times it was unbelievably terrifying. I had one person around my bed when I was very young that was *not* scary.... she was a lady dressed in white, she looked kind of like the blue fairy from peter pan.. but as an adult the figures I saw were menacing, and very scary.
I have learned from other sleep forums that these are very likely hypnagogic hallucinations (sp) which SHOULD BE very familiar to sleep doctors HINT HINT. I am so sick of doctors who dont know what they are talking about and make us all feel crazy.
from what i understand these happen from a mixup in how sleep cycles happen, such that there is a little bit of REM cycle still occurring during a semi-waking state, hence the 'hallucination' part, I do *not* know why the content would be spiders or people.... but this is also why sometimes the body feels paralyzed during them, because the natural sleep paralysis that keeps the body still during normal dreaming is still continuing.
I have also heard that a cure for them is to sleep on your side, rather than on your back. goodness know why, however, this is what I have heard. I have not had one of these in a long long time.. I would be interested to know if these experiences happen when people are on their back. it is true in my case, I was always on my back when having these experiences.
so if they bother you try sleeping on your side. what can it hurt. Id be interested to know if that helps anyone else.
I do apologize if I offend anyone speaking about paranormal subjects. I,like everyone else began this journey thinking I have a sleep disorder. I have learned a lot from this forum and do not discount the fact that my brain may be playing tricks on me. I'm a very healthy woman with no mental illness. I do not take any medication except for an occassional tylenol. I eat mostly organic and I exercise daily. I'm in great physical condition. I go to church. I pray daily. I have a healthy loving relationship with my husband. I take care of my elderly father and I give in many ways to my community. I'm a Vaccine Safety Advocate (www.nvic.org) and I've raised 2 beautiful well adjusted children. The only thing that seems to be out of step with my life are these hallucinations and I think it's incredibly odd that we are all seeing the same thing. I feel blessed to say that I do not see shadow people. I see spiders, and shape shifting objects. For some reason I see toys. I also see this huge mass of string and one time it was covered in fur just like my yorky. So, I've had a few test and my doctor thinks I'm fine, 2 doctors on this forum can't explain what's happening so I read on. There is this woman named Rosemary Ellen Guiley and she's conducting a study on people who have seen the shadow people and she wants to know your story. I haven't seen the shadow people but I did tell her about seeing the spiders and that you people see the spiders and the shadow people. I don't know if it's connected or not. If you're interested her website is www.visionaryliving.com and click on shadow people. My sister has seen a shadow person crawl across her ceiling. For a long time I was thinking that the spider was an animal totem and it had something to do with being of Native American descent. Now, I really don't know what to think. Once again, I would prefer to focus on a sleep disorder and understanding the brain but I can't discount the fact there are other forces in this universe that may be having an effect.
I am 31 and of Native American descent. I have seen dark clouds - always hovering near the ceiling - that turn into spiders, and I've seen shadowy people that appear out of nowhere (not from the cloud) at floor level. Both kinds slowly, slowly disappear after about 10-30 seconds. I can close my eyes then open them and they are still there. They move, don't talk, and change shape sometimes but not usually. I somehow know it's not real (the spiders are too big to be real, taking up about 1/4 the ceiling but that isn't what gives it away - it's more of a 'I just know' it's not real feeling). Almost always happens as I am waking up (I've learned the term is hypnapompic hallucinations, though I do experience the hypnagogic variety as well). Researching this has made me realize there is a link between these sort of sleep hallucinations and epilepsy, which my mother has and it's hereditary, narcolepsy, OCD (runs in my family as well), night terrors (my brother had when younger), Tourette's syndrome, and more. I believe there is a logical explanation that science just has no interest in finding out (which frustrates me). I also believe no one should be crucified for applying meaning (spiritual or religious) if they choose to since, for one, this is not fully understood and until it is, who are we to decide we have a least one piece of the puzzle figured out despite not having proof to back up our claim (aka how do you *know* it's purely medical? Isn't that as bad as the person you're judging who doesn't have proof it is mystical but claims it could be?) Also, as with anything else in life, if one chooses to believe in a higher power/s, this would be just one avenue of contact (surely not the only one). And we all have the freedom to feel the opposite - that there is no religious or spiritual relevance to these episodes at all. Believe me, keeping this a purely medical conversation will not keep you safe from ridicule and misunderstanding - from a medical standpoint we sound like insane people.
i have the same sleeping problem i see spiders crawling up the wall an when i open my eyes i still see it crawling up the wall this as a adult right now so i tried to sleep with the light on an I saw a red spider crawling they are big an kind of like shadow , when i was a child for years i
thought i seen the devil on the wall an i use to be laying there an it was still there i did that into i was about 11years of age but as i became a adult i could not take naps they mad me sick an while i was sleep i fell real alert am just now can finally take naps at the age of 30
I'm a 40 year old woman and recently have began seeing a crawling 'spider', whilst in bed of a night-time. It's legs are more like lines and it does not appear to have a body. The unusual look of the 'spider' led me to believe that it is a vision and not a real 'spider'.
The vision occured twice and each sighting lasted for approx. 30 seconds. Other symptoms during this recent period of time include: pains in the left forearm, pins and needles within the left hand, heart palpitations, irregular heart rate and slow heart rate, anxious feelings, pondering on life's purpose and meaning, looking at past decisions that brought me to this point in life, red colour near the base of the fingernail and red colour appearing on the white half-moon at the base of the fingernails.
It is likely that there is a problem with the heart muscle and/or lymphatic or cardiovascular system that maybe causing periods of low oxygen within the body and this lack of oxygen could be causing hallucinations. It is likely that this problem had been there for a long time. It is also likely that for people who are high functioning and have a high IQ, schizophrenia would manifest in this way.
It is likely that we all have a form of schizophrenia.
Tests that would need to be carried out to see if we do would include measuring the amount of sulphites in urine; apparently high amounts are present when a person has schizophrenia. Of course just the mere presence of this does not confirm a diagnosis. Other tests would be a smell test to see if we differentiate well between scents. People with schizophrenia have difficulty differentiating scents.
One could take PET, MRI and CAT scans of the hypothalamus and hippocampus, frontal cortex and the ventricles of the brain and then do these again 2 months later and a year later and compare results. Schizophrenia is a progressive desease and one would be able to see an increase in the size of ventricles within the brain, over time, and other changes within brains structures.
One could take detailed abilities tests, such as general ability test, verbal ability, numerical ability, non-verbal ability, problem solving and compare results of tests over time to see if there is a cognitive decline.
Also, people with schizophrenia have slower reaction times to the normal population, where everything else is equal. Normal reaction time for a human is around 200 miliseconds, people with schizophrenia perform at much slower than that. Reaction times are linked to intelligence normally, with faster reaction times occurring in people with higher IQ. However, people with schizophrenia may have an existing high IQ and a slow reaction time.
Hallucinations are not normal, whether they be spiders, shadows of people, ghost like white aparitions or other such things. If we are seeing things that are not there and we are awake and it is not a dream, then we are hallucinating and it is not normal.
If there is no easy physical explanation for this, such as lack of oxygen to the brain or some other such thing, then we could have a mental disorder such as schizophrenia.
I am presenty in the process of having tests to find out what is going on.
Hello, My daughter has suffered with this condition (whatever it is) since she can remember. She is now 22. She mainly sees people, but has seen spiders numerous times. See has also seen my mother many times who has been dead since I was a child. Has anyone tried prescription sleep medication? I have suggested it to her but she is afraid because she also suffers from nightmares and is afraid she won't be able to wake herself out of them.
There is indeed, a logical explanation for nocturnal hallucinosis.
I have had it since childhood. It's called "hypnagogic hallucinations."
I usually saw very menacing figures, plain as day, down to the last detail. Often woke up terrified and screaming.
Nothing spiritual or woo-woo other worldly about this. It is neuro-physiological.
We see hyper-realistic images in our half-awake/half-asleep cognitive state due to too rapid descent into REM, before our brains are ready for it. This particular parasomnia is one of the triad symptoms of narcolepsy. I've had only 3 'sleep attacks' in my life, thankfully. Once, on the job. Not good. I am an RN.
The treatment for this REM sleep parasomnia is specific. My P.M.D. RX'd diazepam 10 mgms at bedtime, and voila, no more hypnagogia.
Diazepam is an REM suppressing drug and the drug of choice for this condition.
From my own experience, hypnagogia can be a terrifying phenomenon.
I read some of the coments on here and had to laugh. I am just glad I am not the only one. I am almost 30 and can not remember my first time having one of these. When I was a kid I would wake up and have complete conversations with freinds that were not there. then they started to change as I got older. I was 22 when I started seeing shadows huvering over me. Then around the age of 24 I started seeing bugs and spiders, At first they would be crawling up the wall. I could see hairs on them and there legs moving slowly. These things are like 6 inches wide. Now its getting worse. Just this week I woke up and there were 5 or 6 people in my room. Last night I kept waking up to shadow figures, and last week I woke up to a bushel of hands trying to grab me. The only way I can explain it is it looked like one of those dandy lion weeds that you pick and blow the seeds off of. My family thinks its a big joke, and my doctor kept asking if I was on drugs. About 2 months ago she put me on anti depressants and it got worse. Its not funny anymore and I want out. I am sick of trying to settle myself down again and trying to go back to sleep. I am just glad there are people out there that are going threw the same thing and I can talk to them. Thanks for reading.
Hi, When i was younger my family said I would wake up in the middle of the night screaming, but i never remembered it the next day. I remember often durring the later part of the day I would hear a noise, like the sound of a motorcycle, or a loud refrigerator, and it would get louder and louder, and louder and so loud that i would start crying. I also saw spyders when i was younger, they would be crawling all me and to me they were real. I all stoped until my mid-teen years. Then i started seeng the spyder again, but on the walls, and other insects too. Then it stopped again for a couple years. Now I'm 21, and for the last couple years it started again, but worst. If i look at my partner when the light is off at nigh her face gets distorted, sometimes really scary. Often i wake up and I see the shadow of someone near my bed, of something floating obouve me sparkling and spinning. Over the past couple month it doesn't happene to offten, but sometimes it happens durring the day, when I'm awake, an I hear things too now. Sometimes scary things like people screaming, but sometimes people just talking. I also find myself watching the clock often, and the different numbers...like 4:44. I use to think that songs or movies had a hidden message just for me, like it was trying to tell me something. Well, as for right now, this very second, im pretty scared, i dont handle these situations very well. But typing all this made me feel better, so thank everyone :)
I am a 19 year old male and understand and have many experiences and hallucinations like these.
When i was younger before my parents split up i remember being put to bed and the head of the bed was right at the door way. I remember one night after being put to bed, my parents only just gone to bed to, seeing these three black figures one at the head of the bed, on at the foot and one at the left hand side [side not against the wall] im not sure if i was awake or dreaming, but they where rather creepy but its so vivid and seemed so real, all i remember was screaming and my mum came running in to check on me and i told her what had happened.
also i see figures and blurs when i am awake as well [no i am not on any drugs] and are very indestinctive shapes. Never seen spiders though but, creepy faces, and wolves [although i love them]
But not that long ago me and my mum were talking about when i was younger and all the weird things thatd happened to me and what not, she said before her and my dad split i used to go up to her and say theres a white man and point in the direction of where it was.. She couldnt see it though, but ive known this since i have been able to actually really remember things is she told me that the previous owner of the house hung himself in our computer room, which is my room when we have family up [i get kicked out of my room]
Also before i rearanged my room, there used to be a backmassage and rocking chair in the corner, whenever i used to go to sleep, i would see a black figure sitting on it, couldnt make out any details.
But i have seen and heard swarms of mosquitos in the lounge room when ive gone to get a midnight drink of water part way through sleeping for some reason, and quickly walked back and come back and there was nothing.
Also my cat has been meowing alot, and especially at night i go check out to see what hes meowing at and i can never find anything [though most of the time i think it might be a gecko cause there are lots of them in our house] but lately hes just been staring straight ahead meowing, kinda scary.
and sometimes i hear voices calling my name, but i dont think much of that one, and i also hear noises outside and what not.
Also once i had some friends over for the night, got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and get some water, as i walked round the corner there was a white blur seeming like the top of a persons head, i moved quickly round the corner and looked back and it was gone.
And also yes i may be crazy here, but me and my mate [who lives down the road from me] where waiting out on the road for his brother to get back from his school disco, and we were looking at the stars. I was looking around and saw a funky as shape, it was a oval with a weird as kinda tail like thing comming of the bottom, then lights where moving around it in circlular motion, and then my mate saw it as well, and not long afterwards we saw what seemed to be a searching light moving around in the clouds further up, then we saw my mates brother pull in downt he road we ran down, and i finally realised that he had stopped running i walked back and he said the other one went above a mountain in the background and then just vanished up.
I think all of these things that we are seeing and what not could be paranormal things, i would actually like it to be cause i have a big facination with it... except for the last part, that could be a ufo or me and my mate just being crazies.
And sorry for such a long post, but yes seems so far all of yous are females, but i am a male who is experiencing these things as well
I also have seen the spiders since I was about 16 years old... I wake up looking at the ceiling and I can see a large tarantula that seems to be hanging from a web lowering towards me. I know in my head that this couldn't be possible but it is very hard to convince my eyes what they are seeing is not real. I scream and do a roll out of the bed to flip on the light and of course there is nothing there. For many years I had hundreds of episodes with the spiders at night. When I was 20 I had my first experiences with seeing "shadow people". They would stand in doorways walking slowly towards me. Once I saw a floating head with two individual hands clenching on the sides of a port a crib that help my 1 year old daughter was sleeping in. It was looking at my child and when I sat up it looked directly at me. Once I started screaming it faded. I do not believe in ghosts but I know I do see things and often wonder if there is some kind of disorder I am experiencing. I see small children sitting at the end of my bed. I have mistaken them for my own child only to realize later it was one of these episodes. I see figures walking close to me until I am in a complete panic and then they disappear. The two most common are the people and spiders I have seen but on one occasion I saw a squirrel sitting in my room beside my bed. I reached out to touch it and it disappeared. I have also seen something one time that I would describe as a demon walking towards me and my newborn child who had fallen asleep with me on my couch. I kept closing my eyes and reopening them knowing I was probably seeing things and not wanting to scream and scare my baby to death. But it just kept walking closer and closer on the balls of it's feet like an animal. It was extremely large about 8 feet tall and showed no signs of vanishing, as the others usually would after a mere 10 seconds or so. Not knowing what to do after it was only a few feet away I yelled out "God help me!" And it vanished. I have never seen that vision again and it have been 8 years. I still see the people and spiders on a daily basis though. I would really like to know what is wrong with me. I have had cat scans or else I would almost think it was a brain tumor. I just can't stand to wake up one more night with my heart racing and whole body in tremors. It's almost like I am in a panic before I even see the images. Like I already know they are there before I open my eyes. IT IS TERRIFYING!
I guess I'll be the odd man out, I've seen evil figures and felt presence of angels and something standing by my bed and watching me...the sense of them is so strong. I have heard voices of unknown and voices of what I believe were angels...anybody else seen or heard similar things...I hope I'm not the crazy one.
I just read your post. I have seen dark figures standing in my doorway but not bugs or spiders, I have heard voices too. Yes, I too was physiclly abused as a kid. Where can I find more information on child abuse and waking up to visions? I would like to read. Thank you. Hey Jude
I am 34 yes old. I have been seeing weird things through the night since I was a small child. I would say that the visions have progressed over the years. I used to see spiders on my bed, and wake in a panic. This stayed with me through my teens, then I would see a strange swirling collection of lights above me, or like a swarm of flies, I would lay there focusing hard on it watching it swirl around my room. Then as I grown woman that vision stayed with me. The spiders too, but now I see people. Its getting that I'm so terrified to close my eyes that I'm just laying there getting worked up. Last night was the worst one ever. There next to my bed was a hooded man with no face, I screamed 3 times, woke my daughter from Another room and made my partner panic! He woke me grabbing me, reassuring me nothing was there. I have never screamed before ever. I was crying, shaking, and now I'm too scared to go to bed tonight! What am I going to do? I am scared just telling you about it, also feel I little foolish. It seemed so real- ho could it not be? Is anyone else this frightened??? Please help!
I'm an 18-year-old female and I started experiencing weird crap when I was about 11. Since I was never abused or had anything horribly traumatic happen to me I thought maybe I was just plain crazy, because I thought I saw people in my house that weren't there, heard voices every once and a while, and experienced just about everything mentioned in ghost books. I've been checked out mentally and physically and I was always fine, but I was still a weirdo who thought I could see "ghosts."
Now despite my spiritual beliefs differing from other people, I found a way to cope with the weird "visions" or whatever they really are, and I think it could work whether the person is religious/spiritual, or more scientific about their approach.
So far from what I've read, doctors seem to say most of us seem healthy, so a lot of times these things are made worse by fixating on them. I still see weird stuff off and on whenever I first wake up or right before I fall asleep, and I used to let it scare me pretty bad. But I tried forcibly ignoring all that weird stuff because I refused to let it scare me anymore, and when it got particularly hard, like seeing dark figures above my bed, I'd roll over and say a little prayer over and over until I felt better. Whatever kind of vision it is, whether we believe it to be psychological or spiritual, it doesn't have to be a big deal if we don't let it. Lots of stuff just gets worse the more you pick at it, or the more attention you give it, that sort of thing. You're more in control of the situation than anything else, or at least that's what I think.
I thought I'd share just to lend a helping hand if possible, because this method worked for me :)
I have had similar problems for the last 10 years. I will wake up out of a dead sleep with a feeling of terror to see sometimes my partner staring at me intensely then quickly whip back into a dead sleep. The partner at the time, (as it has happened with a few) would resemble someone possessed (not themselves). Other times its a dark figure. Most time I can see white eyes and a bit of a face before it vanishes. I will also see some kind of creature / creatures appendage quickly recoil and vanish. I am awake and not in sleep paralysis (I get paralysis as well but know how to get out of it). I also will lucid dream these creatures. Upon waking, the action of the creature will take on that of my partner ie// rolling away and vanishing as my partner roles away from me. The feeling I get in the lucid dream, is that I am in danger and it is on the verge of attacking until I pretend to believe that the thing is not real then it backs off. I'm not really a stressed out person. These occurrences happen whether I feel I am stressed or not and usually happen about a 1/2 -1 hr into sleep. A note here a creature is dark green scaley or hairy with a head shaped like a lobster, white eyes with appendages (think of the appendage of a triffid). Eyes and the appendage are more frequent.
When I was a kid I would wake up to what I used to call dream chasers which was like looking at a hologram for sometimes up to a minute after waking. They where just figures moving around unaware of me and never scary or threatening. Not really sure what I can do. I do nothing and wait it out but I do not feel safe at all when things are occurring. Thinking only good thought before sleep I find for helps for nightmares not this. The thought of meds makes me ill. But I'm guessing this is not far off from what a paranoid schizophrenic feels.
Well , I've been having these Hallucinations for a few years now - usually just about twice a year.
The first time I ever really experienced it was right after a dream of having my celing cave in on me. I woke up .. stared at the celing and saw exactly what I had seen in my dream above me and it scared me half to death.
I didn't try to save my fiance at the time .. no I left him to die - I was OUT of there!
I ended up fleeing the bed , and didn't judge how far down it was and ended up falling and hurting my knee (>-_<
Now - here is the real charm. I've gone about a year without having any more of these 'episodes' but - last night I woke up to someone in bed with me that wasn't my fiance. No - he was a completely different man - completely different build and I KNEW he was real.
I fled the bed .... (see a pattern)?
Anyways - after fleeing - I guess I tripped on the laundry basket in our room and face planted into the door. I have quite the gooseegg and pains all over from trying to stop my fall.
Just wanted to share my story with you all.
I have gotten better at staring 'down' my spiders .. but the full describable different man in bed with me set me off my rocker. I had to research and find out if I was alone in this seemingly crazy state of mind.
I just wanted you all to know that - after the ceiling episode happened - I began seeing numerous black spider shadows appear on my walls - and eventually they morphed into full human figures.
Scared of the dark , I decided to buy a light for my bedroom to sleep with. It was one of those multi-level lights and I set it to medium-low for sleeping.
it seems to have helped me out a lot - I don't see my shapes as much anymore.
The hallucinations start coming out more when I'm in a place i'm not familiar with i've noticed.
One time in a hotel in Vegas I thought a guy had cut into the celeling above and was coming down on a 'spy' type cable just above the hot tub in my room. I fled the bed again , and jumped into my mom's body on her bed for safety .
I thought i was the only one lol
it started 2 years ago when i moved into a house on my own i would wake up seeing spiders on the walls and ceiling i hate spiders so it really freaked me out and then they became more intense and i would think that my bed was full of spiders and would jump out of bed put the light on and think i was going crazy.
i moved again into the hose that my grandmother lived in for 40+ years and i lived on and off and they stoped but lately i have been seeing people in my doorway at night figures, shadows and sometimes i would make out faces, i once woke up to see what looked like a peice of paper screwed up into a ball sitting on my floor when i focused on it, it began to spin slowly and rise into the air i realised what was happening and reached out but i felt nothing the object floated to the ceiling and disapeared i was left wide awake and totaly freaked, but last night i woke up to see a child floating in mid air in a white dress looking at me when i looked back it rose up into the ceiling and was gone. i cant help but think that the fact that my grandmother died in this hosue is either making me paranoid or i am seeing real things i am 23 years old and feel like i am losing my mind !
I've been seeing people, animals, strange and symbols for as long as I can remember. The funny thing about these ‘visions’ is the animal and human appearances rarely behave as they would normally. For instance, I saw the front half of a pig floating in my door (I can only assume the arse end was on the other side?) I see people sitting on chairs, but they ‘sit’ facing the chair back with their legs through the seat and bottoms suspended in mid air. It’s really quite odd sounding... My parents used to tell me it would fade with age but it didn’t; I still see things just less frequently.
I remember laughing when 'the sixth sense' came out as know how that kid feels. I've come to accept it as part of who I am now and am lucky to have an understanding partner who (quite literally) springs out of bed and runs at whatever it is I'm seeing so it can't get me. That said I am not always frightened by the things I see, sometimes I try talking to them, asking what it is they want. I am never frightened by symbols or the like, just try to remember what they looked like so I can draw them. The spiders get to me a bit because it’s slightly cyclic (my spiders don’t like it when it’s cold) and always in the same corner dropping down on the same pray.
It wasn’t until I started studying psychology that I considered my oddities as anything other than simply that. I am now leaning towards schizophrenia. I do not believe I am schizophrenic, but perhaps us ‘seers’ simply have those tendencies but not the entire debilitating disorder? Just a theory.
Hi, I have been experiencing almost the same things that you all have mentioned. I too see things for last 4 years and b4 that i used to hear voices.
It all started as i can remember it wen i ws doing my post graduation. I used to hear my name being called at the least expected times, like while running to my computer lab jst to make it in time and I wud be stopped in my run coz i heard somone one call my name and turn back to find not a soul around. It happned many times, no one used to belive me, bt i ws not scared or bothered much abt it.
Then after a yr wen my mother passed away i started hearing voices, those voice were talking i dont knw to whom, bt i knw it ws not to me. I used to hear voices of ladies, kids, old people. And i used to wake up. I noticed it happnd almost as soon as i fell asleep. After a while i used to keep a diary n pen near me to write down what i hear but never cud write it down completely coz i forget wat i heard. I had managed to write down the name "Bhadra" on night and later on another day "Piano". I dont knw anyone by the name Bhadra and i dont know to play a piano. Well as i said i never bothered me much. And i kept telling myself its jst hallucination. Then one night i heard my mothers voice calling me in my sleep and since i ws sick then i gathered i ws missing her. Then this phenomena jst stopped.
The next year i got married and ever since then I see forms of people. I wud have gone to sleep and wud get up again it wudnt be much time since i first got to bed. I jst wake up to find someone in the room. i dont see their faces bt i know someone is there. I look at them and then gradually tey disappear. My heart beat would be as if i have gone on a run , thumping loudly inside me and the bed wud be trembling. I noticed this happend wen my huband is not with me in the bedroom but watching tv in the living room. I used to get so damn scared that wenever i go to sleep b4 he does i keep the lights on. But tat dint help me. I reasoned again that it is jst a hallucination and that the bed trembling is probably coz of the springs in the bed, i wud have been rolling around, altho i dont rember doing that.
Then we happened to move to a new house and still the same things used to happen even with the lights on. I then started seeing apart frm presence of a person, blood on the door, or some sort of weed/plants/flowers on doors or walls or cuboards. The days my husband have to go out of station i wont go to sleep until morning coz im scared of seeing stuffs. Then again we moved to a diff house after a year and it ws here that i realised its not the bed that ws trembling but me. I realised it coz the bed ws of pure cotton and hardbed with no spring watsoever. In this house once i experienced once a presense behind me and then i felt tat things ws sitting behind me and felt strangled, i cudnt breathe nor cud i call out my husband.I just cudnt move and ten which seemd to be half a mint i ws able to breathe n i ran out of the room. I was never so scared like that b4 wen i see things and never was i felt attacked altho i used to feel the fear. I searched on net and found out it cud be sleep paralysis. Later i started seeing spiders on the celing, a bunch of mosquitoes at another time and things like blue jelly fish floating around in the room all of which gradually dissolve into thin air after a while.the trembling has stopped now. Once i heard my husband and he ws not in the room and i went to him and asked if he had said smting to me and he denied. Im so damn sure it was my husband. When i thot abt it, it ws strange, y wud i hear his sound esp wen he is in the same house. I kind of make sure i dont sleep alone if it can be helped.
It never occured to me b4 to search on net for this. A while ago one of my frnds told me he expereinced his name called out for last two days. So that made me think alright im not alone and that made me search it on net. never occured to me it b4 to search online for this. Well tats wen i found your post and i see so many others here as well. It does surprise me too that almost all of us see spiders, tremble , see forms...its quite strange! All tese days i told myself im hallucinating and to see so many hallucinate almost the same things surprise me.
Hi Im a 32 YO female and for about the last few years the same things have been happening to me. I wake up but still am dreaming, usually see spiders or a person next to me and freak out. If its a person I try to kick and hit them (my boyfriend has been woken many times by me kicking him). Last night I saw loads of little purple dots falling down ontop of me and freaked out. I sleep on my front/side and back and still have nightmares. My nightmares happen about 1-2 a week at the moment. My last severe one I almost dislocated my boyfriends knee when I kicked him - I was still dreaming that time and wasn't awake.. I do yoga I exercise every day. Im healthly at eat well. dont smoke. dont drink. but this is just so weird. I always been a bad sleeper, used to be scared of the dark when younger. Ive done some research and there doesn't seem to be a 'disorder' cateogry for us. Haven't been to the doctor about this yet. Think I might as Im getting more and more physical lashing out a things that arn't there.
There was a time when I was facing such situation that is the creatures, I scared of but one day I analysed myself of what actually bothering me than I came to know that it is my mind set actually my thinking which is making my mind to think about these creatures which is actually my fear, so I started controlling my fear and very soon I got recovered with this problem. I started doing some yoga and meditation before going on bed that really helped me to overcome all that negative odds.
I thought I was going insane and this has been happening to me for A few years. I am a 22yo female. It first started as far as i remember anyway was seeing a huntsman or similar spider crwling up the wall, not realising at the time that i was seeing things but made my fiance move our bedroom to anther cos we couldnt find the spider to kill it.
I use to always see spiders falling from the roof and i would just hide under my covers with fear and wait till i came to reality that nothing was really there. I havent seen the spiders for a while now but always see weird shaped objects. Everything is always falling from the roof like it is going to drop on me.
I have never seen these dark figures of people or people standing in the doorway. Thank god. I get freaked out enough just by these spiders and objects let alone people jumping in my bed etc.
for the last 12 months I have had bad heart palpitations, pins and needles in my left arm, have been to countless doctors and tests and everything is "normal" I have never thought to research these seeing things untill tonight cos i thought i was a nut case lol.
I am always tired and constantly want to sleep. I could sleep all day if i could but i do have to work. I did have 3 months off recently and i was so larthargic even if a walked to another room in the house i had to sit down for half an hour to recuperate. I just had no energy what so ever. always feeling sick. I generally have a good nights sleep untill i wake and see things. I always have dreams about crazy stuff...just like everyday things but with a twist. I actually always have that dream like your falling from a cliff and you wake with that body jerk if you would call it that.
I have a bit more energy now that i have been receiving b12 shots due to my b12 def. i am also iron def. I am off to the docs tomoz for another shot so may mention this. maybe something to with my heart palpitations that i have all the time..
geez it would be nice to feel normal again instead of feeling like i am in an 80 year body sometimes. and it would be nice not have to hide under the covers with fear while you think these things are falling onto you.
my husband now says to me all the time, see i told u were seeing things about that spider in the other room.
Hi everyone-just found this site today. Here's is my situation...
I have been having sleep paralysis since I was about 16, I am now 40. The sleep paralysis has been pretty sporadic, but I would classify it as chronic. Starting about a month ago, I began having a different sleep type thing happen. I woke up after having an intense dream, my heart was pounding(this always happens when I experience sleep paralysis as well: starts with an intense dream and my heart pounding) and when I opened my eyes, I saw thousands of black spots at the foot of my bed, when I looked at them, they gathered into a spriral and floated to the top corner of the room. A couple of weeks later I awoke, again after an intense dream, to an image in the upper corner of the room of an odd shape that was kinda moving up the wall. Then, last night, I slept on the couch, was afraid of seeing something again and thought maybe sleeping in another room would help. I woke up about an hour after falling asleep, after an intense dream with my heart pounding(i can never quite remember the dreams) I awoke to a dark shaped figure in the upper corner of the wall kind of slithering/climbing up the wall. It was about the size of a large crab(but didn't look like a crab at all-just that size). It climbed up the corner( it moved like one of those things you throw at the wall and it sticks and slowy "walks" down the wall...) and as it turned the corner of the wall, it kinda spiraled and vanished. One of the odd things that I have taken note of, is that when I wake up and immediately open my eyes. I am already looking directly at the shape, I am already focused on it. Does anyone else experience that? this completely freaks me out, i am not married and have to sleep alone, I have thought about going into one of my teenage sons rooms to sleep, but that would completely freak THEM out, lol. I am afraid this is going to turn into something even more scary....
its reasuring to know there are more people that suffer from this. My son is six and he see's spiders most nights and shadows. As a parent it has made me worried sick and i have worried about if he is being bullied at school. I know everything is ok at home and in the family but i have still been thinking is it something i am doing wrong as a parent. My brother died around the time my son started having these 'night terrors' so i have asked the doctor if that could be a reason for them! we have tried everything and nothing seems to work. My mam is a medium but i am trying to see this from a medical point of view as i dont want an underlying issue to be ignoredbecause of our spiritual believes, that said i have done meditation as well and but a bubble of protection around my son when i put him to bed (obviously without him knowing). i am very confused and havnt a clue how to help him. we have dream catchers and made up story's to make it seem less scary for him. The thing that made me realise just how scary going to sleep is for my son was catching him pleading with the spiders to leave him alone and he actually was collecting flies thinking if he kept them for the spiders they would leave him alone, very upsetting to think that you cant protect your child from these fears and he is trying to put coping stratergies in place even though he is terrified. doctors just say its commen and he will grow out of them im getting very frustrated as this must be torture for him. he also see's people but its the spiders that scare him!
maybe you could explain to your son that when people get tired and their brain gets tired, sometimes they imagine to see things like spiders, and their mind can play tricks on them, but they're not really there, just part of his "very good imagination and creative mind" and that they can't hurt him.
When my son was small, he was afraid to go to sleep alone, and imagined monsters in his closet and in his room. I told him I had an invisible can of monster spray and would "spray" the room with it every night before I left the room..this actually helped him.
I am sure it is very scary for your son, try to get him to explain in detail what he sees and don't act surprised or afraid, just talk to him matter of factly and remind him that it is his imagination. Maybe if you could get him to anticipate something in the morning, like tell him your going to make him special pancakes for breakfast shaped like Mickey Mouse-or that you rent him a particular DVD the next day or go to the movies-just something to anticipate and look forward to, maybe it will take his mind off of it. Good luck, I know there is nothing worse than worrying about your child. hugs
okay, if this is hallucinations, or real...is there a common thread between those of us who have these "sightings"?? Let's see if there is....
here are some specific things about myself
1. I am an introvert
2. I am a Christian, but struggle with my faith at times
3. I am the second to the youngest child, but the youngest girl
4, I have dark blonde/light brown hair, brown eyes
5. I have bouts of sleep paralysis
6. I have a history of post partum depression
7. I love violin music
8. when i think back about my life, I think maybe I am a little different, i.e., I don't always "fit in"
9. I do a lot of thinking
19. I sucked my thumb, pinky finger for a looooong time(longer than normal)
1.) I am an extrovert
2.)I am a Christian, but struggle with my faith at times
3.)I am the second to the oldest child, and not the youngest girl
4.)I have dark blonde/light brown hair, brown eyes
5.)I have experienced sleep paralysis One time six years ago
6.) I have NO history of post partum depression
7.) I love violin music and classical
8.) when i think back about my life, I think maybe I am a little different,
i.e., I don't always "fit in"
9.) I do a lot of thinking
10.) I DID NOT sucked my thumb, pinky finger for a looooong time(longer than normal)
Okay, so here are some common threads between Rose and I-both of whom have experienced this phenomenon in one way or another...
1. We are both Christians, but struggle with our faith sometimes
2. We both have dark blonde/light brown hair and brown eyes
3. We both love classical and violin music
4. When we think back about our lives, we think maybe we're a little different and haven't
always "fit in"
5. We have both experienced sleep paralysis at one time or another
6. We both do a lot of thinking.
well, this is a good start. Another thing I thought of is that I am pretty sure I was a breach birth. Rose? anyone?
1. I am an introvert
2. I am a Christian (Catholic), but struggle with my faith at times
3. I am the youngest child
4, I have dark blonde, brown eyes
5. I have bouts of sleep paralysis
6. No history of depression
7. I dont mind classical music
8. when i think back about my life, I think maybe I am a little different, i.e., I don't always "fit in"
9. I do a lot of thinking
10. Never sucked my thumb
As long as I can remember I've struggled with sleep on average taking an hour or two to actually get to sleep then probably getting about 4 hours sleep a night due to waking up frequently. I am a 31 year old female, but have no Native American genes. I see spiders, snakes, bees, flies and figures. I usually wake up a 12.02am however over the last week it's been 1.20am but this is not necessarily when I have the hallucinations, it's generally later in the night. I am conscious and have my eyes open when the hallucinations occur and I sometimes lie for a bit perfectly still then they go or I put the light on and they disappear. It's as if I am awake but my mind isn't. I am so used to them now I dont get frightened as such. I know in my mind they arent real but it just freaks me out a bit incase one day they are real!
I have seen floating heads and dark figures since I was really little. Then I started seeing bugs and holes in the wall. There are now lights in the corner of my room and around my ceiling. I try to grab things or reach through the holes. I am sure I am awake. I do not know if the 11:11 thing means anything, but it sure seems like something. They are everywhere!
im so relieved to find people like me! my name is jenny im 21 years young, I had an episode last night and i decided to research about it i didnt really know how to search for it on google... **how DO you search seeing things at night specifically spiders and figures or your bed covers unraveling feels SO real that you jump off the bed THEENNN you wake up and come to your senses.*** its as if im asleep but my eyes are open and im seeing everything. i do sleep walk at times and dont remember until my mom or sister tell me i had them running around the block at night. one time at 10 or so i remember i was sleeping with my mom and i "wake up" and see crocidiles all around my bed. i now think it was something else but my mind made sense of it by labeling it crocidiles. so i woke up stood on the bed my mom was awake and getting off the bed and i body slammed her back of the bed protecting her and crying cuz it was so real then i finally woke up and realized it wasnt real. and went back to bed, another episode was i was sleeping with my boyfriend and i saw a black spider crawling up his wall i woke up SCREAMING telling him theres a spider when he turned on the light my eyes sorta flickered and i was back to reality his mom and dad came into the room and witnessed my halucination. lol. its embarassing :( its happening very frequently especially stopping the clock on 12:08 or seeing those numbers everywhere.. as well as in the middle of my sleep i "wake up" and see a figure on the edge of my bed when my eyes adjust its gone and the comforter moves.. well my feet felt it move i didnt actually see it... and last night i had a "spider" on my covers and jumped out of it turned on the light ran around the house for 10 seconds lol. than realized its another episode. :( i hate it. i really dont think its something medical. i know its something spiritual it must be. we associate it with insects or whatever because its what your mind first grabs. it sorta feels as if im watching myself do all of this jumping and getting these chills. than when i actually wake up its when my soul got back into place lol. i dont know :( HELPPP!!
My grandmother has been having this problem for over a year and noone knows what causes it. The doctor told her that it happens to elderly women when they get a bladder infection. I really think noone knows what causes this. Doctors are too quick to to diagnose you with a bunch of disorders rather than admit they don't know. I did some research and found that something in the retina can cause this.
Can't believe this! Do we not find it strange that most of these posts start with spiders and progress to men or people in our rooms?? Ive been seeing spiders for years (im 28) and I still find it frightening, but over the last year they have turned from spiders to a man in my room, I jump and scream and am left with a pounding heart and a massive fear to go back to sleep, until last night - aparently according to my husband I saw a man in our room on the other side of the room to normal ( i have started sleeping on my other side as I am afraid to look at the door now!) and I dont remember anything last night! This is a first! I'm not sure what to make of it but I hate it :(
I have been seeing spiders for about 13 years (started after having 2nd child) - think it was lack of sleep. But hasn't improved. Over the years it has been scorpions, small mystical dragons, lots and lots ofspiders and all different colours, red snakes, even a dead snake on a plaque that was hanging on a chair by the bed. a few nights ago I saw black sand swirling around with a solid black and red cane by its side. the sand then went into the corner of the room and continued swirling. i put on the side light and shouted ' i know you're there i can see you Ha'. I absolutely refuse to let these images scare me as i know its me and from my own active imagination. This afternoon had about 15 mins of sleep on bed and saw an enormous spider on wardrobe i leaped out of bed and hit it with my husbands travel alarm clock. I didn't hit it (of course it just disappeared by the time I got there) but there is a deep scratch now on wardrobe door.. Will have to explain to husband when he gets home from work. PS i am not an alcoholic or drug user. I have one coffee a day and plenty of tea. Any ideas what's going on???????
I'm 27. I started seeing spiders about a year ago. I hate spiders and so id throw back my blankets and dart out of bed. They were always bright colours like yellow, pink, green which I why I thought I was going crazy! Anyway I went online and researched seeing spiders that dissapear and came up with it being a sign to creative writing. Thinking that was it I felt relieved but still miffed. I stopped seeing them for a few months and thought it was over. I told my fiance who was supportive but that didnt stop me from thinking i was crazy. So, I started seeing spiders again recently and this time im not scared just curious as I know there not real. The other night I was reading my book in bed and saw a dark shadow around a childs height in the corner of my bedroom. I blinked and looked again and it vanished. I took no notice of that as I really DIDNT wanna admit I saw it. Last night my son called out in his cot (in my bedroom) and i turned to see a large shape floating towards me. In my stunned state I could only stare at it and as it got within an inch of my face is vanished. I woke this morning convinvced I had some sort of brain tumor and i was extremely messed up in the head. I also dont want to go to the doctors incase they think im crazy. Finding that so many people see strange things to is very reasuring. I went to a psychic with my cousin and when I sat down I had my hand on the table when she was trying to do my cousins reading. She looked over at me and asked me to remove my hand as Im such a powerful psychic that Im messing up her reading. Ive not been back to one since as I fear being like that chick in the ghost whisperer and that would totally **** me up. Im terrified of seeing people over my bed having read alot of you see them. I hope to god someone can give us all an explanation. Love to you all - Katie. xx
You guys are really scaring me. I've had hallucinations recently of random things. Either shadows or soldiers walking towards me or something passing me quickly, it's very frightening. I don't know if I've ever seen spiders but I'm wondering if mine is just from stressed. I am terribly afraid of the dark and do not feel safe. I am always ready to jump out of bed and run away. I don't want this problem anymore. I am starting to see shadows behind me. It's really scaring me.
I have always had what I called a "strange sleep" lol.. When I was little I had terrible nightmares. Once when I was little I woke up to a hanger flying across the room. When I was in my early 20's I had terrible nightmares and woke up at the same time, every time for about a year. On one occasion I woke myself up screaming and pointing towards the door. I do not know what I was pointing at, there was nothing there. I woke up once because I was dreaming I was watching myself sleep. That was a very strange experience for me. When I got divorced all this went away. I remarried and other than the occasional nightmare everything was fine. I am 31 now, and for the last year and a half I have had sleep paralysis. This was new to me and really creepy but I never saw any images. This has happened a handful of times. Just a few months ago though, I woke up in the middle of the night (fully functional) and saw a man in my bathroom. The moonlight was very bright that night. I could see him perfectly. I remember his clothes, face, ect... He looked to me transparent, but not, as I could not see through him. He was pointing a shotgun at me. I calmly said out loud to myself "Am I really seeing this?" He just looked at me and walked into the bathroom closet. This incident has really been bothering me. I DO NOT want to see him again!
I really felt though, that I was somewhere in between the dream world and the waking world. I am sympathetic to all of you. Some one commented on being anemic. I found out I was anemic when I was pregnant. I am wondering if I still am.... Maybe this has something to do with it??
I am a 21 year old female, and am terrified of spiders. I have always wondered why, because when I was little I used to play with them. But I remember being younger, and waking up to seeing bugs everywhere. My room was dark, you could barely make out silhouettes, yet as I woke up in the middle of the night I would see the blankets, pillow, the walls, everything, covered in bugs. they were crawling all over and I remember being scared but later on as it happened more often, I was able to go to sleep again knowing it wasn't real. I think it might have been spiders too, it would explain my arachnaphobia (I really am scared of them, hyperventilate when they're closeby, and I have spent 5 minutes just standing outside of the house because there were spiders by the door and I was too afraid to be that close to them, while I would play with them when I was 8 or so). In my personal experience though, that was related to the room I slept in. I have vague memories of sleeping there and waking up in the dark, with my bed spinning in circles with me on it, but I can't remember it clearly. I tell myself it's a dream, although my memory tells me I was awake. So I wonder if I was hallucinating. Another time I woke up being tickled, I was going to blame my dad or my brother because they were jokers like that, but there was nobody in the room. After I changed rooms, this all went away. I did keep having nightmares and very realistic dreams, one "obe" where I woke up, walked down the stairs, saw a black shadow, and got "pulled" backwards, back up the stairs into my body, to then really wake up. I have in that same time period, also seen a dark shadow, a really tall man, standing in my room. I was very frightened I can tell you that. But other than that, I've not seen a shadow like that. For years though I have had this memory, of either dolls or very small people standing in my room. I can't remember if this was a dream, a tv show I watched, or something that "really happened" (hallucinations?). I've read on sleeping disorders and hallucinations, or sleep paralysis, and it's said that when you sleep on your back you are more likely to get them because of the lack of oxygen, but I have always slept on my side and still do. I just think it's funny in a way that I've stumbled across this page, to see I'm not alone. Like Guzjas said, I wonder if everyone would see the same thing if they'd sleep in the same place.
something I forgot to add.. someone here described a feeling of being really large and really small at the same time, I can't describe it like she did but I recognize it, also from back when I had these hallucinations.
Lately i have had similar problems, it actually just happend again tonight so i figured id look this up. I have seen a spider crawling on the walls only to soon realize it was not real.. This has happened every night for the last few weeks. Im clearly awake and i can see it perfectlly, the legs and the odd movement as it scurrys across the wall. Its so convincing that i try to touch it only to realize its not real. Im not a fan of spiders but im also not frightend of them what so ever. Im healthy, no major changes or stress in my life, I get normal sleep. Im actually not even that freaked out when it happens just kind of odd thing that has been making me think more and more about why this is going on but I was amazed to see this happening to others, didnt know if my brain has been wired wrong or what lol. As i think back Im pretty sure the first couple of days it was just a black spot then ther rest of the times "100%" a spider, little bigger then a quarter. Also I read through a few of the posts and as "emz22" said i often always look at the clock around the same times mostly 11:11 as well but i dont put too much into that seeing how often a clock is on that time but another wierd thing always happens, i always see lights go out... and im not talking like lights on timers either, more of the I just happen to see bulbs burn out, that happens alot to me, so i dont know if its just me or what....
Yes and on a added note, as a few ppl have said.. If the spiders that im not afraid of turn into shadow figures then i will start freaking out, probally end up breaking my tv and such in a panic lol.. I wish i didnt even read that on the posts..
I have been having the same problems since I was 5 years old. I regularly see spiders and scorpions, usually on the bedroom ceiling and on the pillows. They don't attack, they are just there in the room. I do kind of panic but all it usually takes is my wife talking to me and waving her arms in my face or turning on a bright light. I am always aware of what has happened in the morning and it happens whether i am in my own bed or in other places (hotels, etc.)
I also see people most nights, they are usually slightly blurry but i have conversations, show them round the house, and it just seems like the right thing to be doing. Sometimes I feel embarrased as i am showing people round my house in my boxers and it is very uncomfortbale. Again, i am alway remember what I did in the morning. This is the most common thing, seeing people and have onversations with them and remembering in the morning and being aware at the time.
Another thing i regularly do is wake my wife up, cupping my hands and demand that she helps me put the, imaginary, liquid in my hands, into a jar. When she turns on the light, i look at my hands and realise there is nothing there at all. Other things I do, and again am aware of what i am doing and remember in the morning....holding up the ceiling, taking bed covers into the hallway, dragging wife out of bed by the feet, staring out of the window most nights and the outlook is always different, sometimes it's a forest, sometimes it's a car park, etc...i sleeptalk every night too. I don't know if it effect my everyday life as I have done it since i can remember. The only times i have visited a doctor they just suggest anti-depressants or anger management! i have niether problems in my happy life.
I'm a 17 year old male and i'm worried that my hallucinations are just beginning. In the last few days I have had two after waking up. First day it was a spider and it vanished after about 10 seconds. Then this morning I woke uo and actually heard a buzzing noise and there was a wasp on my mattress dying but it was on a pair of boxers that were on my bed so i folded the boxers and there was nothing. I really hope this doesn't become something regular. I would be really scared if i seen people like you guys.
i also see spiders. They look like black-widow-spider for me. I see them when i try to sleep but sometimes i put a sheet on my head so they dont touch me. They have a big web on my face that only i see. My mom cant see them. She told me that she cant see anything on my face when i close my eyes. Sometimes i feel like i am losing it when i see them. I dont see shadows or anything and i am 1/4 Native American. I dont know what tribe. Does this mean i am also chosen by God to spread any messages like some of the people who wrote their stories here too? Or am i losing myself.
I am a 42 year old female who has never seen a spider or an insect, but I do see people standing at the side of my bed up close looking at me. They range from small boys from the Victorian era to old women and dark men. They never try to touch or hurt me and never move from the spot that I see them in. I wake up and look directly at them but usually as I scrabble for my bedside light switch, or turn away or blink then they are gone. This only started happening to me when I was in my twenties. I thought that it could be spiritual but that scares me. I would like to think that I am wide awake when I see them and feel that they have woken me up. This doesn't happen very often now, usually a few times a month, but it's very very scary and I end up crying and leave my light on for a while. Looking at some of the previous comments, I can say that this happens to me usually within the first 90 minutes of me going to bed.
I am a 15 year old boy and have read most of the coments on this page i have never mention this to any one but after reading this page i have grown more worried. when i try to go to sleep i see a spider right in front of me it has no coulor its just there i have never thaught any thing of it as im frightened by spiders. about 2 weeks ago i woke up and couldnt move as i was to scared because i felt some thing touch my leg ,but my freind who was in a bed next to me said to me shortly after i woke are you awake i replyed yes my freind said the he had a bad dream and i didnt want to hear about it so i told him to go back to sleeep so he did and shortly after i fell back asleep. in the mornig when we were eating breakfast i asked my freind what he waas talking about last night hes sadi that he woke up and saw an old lady sitting and the end of my my bed but i hadent told him that the night before when i did wake up i thaught i saw an olld lady at the bottom of my bed so i just said to him shut up andmits only a dream. ve never woke up to anthing like that and when people have said it to me before that it has happened to them i tell them it was only a dream but now i dont know what to think as its happend to me and i dont want this to continue for the rest of my life as it reaky scared my i know orther people experience this and i was wondering if there was a reason for this.
I cunducted a study at my highschool as extra credit on this topic. Im only 18 so lol this might not all be right. But I took a survey on peoples races, and what they saw in experiences like this. And what I found was that what you see when you wake up is all part of what your subconscious is afraid of. For example, some african americans reported seeing rattle snakes and tigers when they witnessed these events, and some people with family trees leading back to the south often saw snakes, spiders, and winged insects. These animals, insects and bugs are all dangerous in the areas that the people came from. My theory is that over time your mind imbedded certian things to be afraid of and therefore avoid. And at times when you are most voulnarable to these things (Ex: your sleep) your mind is worrying and maybe over paranoid about these things. (When I experience these things, I always see bee's, spiders and bats. I am Irish, maybe this is because all of these things are a threat to people in ireland. Take notes on how there are no snakes in Ireland, and I have never seen snakes when I wake up.)
i dont see spiders i see childern they awake me with they presents not by touching me or what sort its just like its some thing telling me i have to wake or im going to miss some thing i see childern from different races like one time i was sleeping at my friend house and i saw a african american girl out the window i never look out there some thing told me to but it was werid because the whole time i was looking it was hard for me to breath it felt very hot and felt like i was suffocating then i went back to sleep another time i was at my mom house and were sleeping i turn over because i couldnt get comfortable to rest and saw a black fog in my face i was so scared i turn back on my stomach closed my eyes and said go away go away next thing felt was alot of wind hit me not like a fan like being outside when a storm about to hit then it took some of my air away from me it was kinda like holding your breath but really some one else is.i seen spirts their body glow in the dark but this im seeing now aren't
ive been struggling withh this for 2 years now! it scares me and i hate it! even reading this am scared of what will happen tonight! i always see spiders. they are, well seem so real! they crawl over the covers and in my boyfriends hair and pillow, on the wall. ive had rats in the bed but just the once. i still see spiders but also see alot of people too, of all ages.last week a little girl was kneeling next to me with her hands on the bed. her mouth was moving but i couldnt hear anything, she began to pull the covers off me and to get away i jumpt onto my boyfriend. most of the time i wake up see some1 and tell my partner then go to sleep, but sometimes it leaves me so frightned and im shaking and my heart beats so fast! ive also seen my grandma thats still alive which was wired! and my boyfriend always says last night u said a man was in the room but i dont remember at all! spiders make webs in my face and i wake up screaminh jump out the bed and turn the light on, whip the covers off waking up jack! its horrible. sooo strange!
I am a 31 year old, female. I am of native american descent. I was physically and emotionally abused by my mother and step father as an adolescent. I have almost perfect vision. I live in New York city.
Around the time I was 27, I would awake in the middle of my sleep to a vision that sometimes starts out as twinkling little lights that turn into what I can only compare to one of those scientific electricity balls (the one which KAT2913 mentioned, above, which very closely resembles a spider) and just last night I saw an asian man with a polo shirt on, standing in a corner of my bedroom, looking at me. Each time I view something, it happens directly after I abruptly jolt awake, body trembles, out of a sound sleep. I stare, I watch, and I even blink to make sure the vision is real. My thoughts are conscience enough to determine that I am conscious.
I think all this phenomina is, is that our eyes are open, even though our brains are not fully awake. Although I can determine that I am awake, my brain has not switched on all the way so it causes me to see things which are not necessarily there.
This all began about a year before I lost my fiancee. When I was 29, I was with a great man for 7 years. We owned our home, we were engaged for a year and a half and 2 weeks before our wedding, he abruptly passed away in a car accident, on his way into work. Right after the accident, I was desperate to believe that it was his spirit or his energy trying to connect to me. But, after seeing the asian man last night, I realize it is not anything from the after life. I really believe it is, what it is. I hope it is something different, I would give anything for it to be his spirit channeling me from the afterlife. I would give anything to know for sure that his spirit still exists and anything that can prove that our energies will connect again but, I have to be honest. I think it is all scientific. And beyond our scope of understanding, due to that simple fact. And, being that none of us are scientists to discredit this, I will wait until someone proves me wrong, scientifically before I begin to believe otherwise.
hay my name is stefanie, im 19 years old and will be 20 next month. iv been seeing spiders in my sleep for almost 2 years now. i dont kno if im dreaming or not since my eyes are open and i actually kno what im doing. these episodes happen to me off and on, but lately its been happening almost every other night. i wake up literally seeing spiders. i will see them on my dresser, floating in the air, on my walls, pillows, or coming off my ceiling from a web. immedialty when i see them i freak out, ill scream, jump out of bed and run out of my room. the other night i was so freaked out at these spiders that were coming towards my face very fast, i ran out of bed and out of my room, down the hall into my parents room crying, shakey, and breathless. i couldnt go back to sleep. also last night there was a big black spider crawling up my dresser across the room, i grabbed my baby boy(who sleeps in my bed) and i ran out of the room into the hall then i snapped out of it but i was stilll terrified, i turned on my light and looked for it.. im very worried tho cus now im involving my son into this. i even wake up with alot of spiders spread out in my room floating and i wake up dodging them trying to get out of my room. i dont understand why this has been happening to me. im scared to close my eyes and go to sleep now, its gotten to the point where i sleep with my tv on or my light /: but im relived that im not the only one having this problem..
This sounds like my exact same story! I do sleep with the light on and it helps a lot. But a night light is not bright enough to keep the visions at bay. I have to have a t.v. or an actual lamp on. I am not sure what this is but I graduated from seeing spiders and flying bugs to people in door ways. Some times I go years without seeing anything then all of a sudden it is every night for a few weeks! My heart is racing so fast I feel like I am going to have a heart attack! I guess some might say they are night terrors and you are not fully awake. I am not sure what it is but it is scary!!!
Wow, I thought i was stupid typing in the words seeing spiders at night into Bing. I've been seeing spiders and people in my room since i was very young, at least three, I'm 30 now with an eight year career in the military. I've seen these things every where I've gone, in several coutries, in any living space from a ship to a tent.
Your stories sound so much like mine, the fear is horrifing and embarrassing when I'm sleeping next to someone (especially when its a tent, berthing or room full of females that are all peacefully sleeping) I can't beleive the relief i feel at seeing that I am not alone with these night time scares. We all try to put a scientific twist to this, but what if there isn't one? The people I see at night are very realistic looking. I've begun to accept that perhaps I (we) may be seeing someone that has passed on. The spiders? I don't know, perhaps something that our brain can recognize. Just food for thought. Thank you all for sharing, and to the first person that wrote 2 years ago...thank you for being so brave.
Hi you are definitely not alone on this, I posted some of my experiences on the "Wake up seeing things???" thread, in my case, my night visions are getting creepier than ever... remember the girl from the Grudge movie? I saw this woman with long black hair covering her face, coming out of my closet, towards me, then I focused my attention and she went back in, this other night I saw I shadowy figure on one corner of my room, I yelled at it and it jumped( once again back into my closet). The most terrifying experience which could've been a nightmare because it was so real was when I sensed a person right next to me on my bed..., this time I saw her face, it was a woman(dead looking) staring at me, I kept telling me "I'm not afraid, I'm not afraid" until I went back to sleep. Then the visions stopped... atleast for a while... last week I woke up in the middle of the night and I could swear I saw a cloud made of semi-transparent white fabrics floating on top of me.
hi!im 21 and i have also seen the same spiders and shadow figures from a young age were i used to either wake up and scream or run out of bed and when i tried to explain it to family and friends they used to think i was crazy thank god im not and im greatful iv read this forum
I have always seen things, a lot when I was younger, but the visions went away for a few years, or I had learned to just disregard them somehow. They first happened again to me when I came down with a progressed stage of Lyme Disease. The first thing I saw were bugs flying all over my face biting and stinging and crawling into my nose and mouth, but I was able to sweep the vision away. I began to see flittings of shadows randomly, then one night, while wide awake, siting in bed I looked up at my doorway and a huge armoured figure came in my room and stabbed my chest with a spear. I quickly disregarded the vision and the pain and blood and everything went away. I recently began trying pot and it showed me the visions everytime I got high. I was able to observe and try so many things with this new "world" I had learned to open up. Normally, this might sound crazy to people, but considering we have all be experiencing the same thing allow me to relate my thoughts.
I believe that all people can potentially experience this "world" while some, us here, to list a few of the minority, have a natural ability to access this "world". I honestly believe that it is the spirit world. We only catch shadows or a few individuals from the spirit world for many reasons. One is that our mind would not be able to comprehend the collective local history of the area we are in, the spirits inhabiting the area, and the flow of the universe. It would make us crazy. Which brings me to schizophrenia. I think that schizophrenic people are wrongfully diagnosed. Not everything is known about the disorder, but I believe that people with schizophrenia are actually existing between our physical world and the spiritual world.
These things that we see are spirits. For most of us we will only allow ourselves to see things that are familiar to us, such as bugs, even if we do not like them. Its a coping mechanism to keep us sane instead of making us see whatever it could actually be, usually just the essence of some spirit(s). There is a whole lot more that goes into this, but one can obtain a measure of control with the energy from this realm, such as I have been able to explode a bottle of soda by holding it, as well as, other non-tangible acts.
Long story short, in our ancestry, or perhaps just being us, ourselves, I believe there is some shamanic linkage or ancient wellspring of forgotten knowledge locked deep in our psyche that has somehow trickled out to our conscious mind and allows us to see these things. I ask you all to explore what you see, and think on some of what I've said. Find some measure of control over the visions so that you can always find yourself back in this physical realm, and once you have accomplished that, works towards discovering these visions. Travel with caution until you have reached a level of familiarity with the visions.
Mayhaps we will meet one day on the paths of the spirit. Travel well.
Wow..strange how we are all having the same issues. I couldn't sleep tonight because I awoke to the visions of spiders. I only recently began to have this problem. However, parts of me think it may be hereditary. Growing up, I was a hard sleeper just like my father. But I know that when he was extremely tired or sick he had the same *visionary* problems. I am 24, an only child, and have a lot of stressors in my life. Recently, because of my sleep issues, doctors have put me on klonopin because they think it's related to my anxiety/stress. I don't like to take meds for fear of it making my mentality/sleep problems worse. I have also woke up seeing people standing over me and such. But, mostly I wake up seeing spiders or bugs. I've even woke my husband up trying to wipe the spiders off of him. I am not sure what the reason for this is but I've lost many nights of sleep over it.
Having the television on (muted of course) has worked for me so far in keeping them away. I thought at first that it might be the flickers interrupting my hallucinations, but then I realized that when the TV is on I don't even wake up. Without it I usually wake up within a half hour and see spiders, people, etc.. last time i saw a light blue grid on the wall. Maybe it's psychological. something about the TV being on prevents me from being kicked back into consciousness with all my dreams. Like it silences something in my brain.
Everything single thing that this girl has see or dealt has happened to me,the first thing that i can remember as a kid was seeing babe ruth the famous baseball player standing at my bed lol like her visions;mine have progressed into spiders as well and shadows of people in corners of the room,the spiders are very clear.I find myself tmy bedhing and around it a ton of times before trying to lay back down! anyway all these visions dissapear when i run to turn on the light.I like to think that these visions are something more than just a scientific explanation,but like many people are seeing the same things is starting to bug me.
Yes I have the spider in my bed to,I will rip the sheets of the bed, and then waking up to see it was nothing, I also see arm men in the room if I wir to have a gun on my nightstand I wild have put some holds in the wall,yes a have low blood pressure as well,don't now if related.
Interesting. My brother and I are also experiencing this. We are both in our 40s and this seems to have started within the last year for both of us. Black football shaped objects with legs - typical spider form. Hovering from ceiling fan and moving towards window. Always happens between 11pm and 3am. However this past week i had one happen at daybreak - a first. And it was much smaller and transparent. Also have experienced pins and needles in left arm as some others mentioned. This has also occurred during times of spiritual and/or unusual events in our lives. We have started keeping records of this. I have read numerous causes of such visions including: stress, fear of one's failure, low blood pressure (which i have in a healthy way), heart problems (which run in our family though not until an older age), schizephrenia (we're both too level headed for that), reflections from retina. The last one seemed very likely to me as I have worn glasses since a kid and always seen the little black spots or floaters. However a recent and very thorough eye exam that included photographing my retinas revealed that they were very healthy - above average so to speak. Also, we are both considered of high intelligence which may be a clue per an earlier author's comments.
Funny though, thought i saw one this morning while stepping out of the shower, but turned out to be a REAL fuzzball... scurring across the floor due to the furnace vent. I wear contacts - he wears glasses, do any of you as well?
I agree with you its not something that a medical doctor can explain and if they really had to, I can see them trying to connect these visions with some sort of child abuse, or perhaps call us psychotic.
I am also a Female, I just recently turned 24- and i have also been seeing things at night, but i am not seeing spiders, I would not call it that. i see white electric waives which are formed in forms of objects, but before I awake in the middle of the night, I don't just awake out of no where, something wakes me up, it rather shakes me up, almost like electric shock and its doing it really fast to wake me up, "emergency like" wake up, because it gets really close to me, like inches away. The awaking feeling is really scary, its as if your thrown off the cliff, or electric current is being lounged through your body, i am literally shacking inside, very rapid like, rapid hard beating and shaking of the upper body, mostly in my arms and heart and up to my diaphragm. I have noticed that every time this happens its always 2:30-3am and its very close to me.
Prior to this, I have seen white shadows of actual people. One night it was a perfect shadow of an older women, when i was altered to wake up by who knows what, in that same way i just described, I looked up and this shadow was movingly floating its way from my bedrooms window towards the door and out the room , but it was looking down at me the whole time, like warning me of something, or pitting me..... these visions are very quick 30 sec less than a min long. When i am awoken, I am also being directed to look the direction where this is happening.
later i saw a shadow of a men, an angel rather looking man....
i don't get this every night, this is periodic. I have only had these visions maybe 5-10 in my lifetime. And every time they are different objects or people, never the same yet. But they are all white (electric current-like)
I also have had some wierd experiences. A few months ago I saw a man walk over to the side of my bed, I thought it was my husband but, when I sat up and screamed, as I realised it wasn't, it vanished with sparkle of light. Lasdt night I went to sleep and awoke to see a small hooded figure on the bed, I thought it was a burglar so I sat up and shouted "Go away and get out" it turned and ran towards the door and vanished.
I was very shaken and slept with the light on as I was alone.
It seemed so very real although I know it cannot be.
OK my doctor said I am not crazy but the brain does strange thing.I have had several MRI scan that shows many legions on my brain. The doctor is still trying to find out what is causing these injuries on my brain, but for now I have been diagnosed with MS. I have also been hospitalized many times when a psychiatrist thought I was crazy. I do not trust psychiatrist to this day. these visions are real, and I am not crazy! I have been in the past diagnosed with Narcolepsy. and am at present seeing a sleep specialist.
This all started out seeing spiders about 6 years ago. I am 65 now. I would be awake, but just woke up, yet still wide awake. I would see spiders, so real I would scream and jump out of bed tearing the bed apart and would not get back into it until I changed the sheets, or was sure the spider was gone. I never found the spider.
I see many other things too. I have seen our dog with her front paws up on my bed and she was just looking at me. I reached out and spoke to her and touched her but when I touched her she disappeared.I looked over in her bed and she was lying there sound asleep. I have seen other animals like a tiger, and when I reached out and touched it, it slowly moved backwards and turned into our fireplace. I have seen the ceiling fan in it's rightful position, but with two extra blades off to each side, and a bit lower then the fan itself. I have seen pictures on the wall, but they would be like 6 inches from my face, and could put my hand behind it and I could see my hand through it. I could close my eyes and re open them and the thing would still be there. but if I touched it, it would slowly move back to it's position on the wall. Again my neurologist, that I finally got brave enough to talk to about it, said I was not crazy, but it was something happening in my brain, like a slow delay from my brain to my eyes. I have a special eye test that proved he was right on that one. This happens so often that my husband bought me a dimmer switch to put on my lamp so the light never goes all the way off. I see it in a dim light, but not in a bright light. Just last week I woke up seeing thousands of tiny black spots. I got up and went into the next room where the light was brighter, and I could only slightly see the spots, but it was like looking through a thick fog. just last night I seen a spider web, I normally would have been afraid, but after seeing things for so long and talking to my neurologist about it, I am not afraid of these things. I reached out and touched the spider web and it disappeared but parts of it were stuck on all my fingers just like a real spider web would be. My Neurologist is sending me for more eye evaluations.
So glad I found this site. I have been having the spider/insect phenomena after my mother died about 7 years ago. The spiders/bugs will jump at me and then I see a flash of color orbs, of course I end up screaming and bolting out of the room. My husband thinks I am a fruit loop, lol. I used to think it was my mom messing with me. But I dont think she would be that cruel. Sometimes when I am waking up I hear her voice call my name. Here lately I have been seeing a shadow when I am alone at night in bed whiz past the bed. I have also seen a small boy hovering at the bedroom door, first glance I thought it was my son, it wasnt. I have had the sleep paralysis(if that is what its called) I was pregnant with my third child and couldnt breath, and saw a black hovering mass over me, and I thought please forgive me for all of my sins, couldnt speak or breathe. Of course I had him two days later. Its very unnerving.
Hi there. It is strange that every one of you are women. I'm a 26 year old man and I found this site after searching because of my experiences these past 2 nights. I have not seen spiders, just black shadows, white shadows, people, and shapes. Each night I have found it hard to fall asleep and then about an hour after dozing off I start waking up repeatedly with a sort of "shocked" feeling accompanied by visions of presences in my room. The first night I kept seeing black figures outside my door and in my bathroom. Then last night things got more intense when I woke up to figures around my bed. My daughter had come in our room and was sleeping next to my wife on her side. I woke up with that "shocked" feeling and as I opened my eyes a saw a white shadowy figure standing beside my 2 year old looking down at her as she slept. I instinctively sat up and swung at it with my arm and then fell back down and was right back asleep. This is so bizarre and I'm happy that I'm not alone because it's not ok to wonder if you are crazy you know? I've also heard sounds like footsteps and things scraping the walls. When I think back on the night before its confusing cause its like remembering it as a dream but at the time i was awake and conscious, just so confused as to what was happening! Hopefully this will go away i'm soooo sleepy....By the way I do not have low blood pressure, I eat healthy, exercise daily. I have noticed, however, that each morning after these "episodes" I have woken with a pretty intense headache. Anyone else with this symptom?
Dan, I am sorry that you suffer this horrible problem. To end all this try sleeping with a light on, not a night light it does not give off enough light.
My husband bought me a special switch like a dimmer switch on the wall, but it goes on a lamp, so you can adjust the brightness.
I like to sleep in a dark room, but I've been tormented by this so much that I do have to sleep with a light on. You do not see things in brighter light, only in very dim light. so keep the lamp on moderate low light, and if you still see things brighten it just a bit until you get the results that you need. no visions.
I have heard this runs in families and now I know it is true because my son who is 43 just started having the sleep paralysis, and that is how my symptoms started many years ago.
Try reading up on sleep disorders, especially Narcolepsy. I believe what we are experiencing is Narcolepsy, and I did have a diagnosis for narcolepsy years ago, but with my complex brain problems my doctor has moved onto other things, but anyone can have more than one disorder. Narcolepsy is not life threatening as far as I know, but it is very annoying, and I believe there is medicine that can help. it this continues please see a sleep specialist, or a neurologist.
Oh by the say I also heard footsteps coming toward my room too, some people do have the sound effects with it, but most people just have the visions. other can also smell thing, I believe it effects all of the senses.
Hope you get well soon.
I just had to comment, I came across this discussion trying to find out why I have a recurring "dream" of seeing someone standing beside my bed staring at me. I am a perfectly healthy 28yr old, and have been having this problem since I was about 15. I have often just thought that I would hallucinate while I was half asleep, half awake. I will often see bugs, and have swated at and tryed to squash things that werent there. I have woken my ex-husband up thinking there was a huge bug on the wall. I will stare at them and finally realize there is nothing there. More commonly and most frightening is seeing people standing beside my bed staring at me. They never try to grab at me, they are always just there staring at me. Usually the vision goes away after I start screaming, but once it stayed and I seriously thought someone was in my room and was out of the bed trying to get away before the vision went away. I was looking this up, because I had another one last night and I ended up throwing stuff at this one because it took awhile to go to bed. This is very disturbing to me, because my young son was in the bed with me and I scared him to death. I have long thought it was night terrors, but from my understanding people with those appear to still be asleep, are hard to wake up, and have actual dreams. I dont really consider these dreams so much as hallucinations. I'm really just glad to hear that I'm not the only one out there. Not that I wish this on anyone, but I'm relieved. I have thought I was just crazy, and had some family members that wanted me to see a medium.
As an add on to the one that thinks it could be due to high EMF's, I have had episodes in various locations.
Cuz at night ur pineal gland in ur brain opens from darkness in ur eyes so it realese melatonin an dmt in ur brain dmt is chemical in ur brain that makes u dream at night, just ur pineal gland opening befor u fall a sleep or still open if u wake up in middel night, being healthy probly why it happens, when monks medatate there trying to active there pineal gland to get visions an talk to the gods u could say, dmt is also found in plants around the world tribes around the world made drinks with some these plants with dmt ayhausca is one the drinks they made to vision quest on to cure an pure the body, they some times see spiders snakes or w.e animals or gods/people , they say there's meaning behind the stuff but no science doesn't no y we see spiders an stuff I don't think they no yet at lest, so is this dmt really some body and mind curing chemical really is what people think it is ? Science doesn't know yet or at lest there saying, some people belive dmt started religion from people high dmt amounts in there brain they had visions of Jesus an in some case even healing them, (just like the tribes said ayhusca(dmt drink) is sposs to do heal mind an body while some seen "gods", also some people belive UFO alien sighting an stuff are caused by dmt in our brain not much studys I could see on that tho, people studying dmt extracted dmt from plants an smoked it giving them vision for 20 mins of geometry patterns or like mushroom high x100 when smoked enough like 50 mg they can see spiders or w.e or even Passover to another world an see aliens an be back to normal in 20 mins an it's hard for them to remember it all just like a when u dream an night an wake up cant remeber the dream any more , iv heard of case when people say they seen UFO or aliens an can't remeber much is this maybe link to dmt , so this powerful chemical in plants an naturl to our brain we don't no much about an I think people should think about where dmt plays part in humanity or look into some info, east Indians an budda an so on have some what right idea there very much about the pineal gland an the the sun always worship , sun produce seratonin melatonin dmt an so on in ur body brain, so something link , anyways look into it or ask, what do u all think about it?
Studys show floride, n sodium an othere things crystalize on pineal gland allowing less amounts melatonin seratonin dmt flow out, making people amounts all very , this is very bad I think cuz melatonin helps r sleep an seratonin controles r happyness , so I'd stay away floride water , most city got it in r water an toothpaste an what not, i'd try stay away from it if u can, some people medatate to get there pineal gland active again so it doesn't crystalize up, another cool thing iv heard from documentry an book was all these solar flares from the sun 2012 will cause humans an are pineal glands evole, some tribes belive this will happen, the tribes that new about 2012 said it be big change in time an r lives , they didn't say it be bad thing happening like every one things, so I'd much rather belive this seems better haha, what u all think ? Ps ur all fine nothin wrong with u just ur pineal gland active letting out small amounts dmt
I am a 23 year old male and I have panic attacks and other anxity problems. I have been seeing spiders and people in my room that are not there for as long as i can remeber i have kind of got use to them thay don't bother me like thay use to but i notice thay don't happen when the sun is up so I tend to go to sleep at sunrise
Hi my names Sarah.
I’m so glad other people have what i have, it started for me when a was 7 or so and i woke up and saw my mum and sister laying on the top of my wardrobe. I’m 20 now and I’ve been seeing thing again the last 2 month, it started with me having a dream about a spider on me, then i wake up and start franticly bashing my bed. Then i saw a guy friend in the corner of my room, i sat up and asked him what her was doing here then he despaired into a shadow. last night i woke to see a angry face coming at me fast and it grabbed my shoulders and i felt i shock on the tops of my arms, i was freaking out and shaking, i couldn’t get back to sleep after that, i felt like someone was in my room. Please help me!
i have been researching online all this morning, trying to make sense of what happened last night. i was about an hour into sleeping when i woke up suddenly and opened my eyes to find this big solid black ball with wispy long thin tentacle thingy's. it was probably the size of a baseball i sat up and turned around where my head was on the pillow and the black thingy was still there, like it didnt move. i ran out of my bed room into the living room and my heart felt like it was going to pop out of my chest, not to mention my head was going a mile a minute, i thought i was going to pass out. i eventually went back in my room and it was no longer there. that was the first time anything like that had ever happened to me. i have seen things before but nothing like that. its usually like something from the corner of my eye or when its dark in my room i will sometimes see dark figures. i always just passed it off as weird lighting effects, figured if i didnt acknowledge it, it didnt really exsist or would go away. kinda like hiding under the blankets because you think nothing can see you. please tell me im not the only one who has seen this big black thing. thanks
I've just done a search on the net now to discover why my visions of spiders are getting so strong. I'm so happy I stubbled across this forum because I thought I was going mad. I used to have visions of spiders when I was younger and going through a difficult time but now that I'm in my late 30's suddenly they've appeared again. Not when I dream but when I wake up, during the day and just before bed. Last night was a bit strange I was just watching tv feeling a tingle down my left arm I was so scared I was having a heart attack and felt this tingling around my head. Strange but I always feel like there's someone there and they're trying to tell me something. That these visions of spiders is a dead person trying to communicate with me. I've been to psychics and they often say that my deceased relatives are around but I think if they are wouldn't they send me happy visions?? Sometimes I pray or just tell them to go away or leave me alone but then I wonder if this is more of a psychological issue from childhood, then I ask myself what does the spider represent to me in terms of feelings. I feel terrified, I don't feel safe, I feel under attack and I do have that sense in my life at the moment which are bringing up the same feelings I had in childhood. I think my spider visions are related to deep subconscious issues of fear, loss, feeling unsafe, unprotected, alone, isolated and terrified of attack, pain and hurt from people and situations. I've been seeing a psychologist to help with issues that started to arise after bullying at work. My psychologist has given me great techniques which have helped me a lot and just changed my thought patterns by questioning them eg. is the thought I'm having real? what is the evidence to say it's real? what is the likelihood of a spider attacking me? I continue to break it down until the thought has no hold on me anymore. It's amazing how powerful our minds are and just hard work into re-programming them and taking charge of our thoughts makes a huge difference. I've just been too lazy and haven't seen my psychologist in a while due to the stigma of it but I do find it has less of a hold on me when I do the work. I guess in a strange way I feel like I've just answered my question :) ...
I ve been seeing things similar to this since i was 17 yrs of age, i use to hear strange noises like drums beating, men standing on my bedroom's door, a woman sitting in the window etc.. now i am 30 yrs of age and no treatment has had an effect, i have a baby boy who is 7 months of age and i see spiders crawling on him at night, its terrorising and i am scared that i might hurt him someday as whenever i see such a vision i tend to pick him up in my arms and run, i ve had such terrors during my pregnancy too, i dont know if its really something related to sleep disorder or i am possessed...
I am glad i am not to only one out there. I was really beggining to think there was something wrong with me. My whole life i have been suffering from these supposed night terrors!! I am constantly seeing spiders, snakes and most of all dark figures just sitting in the corner of the room or trying to grasp me or hover over my bed. I have been experiencing it during the day too and am actually wondering if it is at all night terrors or something sinister!!
When my cousin was young she used to wake up in the middle of the night screaming cause she claimed there were snakes everywhere. Once the light was turned on they went away. One night she looked under her bed and seen 2 glowing green faces looking back at her, one told her to go look at her mom so she went to her mothers room to find her mom with a green glowing face too. She is now 24 and nothing like this has happened to her since she was younger. Her, me, and my sister are very intuitive to spirits. We find it very easy to pick up their energy but nothing out of the norm. Now i have a 4 year old neice who wakes up at night screaming because of snakes and other things. It is very hard to sleep with a 4 year old screaming every night so i have to put her in bed with me if i want to sleep. I do think most of these things have to do with spirits. My church teaches that it says in the bible not to believe in spirits and i am a god fearing woman but i do believe alot of this has to do with spirits and alot of people aren't crazy. We are close to the end days.
I don't see spiders, but I see strange things or a man standing by my bed. I had night terrors as a child. Here I am in my thirties and they are happening even more - several times each month.
The biggest incident happened a few years ago. I woke up screaming to a man standing next to my bed, leaning his hands on his knees with his head cocked to the side staring at me. The door of my room was open and the lamp was on in the living room (as it always was for a distant night light), and I could see him standing right there, with his body blocking some of the light from the lamp in the other room. He was just staring at me. It only lasted for a few seconds of course - because I was screaming "There's a man in the house!" and I must have squeezed my eyes shut or something and then he was gone. My roommate just about had a heart attack. She walked around the house with her gun to make sure there really wasn't a man in the house. I was 100% convinced he was there was though - no doubt about it. Seemed too real - blocking the lamp light and all. But then I realized it was just a night terror or a hallucination.
They are happening more frequently. Sometimes I think I will have a real and actual heart attack because my heart is pounding so fast and hard in my chest. A man standing next to my bed, or seeing strange things - like hands coming out of a hole in the door that's lit up. Freaky things like that. (Oh and I don't watch scary movies or anything like that. Don't like those visuals in my head - especially when my sleeping mind is such a mess anyway.)
I hope someday they have an answer for us. It's hard to go through these episodes. (Some I remember and some I don't, but I am reminded by who I live with of course.)
I accidentally found this page today and it has helped me understand that I am not in any way crazy. I am a 23 year old female and have been seeing figures since I was younger. Never bugs or spiders, just people.
They seem to get more intense as I get older.
There were a few years where they evolved I had weird interactive dreams where I was asleep but fully functional, walking around my apartment like I was awake. Eyes open, aware of everything around me, and I saw the people in my dreams clear as day in my room. They were never in the other room, only in the one where I was physically present. It was almost like how they describe sleep paralysis but I was able to interact.
I still have those dreams, but more often I just see figures while im awake. Dark shapes with no distinctive features about them. They are always one at a time and in the corner of my room or (heaven forbid I leave the door open) my closet. I get a feeling of terror, but I just sit and stare at them every time until I am sure im not just seeing a pile of clothes or a box.
They never seem disturbed, and dont bother me. But always disappear when I turn the light on.
This has been happening to me for a while also. It started with sleep paralysis. Then i started seeing spiders and now it has gone to seeing people. I think that what we have is narcolepsy. I researched a little about it and realized that i have a lot of the symptoms.
Symptoms of narcolepsy include:
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS): In general, EDS interferes with normal activities on a daily basis, whether or not a person with narcolepsy has sufficient sleep at night. People with EDS report mental cloudiness, a lack of energy and concentration, memory lapses, a depressed mood, and/or extreme exhaustion.
Cataplexy: This symptom consists of a sudden loss of muscle tone that leads to feelings of weakness and a loss of voluntary muscle control. It can cause symptoms ranging from slurred speech to total body collapse depending on the muscles involved and is often triggered by intense emotion, for example surprise, laughter, or anger.
Hallucinations: Usually, these delusional experiences are vivid and frequently they are frightening. The content is primarily visual, but any of the other senses can be involved. These are called hypnagogic hallucinations when accompanying sleep onset and hypnopompic hallucinations when occurring during awakening.
Sleep paralysis: This symptom involves the temporary inability to move or speak while falling asleep or waking up. These episodes are generally brief lasting a few seconds to several minutes. After episodes end, people rapidly recover their full capacity to move and speak.
I have had a strange entity terrorize my life for over twenty one years. Every time I try to lie down-no matter where it may be, even in hotel beds, couches or chairs, that thing crawls all around and under me in my bed. I have not been able to lie down in my bed for a very long time, and I suffer from osteo-athritis all over my body, with two back surgries. I need to sleep and rest but I can't. Please pray for me.
Have you ever tried to confront what is terrorizing you? Either way when you do confront it or try to confront it again be stern with it, you need to tell it to go away and to not bother you... Enough is enough you know... DO NOT be afraid of whatever it is, you need to let it know that you are in charge of what happens and that you are sick and tired of not being able to sleep. I hope maybe this advice can help you out a little.. I understand completely what you are going through.. I will say a few prayers for you tonight and in the days to come.. I hope everything works out. Good Luck!
Man, I'm glad I'm not the only one. At first I thought that I might be schizophrenic but I'm coherent. My visions come day in, day out, day or night. I've heard voices whispering subtle phrases. I've seen numbers appear behind my eyelids. I've seen the name Ulysses appear on the glare of my phone out of nowhere, I was driving and a Odyssey truck pulled up in front of me. Something told me to look it up and the internet showed the story of the Odyssey about Odysseus who also goes by Ulysses...strange, huh. I've ran over the same woman many times, but she always goes through my car. There is a man who never responds to me when I step outstide to smoke a cigarette. I've had my leg and back grabbed a few times. I'be seen spiders and roaches crawl on the floor and up my leg then disappear, but my house is clean. There is a kid's voice who keeps laughing at me, trying to say tomething, while hiding behind my TV yet every time I check....there's no one there. Everyone once in a while an alarm goes off in the other room, but its empty. Sometimes when I go shopping...its weird because I find things in my basket that I didn't choose and just put them back on the shelf. I started a journal about these occurrences then...I ended up making a script form diary with characters, but now they have a life of their own and I can hear them at times and they are very helpful. I think they've been with me since I was young. I've told only a few people about this, well except now, but they just kind of blow it off as whatever. I want to understand stand it more than I am concerned.. like I mentioned above, I've looked into it, but I don't think its schizophrenia cause I feel and think rationally. Though I've found myself in other cities when I go into deep thought when I drive. My IQ is a above normal" just not really sure that's the cause. Sometimes I have to take sleeping pills but they tend to work very very late on me. I don't think its a diet issue, I've eaten many things. I think its because I think too much, but then again who knows.
i see this image now . recently v shifted into our new house ... since den iam having such problems... i feel its d direction of sleep and ventilation or the direction of wind dat affects our vision and leads us to hallucinate... and worst of all i wake up to the sound of someone pelting stones onto my desk .. creepy yet .. i donno if its a ghost or my hallucination... although my heart beats much faster.. pounding like... but i cant say i wud be scared... how d hell can a heart beat even if ur ina relaxed mood and not bothered ,,, dats my question ...
hey everyone ive had the same problems but mine was caused from taking sleeping pills and then i see spiders all over the walls,i can see a friend with me and im talking to him,i saw big chipmunks that had fangs crawling around my room it was the scariest thing ever. like the second night i did this i went into my bathroom where i have a hole shot from a beebee on the inside of the window not all the way through and there were spiders on the outside of the window that were an inch to 2 inches big and somehow they were coming through the hole so i was so scared cause im terrified of spiders so i ran into my room and got my electrical tape and taped the hole closed. so that was why i had those problems but both nights were the most hallucinating nightsa of my life. ~stephen
I have a similar problem, I see roaches crawling walls or running around,I really fear this insects. I usually see them during the day at various times, I don't have any sleeping problems in fact I can sleep anytime no problems but I am expiriencing some lack of memory, I feel better now but I really would like to know what's happening to me am I going crazy?lol
Damn I am 34 and had these for the last ten years. Always the same damn freaky spiders. I am so embarrassed. I take off covers and even frames off walls. I sleep in other rooms or couches or basement. Yea strange huh. My ex thought I was nuts. I am in great shape... but yes I would say average stress. Why hasn't anyone found a solution yet?
Hi I'm 13 and I see people in my room I also see crocodiles and spiders I also told my mum I had flies on my pillow? :-/ I hate it...
at night my mum wakes me up and says I was screeming it is really terrifying and I'm glad I found someone who is going through the same thing
Hi I totally agree with you. I began seeing a big spider in a web a couple of months ago. It moves around and lately it has been right over my head while I'm sleeping. I personally believe that the spiders are trying to give us a message of some kind. It is up to us to interpret the meaning and find out what the message is. I see the spider through my third eye, normally when I am just dropping off to sleep or it wakes me up a couple of times a night. Also I have had eperience with seeing spirits and feeling things on top of me. When I told them to go and learnt how to protect myself they have diminished except for the spider. The best thing to do is to contact reputable spiritual experts who can give you guidance on these types of things. Some people you can't talk to about these things as they might think you're crazy but we are not we're just experiencing something which is not common for the majority of people.
I have had vivid experiences from when I was a child. I would sit up in bed and the entire room would be swarming with 1000s of crabs everywhere - across the floor, my bed, the curtains. More recently I see swarms of spiders/bugs/maggots pouring out of my pillow covering the bed and getting in my hair. I feel awake when these episodes happen - I have my eyes open and I am terrified. My heart beats so fast and I am drenched in sweat, it takes a long time to calm back down. Over the last few years I have been seeing people in my room. They started off as dark figures in the corners that wouldn't move, then they started to walk towards me when I looked at them. Now they've progressed to standing over the bed and staring at me, and they're in a lot of detail. Last night a police woman was staring at me and when I woke up tried to touch me. It's terrifying, especially as the people are getting a bit threatening and trying to grab and touch me. O have no idea what this is, but a similar thing happens to my man too - so maybe there is a hereditary element to it.
I had EXACT same experience as you. First shadow people at 22 years of age, then spiders at around 24, and now nightly visits from people hovering next to me, above me or by the door in my bedroom - always during that relaxed state just before sleep, hypnogogic state of mind / body. I have some vague recollections of visits from 'alien' type formations from early youth, but those images are very vague. I am 31 years old and I see these images as clear as day. Exactly the same as most accounts - between 10-20 seconds if I can stretch it, but as consciouness comes back to 'fully alert' the image disappears. I have noticed re-occuring themes of blue eyes, but the people are all different ages, sexes and dressed very differently, possible from different time periods. I once asked a young boy what he wanted (I didn't actually speak to him but I asked the question in my mind) and he disappeared before I got an answer. The thing that scares you is that when your eyes open (involuntarily) you are always shocked to see it because you are not expecting it! And it is kinda freaky having someone watch you sleep. Just SO INTERESTING THAT WE ALL SEE THE SAME THING!!! Seriously, I broke down crying just reading the entries because it is so nice to read that I am not alone in this experience, whatever this experience is...
Wow. I am so glad to have found this. I am now 41 and since I was 4 I have had visions and dreams of spiders in my bed, but more commonly a hatted dark man in my room. Now it's others, sometimes someone sits on the bed behind me and I can't turn to see them. It feels so real, it's terrifying. I translate almost any possible shadow into a human, sometimes a child. Before sleeping if it's dark I see shadow shapes move across the ceiling and come in and out of my space. I just wish people said what works to make this stop. Counseling? Drugs.?
HI IM THINKING THIS IS A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE ALSO . ITS BEEN 3 YEARS SINCE YOU POSTED THIS HOW ARE THINGD\S GOING FOR YOU? I FOUND THIS FORUM BECAUSE I WAS LOOKING UP WHY DO I SEE THINGS THAT ARE NOT THERE? FOR MY 27 YR. OLD DAUGHTER. I THINK SHE MAYBE HAVING A MENTAL ISSUE. TAKE CARE
hey, I am a sixteen year old female and have been seeing these "visions" or what not for about two years. It started out that one night I saw spiders or hands( I'm not sure which) crawling on me and falling from the ceiling. I only saw spiders once and now I see inanimate objects and on occasion people. When I see people I often see a little girl who while I'm seeing her I think it's my little sister. In retrospect this figure never looks or acts like my actual little sister and she seems to have ill intent. I have also become increasingly awake during these episodes and am able to react whereas earlier I was sort of frozen.
Here is a list of things I've seen and I was wondering if anybody else saw these things like the spiders:
-A mattress falling on you
- wire hangers hanging on the ceiling
- a dressmaker's dummy
- candy boxes
I also always look at the clock when it's 9:11 which is my birthday, which I don't know if this has significance but I read a similar occurence earlier in this post.
I am a 32 year old married mother of a toddler. I have been seeing spiders in/on/around my bed on and off for about 2 years.
I thought because it happened so infrequently, it was a stupid phobia, and my half asleep state was allowing me to have these 'visions'. I brushed it off, but last night I had another 'vision' and it has started to take it's toll on my marriage.
I am educated, have an IQ of 124 and consider myself normal. I am not religious, I do not smoke, although I do drink wine of a night time and I do on ocassion take sleeping antihistamines to assist with my sleeping.
The 'visions' (it's what I call them) happen regardless of whether I have taken a sleeping pill or if I have had a glass of wine or not. I am also not on any other meds. I was diagnosed with post natal depression after my son was born, but that is the ony depression I have experienced.
I am of European decent, blonde, green eyes. Thinking back, I used to talk in my sleep when I was younger - my Mother told me she would wake up and hear me having conversations with people that were not there. I have no memory of this.
I have also seen 'shadow people'. I have only had one at a time, who stood over me next to my bed. I scrambled over to my husband terrified, but when I switched the lamp on, no one was there.
The spiders are frequent. I see them weekly. They are so real, I could swear they are there! I watch them crawl down the wall and onto the bed before I switch the light on only to find there is nothing there. I have not seen coloured one's though, just black.
I have started to hear noises at night. My two dogs have started acting weird on the mornings after these happen, and I have had an uneasy feeling about these 'visions' now for awhile. The other night when I went to check on my son it was after 11pm, and I could hear a mosquito buzzing around, but there was not one there, although I could hear it. I wake up with these 'visions' it seems at 12:07 and again at 12:27am. Lately I have seen things walk past me out of the corner of my eye and I feel sick at night before they happen. My heart beats fast and I sometimes don't feel like I'm 'in my body.'
This might sound so stupid, but I have also heard whispering in my sons baby monitor, but my husband say's it's induction noise. I have memories from my childhood of being awake and seeing things that my parents passed off as 'night terrors' or bad dreams, but I can remember being wide awake in my bed when they happened. Oh, and I smell really foul smells in the house sometimes from out of nowhere.
This morning when my husband went to work, it felt like something sat on the bed next to me.. I am now officially freaked out and I googled seeing spiders and this is the forum I found, hence why I'm on here.
There MUST be an explanation as to why we are all seeing the SAME things??? It's starting to really worry me, as I am thinking I might have some disease or illness?? I have been medically checked though, and am healthy. I do feel relieved that I am not the only one, but these visions are getting more frequent, and I do not want to see the shadow people again - goodness, I sound crazy!!!
I do know some weird stuff happened to me as a kid, and I never felt I really fit in, bit that's pretty common. A couple of times I do remember there was a vivid dream of me floating around my house and there were two moons and a dragon.. Anyone else?
I am responding to your directly because I, too, am a Christian and I am TERRIFIED to sleep at night. I am actually 48-years-old and I am ashamed to say I have been experiencing this since I was around thirteen. I awake in the night and scare my children and husband to death screaming as I see people floating above me on the bed, standing at the foot of the bed, in the corner. I NEVER sleep without a light on and it just doesn't make any difference.
I had no idea what it was when I was young but when I got older and became a Christian I assumed it was spiritual. I have prayed, and rebuked these things in Jesus' name and they do leave but it has at this point been a lifetime battle.
I do not know if it is spiritual or if it is neurological or if it is something else, but I am so thankful for your post and the other postings here because I actually did not realize that other people were plaqued with this too. Unlike some of the other people here, I am terrified and I have now become sleep deprived because this happens so often that I am terrified to go to sleep.
Thank you so much for your posting. What you said made perfect sense to me and I am booking an appointment with my primary care doctor right now! I have been terrified since childhood of the "people" I see standing at the foot of my bed, in the corner and even hovering over my head as I look up above myself - very plain and clearly. I wake up screaming and scaring my husband and kids. This is frequent for me and I actually fear sleep.
Although this has plaqued me since childhood (I used to walk in my sleep as a small child incidentally), I had no idea it was a sleep disorder. I honestly thought it was either something spooky or that perhaps I was ill emotionally and either way until I stumbled onto this website I was too afraid to tell anyone at all. Thank you again!
I have no history of PTSD, trauma or abuse and I have had these issues since I was a young teenager. I have seen everything from a dark shadowy man picking up a chair and running toward the bed to people standing at the foot of my bed, side of my bed, in the corner of my room, etc. They are usually very clear images that I can describe in detail, although sometimes they are dark shadowy figures.
I've been seeing weird things too in the dark (whether before falling asleep or upon waking up any time in the night afterward) but always with either a tv or computer monitor on. (I'd wondered if it was some weird interaction with the scanning of the screen or something!?) This has been going on for years and is repeatable enough that I also noticed when I shined a flashlight on the mosquito swarm, patch of crawling bugs, spider, whatever it was that it immediately disappeared in the steady white light, only to reappear when I switched the flashlight off (and I could repeat that cycle as many times as I liked.) Just last night I tried closing one eye at a time, and could see whatever it is just as distinctly with either eye or both. I also noticed if I try to touch whatever it is, my hand/finger goes right thru it without disturbing it. One of these nights I'll attempt a long exposure with my camera using existing light. Wouldn't that be awesome to have pictures for all the naysayers!? :p
oh my god It dosen't matter wether its the morning or night i for some reason always pick up my phone and check the time.....or look at a clock and its always 8:23 my birthday.........its so strange....even the new gico comercial mensions the time 8:23...........and i always find myself checking the clock and it be 9:11..........I wanted my father in law to record the voice for me so i could come over and watch it and guess what time he started recording it ....at 8:23 so trust me i know what you meen i have always wondered if it meens anything but i dunno if its an internal clock that gets on a routine of knowing exactly when a time is that you decide to check the time....that gets on a very precise schedual....i don't know and am not sure either....if you get any answers on this as well pleassssssssse let me know. I am very curious
I am in tears right now. I know exactly what you are going through! I just had a dream of a grey cat with piercing green eyes. It told me, "Now you cant move." I was paralyzed in my dream. The "cat" sucked on my neck and I started to shake; as in having a seizure and it felt real! I knew this cat was more than a cat. It spoke to me the way a human would, or a being...
I woke up and their was "the spider"
A black tarantula. I looked at it for a good 15 seconds and then it was gone. PLEASE EMAIL ME at ***@**** ASAP! I have more information on what I believe it really is.Thank you!
Oh my God. I'm reading all of these posts and I am almost crying. I too have dreams about spiders and I often wake to find them anywhere from one to hundreds. They never hurt me or seem to threaten me but they are so real and vivid I can't help but be frightened. This happened at least once a week. I'm so used to them that I know that they aren't real. As far as shadows and people watching me.. I have that too. I tend to feel someone watching over me or trying to watch me through a pothole of sorts. I often see a light like a video camera recoding and think someone is watching through a hole in the wall. I often wake and search for the place thinking it's real. I never see these things when I am out and about, only at night and only coming out of sleep. I've also found scratch marks on my walls (not to deep) that looked like an animal did it but they are high on the wall and out of reach. I try to match my nails to them but can't. I figured I was doing it in my sleep. This the first time I've shared any of this because I know people will say I'm crazy. I'm still shocked that this is happening to others.
OK, so its not just me... I am a healthy male, 31, active duty military member. Been seeing these spiders for about 8 years. These spider are always huge...soft ball size. Every now and then I see a flying insect and only a couple of figures(not shadows, fully detailed). At first it would scare me but I got so used to it that I would just wait it out, taking in the details. Sometimes I forget they are illusions and become very aggressive in catching them...only to feel like a fool when i realize "it" happened again. Thought I would look it up after yesterdays episode when I spent 5 minutes looking through a cover that i strategically threw on the Spider...I really thought I caught it. Anyways, besides this, im not a crazy guy. I was just wondering if anyone else has a palmers crease on their right hand...it is a rare trait, something like 2 percent of humans have it...i know its a long shot but just wanted to see if theres another link out there...
It started with seeing shadowy people at night as a child. Then I started to see these fast crawling really black spiders, but they were clearly too fast and too ball-like ro be real spiders. Still see them occassionally, even after moving countries, so rule out radiation, etc. Always same thing, lights on - nothing there.
These days I see purple, white or blue sparks (aura, spirits?), preferably next to people at daytime.
One night, I saw a black (North American?) soldier (olive coloured uniform) standing at my partner's bedside looking at me in an astonished way, like "what are you doing here, am I really seeing this?! - I looked at him the same way, like "wow"! This was the clearest experience so far.
Saw other friendly people/beings appearing at night, one was a sister of mercy, one was a 3d blue/green/yellow balloonlike construction, shaped a bit like a "h". All of these apparitions seem random.
This world is a truly magical place...
I've been suffering from these so called "night terrors" for as long as I can remember. They started off as some of you have mentioned as spiders... Big Spiders, there was one incident where I woke to find one above my bed slowly coming towards me and I couldn't move pined down to my bed screaming as If I was being murdered until my Mum and Dad bolted into the room. Most of the time it's spiders, I've even seen sea urchins, I know... Random. But the people scare me the most. One night I woke up toget a drink from the windowsill next to my bed, it was pitch black outside but from the tree infront of my window I saw a little girl sat on the branch swinging her legs. I was awake, completely, screaming she didnt go until my Dad ran into the room and the branch was empty. The people I see don't come too often but the insects are common. I wake my boyfriend up screaming, I search the room convinced I've seen them. Some are huge, too big to be real but the smaller ones make it hard to know if I'm dreaming or not. It makes me feel as If I'm going crazy. Last night was the final straw. I'm visiting my doctors tomorrow. I'm not exactly looking forward to explaining this! If anyone can shed some light please get in touch ***@****
I see people but no spiders I've seen them every where at work when I'm by myself but mostly at night when I'm trying to go to sleep and it start to keep me up at night I've seen a man every night for the past two weeks in the closet just staring at me not moving just staring and some times a man in a trench coat in the corner of my room I hope I'm not becoming schizophrenic
My mums 37 and she's started having these visions over the past year although I've never heard her mention spiders only people they're usually stood over her or in the corner but she wakes up screaming and doesn't stop until someone switches a light on and it really freaks me out! Although I have found that I may be the cause of it as if my parents have been in bed a little while and I'm still up studying sometimes I go to the toilet and she has one of her visions I'm starting to think its to do with when she's been awoke from light sleeping? Just a thought so glad I found this forum I thought she was going round the bend! Maybe the similar visions are to do with what we fear most as that would explain the similarities between the dreams/visions?
My name's Michelle. I'm a 27 year old female that has also been experienceing these "Objects" as I like to call them. I've been seeing them ever since I was a young child. First off let me just point out as this relates to some of the older comments, that I am a survivor of child abuse caused by babysitters. I have gone through my years with a lot of stress. However, I don't feel that these objects relate to that. Over the years I have experienced very weird things, from seeing a Leprechaun smoking a pipe, to knives hovering above me, to needles, then to now what everyone else is seeing. First it was Mosquitos, now to Spiders, and afraid that the next will be People as from the way everyone else has put it, it seems to go in order. And it seems to only be happening with females. Maybe there is a certain chemical in the female body that is reacting to something and is causing these images to appear to us, I don't know but would really like to know. I don't want to have to go through starting to see people standing beside my bed or actually getting into my bed. I am also chronically depressed and taking meds which I thought might be the cause but now I am not so sure. The other weird thing is that this problem only happens at home. I never experience it at friends or hotels. I lived with a friend for a month and had not one episode, but yet when I moved back home the problem started to occurre again. I'm just as confused as everyone else is, luckily enough we can be assured that these things we see are harmless. Terrorfying, but again harmless.
When i was young, i would see ghosts, or figures standing there while i tried to sleep, between ages 4 and 12. Anyway after a while i stopped seeing them, and from my teenage years to my late 20s i didnt see a thing. Then when i hit 30 i started seeing black shadow insects out of the corners of my eye. I also wake up suddenly to see my room filled with very 20-30 people all monochrome, all looking away from me, they were as lifelike as could be. I have also seen a smiling cherub on waking up. Last 2-3 years before i sleep, i just constantly see shadow spiders, and whats weird is, at the same place in my bedroom i will see an identical spider to what i saw the night before, its not random in any way, but of the 2-3 dozen spiders i see, they are all identical and animated. Pretty strange stuff, this only happens in the dark, i have experimented with sleeping totally in the dark, and sleeping with a nightlight. The spiders dont go away unless i have a very bright light on, i dont see the shadow people with a nightlight, however i do see them very often when its pitch darkness. Anyway i am not sure if they are hallucinations or not, but i find it strange that so many people are experiencing the same phenomenon, i didnt even know it was so common till i decided to research it recently. I have also had prophetic dreams which actually happen in real life, it has saved my life on 2 separate occasions. Not sure if its related, but once i almost got hit by a truck, when i was on my pushbike when i was 21-23, and the dream came back to me seconds before it happened and i swerved and avoided the truck without even seeing it until it would of been too late. The other time i was crossing the road on a green walk light, and a car came barreling down the road from 200-300 meters away, and i just stood there frozen, knowing exactly what was happening as it was identical to my dream, but i couldn't move to avoid it. As soon as she looked up and saw me, as she was turned talking to her 2 kids, i reacted and jumped out of the way. Anyway just some strange occurrences. I also had some really strange abilities as a kid, like being able to read a book pushed towards my solar plexus closed, i demonstrated that to some kids at school at the time, i was about 6 years old, and it freaked them out. I thought everyone could do it. Anyway i wont go into the other abilities as there were 5 in total.
Hi. Thank the good Lord I am not alone! I started seeing the same things since I was about 16yrs of age. I am now 22. I've seen spiders fighting on my bedroom ceiling to millipedes crawling down my walls to mutated people spinning next to my bed or feeling like I'm being watched and sometimes I wake up with tiny cuts and bruises and don't remember getting them prior and just recently I started hearing voices. I do believe they are sometimes associated with sleep deprivation and stress. However I started experiencing these things after experiencing paranormal occurrences in my family home. I was terrified at first but I've accepted it and I've learned to live with it. They don't occur that much anymore and when they do, they aren't worse than like before. Prayer really helped me deal with it. They do go away but not permanently. So far I haven't had any occurrences in the past month or so. My advice is, don't let it get to you, sometimes fear will only make it worse. When it does happen, pray and go back to sleep. Don't think much about and remember that it can't hurt us. My best regards to those dealing with this. Thank you for sharing. I feel like I know everyone. Peace and God bless.
I'm a 22 year old female. I've had visions of spiders on the walls and ceiling for as long as I can remember. They are always very realistic in appearance (brown/black, hairy, all sizes) but I know that they are not real because I used to scream and wake my mum (who I share a room with) and she could never see anything. Now I just grab a nearby torch to investigate but find nothing. It usually happens before I go to sleep rather than waking. However, about a year ago I awoke suddenly (don't know why) and saw a dark figure standing over by my mom while she slept. He was kind of hunched over and looked threatening so I leapt out of bed and shouted "What are you doing! Get out!". Nearly gave mum a heart attack. She tried to calm me down, sat beside me with her arm around me but the figure was still there only he had straightened up and was looking right at me. Mum pulled my chin forcing me to look at her but when I looked back to where the figure was, it had vanished. Several months passed without any disturbances. Then whilst on a trip abroad it happened again. I was sharing a room with a classmate. We didn't really know each other very well but we got along ok. On the third night I woke up after hearing a noise. I looked across at my classmate who was still asleep but saw a dark figure (a slim woman this time) reaching across the foot of her bed with something in her hand. I couldn't see what it was but immediately sensed danger and thought that someone had gotten in via the balcony. I remember making a quick plan to stop the figure hurting my room mate. I lay still pretending to be asleep then jumped up and dived for the hand with the object. No-one was there. It really shook me up because it had felt so real - I mean I had even planned my actions. I didn't sleep well after that but didn't tell anyone until I returned home. Mum is a bit concerned but I don't want to see a dr because it has only happened twice. It is really odd though how so many people have similar visions and there is very little research on it.
I can associate with you,I experience flashing twinkling lights, numbers, shadows and symbols when i wake up.. iv read many stories about spiders but none the same as me, apart from your theory of thinking too much... Iv always had a vivid imagination and I believe i think and analyse too much . I FEEL THIS IS THE ONLY EXPLANATION..I would love to hear someone elses theory. this is my first ever post.
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