Hello my name is Conrad,
I have always had dreams since as young as I can remember, really creative vivid dreams. They vary hugely in variety, like scary to funny to action packed to just plain weird.
Anyway, I am 28 now, still dream nearly every night, but lately (the past week or so) I have been experiencing these hallucinations (encounters) when I wake. I KNOW that I am awake though.
Sunday 26th August 2012. Just normal nights at home with the girlfriend, ya know, go to bed usual time, BUT when I woke in the morning, I opened my eyes and when I looked up, my ceiling was covered with ants! I scanned the roof to the wall closest to my bed, the arcatrave to midway down the wall was also covered with ants, as I sat up and looked behind me a huntsman spider (about the size of a mans hand) scuttled across the top of the ants and disappeared behind my blinds. This blew my freaking mind! I blinked, rubbed my eyes, shook my head, and must have made some noise in doing so because my girlfriend woke up asking wtf is going on. I told her what I saw, lights went on and we were spider hunting! NOTHING... WTF RIGHT?!
I can’t stop thinking about what happened... few days go by... But I don't think much of it and carry on my everyday life/routine, etc.
The last few nights my dreams have been getting weirder and weirder, and every morning when I wake I am greeted with these spiders and sometimes ants.
Yesterday, 1st September 2012. I wake to find I had been sleeping on my side, it's a bright morning, some light is breaking through the cracks in the blinds, as I reach to get my iPhone I see ants on my bed, like in bed with me, on my pillow (where my head wasn't touching), and the mattress (where I wasn't lying) I brush my hand and forearm across everything to sweep them away but nothing, I feel no ants, they just slowly disappeared as my eyes adjusted to waking. I reach for my iPhone again and notice 3 small jumping spiders (about the size of a child's hand) slowly walking from the middle of my bedside table toward the shadows behind my bedside table, each in their own separate direction. This all took place in about 30-45 seconds.
Then this morning, 2nd September 2012. I have a bit of a late night with the Mrs, we are playing some online computer games etc, we end up going to bed at an unreasonable hour, about 4am. I'm so tired; I pass out, pretty much asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. I awake to find 5-6 large (about the size of a man’s hand) daddy long leg spiders individually hanging from the ceiling, by a single strand of web, only on my side of the room. They look so real, I want to reach out and touch them but I’m frozen in fear, as I reach for my iPhone, they start to scuttle up their strands of web, I slide the unlock and hit the torch app and blast light at the ceiling, there is nothing. I want to get up but I don't, I want to go back to sleep but my heart feels as though it is in my throat, I want to close my eyes but instead I lay as stiff as a statue for about ten minutes with my phone light shining at the ceiling. I finally turn my head and look at my partner sleeping peacefully. I play a game on my iPhone for a few minutes. I get up and have a shower.
I am not scared and have never been scared of spiders/bugs before. I'm a 1984 child, so I've spent most of my childhood playing/being outdoors in the mud, helping in the garden, etc. I'm used to insects and learning about them.
I think to myself... Am I going nuts? Today 2nd September, I jump on the net and research into these encounters as there seems to be no escape for me.
I find this page and similar ones. I really want to know what is going on. Having a name to this 'ability' is one thing but I really need answers.
I'm going to the doctors first thing tomorrow.