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Blogtober: Ghost story #2


 

What makes this more creepy than the first ghost story is that I felt something that I should have felt and seen something that wasn’t there.

Blogtober Ghost story 2

The Haunted Blue house

To set the scene of this ghost story the house was blue and old but the rent was cheap for a University student off campus. I liked with my boyfriend (now common-law spouse), my older brother, and a good friend of mine.

And you know the house had no creep factor at all in it. It had a good vibe to it.

Except for the basement which felt like you were being looked at all the time.

I had just been with my boyfriend a short time as he had to leave his residence he moved into the basement. It was too early to be sharing my room. We had only known each other a few months. So he was to be a roommate and have his own space.

He was the first one to experience something.

He was having a bath and had a cloth over his eyes relaxing. And someone tickled his feet. Well, he was pissed because his feet are very ticklish and came down and asked who had done it. But we were all hanging out downstairs and no one had gone up there.

One night I slept with him downstairs. And it was fine. I used to have basement rooms all the time. The darkness helps with sleep.

Well, that morning my spouse went to work.

And I woke up sometime later feeling like someone was looking at me. I looked into the corner and saw a vague image of a man. I was tired so I thought it was my boyfriend. I went right back to sleep.

Then I woke up with a hand under my cheek and someone sitting on the bed. Again I thought it was my boyfriend. I worried I was drooling so I brushed his non-existent hand away. And the pressure under my cheek disappeared. Not slid out. Just gone. And so was the indent on the bed. So I am now freakishly awake thinking there is someone in the house and I ran all through the house and never found anyone.

I saw that man in the corner and it felt like a good feeling which is why I assumed it was my spouse. I felt that hand. Felt the bed intended down beside me. I felt it. And then it was just gone.

My boyfriend never slept down there again.

It didn’t bother me much because it didn’t feel hostile, bad, or creepy. If felt kind and caring. It was weird.

But the rational mind tells me I was sleeping and groggy. I could have thought I saw something and didn’t. And he hand and feeling of someone on the bed well again I had woken up… and maybe I was still in that stage between sleep and being awake where we can actually experience a lot of hallucinations.

It just didn’t feel like that. But we had no real troubles with that house. Nothing moving about or anything. Just that sense that someone was in the basement. And who doesn’t get creeped out by a basement? It is reminiscent of our childhoods and fear of the dark basements in our house. And that memory of that feeling can occur sometimes. And we shiver and ignore it.

Sleep Paralysis

I did start getting sleep paralysis in that house for the first time in my life. Repeatedly. I am told because my sleep is so poor due to fibromyalgia. Never had hallucinations with it, that came later. But just that stuck feeling and panicking to move. It has given me a strong fear of comas… where you can’t move, are just stuck in your body but maybe somewhat aware of what is going on. I started getting the sleep paralysis nightmares in the house I live in now. Like someone is hugging you and then begins to squeeze and you know it isn’t your spouse so it gives you chills and you force yourself awake. Also like a dark feeling of oppressiveness in the room. And once woke up and looked at the end of the bed once it had passed and saw an old man sitting in a chair looking at me. Didn’t phase me because I thought I was still dreaming and just crashed again.

Anyway, the blue house seemed to be mildly haunted by a pleasant spirit. Or it was strange sleep phenomena and I cannot say which.

Hypnagogia

Hypnagogia, also referred to as “hypnagogic hallucinations”, is the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep: the hypnagogic state of consciousness, during the onset of sleep (for the transitional state from sleep to wakefulness see hypnopompic). Mental phenomena that may occur during this “threshold consciousness” phase include lucid thought, lucid dreaminghallucinations, and sleep paralysis. However, sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming are separate sleep conditions that are sometimes experienced during the hypnagogic state.[1]

In this state, you can hear conversations, your name, the doorbell, knocking. And I have heard knocking and the doorbell in this state. And someone yelling my name. Conversations I cannot quite hear. And a few times I thought I saw someone walk into the room when no one was there. Also the visual flashing lights like a migraine aura. A lot of strange things happen in this state.

So who can say?

In the third post though… I cannot explain it. I was not sleeping. And it was nuts.

Other Halloween posts:

Ghost story number 1

1o best Halloween movies

What about the vampire?

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2 thoughts on “Blogtober: Ghost story #2”

  1. A caring host presence perhaps, like Casper. Not all ghost-like experiences are negative or hostile, whic I think is reassuring. I’ve had sleep paralysis on and off for a while but never with hallucinations, so my heart goes out to you there as I can only imagine the horror that comes with those.

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